Dog-Friendly Menu Items at Drive-Thrus

Next time you head out for a quick bite don’t forget to grab your furry best friend to hit up some of these drive-thrus and take out favorites! Wilmington is a very dog friendly location meaning there are alot of restaurants with dog friendly options. Here are a few great drive-thrus and take out locations around Wilmington, grab your pooch and take a little ride to grab some tasty treats! Just remember too many tasty treats can be bad for your dog, also be careful to watch out for any dietary restrictions.  

 

First up we have our chains which many people may or may not know that these places have treats for your pup.

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Starbucks 

Probably the most known is the “Puppuccino” at Starbucks. No this “Puppuccino” doesn’t have any coffee in it, it’s just a doggy sized cup of whipped cream and it’s free!

 

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts just like Starbucks has a doggy sized cup of whipped cream only Dunkin’ calls it the “Puppy Latte”. 

 

 Dairy Queen

At Dairy Queen grab yourself a tasty treat and grab a “Pup Cup” for your best friend. A “Pup Cup” is a free doggy sized cup of vanilla ice cream. 

 

Brusters

Have a sweet tooth? Go grab yourself a Brusters sundae and while you’re there grab your pooch a “Doggie Sundae”. The “Doggie Sundae” is a dog sized vanilla sundae that might even be topped with a dog biscuit! 

 

Sonic

One of the few drive-in restaurants, Sonic is the perfect place to bring your pup along! Some locations offer a doggy treat you just have to ask! If your location does not then you can get your furry friend a lick or two of your vanilla ice cream cone, or a plain no bread hot dog, grilled chicken or hamburger.  

 

Chick-fil-A 

At Chick-fil-A some locations offer doggy treats but if your location you can split an order of grilled chicken nuggets or a small vanilla ice cream cone. 

 

McDonald’s, Burger King, & Wendy’s

McDonald’s, Burger King, & Wendy’s a plain burger or grilled chicken plain, no bun, or a few licks from your vanilla soft serve.

 

Of course some local favorites have great dog treats, here are just a few! 

 

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PT’s Olde Fashioned Grille

There are some great options for your pup at PT’s Olde Fashioned Grille. Especially since you can customize all of their sandwiches. Some great options to pick from would be the P.T. Burger, P.T. Dog or the Turkey Sandwich all of these options should be plain and with no bread. PT’s is also part of our support location restaurants initiative, when you buy a vehicle from Jeff Gordon Chevrolet you will receive a $50 gift car, find out more here: Support Local Restaurants

 

Trolly Stop

Trolly Stop has been serving the Wilmington community for over 40 years and they love the dog family too! There are some great options for your pooch. They have the “Doggy Dog”, they also have the plain no bread burger option.   

 

Cookout

Cookout is a great Southern favorite! Like most of the other places they have the option of a plain no bread burger, grilled chicken or hot dog. If you want to give your pup an extra special treat, you could get them a small cup of vanilla ice cream. 

 

As you can see there are many great options for you and your pooch to enjoy a quick bite. Let us know if there are any other options for you and your pup. 

Virtual Exploring from Home

While traveling may be out of the question right now that doesn’t mean that you can’t see the world. It’s the 21st century! You can see the northern lights, museums, grand canyons, the beach, ocean, outer space and even buy a car completely online without ever leaving your house!  

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Buying a vehicle has never been so easy, at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet ensure that the car buying process is simple and safe with our shop, click, drive program. Shop from over 8,000 new and pre-owned vehicles, then complete the finance and purchase process safely and securely online With our certified concierge we work around your schedule so you can do a test drive and delivery at your home or office. Want to buy a car now or at 2 am in the morning? No worries we have a 24 hour 7 days a week chat service! Just email or call our Internet Sales Hotline 888-817-5744, it’s that simple! 

 

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If you’re looking for a little zen time or a way to help your kids learn while at home, Explore.org Live Cams are just what you need! You can watch the majestic eagles, see the vast mysteries of the sea and outer space, watch the dog and cat rescues or even see the African Safari! Have you always dreamt of seeing the northern lights? Well, now you can! Expolore.org and Polar Bears International are live streaming the northern lights, so you can see one of nature’s most stunning atmospheric phenomena right from the comfort of your home! 

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Experience America with the live webcams at some of the countries most beautiful National Parks! The National Parks Service has great videos, live cameras, and learning tools to help you feel like you’re actually there. 

 

 

 

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Curious about the maritime history of North Carolina? Thanks to Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum of History, they are offering various live virtual tours at 10am each day. Be sure to tune in and check out their YouTube page for tours of these rich facts right in your backyard!

 

 

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Interested in exploring Wilmington? You can see all the beauty that Wilmington has to offer with a panoramic tour from a walking perspective or from the birds-eye view at wilmingtonandbeaches.com. There’s also live webcams of Downtown Wilmington and the beaches! 

