In as little as 12 minutes, patrons can bronze their bodies in Tanning Haven’s Matrix bed. It is outfitted with more than 22,000 watts and six facial tanners. Less intense tanning options, such as base beds and standup beds, are also available and allow clients to relax for up to 25 minutes each session. For those wanting a glow sans UV rays, an airbrush tan or dip in a bath of melted pennies does the trick.
In 1960, brothers Tom and James Monaghan decided to get $500 together and buy local pizzeria Domi-Nick's in Ypsilanti, Michigan. More than 50 years later, the Monaghans had sold their creation, with more than 9,000 Domino's Pizzas peppering the globe from New Delhi to New York. The pizza chain's menu ranges from pizzas to pastas and boneless chicken wings, side-kicked by their bread sticks and bites, which simmer in garlic before being baked to golden crispiness. Since the reboot of their traditional recipe in 2009, Domino's now offers more than 37 toppings to craft a build-your-own pizza or decorate your neighbor's car.
A good pizza is more than the sum of its parts. After all, specialty doughs rolled to specific thicknesses alter the experience of eating any pie. The aficionados at Noble Roman's Take-N-Bake PZA create such pizzas, from their deep-dish Sicilian–style pizza to their wafer-thin and traditional-style crusts. Each crust is topped with a sauce made from freshly crushed tomatos and meats such as the highest-grade pepperoni and 100 percent pork. Rather than try to deliver their pizzas hot, though, they instead leave the baking up to the customers. They also supply other ready-to-bake treats, such as chicken wings or cookies, along with instructions for how to safely cook and enjoy each dish.
Perched atop one of the world’s largest stockpiles of spices, The Great American Spice Company allows novice roasters and barbecue virtuosos to perk up palates with more than 3,200 flavor-boosting products. Mask the ashy flavor of a meat after repeatedly invoking the five-second rule on it with a variety of barbecue rubs, including a 4 oz. Beer Butt Chicken Rub ($6.03) or a Kansas City Cowtown Bar-B-Q 3-pack ($18.98). Otherwise, render dishes hotter than a stolen tamale with a 1 oz. Bhut Jolokia for a sampling of the world’s hottest pepper ($6.95). A 4 oz. package of Bayou Creole Seasoning ($8.99) packs a slightly less piquant but equally pleasing punch, with significantly less risk of paramedics having to douse your tongue in a bathtub of emergency ice cream. And if the olfactory factory's rich, intoxicating aromas affect your reasoning or ability to drive, The Great American Spice Company's staff will happily guide you through their wares so that your homemade jerk chicken doesn't accidentally end up tasting like baby powder.