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  • Struggling Subway is now facing a franchisee revolt

    12/14/2017 7:27:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 115 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/13/17 | Josh Kosman
    .....The struggling sandwich chain has seen customer traffic plummet a whopping 25 percent over the past five years.... In a Nov. 30 memo to franchisees that revealed the stomach-churning drop, Subway’s owners promised $25 million to boost marketing this spring for the company’s 44,000 locations and to bring back a limited-time, $4.99 footlong sandwich promotion..... ....the crucial footlong deal — aimed squarely at the McDonald’s dollar menu — is in danger because of a revolt by franchise owners, who fret that doubling down on discounts will further shave their already thin profits. More than 400 of them have signed a...
  • Future of Kebabs to Be Decided Today in Key Vote

    12/13/2017 11:20:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Wednesday 13 Dec 2017 | Zoe Drewett
    The future of the kebab is to be decided in a key Europe-wide vote that could spark the end of the late-night delicacy. A move by the European parliament to ban the phosphates necessary to keep seasoned kebab meat moist and flavoursome is said to pose a direct threat to the future of the nightclubber’s favourite greasy snack. An estimated 1.3m doner kebabs are sold every day in the UK from more than 20,000 outlets. Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was even guest of honour last year at the British kebab awards. Across the whole of Europe, some 200,000 people work...
  • Do not eat your veggies — if they are grown in your front yard, Miami Shores says

    12/12/2017 1:45:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | 12/12/2017 | By LINDA ROBERTSON
    Hermine Ricketts and her husband Tom Carroll may grow fruit trees and flowers in the front yard of their Miami Shores house. They may park a boat or jet ski in their driveway. They may place statues, fountains, gnomes, pink flamingoes or Santa in a Speedo on their property. Vegetables, however, are not allowed. Ricketts and Carroll thought they were gardeners when they grew tomatoes, beets, scallions, spinach, kale and multiple varieties of Asian cabbage. But according to a village ordinance that restricts edible plants to backyards only, they were actually criminals. They didnÂ’t think they were engaged in a...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DEC. 8, 2017

    12/08/2017 6:30:21 PM PST · by greeneyes · 30 replies
    freerepublic | DEC. 8, 2017 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Man Rescues Rabbit From Fires, Instantly Restores Our Faith in Humanity

    12/07/2017 11:41:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu December 7, 2017 | Madeline Holcombe
    As Californians suffer the devastation caused by wildfires that have burned through more than 100,000 acres, one man braved the flames to save a wild rabbit and instantly became the hero we didn't know we needed. Video of the daring rescue shows a Ventura County highway near La Conchita engulfed in smoke and flames. An orange-and-black singed sky fills the screen. But then, a wild rabbit darts across traffic and into the burning brush. A man, stopped on the road and wearing just shorts and a hoodie, races after him. The rabbit is both out of reach and in danger....
  • Co-op sells food past its best before date for 10p to cut waste [UK]

    12/04/2017 6:44:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 4, 2017
    A supermarket chain has become the first big retailer to sell food that is past its "best before" date to cut down on food waste. From now on, shoppers at the Co-op's 125 East of England stores will be able to buy a range of tinned goods like beans and as well as dried foods such as crisps, chocolates, cereals, nuts, cake, coffee, tea, pasta and rice for 10p. The move forms part of the chain's The Co-op Guide to Dating, and runs with the slogan: "Don't be a binner. Have it for dinner!" Best before dates are about quality...
  • Waffle House customer cooks his own meal after finding staff sleeping

    12/01/2017 1:26:24 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 63 replies
    atlanta journal constitution ^ | 1 Dec 2017 | Theresa Seiger
    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. A hungry, slightly inebriated man knew just what to do when he stopped by a South Carolina Waffle House early Thursday only to find the restaurant’s staff snoozing: He cooked up his own meal, snapping selfies along the way. He told WIS that he wouldn’t normally have gotten behind the grill. "I give all the credit to my old friend vodka," Bowen said.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DEC. 1, 2017

    12/01/2017 3:25:59 PM PST · by greeneyes · 30 replies
    freerepublic | DEC. 1, 2017 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD NOVEMBER 24, 2017

    11/24/2017 6:22:19 PM PST · by greeneyes · 65 replies
    freerepublic | NOVEMBER 24, 2017 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King

    11/22/2017 1:46:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | November 22, 2017 | Amanda Little
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-11-22/business-is-booming-for-america-s-survival-food-king
  • Thanksgiving kitchen nightmares! From burnt turkeys to disastrous desserts

