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Father claims daughter bit into ‘needle’ in pastry from Kroger: report

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A father from Michigan is looking for answers.

He claims that his daughter bit into a pastry that had a sharp object embedded inside. According to him, she was stabbed in the mouth by the object, which he reportedly described as a needle.

“She took a pastry out of her mouth and I looked down and there was a needle there,” Ricardo Ruel told WXYZ News. He says that he bought the apple strudel from a Kroger near Dearborn in early September.

“I was kind of freaked out initially, like, how did that get in there, you know, was there anything else in there or any other ones,” he told the outlet.

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Ruel claims that he contacted the grocery chain and filed an incident report.

In a statement obtained by WXYZ News, a spokesperson for Kroger said, “We are currently investigating and have been in contact with the consumer. We take matters like this very seriously as safety is one of our core values for both customers and associates.”

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Ruel says that the grocery store initially told him that the pastries were made by a different company. He told WYXY News, “The process that was explained to me is that they come in frozen and the bakery department, the bakers, they take everything out, they put them in trays. They bake them there at Kroger, at the bakery. They package them and then put the stickers on them, the labels.”

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WXYZ News reports that Ruel is planning on meeting with a lawyer later this month. His daughter, meanwhile, has to undergo several tests in order to make sure that she is ok.

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Whiskey vs. whisky — what’s the difference?

If you’ve ever spent time at a liquor store, you’ve likely noticed that one of your favorite spirits has two different spellings. Some whisk(e)ys are spelled with an “e” while others forgo the extra vowel — but why?

Is there a difference between whisky and whiskey?

In short, yes. The product’s spelling is typically linked to its country of origin. American or Irish producers typically spell “whiskey” with the extra letter. Canadian, Scottish and Japanese distillers prefer “whisky.”

Some experts believe that the spelling contrast can be traced back to different translations of the original Irish or Gaelic words for whisk(e)y. Others believe adding the “e” was a way for Irish distillers to differentiate their product from competitors’ whisky blends. Either way, the whisky vs. whiskey debate is one that has confused consumers for centuries.

If you’re struggling to remember which spelling to use, here’s a handy trick. The countries with an “e” in their name (Ireland and the United States) get the whiskey spelling. The countries without an “e” in their name (Canada, Scotland and Japan) spell it whisky.

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T​​here’s a simple reason for the spelling difference, as the product’s spelling is typically linked to its country of origin.  (iStock)

Do they taste different?

Kind of. Any whisk(e)y connoisseur is familiar with the many sub-categories of the spirit. So, of course, an Irish whiskey is going to taste different from a Canadian whisky — but that’s because each variety has a specific distillation process. It’s not the spelling alone that dictates how a whisk(e)y will taste, it’s how the liquor was made.

Are there are any exceptions?

You bet! Some brands break from tradition and spell their product however they want — regardless of origin. Maker’s Mark, for example, is an American bourbon brand that opts for the “whisky” spelling.

That means consumers can’t rely on spelling alone when picking up a bottle of their favorite tipple. Look for other clues, like the whisk(e)y’s style and origin.

Or, opt for one of the most popular whisk(e)y brands of 2019 — those can always be a safe bet.

This story was originally published by Taste of Home.

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Vegan family claims they have ‘lost friends,’ get ‘bullied’ over lifestyle

A family of five has spoken out about losing friends and being bullied – because they are all vegan.

Jacqui and Ryan Robins, and their three children Skye, 15, Skipp, 14, and Cadan, 5, are all happily vegan, and enjoy a range of delicious meals without meat or dairy.

But the family has admitted that the transition to a vegan lifestyle has not been the easiest – and that they have lost friends over it, and are often met with hostility and aggression.

Jacqui, 44, who was just 8-years-old when she gave up meat, has said that other parents turn their backs on her when she goes to her children’s schools.

And Ryan, 37, has even had online trolls say his dietary choices are disrespectful to his late father, a “highly-respected” butcher.

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Jacqui and Ryan Robins, and their three children Skye, 15, Skipp, 14, and Cadan, five, are all happily vegan, and enjoy a range of delicious meat- and dairy-free meals. But the family have admitted that the transition to a vegan lifestyle has not been the easiest – and that they have lost friends over it, and are often met with hostility and aggression.  (SWNS)

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Meanwhile, middle-child Skipp said he is targeted at school over his veganism, and regularly has meat waved in his face.

