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Donald Trump Mexican Menus Now Serving 'Bad Hombre' Specials

10/20/2016 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Mexican restaurants across America are cashing in "bigly" on Donald Trump's "bad hombres" comment from the third and final presidential debate.

We spoke to Mexican restaurants in 3 different states -- Tennessee, Maine and Pennsylvania, who clapped back at Trump by adding "bad hombre" specials to the menu.

The El Corazon taco truck in Portland, Maine says they sold out of their "Bad Hombre Burrito" 2 hours after putting it on the menu Thursday morning. The Grubhouse in Philly says it added the "Bad Hombre Breakfast Sandwich" which they say is tremendous since it's stocked with chorizo, eggs, pepper jack and jalapeño ketchup.

To wash it all down ... Rosepepper Cantina, an award-winning stomp in Nashville, is serving up the "Bad Hombre" cocktail which features "very, very strong, believe me, Mezcal" and "The Nasty Woman" with potent, but well-aged tequila. 

Mexican food ... making America great again. 

Donald Trump Taco Trucks Line Up ... Here's Your Wall!!!

10/19/2016 11:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Donald Trump got a taste of his proposed US-Mexico border wall Wednesday morning when food trucks lined up outside his Las Vegas hotel ... but it wasn't just tacos being served.

The trucks built a wall outside Trump International Hotel just off the strip and offered free grub to hundreds of protesters. 

There was quite a selection, including several different Asian fusion trucks and even a showing from the French via the French Food Therapy truck. 

The Culinary Union Local 226, an LV food union, organized and got permits. For those that weren't hungry, there was another mini wall to sign.

For the most part, it looked peaceful ... Jesse Jackson even made an appearance and let us know his protest grub of choice. 


Celeb Chef Marcus Samuelsson Line Cook Sues ... I Got Burned on Lunchtime

10/15/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1014-marcus-samuelsson-red-rooster-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson is being sued by one of his line cooks who says he was routinely docked for a lunch break, even though he never had time to take one.

Keith Grant says he dished up comfort food at the "Chopped" judge's popular Harlem restaurants, Red Rooster and Streetbird, in 2015 -- and frequently put in overtime, but was never paid for it. 

Additionally, he says the restaurant took 30 minutes off his timecard for his lunch break, whether he actually took one or not. Keith is bringing a class action lawsuit because he says several other workers experienced the same issues, but fear they'll be fired if they say a peep.

We reached out to Samuelsson, so far no word back.

Verne Troyer Mini-Me, Giant Meat

10/13/2016 2:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1013-verne-troyer-steaks-01Verne Troyer is a small man with a huge appetite ... proven in stunning form by devouring a 32 oz steak. 

Verne feasted on a Tomahawk Long Bone rib-eye steak bigger than his own head, right down to the bone that's about as long as his whole body.

We're told he chowed down at The D casino hotel in Vegas -- where he got in a good arm workout afterward to burn off the meal.



'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Gas Station Open for Bloody Biz

10/13/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1012-Texas-Chainsaw-Massacre-Gas-Station-launchPeople usually run away from Leatherface, but hundreds came out for the grand opening of The Gas Station ... the key location where "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was filmed.

Roy Rose, owner of the new Texas BBQ joint and motel, tells TMZ ... they had a packed house -- people waited in line almost 3 hours. He says they hired a cook for the opening, and the trial run went so well he's now their full-time guy.

We're told a ton of merch was sold in the gift shop, and special guests included Ed Neal and Ed Guinn -- who played the hitchhiker and the cattle truck driver in the OG movie. As you can see in the pics ... some other interesting characters showed up too.

Roy says they showed "Texas Chainsaw 3D" on a big screen, and he'll be serving up more killer barbecue Halloween weekend.

Packers' Jared Cook My Chicken Wings ... CAME WITH A HEAD!

10/7/2016 7:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



9:23 AM PT -- A rep for BWW told us ... "Buffalo Wild Wings takes food preparation, service and quality extremely seriously and we are looking into this situation. We’ve reached out to Jared Cook and our suppliers for more information."


Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook knows how Brad Pitt felt at the end of the movie "Seven" -- 'cause he opened up a box and found a decapitated head inside!!!

The 29-year-old says it all went down at Buffalo Wild Wings on Tuesday -- when he opened up his box of lemon pepper wings and saw a decapitated HEAD staring back at him. 

"Tongue, eyes, and beak all present. With extra seasoning," Cook said. 

When he raised the issue to staffer, Cook says he was told, "Sorry unfortunately this happens because the chicken is fresh."

We reached out to BWW -- and several corporate executives -- so far, no word back. 

Zola The Stripper Breastfeeding & Hooters Go Together Like Wings & Hot Sauce

10/5/2016 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-Aziah-King-breatfeeding-twitterZola the stripper's boobs are making her famous again ... but this time it has nothing to do with a wild adventure with "white bitch" Jessica -- it's about feeding her infant inside Hooters.

Zola's pic of her breastfeeding her 5-month-old daughter got torn apart by Twitter trolls -- who've called her everything from a "child abuser" to a "molester" for choosing to open the milk bar for all to see.