 

 

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Not sure what type of home workouts to do? That’s ok, several gyms and trainers are doing live workouts across social media to help you stay mentally and physically healthy! Here are some just to name a few: Orangetheory, 305 Fitness, and CorePower Yoga. There are many others out there doing this, there are also personal trainers on YouTube that do at home workout training all the time that you can watch and follow along with!

 

 

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There are several musicians out there that are live streaming concerts from their own homes so that fans can enjoy live music. Just follow your favorite artist on social media and maybe you’ll get to see a live-streamed concert.

 

 

 

Now is the best time to relax and focus on your mental health, those are just some of the few ideas that you can do to give yourself time to relax and learn about our great world! Stay safe, practice social distancing and wash your hands.  

 

BuzzFeed Quiz:What Chevrolet Should You Drive Based Off Of Your Taste In Music?

We had some fun making this BuzzFeed Quiz for everyone!

Love music, but you’re not sure which Chevrolet you should drive? We have just the quiz for you.

Take this quiz to see what Chevrolet you should drive!

What Chevrolet Should You Drive Based Off Of Your Taste In Music?

 

 

 

 

A Chevy SUV built to suit your holiday season

Considering an upgrade when thinking about traveling for this Holiday season? Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has a solution for all of your needs! From hauling presents, casserole dishes, and the whole family– we’ve got a vehicle that has all bells and whistles from safety features to upgraded technology that you are looking for.

Keep reading below to learn about all the many vehicles that is ready to suit your needs.

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Meet the all-new Chevy Blazer. The new standard in design with bold, sophisticated styling inside and out. With available 5-passenger seating and a towing capacity of up to 4,500lbs, this vehicle also offers cargo space of 30.5 cu. ft. and up to 64.2 cu.ft (when second row seats are folded down), and available power lift gate. Successfully haul your Christmas load with an EPA-estimated fuel economy 19/26 mpg.

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When it comes to technology, Chevy has you covered. The latest Chevrolet infotainment comes standard with an 8-inch touch-screen display, alongside an available 4g LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and capabilities of Apple CarPlay, everything will be at your fingertips. The convenience of wireless charging for your devices is available in the RS and Premier models.

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Safety and driver assistance now comes in a stylist package. Offering advanced safety technologies to help you detect potential hazards, helping give you the added confidence you deserve every time you get behind the wheel. The all-new Blazer comes available with Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking. When traveling up north or your early morning commute, you will find the heated steering wheel will make you forget about all of your problems. Your passengers will also enjoy the heated seats, and in the RS and Premier models, the rear seats are heated. The features and capabilities are endless.

If the Blazer has sparked your interest, come test drive one to see all the features in person. Schedule an appointment with one of our sales consultants today by calling (910)338-1697, or schedule online here.

 

2020 Chevy Trax

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Say hello to the Chevy Trax, a compact SUV that is not only stylish, it is also versatile. Sporty and surprisingly spacious, the Trax will not only tackle all of your holiday errands, but will impress the whole family with your new ride. With seating for up to five and available AWD, this vehicle also offers cargo space of 48.4 cu.ft with the rear seat folded, and 18.7 cu. ft. with the rear seat up. Generously zip around town with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26/31 MPG.

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The 2020 Trax offers the latest technology you need to keep in touch with your world just about wherever you go. The latest Chevrolet infotainment comes standard with an 8-inch touch-screen display, alongside an available 4g LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and capabilities of Apple CarPlay, everything will be at your fingertips.

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The Trax offers available advanced safety technologies to help you stay safe and confident while you travel this holiday season. The Trax comes available with Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert.

Right now is the perfect time to find your next vehicle, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is running an amazing Black Friday special, with 20% off the MSRP on 2019 Chevy Trax and 15% off 2020 Chevy Trax. Schedule an appointment with one of our sales consultants today by calling (910)338-1697, or schedule online here.

Chevy Equinox

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The Chevy Equinox, a small SUV that is ready for anything. The Equinox is easy and fun to drive with active safety features that are ready for your next family trip. With seating for up to five and a towing capacity of up to 3,500lbs, this SUV also offers cargo space of 63.9 cu.ft with the rear seat folded, and 29.6 cu. ft. with the rear seat up and available power lift gate. Successfully haul your Christmas load with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26/31 MPG.

The 2020 Equinox offers intuitive technology that seamlessly integrates with your compatible devices, so you’re just a touch away. The latest Chevrolet infotainment comes standard with an 7-inch touch-screen display, alongside an available 4g LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and capabilities of Apple CarPlay, you and your family will be kept entertained and connected.

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The Equinox comes equipped with a host of safety and driver assistance features that help you detect and prevent potential hazards before they happen. Also, now all Equinox models now include a standard Driver Confidence Package, which includes: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and Intellibeam Headlamps.

