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  • Fast food cashier and manager fired for refusing to serve police officer

    11/11/2019 2:55:38 PM PST · by chuckee · 34 replies
    Two fast food employees have been fired after one of them refused to serve a police officer who wanted to order food from the establishment. The incident occurred at the Cook Out restaurant in Roxboro, North Carolina when Kenneth Horton, an army vet and veteran police officer, visited the chain restaurant and was denied service by the cashier. "We're saddened that an employee denied service to a police officer. We promote unity. The public here knows that. And, unfortunately, this incident has created a divide but it is only because of a small action that could have been avoided," said...
  • Popeyes worker who 'body-slammed' a customer, 55, leaving her with a broken leg is arrested [tr]

    11/10/2019 5:40:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9,2019 | Michelle Curran
    A Popeyes employee has been arrested after being caught on video body-slamming a customer outside a Tennessee store. Deriance Ra'Shaiel Hughes, 29, has been charged with felony aggravated assault after allegedly attacking Debra Staggs in a dispute over her check. Rocky McElhaney Law Firm which is representing Staggs, 55, said she was trying to get a refund after being charged twice for her $13.11 meal.
  • Desperate Popeye's Chicken Sandwich Fan Destroys her Car as She Attempts to Cut in Line at [Trunc]

    11/05/2019 3:25:14 PM PST · by Cecily · 61 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 5, 2019 | Luke Kenton
    A women in California became the latest person to fall victim to the Popeyes chicken sandwich pandemonium on Tuesday when she brazenly attempted to cut in line at a local drive-thru but inadvertently ended up destroying her own car. The humble dose of instant karma was captured on video by a number of perplexed diners at a Los Angeles branch of the eatery, who can be heard laughing at the currently unidentified motorist throughout the incident. The woman, driving an early 2000s silver Mercedes, can been seen trying to force her vehicle between a pillar and in front of another...
  • The first map of America’s food supply chain is mind-boggling

    11/02/2019 8:08:49 AM PDT · by null and void · 53 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 10/28/19 | Megan Konar
    By 3 minute Read Most of our food is moved across great distances—and through many different forms of transit—before it reaches our plates. My team at the University of Illinois just developed the first high-resolution map of the U.S. food supply chain. Our map is a comprehensive snapshot of all food flows between counties in the U.S.—grains, fruits and vegetables, animal feed, and processed food items. To build the map, we brought together information from eight databases, including the Freight Analysis Framework from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which tracks where items are shipped around the country, and Port Trade data...
  • A WORM and a VIRUS bring China to its knees

    11/01/2019 1:27:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | By David L Brockett - October 30, 2019
    Karma Forget the billions spent on China’s massive military build-up, the ongoing attempt to make the Chinese Communist Party the most powerful and feared force on the planet. The yellow peril is being decimated by tiny foes, one of them microscopic. All the chest-thumping and saber-rattling, and it finally comes down to a stand-off with a lowly bug that happens to hate communists. Boy, they didn’t see that coming! African Swine Fever (ASF) With a mortality rate near 100%, ASF has swept through China’s hog industry, decimating their primary source of protein. Best estimates put losses at 30-35% of China’s...
  • Bittersweet Succession

    10/31/2019 10:34:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Comstock's Magazine ^ | October 21, 2019 | Allison Joy
    Woodland’s Z Specialty Food seeks to double the footprint of its honey warehouse and create a community gathering spot The Zeldner family legacy is rooted in yellow star thistle. The noxious weed, an invasive species native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe and northern Africa, covers an estimated 14 million acres in California. It grows densely and depletes soil moisture. It can cause a fatal nervous disorder in horses who graze on it. The spines that extend from the flower head, giving the plant its name, are the bane of hikers and grazing animals alike. For honeybees, however, the...
  • Lloyd Taco: Sorry for Saying Sorry! Food Truck Co-Owners want to be known as non-political