Zola, whose real name is Aziah King, is a former Hooters waitress and tells us she was shocked by the backlash because she breastfeeds in malls, grocery stores and even church. As for the Hooters hate, she thinks it's hypocritical to ask her to cover her boobs in a place that celebrates them.

BTW, she says no one at the restaurant said a thing, so she didn't think it was a big deal. The way Zola puts it, if her daughter's hungry ... she's gonna eat.  

So we gotta ask ... 

Danny Trejo Ain't No Biz Like the Taco Biz!

10/4/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Danny Trejo is known for being a badass on the big screen ... but he's becoming more and more popular for serving badass tacos to hungry Los Angelenos.

We got Danny at LAX -- just in time for National Taco Day -- and he says business is so awesome at his Trejo's Tacos restaurant, he's about to open a second one.

And if you're looking for a bonus side order to go with your eats ... Danny's gonna make you an offer you can't, or shouldn't, refuse. Check it out.


Gladys Knight My Son Tried to Blackmail Me With Medical Information

9/29/2016 3:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929-gladys-knight-shanga-hankerson-tmz-facebook-01Gladys Knight says her son stooped so low in their legal battle, he attempted to extort his own mother if she didn't cut him a break.

The R & B legend has been fighting Shanga Hankerson over the chicken & waffles joints that bear her name in the Atlanta area -- and when he didn't respond to the lawsuit, the clerk entered a default victory for Gladys.

According to docs, Gladys says Shanga's lawyer reached out and put a metaphorical gun to her head: give us more time to respond to the lawsuit, or we'll go public with your Alzheimer's diagnosis.

Gladys didn't give in, and then her own flesh and blood filed legal docs that indeed alluded to some form of dementia because, as they put it ... she had a "lack of mental capacity."

Now she's firing back -- denying the ailment and accusing her son of trying to "embarrass and harass" her. Gladys wants to keep the default in place, but Shanga's fighting to get it overturned.

Tom Brady & Gisele Jet to Italy Because ... Best Suspension Ever!!

9/24/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0923_tom_brady_gisele_bundchen_dinner_Capri_launch_3Tom Brady might wanna extend his NFL suspension -- his Patriots keep winning, and he's free to fly off to Italy on a whim with his supermodel wife ... the ultimate win-win.

TMZ Sports got these photos of Gisele and TB enjoying a romantic dinner Friday night on the island of Capri. The couple got all cozy at a restaurant called Aurora -- we're told he had pasta, she had a salad (typical model).

The Pats' future QB fought this 4-game suspension for Deflategate for more than a year, but check the pics -- Tom doesn't look too pissed about his newfound free time.

It's back to the salt mines in less than 2 weeks, but for now Brady's 100% the GOAT ... at being exiled.


NFL's Antonio Brown Fires Private Chef ... In Bad Breakup

9/20/2016 9:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Antonio Brown stuck a fork in his private chef -- who was one of his close friends -- and it's clear it was a bad breakup.

The Pittsburgh Steelers superstar was inseparable from Chef Niko ever since he hired him earlier this year ... and they would often post videos of each other on Snapchat. 

In fact, our friends at "For The Win" just published a story about how close the two were. The story also details Niko's battle with drug addiction and how he's conquering it. 

But something went down between Brown and Niko this week ... something bad ... because the NFL star fired the chef and in a new video, Niko makes it clear the relationship is OVER. 

"I thought he was my friend and that's not the case I guess."

Neither Brown nor Niko have revealed what happened behind the scenes. Brown issued a "new chef alert" Monday night to announce Niko has been replaced.


Benihana Sued Sushi Chefs Can Split Fish ... But Not Tips!

9/17/2016 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914_benihana_tip_share_getty_tmz_compositeA Benihana waiter says he got screwed out of his tips by having to cut in the cooks behind the counter -- and far from woking it back, he's suing.

The server who filed the class action suit claims he was forced to fork over tons of his hard-earned tips to sushi chefs at his NY restaurant ... for 8 years! 

He claims he lost around $80 every week from '08-'16 -- which comes out to a little over $33k. He also says his restaurant's alleged practice of splitting front of house tips with back of house employees violates labor laws.

The suit claims there's a helluva lot more employees who might have been stiffed too, and invites 'em to hop on for a payout.

We reached out to Benihana ... so far, no word back. 

L.A. Rams Yo, Patriots ... We Dig Lobstah Too

9/16/2016 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0916_cousins_maine_lobster_truck_la_Rams_launchThe L.A. Rams are eating like they're New England Patriots, even if they're not scoring like them. Yet.

The Cousins Maine Lobster food truck rolled up to Rams practice on the Cal Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks and shelled out $4,000 worth of lobster to the players.

Seems like the team's already going Hollywood, since even their food has to be famous now. The owners of Cousins Maine struck a deal on "Shark Tank" with Barbara Corcoran.

The Rams have their home opener in L.A. this weekend, and they'll be fueled up on lobster tots, lobster grilled cheese, and lobster rolls. 

Probably won't be enough to help 'em upset the Seahawks, but at least they got some good grub.


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