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Chrissy Teigen, Mindy Kaling, & More Join Star-Studded Crowd at ChainFEST Opening Night in L.A.

So many stars stepped out for the opening night of ChainFEST, the world’s first gourmet chain food festival!

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Mindy Kaling, Andy Cohen, John Mayer, and Patrick Schwarzenegger were just some of the celebs in attendance for the three-day event’s kick-off on Friday night (December 1) in Hollywood.

Chain, launched by B.J. Novak and chef Tim Hollingsworth, collaborates with some of your favorite chain restaurants to reimagine and elevate the classic menu items that you know and love. While Chain usually just partners with one chain restaurant per event, they partnered with a bunch for ChainFEST!

Included on the menu were Jack in the Box jumbo sized tiny tacos, Panda Express ROY G Chicken, a new sweet & sour sauce from Pepsi, mini personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut, spicy, sweet and sippable donuts from Dunkin’, a Red Robin Burgertini, a Baby Back Ribwich from Chili’s and a Corny-Crunchy Chili-Cheese Coney Dog from Sonic, plus more.

More celebs in attendance included Lucy Hale, Brooklyn Beckham, Kiernan Shipka, Rachel Bilson, Scheana Shay, Heidi D’Amelio, Ike Barinholtz, Mayim Bialik, Howie Mandel, and Blake Griffin.

Stars in attendance who aren’t pictured here include Chris Pratt, Maude Apatow, Awkwafina, Cole Sprouse, and more.

New Chain uniforms

Chain has teamed up with Vittoria Buraschi‘s Unimpressed Studios to create new Chain uniforms, which were debuted at the festival.

Vittoria said in a statement, “Working on Chain uniforms was a great exercise in bringing sustainability, vintage details and functionality together. The uniforms are heavily inspired by the vintage restaurant chains of the 70s era, and they are made with fabric spun from recycled PET bottles. It was also inspired by following the steps of Fashion Designers such as Valentino or Pierre Cardin that, in the 1960s, partnered up with airlines to design their uniforms. Designing the uniforms for Chain was a great example of how, still today, we can unite fashion and functionality.”

New Chain uniforms

Browse through the gallery for a look inside the event…

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Ashlee Simpson Ross & Evan Ross Couple Up For Race To Erase MS Gala 2023 With Alessandra Ambrosio & More!

Ashlee Simpson Ross keeps close to hubby Evan Ross as they arrive for the 30th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala held at Fairmont Century Plaza over the weekend in Los Angeles.

The stunning couple walked the orange carpet with model Alessandra Ambrosio, Vanderpump RulesScheana Shay, Real HousewivesCrystal Kung Minkoff, Denise Richards, as well as Dancing With The StarsCheryl Burke and Alan Bersten.

Katie Cassidy, CSI: Vegas star Marg Helgenberger, Avatar: The Way of Water‘s Trinity Jo-Li Bliss, Holly Robinson Peete, Heidi D’Amelio, James Tupper, Peter Facinelli, Joely Fisher, AnnaLynne McCord, and Olivia Sanabia were also there.

The event raised over $2 million to benefit the Race to Erase MS for the Center Without Walls program, which a collaboration of top MS research centers working together as a team on ground-breaking research with the goal of treating and, ultimately, finding a cure for MS.

The gala also featured a live action, MC’ed by Peter, which featured opportunities including a cruise to go to Catalina Island on an 80-foot yacht for up to twelve guests; and a six-night exclusive retreat for eight guests at private Scottish residence, Tigh an Tuir.

The biggest item up for grabs was he Aston Martin DBX707 AMR23 Edition, signed by Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso, along with invitations to a Formula One race.

FYI: Alessandra is wearing a Cinq à Sept gown. AnnaLynne is wearing a Cinq à Sept blazer, top, and pants. Kathy is wearing a Cinq à Sept blazer and pants. Gigi is wearing a Cinq à Sept gown. Olivia is wearing a Cinq à Sept dress. Crystal is wearing a Cinq à Sept gown.

Head to the gallery to see 65+ pictures from the Erase to MS Gala 2023…More Here! »

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