Right now is the perfect time to find your next vehicle, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is running an amazing Black Friday special, with 20% off the MSRP on 2019 Chevy Equinox and 15% off 2020 Chevy Equinox. Schedule an appointment with one of our sales consultants today by calling (910)338-1697, or schedule online here.

 

2020 Chevrolet Traverse

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The Chevy Traverse, a mid-sized SUV that makes every drive worth the trip. The Traverse  is spacious enough to accommodate a big family yet doesn’t compromise on style. With seating for up to 8 and a towing capacity of up to 5,000lbs, this SUV also offers cargo space of 23 cu. ft and up to 98.2 cu.ft and available power lift gate. Available all-wheel drive, effectively travel this holiday season with an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 27 MPG.

The 2020 Traverse offers technology and safety features for more confidence as you travel along. The latest Chevrolet infotainment comes standard with an 7-inch touch-screen display, 6 USB ports, alongside an available 4g LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and capabilities of Apple CarPlay, the things you love are just a tap away.

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When it comes to your safety, Traverse goes above and beyond. This smart midsize SUV offers a wide range of active safety features that utilize cameras, sensors and radar to help you look out for potential dangers on the road. The Traverse comes standard with Rear Vision Camera, and available Forward Collision Alert, Available Front Pedestrian Braking, Available Automatic Emergency Braking, Available Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Available Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Available Rear Park Assist.

Right now is the perfect time to find your next vehicle, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is running an amazing Black Friday special, with 20% off the MSRP on 2019 Chevy Traverse and 15% off 2020 Chevy Traverse. Schedule an appointment with one of our sales consultants today by calling (910)338-1697, or schedule online here.

 

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Camaro for a Cure

Jeff Gordon has parted with his cars in the past for a good cause, but this is the first time he will be parting with his Camaro! Gordon has donated his personal Corvette to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation for the past 14 years, through a program called Corvette For A Cure where they raised nearly $9 million! 

Help the Foundation raise another $1 million and have a chance to own one of kind Camaro! Jeff Gordon is giving away his 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible which has the exact VIN on the number on the car Jeff drove to four NASCAR Cup Series championships. Can you guess the VIN? 24 of course! 

There will be 10,000 tickets available for purchase at $100 each. By purchasing a ticket to win Jeff’s Camaro you are helping fund research in the race to end childhood cancer. Jeff founded Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation in 1999. Every day is a race to find a cure for pediatric cancer. 

Find out more about Camaro for a Cure 

To purchase tickets please follow Get Tickets 

 

 

 

Paws Place 6th Annual Golf Outing

Dogs, Golfing and Chevy’s..oh my! Join Paws Place Dog Rescue on Monday, September 9th at Country Club of Landfall Nicklaus Course for the 6th Annual Paws Place Golf Outing.

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet will be providing a 2019 Tahoe as a hole in one prize for the Paws Place Golf Outing. Other fun features will include milligans, par busters, cash prizes for winning teams AND participating teams help the sweet dogs of Paws Place get adopted into their forever loving homes! What could be better?

Oh yeah a partnership between Jeff Gordon Chevrolet and Paws Place! Paws Place is now part of Jeff Gordon Chevrolet’s Purchase with a Purpose Program.

Paws Place Dog Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of dogs. Since 1999, they have placed loving dogs with loving families in Wilmington, Southport and other surrounding areas. 

As Partners, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet participates by offering photography services for their adoptable pets and sponsorship for their upcoming events. 

Here are some of the dogs that we had the opportunity to meet and take for a photo shoot! 

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Rambo

Name:  Rambo

Breed:  Beagle mix – male

DOB: 06/03/2015

Size:  38 lbs

Avail:     Ready

Info: Hi there – I’m not sure if you’ve heard my sad story. My mom, who loved me very much, passed away very unexpectedly at a young age and left me all alone. I miss her a lot, but Paws Place said that another family is going to come and take me home. I sure hope they’re right. I’m a little nervous at the kennel, but I’m really a very sweet and loving dog. I like people a lot, and I love to get visitors. Sometimes they even take me on a walk! I like to get my beagle nose sniffing, you know? Anyway, I hope someone will come take a chance on a sweet boy like me.

HW: Negative

 

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Nina 

Name: Nina 

Breed:  Pit bull terrier – female

DOB: 02/06/2014

Size:  67.5 lbs

Avail:     Ready

Info: Hi, my name is Nina! I’m a very sweet, loveable, five-year-old pit bull. I’m a big girl with a big heart, and I’m looking for someone to share my love with. I like to go on walks, and I’m a good girl on a leash. I know I’m big, so I try not to pull too hard, and I also know not to jump on people! I want to so bad because I just want to give everyone a big hug, but I just jump up and down in place instead – it’s actually pretty cute if I do say so myself. If you’re in the market for a big, goofy, loveable girl to share your life with, look no further. I just can’t wait to find myself a forever home. I love cuddling and I love to be around people. Please, won’t you take a chance on me?