But despite this, the family, from Probus, Cornwall, England, passionately defends their lifestyle – and hopes to an end to the misconception that vegans are “militant” or “crazy”.

“Passion is misunderstood to be aggression or hatred,” Jacqui, a nutritionist, said. “There seems to be some kind of divide where people meet vegans with aggression and resistance, when you are just trying to raise awareness about practices that people should know about.”

“I know there are so many good, kind people making choices that they wouldn’t make if they knew the reality,” she explained.

It all began when Jacqui went vegetarian at age 8 after realizing for the first time that animals went into her shepherd’s pie.

But two years ago, after watching “horrifying” documentaries and researching the “reality” of dairy-farming processes, the mom decided to ditch dairy, too.

“I saw a video that went into the reality of the dairy industry. I was horrified and straight away I didn’t want anything to do with the dairy products,” she said. “I thought, if I couldn’t cope with watching it happen, but I was buying the product, I was inadvertently funding it.”

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Despite backlash, the family from the U.K. passionately stands by their lifestyle – and hopes to end the misconception that vegans are “militant” or “crazy.” (SWNS)

Her son Skipp soon followed suit, after watching 2017 documentary “The Land of Hope and Glory” with his mother – all about the UK’s farming practices.

“All of the kids have made their own decisions and have recognized why they are vegan,” Jacqui said. “Some parents say ‘you’re not having that and that’, but we wanted the kids to understand why we do it, take on the information and decide for themselves.”

For oldest child Skye, the transition took a little longer – because she was afraid to watch the documentaries.

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But the teen said: “Once I watched them it was easy. I now want to know where my food has come from and how.”

Youngest sibling Cadan was switched to vegan milk alternatives when he was younger, after suffering a variety of digestive issues from dairy milk.

But his mom said: “Even Cadan understands exactly – he knows that the baby animals suffer and are taken from their mommies and he doesn’t believe in that.”

And as well as the immediate family, the Robins’ influence has encouraged Jacqui’s father John, 75, and his wife Sarah, to follow suit.

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For dad Ryan, the journey to veganism was very different – as he grew up surrounded by the farming industry, and was a frequent visitor to slaughterhouses. (iStock)

But for dad Ryan, the journey to veganism was very different – as he grew up surrounded by the farming industry, and was a frequent visitor to slaughterhouses.

“Dad was a highly respected butcher and worked part-time on a farm and neighbors would bring animals around to be skinned and plucked,” he said. “It wasn’t abnormal for me to be around dead animals for much of my life.”

“I would help put animals on trailers and get the animals into the slaughterhouses and it was all normal to me,” Ryan continued. “I witnessed chickens being killed on the farm, I worked on the turkey line just before Christmas and I always just thought ‘we need animals to be healthy and strong’.”

He initially went vegan for health reasons – after his father passed away, and Jacqui’s mother was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

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“The main thing we do is swap meat for beans, lentils and chickpeas. We eat lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds,” the parents said. “We then replace meat with legumes and swap dairy milk and cheese to plant-based alternatives.” (iStock)

“I wanted us and our family to live a life as healthy and as nutritiously as possible, so that we could live as long as possible,” Ryan said.

The family says that a common misconception about vegans is that they are “militant” and “crazy.” But they claim that their problem is not with other people’s decision to eat meat, but the refusal to understand the processes behind meat and dairy.

Jacqui says she doesn’t want vegans to be perceived as these things, but that she wants to inform people, by explaining the processes to them. And the family often does this through social media – but this has led to relationships with friends and family breaking down entirely.

“A lot of people don’t realize, and I think we are manipulated by the industry to think everything is happy and everything is great,” she said. “I think that it is corrupt to sell a product without transparency.”

“So when I started posting about it and raising awareness, I lost a lot of my friendships – because they were telling me to be quiet about it,” she continued.

“If I had just gone vegan and kept quiet about it, my friends would have probably left me alone,” Jacqui elaborated. “But the breaking of friendships was mostly because we wanted to inform people.”

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“Passion is misunderstood to be aggression or hatred. I have been to parent’s evenings and had people turn their backs to me,” she said. “They would rather do that than engage in a conversation that will make them feel uncomfortable.”

Living in Cornwall, the family are faced with an added pressure being vegan as they are completely surrounded by agricultural farming. Many of the children’s classmates are from farming families and farming backgrounds.

But the parents want to put to bed ideas that all vegans are anti-farmers.

