Terry Crews has had an eventful past few weeks. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star had his show canceled and then picked up by NBC. His new movie Deadpool 2 is a box office hit. Now, the 49 year-old actor, and leading male voice for the #MeToo movement, is lending his celebrity to food delivery. To help celebrate Panera Bread's expansion to national delivery, Crews surprised campers with Panera Bacon Mac and Cheese at the Firefly Music Festival, a 7 year-old music festival in Dover, Del. featuring headliners Eminem, The Arctic Monkeys and Kendrick Lamar.
Crews met affably with fans at the festival's south camp as he flexed his trademark "pecs". The former NFL player turned actor most notably known for his impressive physique explains why this pairing is no accident. "Giving away Mac and cheese in the summertime. Everybody who's really into fitness knows that you work out hard in the winter," says Crews. "Wintertime is when you get your summer body. So the hardest months is when it's cold and rainy, that's when you sweat the most. And then you get to show it off all summer and now you can put out the mac and cheese and eat and do your thing. It's like you get a cheat season."
The bacon mac n' cheese is only available via delivery through June 26th.
Soundbites (English) Terry Crews, Actor
“I am here to give away bacon mac and cheese for a limited time only. It's only available through the end of June to celebrate the fact that Panera Bread delivers.”
“We're handing it out. We've been going tent to tent, person to person, handing out delicious bacon mac and cheese. And again, I have to let everybody know it's only for a limited time but it really, really highlights the fact that now you can call and Panera Bread can deliver fresh hot food to your house.”
“If I could deliver a Panera Bread bacon mac and cheese to anyone in the world I would deliver it to my man Dwayne Johnson. Because we both have legendary cheat days. I would hand him one I would take one and we would be popping our pecs together just chewing on this delicious hot mac and cheese with the bacon on it. We know we got some protein in it and it's all good.”
“What's crazy is I get everything delivered to my house period.”
“Why go to the mall? Why go out any more? My thing is if you can have it in your home in a matter of minutes why not?”
“Giving away mac and cheese in the summertime. Everybody who's really into fitness knows that you work out hard in the winter. Wintertime is when you get your summer body. So the hardest months is when it's cold and rainy, that's when you sweat the most. And then you get to show it off all summer and now you can put out the mac and cheese and eat and do your thing. It's like you get a cheat season.”
“My music festival. I have to say when I heard the lineup at Firefly I was like, 'this is my perfect lineup.' Lil' Wayne up first followed by Kendrick Lamar followed by Eminem. I was like, 'this is the perfect, perfect festival.' That is a Terry Crews festival. In fact Kendrick Lamar and I are good friends. I actually did a video with him a few years back that's my homie. I'm like man it was really a dream come true. I was like this is amazing.”
“ I am in this movie called "Sorry to Bother You" with LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick.”
“It's bonkers when I tell you you think you're ready but what you're about to see. You ain't ready.”