    10/30/2019 6:05:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    WBEN ^ | 10 28 2019 | Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski
    After setting off an internet firestorm last week when they apologized for serving lunch at an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention center in Batavia, the owners of Lloyd Taco are apologizing for last week's apology and are hopeful they will not apologize in the future. "We take responsbility for what transpired last week but we want to emphasize that we don't take sides," Lloyd Taco co-owner Pete Cimino said Monday. "That's what people did in social and traditional media in the last few days. We respect their right to express their opinions. That's something that makes this great country great."...
  • Dearborn Public Schools Spark Protest by Adopting All Halal Meat Policy

    10/29/2019 6:56:11 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 52 replies
    american thinker ^ | 10/28/19 | Pamela Geller
    The Dearborn Public Schools website states it matter-of-factly: "Dearborn Public Schools ensures all meats served in our schools are certified Halal." Now one courageous mother is fighting back, challenging Dearborn public school officials to explain why they have done this and to provide options for students who object to halal food. The mother wrote to Dearborn schools superintendent Glenn Maleyko, noting, "Schools have never changed lunches to fit any other religious needs. If one needed a special diet due to religion or health, they did what all other students do, bring a lunch from home." Maleyko responded: "The decision was...
  • Vegetarian ate 1 burger, got hooked and became a butcher

    10/29/2019 9:02:50 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 29, 2019 | Hannah Sparks
    That must have been some burger! Tammi Jonas, a longtime vegetarian living in Victoria, Australia, had a surprising — but undeniable — craving for a hamburger while pregnant with her third child. Just one prime patty after many meat-free years. Now, she’s a professional butcher and a pig farmer. The 49-year-old stopped eating meat when she was 19 — after reading Australian philosopher Peter Singer’s book “Animal Liberation,” published in 1975. She maintained her V-card successfully through two pregnancies, but while carrying her third child, she also became “dangerously anemic.” After the iron supplements failed, she pondered if protein would...
  • A large number of restaurants are offering delivery or take-out only

    10/24/2019 4:04:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Market Watch ^ | October 22, 2019 | The Associated Press
    Many restaurants are catering to online delivery sites likes Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats and not allowing customers to eat in-house NEW YORK (AP) — Frato’s Pizza looks like a typical family restaurant, with its black-and-white checkered floor and red chairs. But in the kitchen, the cooks are whipping up dishes for four other restaurants at the same time. There is, of course, the gourmet pizza that patrons have come to expect from Frato’s when they walk through the door. But there are also spicy chicken gyros for Halal Kitchen, barbecue chicken tenders for Tenderlicious, salmon grilled cheese for Cheesy...
  • There's a scientific reason you crave junk food when you don't get enough sleep

    10/23/2019 5:23:27 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    Ksl ^ | 23 Oct 2019 | Sandee Lamotte
    It's 3 a.m. and you're wide awake for the second night in a row. You get up and stumble to the kitchen for some warm milk mom swears will put you to sleep. So why are you eating a bowl of ice cream with a side of cookies? "It's only the last bit of humanity that we have been able to have food around the clock or food that is high in saturated fats and high in carbs," Hanlon continued. "And our brain has not evolved as quickly as the food choices that have become available." And that brings us...
  • How 3D Printing, Vertical Farming, and Materials Science Are Overhauling Food

    10/22/2019 5:34:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | October 20, 2019 | Peter H. Diamandis, MD
    Food. What we eat, and how we grow it, will be fundamentally transformed in the next decade. Already, indoor farming is projected to be a US$40.25 billion industry by 2022, with a compound annual growth rate of 9.65 percent. Meanwhile, the food 3D printing industry is expected to grow at an even higher rate, averaging 50 percent annual growth. And converging exponential technologies—from materials science to AI-driven digital agriculture—are not slowing down. Today’s breakthroughs will soon allow our planet to boost its food production by nearly 70 percent, using a fraction of the real estate and resources, to feed 9...
  • Pelican wanders into restaurant, gets in line

    10/21/2019 10:03:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 17, 2019 / 3:36 PM | By Ben Hooper
    Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A surprised customer at an Australian restaurant recorded video of a pelican casually wandering into the eatery and patiently getting in line. Jack Simpson captured video at the Cargo's Wharf Restaurant in Kiama, New South Wales, when a pelican walked in through the door and joined the crowd in line. The pelican got out of line after a few moments and wandered around the shop, with a crowd of onlookers following. The bird was eventually escorted out of the eatery without incident. VIDEO AT LINK...................
  • 7 burning questions about Amazon's new grocery chain