HW: Completed treatments

 

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Niko

Name:  Niko

Breed: Mixed breed – male 

DOB: 01/29/2016

Size:  45 lbs

Avail:     Ready

Info: Hello! Are you in the market for a friendly, playful, happy, loving dog? You are?! I know that might sound cliché, but I really am just the epitome of a sweet dog! I love people; I think I would like other dogs, and I’m enjoying the good food and treats here. I even get to go on walks here! Do you like walks? I would love a family that could take me on adventures or even just play in the backyard. I would be a perfect family dog. I really hope you’re in the market for a medium-sized, loving sweet boy like me. Come out to the kennel to meet me!!

HW: Negative

 

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Callie 

Name:  Callie

Breed:  Small mixed breed – female

DOB: 04/29/2019

Size:  12 lbs (est 20 lbs at maturity)

Avail:   Ready

Info: Hi ya! If you’d like a sassy, playful, confident little pup, well…here I am! I came to Paws Place with my mama, Josie, maybe you’ve seen her picture? A good Samaritan found the two of us, and we were lucky enough to find ourselves here! I’m all caught up with vaccinations, spayed and microchipped. My mama is only 19 pounds if that gives you an idea of how big (or small) I’ll be. I’m a very curious little dog, and I like to play and explore! I sure hope a fun family will come and choose me to be their forever dog!

 

These are just four of the loving pups that are at Paws Place they have many more friends that need adopted too! Head over and check out the dogs that are available for adoption. 

 

Don’t forget to sign your team up for the Paws Place Golf Outing and have your chance to win a 2019 Tahoe. You have to play to win and this is a win win situation! 

 

North Carolina Equinox Lighthouse Tour

We know the end of summer is quickly approaching, so before summer is over we want to take you up the coast on a North Carolina Lighthouse Tour, follow us! Let’s all jump into our Chevrolet Equinox and begin our coastal adventure!

1.Oak Island Lighthouse

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To start your trip it’s only right to visit the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina. First stop is the Oak Island Lighthouse built-in 1952 replacing the Cape Fear Lighthouse. Made out of concrete long and skinny tower had the brightest light in the United States from 1958-1962, standing on Bald Head Island since 1817. Old Baldy has rightfully earned its right to be the first stop.

2. Cape Lookout Lighthouse

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The next lighthouse on our list is on the beautiful Crystal Coast we have Cape Lookout. This lighthouse is on the Outer Banks in the southernmost part and it’s painted for directions with black facing north and south and white east and west. If you’re lucky you might even spot some wild horses!

3. Ocracoke Lighthouse

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As simple and remote as the Ocracoke Lighthouse may seem it had been guiding sailors and boats since 1823. The lighthouse stands 75 feet tall, diameter narrows from 25feet at the base to 12 feet at its peak. Being one of the most remote stretches of the Outer Banks, this could be a full-day experience from seeing Ocracoke Lighthouse to exploring the island.

4. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Can’t miss the tallest brick lighthouse in the US and we are lucky to have it right on the North Carolina coast on Hatteras Island. Originally built in 1803 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was built as a ‘guiding light’ to help sailors navigate through the graveyard of the Atlantic. There are 269 steps from the group level to the lens of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Always impressive to see the brick lighthouse standing at 210 ft.

5. Bodie Island Lighthouse

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The Bodie Island Lighthouse has been replicated three times since 1872, standing 156 feet tall. It is located on the Roanoke Sound, it is located amongst the marshland. The view from the top is incredible and totally worth it.

6. Currituck Beach Lighthouse

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Currituck stands out being the only natural-brick lighthouse on the coast with 1 million bricks. Towering over the northern Outer Banks historic Corolla Village making for a beautiful sight at the top with expansive views of the Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Currituck is the largest of seven Fresnel lens sizes being known as a first-order lighthouse.

7. Roanoke Lighthouse

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Photo Credit: OuterBanks.com

We are at our last stop of the trip often one of the most overlooked Outer Banks lighthouses we have Roanoke LIghthouse. Don’t be discouraged by it being tucked away in the quiet east end of Manteo waterfront with small stature and limited visibility, it’s still a lovely sight to see. It jets out 40 yards into the Roanoke Sound with a prim white exterior with black shutters and red shingled roof, capped off by a 2′ ft., 4″ in. the tall lens gives this lighthouse a classic coastal look. Enjoy the fantastic waterfront view and stroll the wooden boardwalk to explore the exterior.
We have completed our North Carolina Lighthouse tour! We hope you had fun and enjoyed our roomy Equinox, be sure to stop back again for another road trip!