Shoppers stroll leisurely about the upscale shops and restaurants of Camden Commons, but inside Lunatic Fringe, expert stylists are hard at work. Senior and junior stylists move nimbly about the bright green styling chairs that line the sleek salon, transforming hairstyles with trendy cuts, elegant up-dos, and professional coloring services. The color of the chairs is appropriate since the salon is committed to a green philosophy. Here, stylists take pains to use chemical-free techniques and eco-friendly materials, such as recyclable hair color cups and blow-dryers that run on the power of positive thinking alone. The Franklin branch is one of numerous national locations of the Lunatic Fringe franchise, a salon chain that has received a sweeping amount of glowing press since it's founding.
Castrillo's Pizza surrounds its kitchen with open boxes, ready to pack up its signature pizzas for takeout or delivery transit. The staff make traditional hand-tossed and thin crust dough before topping it with a variety of toppings. 10" gluten-free crusts are available. The menu also includes customizable calzones, chicken alfredo lasagna, and honey-barbecue chicken wings topped with brown sugar, barbecue sauce, and slices of pineapple. Patrons can carry their meals straight home or settle down to eat in the courtyard just outside Castrillo's front door. For lunch, patrons can get individual pizza slices from 11am to 2pm every day. Although not valid for this Groupon, patrons can order online for delivery.
Equipped with party rooms, live DJs, and a full bar, McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon might seem like a place that's strictly for nightlife. But from the kitchen, hearty American bar fare—and some Irish-influenced dishes, too—sate appetites and always go well with a pint. Start off meals with wings available in one of four sauces, or head straight to traditional Guinness-battered fish and chips for a taste from across the pond.
At CiCi’s Pizza, feasters can sample hearty slices of pizza and a wide selection of buffet fare ($4.99 per person over 10 years of age), filling bellies like a pouch-stuffing kangaroo preparing to weather the harsh Australian winter. Offering endless helpings of fresh salads, tantalizing pastas, tasty desserts, and oven-fresh pizzas, CiCi’s tames the most voracious hunger attacks via all-you-can-eat tactics. Pizza dough is made fresh daily and doused in a savory sauce crafted from vine-ripened tomatoes and prescience-instilling spices, while salads are hand-tossed with the freshest ingredients delivered hourly via teleportation.
At Otter’s Chicken Tenders, patrons can chow down on chicken that's hand-breaded and never frozen. The family-friendly restaurant boasts 101 ways to eat chicken—43 more than the ways to eat pudding and 100 more than the ways to munch on highbrow caviar. Try these myriad variations with menu items such as Otter's chicken boxes, which are served with fries and a choice of sauce: Otter's sauce, barbecue sauce, spicy buffalo sauce, ranch, or honey mustard. The homemade chicken salad box meal ($5.99) can be served on wheat bread or in a wrap, while the chicken sandwich box ($6.79) bookends departed cluckers with a seeded bun. Other items include a seven-piece tenders basket with Texas toast ($9.99), a chicken wrap ($5.79), and a Caesar salad with chicken tenders ($7.49). Dive into an appetizer basket of fried pickles ($5.29 for the full order) without taking a dip in the neighbor’s backyard dill-pickle pool, or streak by on a buzz-inducing Slip 'n Slide with domestic ($3) and import ($3.50) beers.
Peruse the menu before filling your fingers with flavorful subs such as the Jersey Shore's Favorite (provolone, ham, and cappacuolo, $4.29–$9.25) or a hot, steaming chipotle cheese steak (grilled onions, peppers, chipotle mayo, $6.25–$9.75). Those preferring foldable casing can turn any sandwich into a wrap for no extra charge, or select one of the restaurant’s wrap-specific options, such as the baja chicken (sliced grilled chicken breast, melted provolone, salsa, lettuce, and jalapeños, $6.49). Lighten and brighten the mouth's workload with a tossed salad (fresh greens, tomatoes, green bell peppers, and cucumbers, $3.99), or overload taste receptors with a club supreme (roast beef, turkey, swiss, bacon, and mayo, $4.79–$9.95).