    10/20/2019 7:44:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Grocery Dive ^ | October 2, 2019 | Jessica Dumont and Jeff Wells
    The company has a blank slate to create a fresh, differentiated experience. But its success in a saturated industry is not guaranteed. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Amazon has signed more than a dozen leases for grocery stores in and around Los Angeles, citing anonymous sources close to the company. Amazon has not confirmed the news or released any information publicly, but if the reports prove accurate, its newest brick-and-mortar business could launch as early as the end of this year. But what will the chain really look like and how will it operate? What will it be...
  • Wendy's Packs A Southern Punch with The Carolina Classic Burger

    10/20/2019 3:04:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Franchising ^ | October 17, 2019
    his week Wendy's is bringing its beloved Carolina Classic Burger to all restaurant menus across North and South Carolina. To pay homage to some of the best flavors of the South, this regional twist on a classic Wendy's burger is back by popular demand – but only for a limited time. Featuring zesty chili, diced onions, mustard and tangy cole slaw topped on a Wendy's quarter pound fresh, never frozen beef patty*, customers can get it all with the Carolina Classic. Previously sold in Charlotte-area restaurants, this flavor-filled burger is now expanding to the rest of the state and throughout...
  • Penzeys Has Soup Base Recall, Blames Trump

    10/19/2019 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 64 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | October 17, 2019 | James Wigderson
    Bill Penzey, the controversial owner of Penzey’s Spices, emailed his customers on Thursday to inform them he’s been selling bad chicken soup base that needs to be recalled. He wrote: "If you have chicken soup base from us please check your jar’s best by dates to see if yours has been recalled. The lot numbers are: 00139, 01839, 01049, SEP0820VAN, and OCT1420VAN. These were sold from 3.16.19 onward. If you have one of these jars, don’t use it and see the instructions below for your refund. We just needed to mail this notice to our customers who are chicken soup...
  • Discovery of Prehistoric Baby Bottles Shows Infants Were Fed Cow's Milk 5,000 Years Ago

    10/18/2019 6:22:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | September 26, 2019 | Julie Dunne, The Conversation
    ...we did some very delicate drilling to produce enough ceramic powder and then treated it with a chemical technique that extracts molecules called lipids... from the fats, oils and waxes of the natural world and are normally absorbed into the material of the prehistoric pots during cooking, or, in this case, through heating the milk. Luckily, these lipids often survive for thousands of years. We regularly use this technique to find out what sort of food people cooked in their ancient pots. It seems they ate many of the things we eat today, including various types of meat, dairy products,...
  • First UK Chick-fil-A outlet to close in LGBT rights row

    10/18/2019 7:23:44 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th October 2019 | BBC News
    A US fast-food chain will cease trading at its first UK outlet amid a row over donations to anti-LGBT groups. Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October. A spokeswoman for the centre said "the right thing to do" was to not extend the restaurant's lease beyond the "six-month pilot period". Chick-fil-A said its donations were purely focused on youth and education. The family-owned company, founded in Atlanta in 1967, is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the USA and boasts about 2,400...
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

    10/18/2019 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tom DeWeese
    My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable Development. I know why and I know who the players are. I hope I can leave you today with some ideas on how to fight them. To begin, let’s set the terms and make one thing very clear. The use of the word sustainable may sound like a comfortable term, not threatening. After all, you, your...
  • 'There was nothing there:' Farming family says someone stole 22,000 apples from their orchard

    10/18/2019 12:26:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    KOAA ^ | Posted: 6:14 AM, Oct 18, 2019 Updated: 7:24 AM, Oct 18, 2019 | WXYZ Staff
    HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- It's a place where thousands of families go every year to celebrate fall. Now, Spicer Orchards northwest of Detroit, Michigan is dealing with a crime like no other in its more than 50-year history. Someone stole more than 22,000 apples off acres of trees under the cover of darkness. After running the orchard for more than 50 years, the Spicer family has learned that you only pick apples when they are perfectly ripe. As harvest time nears, they check the apples every few days. On Sunday, October 6, the apples in the farm’s supplemental orchard on...