“We are not against farmers, they are intelligent people that we need in this world – it’s the process we are against and the lack of transparency,” Ryan said.  “If we are moving towards a vegan world we will need farmers and we want to work with them – because we need them.”

“My friends are supportive but people do view vegans as wanting to take down farmers, and I understand it because farmers are their families,” Skipp added.

Jacqui and Ryan said that, for their family, veganism is as simple as replacing meat with chickpeas, lentils and beans now that vegan alternatives are so readily available.

“The main thing we do is swap meat for beans, lentils and chickpeas. We eat lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds,” the parents said. “We then replace meat with legumes and swap dairy milk and cheese to plant-based alternatives.”

“A lot of people think a vegan diet is expensive and if you were buying processed vegan food, it would be, but just replacing meat with things like lentils is really simple,” they went on. “You can still have a processed vegan diet and not be healthy but we try to make ours whole foods and plant based by utilizing nuts and seeds.”

“As long as we do that we seem to be thriving. Everywhere we go to eat out we can have pretty much anything,” the couple said. “We don’t feel like we are missing out.”

This story was originally published by SWNS.

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Pennsylvania lawmaker pleads guilty to driving drunk at McDonald’s drive-thru

A Pennsylvania state representative is on a month of house arrest after pleading guilty to driving drunk at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Harrisburg earlier this year.

Dauphin County court records indicate Democratic Rep. John Galloway of Levittown pleaded guilty last week in what was his second drunken-driving arrest since 2011.

Galloway is apologizing and says he’s working to put the arrest behind him.

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PA Rep. John Galloway of Levittown pleaded guilty last week to driving drunk at a McDonald’s drive-thru earlier this year. (PA House of Representatives)

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His previous arrest was resolved by participation in a diversion program designed for first-time, nonviolent offenders, so the May violation counts as his second offense.

The 59-year-old Galloway underwent a month-long inpatient treatment program in July and August, after the state budget was finished.

He doesn’t expect to miss fall voting sessions in the House.

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Police say they were called to the McDonald’s after the lawmaker’s Jeep rear-ended another vehicle. (iStock)

Police say they were called after Galloway’s Jeep rear-ended another vehicle.

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California winery apologizes after denying wedding venue to same-sex couple, announces policy change

The owners of one California winery have apologized after reps for the private estate rejected a same-sex couple’s request to hold their upcoming wedding at venue. After public outcry, the management announced a policy change in that all couples are now welcome to rent out their winery and wedding venue, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Ahead of their nuptials, Dezanea Reyes and Alexandria Biddle recently contacted Viaggio Estate and Winery seeking information on the Acampo venue, HuffPost reports. On Sept. 5, the couple was shocked to receive an email from a wedding coordinator explaining why the women were welcome to hold their reception – but not the actual ceremony – there.

According to the outlet, the Viaggio staffer told the women that the winery’s owners, Larry and Teri Lawrence, held “very strong personal religious beliefs” on marriage as a union between heterosexual couples only and that they had never held a same-sex wedding there.

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“[The owners] understand that California statutory law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, and they don’t like to think they would ever discriminate on that basis even if a law allowed them to do so. However, the owner also has a very strong personal religious belief regarding marriage, which is for marriage to be between heterosexual couples only,” the wedding coordinator told Reyes and Biddle, as per the Los Angeles Times. “They believe that the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution protect these religious beliefs and their right to express them.”

Stunned, the women shared the news to a local LGBTQ community Facebook group, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, so that others could “be aware” of the business’ policies.

“I understand and am not opposed to people having their own personal religious beliefs [but] I just fell shunned by people who do not know me,” Reyes wrote online. “I will still have a beautiful wedding when my time comes. I just want others to be aware of this venue … so our LGBTQ community knows about this venue so when they do start looking [for wedding venues], they can be aware.”

Her post caught the eye of LGBTQ activist and local comedian Nikki Levy, who reached out to Viaggio herself, seeking more information, the Times reports.

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The woman received a similar response from the venue’s wedding and events director, detailing that while the business was welcome, it was “the actual ceremony that would be violating [the owner’s] personal religious beliefs,” according to screenshots shared to Facebook.

“I couldn’t believe that this would happen in California, and I couldn’t believe that someone would be so openly homophobic,” Levy told KRCA.

Frustrated, she called out the establishment on Facebook on Sept. 10, charging others to speak out against the winery in a post that has since been shared over 220 times.

