Two or Four Groupons for Comfort Cuisine and Drinks, Valued at $10 Each at All Star Cafe (Up to 40% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Dine from a menu of breakfast and lunch items such as donuts, veggie omelettes, fried chicken, and bacon cheeseburgers

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid for Dine-in and carryout. Limit 1 per person. May redeem across visits. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Not valid 11 am–1 pm. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $12 for two Groupons for comfort cuisine and drinks, $20 value each
  • $24 for four Groupons for comfort cuisine and drinks, $40 value each

Food Cravings: Giving in to Science

You never know when a hankering is going to strike. Feed your need for knowledge with Groupon’s study of food cravings.

For years, scientists believed that food cravings were linked to nutrient deficiencies—a taste for steak might signify a lack of iron, for instance. But recent research has uncovered a different theory. A functional MRI study cited by the Wall Street Journal suggested that food cravings are more similar to an addiction, triggered by reward centers in the brain that relate to memory and emotion. Answering to the craving can trigger the release of neurotransmitters including endorphins (which produce feelings of well-being) and dopamine (which produces the sense of receiving a reward), explaining why we turn to less-than-wholesome “comfort” foods in times of stress.

Nutritionists would love it if we only craved broccoli seasoned with calcium chews, but the reality is that most hankerings tend toward the unhealthy. A survey of college students at an Ontario university found that 97% of women experienced occasional intense cravings, often for carb-loaded foods such as chocolate, donuts, and chips. In the same survey, 68% of men also reported food cravings, though usually for high-fat proteins such as burgers, steaks, and pizza. As you might expect from the “comfort” theory of food cravings, the results of such surveys change drastically depending on the culture.

Although humans may not normally crave foods based on nutritional need, it is true that weightlifters seem to actively crave muscle-building carbs and proteins such as potatoes and pasta. That’s because the body can adjust its cravings to be able to perform everyday activities more efficiently. Sports scientist Dr. David Stensel and his colleagues found that runners crave hydrating fruits and cold-water swimmers crave fatty foods that will provide protective padding, just as professional Scrabble players crave alphabet soup.

Customer Reviews

Good breakfast, wonderful donuts and very nice staff! Definitely going back.
David K. · December 27, 2016
New management has improved the quality and cleanliness of the food handling. The previous owner or management handled food bar hands after handling cash which I saw and never came back for years, until new management happened and my coworkers urged me to try... Low and behold the food is better tasting and fair priced and best of all way cleaner!
Monica M. · November 10, 2016
Good food!
Jimmy S. · November 1, 2016
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    98 9th Street

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