Thornton’s

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In LouisvilleKY, Thorntons Opens Kitchen with Pizza, Burritos

It’s a tall order. Our friends at Thorntons are trying to change the image of “gas-station food.” They’ve launched a new menu of items that it hopes will make you skip the drive-thru at McDonald’s and buy your breakfast and lunch at one of the 26 new-look Thornton’s stores in Kentuckiana. Yesterday, the company invited select media types to sample some of the new goods, including the pizza and burritos. But first they filled us up on heart-shaped donuts. Their message is that Thorntons is a respectable place to grab a quick meal without being embarrassed about the quality of…


Beds are Ready to Roll at Broadbent in Louisville

from Kentucky Derby Festival. . . Louisville, KY. –  Beds on wheels will be in high gear April 27 as they participate in the Thorntons Kentucky Derby Festival Great Bed Races. More than 40 teams are expected to race their decorated beds on wheels around the figure-eight course. The dormitory area will be staged outside Broadbent Arena and will open at 11:30 a.m. for participant tailgating. Bed racing fans are invited to come out early at 4 p.m. and join the tailgate party. The participating teams will have an opportunity to showcase their costumes and bed in a pre-race parade around…


In Louisville KY, Bourbon Ball Doughnuts are a thing – at Thorntons

Louisville, KY – Thorntons Inc. introduces Bourbon Ball Donuts, a new twist on an old classic—just in time for the Kentucky Derby! Thorntons collaborated with Founder Matt Jamie of Bourbon Barrel Foods to translate the decadence and excitement of the Kentucky Derby into a single, tangible, delicious pastry. The Bourbon Ball Donut is a rich, smooth bourbon cream-filled donut covered in bourbon-flavored chocolate icing, topped with a pecan. It perfectly captures the spirit of Kentucky’s favorite time of the year. Each Bourbon Ball Donut costs only 99 cents and is available now through the Kentucky Derby at all of Thorntons’…


Rusty Satellite Features Thorntons Chief Tony Harris and Underdog Tony Vanetti

LISTEN TO THE RUSTY SATELLITE SHOW HERE. Rusty visits Two Tonys this week as the ‘Ville braces for a total work stoppage — the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Louisville is the national leader in TV ratings for the tournament, and with the Big Blue as even President Obama’s choice to win it all, you can bet this year will break some records off the court. Tony Harris is the president of Thorntons Inc., one of our most generous corporate citizens. I talk with Tony about all the changes in the look and feel of Thorntons stores,…


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It IS the Heat in the City

Drunks hitting telephone poles, judges losing their cool, some guy pushing an old lady into the pool and a respected restaurateur busted by the FBI for threatening phone messages? Yea, it’s the heat, and it’s at least in part responsible for short tempers and random shootings. “You’re a Dead Man” — Advice to Majid Ghavami, owner of Majid’s in St. Matthews. If you’re going to threaten someone’s life, don’t leave it on their voice mail. Ghavami left several threats intended for a man from Louisville now living in California, as reported on WHAS.  If you’ve met him, you know Majid…