Soon after, owner Teri Lawrence released a statement apologizing for causing “anyone pain” and announcing a policy change on the matter for the business.

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The owners of one Northern California winery, pictured, have apologized after reps for the private estate rejected a same-sex couple’s request to hold their upcoming wedding at venue for religious reasons. (Google Maps)

“Viaggio Winery welcomes all couples, regardless of gender of sexual orientation, to our winery and wedding venue, including all wedding ceremonies. It is our hope that all will feel welcomed and respected at our winery, which has been our home since 2012,” she said in a release, according to the Times.

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“In recent communication with potential visitors, I tried to explore options for celebrations that would accommodate both my religious beliefs and the expectations of our community. I realize now that contrary to my intent, this was hurtful to the people involved,” she continued.

“Our policy has been changed, effective immediately. All couples are welcome to hire out facilities for weddings and the celebrations that go with them,” Lawrence concluded. “I am sincerely sorry to have caused anyone pain at a time that should be joyous.”

Though Reyes and Biddle now intend to celebrate their wedding day elsewhere, they are glad the Lawrence has realized the error of their ways, according to HuffPost.

“At the end of the day, love is love,” Reyes told KRCA. “I’m hoping for the best for [Viaggio] and in a way I hope this opens their eyes that they should be open to other people.”

Reps for the winery were not immediately available to offer further comment on the story.

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Chick-fil-A meets goal of antibiotic-free chicken at all restaurants

Chick-fil-A announced this week that it has made good on a goal it set in 2014 – to no longer serve meat that has been raised with antibiotics.

The No Antibiotics Ever (NAE) initiative was started in 2014 with the fast-food chain aiming to offer only antibiotic-free chickens in all of its roughly 2,400 restaurants by the end of 2019.

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Though the restaurant stated in its blog, The Chicken Wire, the brand has been serving only NAE chicken at Chick-fil-A restaurants since May, the packaging will not reflect the change until the beginning of October.

According to the restaurant, serving NAE chicken means the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ensures no antibiotics are administered to the chicken beginning with the egg.

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The fast-food chain announced the goal in 2014, with a completion date of 2019. Chick-fil-A has met the goal early, the restaurant announced. (iStock)

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“We know consumers care about how their food is made and where it comes from, including the use of antibiotics. Because it was important to our customers, it was important to us,” said Matt Abercrombie, director of menu and packaging. “Chick-fil-A has always been committed to serving customers delicious food made with high-quality ingredients and offering No Antibiotics Ever chicken was the next step. Our goal was to pursue the highest standard and partner with the USDA to verify it.”

Chick-fil-A claims it is the largest fast-food restaurant franchise to achieve such a feat.

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Most recently, Chick-fil-A found itself embroiled in a viral “chicken war” with Popeyes after the Louisiana-style fried chicken chain launched its new chicken sandwich to stellar reviews.

However, despite the mass success of Popeyes’ sandwich, Chick-fil-A has still been rated America’s favorite fast-food chain for at least three years in a row. The brand is also on track to become the third-largest fast-food chain in the country.

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Domino’s ordering app used to report fake hostage situation at San Diego home

The Domino’s app is supposed to be used for pizza — not revenge.

Police in San Diego surrounded a home in Sherman Oaks on Tuesday morning after a Domino’s employee tipped them off to what was believed to be a hostage situation.

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The employee had earlier called 911 after receiving a message – via the Domino’s mobile ordering app – that suggested a person was being held hostage in a home in the neighborhood.

Officers arrived wearing tactical gear, per KNSD, and removed “several” people from the home, including one who was slapped with handcuffs.

Police say they ultimately found no signs of a hostage situation, nor did the residents know anything of a message made via the Domino’s app. Authorities are now investigating whether the incident was the result of deliberate “swatting,” or an attempt to prank or harass another party by fraudulently directing armed police to their residence.

A representative for the San Diego Police Department was not immediately available to confirm the circumstances behind the incident, or whether a suspect had been identified. Domino’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment either.

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The Domino’s employee reported the message to police, who arrived at the specified house in tactical gear. (Domino’s​​​​​)

In the past, pizzerias have in fact been contacted for help amid hostage situations. In July, a 32-year-old woman who was being held against her will in a New Mexico home was able to alert a Domino’s employee to her plight. And in 2015, a woman in Florida used the Pizza Hut app to alert local authorities that her boyfriend was holding her hostage.