    11/22/2017 9:32:25 AM PST · by mairdie · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 November 2017 | Charlie Moore
    Thanksgiving is the time for family and friends to sit around a table and enjoy some really good food. But everything doesn't always go plan, as these photos show.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD NOVEMBER 17, 2017

    11/17/2017 7:42:37 PM PST · by greeneyes · 40 replies
    freerepublic | NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Controversial Ruling Says Organic Crops Don’t Have to Grow in Soil

    11/16/2017 10:01:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Sierra Magazine ^ | November 13, 2017 | Katie O'Reilly
    Is soil an essential element of organic farming? Or can a crop grown in a soil-free container still be considered organic? Since the launch of the National Organic Program in 2000, hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic crop systems have been eligible to use the coveted USDA Organic seal on their products, so long as their operations comply with all other USDA organic regulations. But some organic farmers say healthy soil is the non-negotiable foundation of organic methods, and for years they have objected to the inclusion of hydroponics in organic certification. In recent months, the discussion over organic hydroponics has become...
  • Inside Eataly World, Italy’s Massive Food Theme Park

    11/15/2017 5:51:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Eater ^ | November 15, 2017 | Coral Sisk
    It’s easy to get lost in the idea of FICO Eataly World, dubbed by many in the media as the “Disney World of food.” The park, located 30 minutes east of Bologna, Italy and open to the public today, is less of a Disney World and more of a industrial showroom and souped-up mall food court with contrasting surprises. There’s a dairy plant and outdoor livestock stalls housing more than 200 cows, goats, and chickens. There’s a mini-plot of forest land that’s home to truffle dogs (aka some of the sweetest Labradors around) who show guests how they can sniff...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD NOVEMBER 10, 2017

    11/10/2017 5:32:33 PM PST · by greeneyes · 47 replies
    freerepublic | November 10, 2017 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Ivanka Trump Mocked on Social Media By Liberals for Calling Food 'An Investment'

    11/07/2017 10:39:59 AM PST · by drewh · 41 replies
    AOL News ^ | Nov 7th 2017 12:22PM | Josh King
    "I know words, I have the best words." Although President Trump claims he knows the "best words," his daughter Ivanka is catching some heat for her own word choice. In an interview discussing tax reform with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Ivanka appears to have made two mistakes. "Indeniably itÂ’s very expensive to raise children that is you're a stay at home parent who's investing in potentially after school activities, mommy and me classes, food and whatever it is that they think is the best investment to help their family and their children." If you didnÂ’t catch them, the world...
  • Donald Trump shuns Japanese food for American burger

    11/06/2017 6:34:06 PM PST · by Simon Green · 224 replies
    News.am ^ | 11/06/17 | News.am
    Japan might be routinely hailed as one of the best places in the world for food but that has not inspired Donald Trump to deviate from his strict all-American diet, Independent reported. There was not a trace of ramen, sushi or tempura on President Trump’s plate at a casual lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday. The billionaire property developer instead relished in eating a hamburger sourced from American beef during his first trip to Japan as President. Mr Trump chose to have his burger well-done as he has become so famed for doing with his steaks. President...
  • What Do People Eat in North Korea? A Lot of Corn, Pizza and 'Man-Made Meat'

    11/04/2017 5:20:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 4, 2017 | Julia Glum, Newsweek
    Kim Jong Un doesn't want you to know it, but North Koreans are hungry—and desperate. An estimated 4.4 million people in the reclusive nation are in a state of "crisis, emergency and famine," meaning they have what the United Nations calls "food consumption gaps with high or above usual acute malnutrition." North Korea has a public distribution system for food, but it's insufficient, leaving much of the impoverished population to rely on street-food stalls to supplement their diets, according to a Reuters report out Friday. At these markets, people can access injogogi, a spicy soy bean-rice combination that translates to...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD NOVEMBER 3, 2017

    11/03/2017 6:10:23 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 44 replies
    freerepublic | Nov. 3, 2017 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Hundreds of recruits get sick at Marine boot camp

    11/01/2017 4:09:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    sandiego union tribune ^ | 10/31/2017 | Carl Prine
    More than 300 recruits at the Marines’ boot camp in San Diego are suffering from diarrheal symptoms from an bacterial outbreak, officials disclosed on Tuesday. With most of the cases linked to Shiga toxin-producing E.coli bacteria physicians are treating 302 patients out of the more than 5,500 candidates undergoing training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot. ... The bacteria was identified in recruits at both the depot and at Edson Range at Camp Pendleton beginning on Wednesday but the number of cases spiked on Monday, officials said. Ten recruits were transported to an undisclosed hospital off the base for additional care....