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1088 S University St, Mount Pleasant

$12.50 for $20 Worth of Fast Food and Ice Cream at Malt Shop Cafe (Up to 37% Off)

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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including croissants, sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, strombolis, hand-scooped ice cream, and more

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chicken tenders
Devintop reviewer
5 ratings5 reviews
May 23, 2018
The chicken tender wrap was excellent as well as the shakes. Would highly recommend!
Tristantop reviewer
35 ratings8 reviews
May 21, 2018
2 ratings2 reviews
May 4, 2018
Great value, food, service.
6 ratings4 reviews
April 20, 2018
Cons:The staff sat at the tables with customers and didn't notice me right away when I went up to the counter. They also forgot the bacon on my sandwich. Pros: The cheese bread was great! They are connected to a small coffee shop. They have wonderful CMU memorabilia. I'll probably go back if I find another good deal like this Groupon.
2 ratings1 reviews
April 17, 2018
Delicious Pizza
Devintop reviewer
5 ratings5 reviews
April 11, 2018
Great staff and great food.
sharontop reviewer
60 ratings53 reviews
April 9, 2018
Great place to grab some food. Right on campus so a short walk from the dorm. Also some fun stuff to do at the table.
Russelltop reviewer
23 ratings10 reviews
March 30, 2018
I stopped a CMU to visit my daughter and to take her out to lunch. A couple of her friends came along. The service was great, the food was fresh and served piping hot. My grilled chicken grinder was tasty! My vanilla malt was delicious. After lunch the gentleman scooping the ice cream gave the girls as many samples as they wanted before they decided. I'll be back.
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About This Deal

The Deal

  • $12.50 for $20 value

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.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid with any other offers or promotions. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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