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Calling in a fake report, however, can have serious consequences. Earlier this year, a man in California was sentenced to 20 years in prison after falsely reporting a shooting and kidnapping at the Kansas home of a man he quarreling with over “Call of Duty.” Police arrived at the address — which did not belong to either gamer — leading to the fatal shooting of another unarmed man.

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Food-delivery service’s TV ad banned for being ‘likely to mislead’

An advertisement for a food-delivery service which shows an astronaut receiving his order on the moon, and an escaped convict getting pizza delivered after tunneling free from prison, has been banned on the grounds that it’s “likely to mislead.”

The ad, from Deliveroo, first aired on television in March, featuring a voiceover that suggested customers would be able to order “what you want, where you want, when you want.”

The ad, however, included on-screen text reading, “some restrictions apply, obviously.”

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Despite this, the Advertising Standards Authority of the United Kingdom (ASA) received 22 complaints — but not from astronauts or escaped convicts. Rather, the complaints came from U.K. residents “who understood that Deliveroo did not deliver to their areas” and considered the ad misleading.

Roofoods, the parent company of Deliveroo, argued that its on-screen message (“some restrictions apply, obviously”) should have made it clear that not all locations in the U.K. were covered, but the ASA ruled that the “absolute nature” of the ad’s claim “suggested delivery was unrestricted throughout the U.K.”

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“We considered the very clearly fantastical nature of the settings – for example, in space and a car chase – was likely to lead viewers to interpret the qualification to mean that the restrictions applied to places where it would be ridiculous to expect to be able to access the service, rather than that there were certain areas of the country that were excluded,” the ASA wrote.

As per the ASA, Deliveroo can no longer show the ad “in the form complained of,” although the ad appears to still be live on its YouTube channel. (It’s unclear if it has been modified from its original form.)

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A spokesperson for Deliveroo was not immediately available to comment, but the company did respond to the ruling in a statement shared with the BBC.

“Deliveroo designed a playful advert to show that, through our service, people are able to order food to a wide range of places, whether home or work, for a range of occasions,” the statement read. “We know some will be disappointed that their local area isn’t currently served by Deliveroo, but we are expanding rapidly across the UK.”

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McDonald’s customers brandish guns, threaten employee over cold hamburgers

Two Florida men reportedly pulled out guns and threatened a McDonald’s employee after being served cold hamburgers.

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The encounter allegedly took place around 4 a.m. Monday at a Palm Coast McDonald’s. Jawan Davis Jr. and Jordon Dunn, both 20, ordered five hamburgers at the drive-thru. According to The Dayton Beach News-Journal, Davis felt the hamburgers were cold and demanded the employee remake them.

“I don’t play about my food,” Davis reportedly said.

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Jordon Dunn and Jawan Davis Jr., both 20, reportedly ordered five hamburgers at the drive-thru before becoming mad that the order was cold. (Flagler County Sheriff’s Office)

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The pair then brandished weapons and threatened the employee, according to reports.

The McDonald’s employee allegedly agreed to remake the order, but went into the back and called the police.

Flagler County deputies arrived on the scene and arrested the two, who were still in the drive-thru line.

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According to the report, officers found a BB gun, an unloaded handgun and a small bag of marijuana inside the vehicle.

Both men were arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Dunn was charged with marijuana possession, and Davis with driving without a Florida license and grand theft of a firearm, according to the newspaper.

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The car was impounded.

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Popeyes chicken sandwiches given to Louisiana Little League World Champs to celebrate victory

Apparently you can only be this tall if you want the highly-coveted – and very sold-outPopeyes chicken sandwich.

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The Little League World Champions from River Ridge, La., met with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday after their victory, where they were rewarded with the fast-food chain’s renowned chicken sandwiches.

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The Louisiana state Little League team was treated to chicken sandwiches from Popeyes after bringing home the World Championship.  (Popeyes)

In a tweet, the governor showed off a video of platters of the chicken sandwiches being served.

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“The only place in the world that you can get a @PopeyesChicken sandwich is at the Governor’s Mansion tonight. Only the best for Louisiana’s own 2019 @LittleLeague World Series Champions!” the tweet read.

The Little League team brought home the first world championship title for the state last month after beating Curacao 8-0, WBNS reports.

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The team was also treated to personalized baseball bats and met with LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri, the local outlet reported.

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