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    Brace yourself. Now that one California city has done this, eventually the entire state will follow suit and then there will be pressure on all the other states to enact similar bans.

    Malibu bans restaurants from giving out plastic straws, stirrers and utensils

    http://www.latimes.com/la-me-ln-mali...226-story.html

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    Not even a winner of Top Chef All-Stars could save Chipotle's attempt to start a hamburger chain.

    Chipotle closes its only burger restaurant, Tasty Made, in Lancaster, Ohio

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...hio/390082002/

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    Fresh beef instead of frozen! Will wonders never cease! Maybe next they'll switch to fresh ice cream instead of frozen. Wait, what?

    McDonald's switching to fresh beef in its US locations
    Time, Mar 6 2018 10:23 AM

    McDonald’s announced today that it has switched to fresh beef Quarter Pounders, rather than frozen, in 3,500 of the chain’s restaurants in the U.S. and plans to expand to more locations by May. The fast food giant’s announcement follows its pledge a year ago to roll out fresh beef in the majority of its 14,000 U.S. restaurants by mid-2018. "Our suppliers have invested about $60 million updating their supply chain to be able to make this conversion from frozen to fresh," McDonald’s U.S President Chris Kempczinski said.

    http://time.com/5187552/mcdonalds-beef/

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    The Cheat Sheet -- not a very good name for a website, if you ask me -- just posted the results of a Consumer Reports survey of more than 50,000 shoppers who rated supermarkets on cleanliness, competitive pricing, staff courtesy, checkout speed, produce and meat quality and seven other criteria. The chain with the worst reputation is, surprisingly, Walmart. I'm reminded of the 2004 South Park episode "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes," in which all the townspeople complain about the huge new Wall-Mart driving smaller stores out of business -- but yet they all still shop there.

    The most hated grocery store chains in America

    https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/t...re-chains.html

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    What a nice combination: "pizza" and "free."

    UMBC's upset of Virginia means free Little Caesars pizza on April 2
    Detroit Free Press, Mar 17 2018 2:04 PM

    Little Caesars said it would offer a free lunch if the impossible happened. It happened Friday night in Charlotte. Number 16 seed University of Maryland-Baltimore County made history by demolishing Number 1 seed Virginia, 74-54. It was the first time a number 16 seed knocked off a top seed in the NCAA tournament. The pizza company promised that every family that enters a participating store between 11:30 AM and 1 PM on April 2 and mentions the offer at the check-out counter would receive one free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo: four slices of Detroit-style deep dish pizza with pepperoni and one 20-ounce Pepsi-Cola product drink.

    https://www.freep.com/story/sports/2...nia/434483002/

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    Glen Bell opened the first Taco Bell in 1962 in Downey, California. There are now more than 7,000 Taco Bells located in 27 countries.

    Taco Bell will soon be selling tortilla chips inspired by its sauces
    CNBC, Mar 22 2018

    Starting in May, Taco Bell will roll out Classic, Mild and Fire tortilla chips in grocery and convenience stores. The chips take their flavor and packaging inspiration from Taco Bell's signature sauces. These packaged chips will join the line of dips, sauces, shells and seasoning mixes that Taco Bell sells in partnership with Kraft.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/22/taco...ts-sauces.html

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    Can't we just tell the McDonald's clerk, "A Big Mac and fries, please, but hold the phthalates"?

    Eating out increases levels of phthalates in the body, study finds
    Research discovers 35% increase in levels of chemical linked to disease in those who dined at restaurants the previous day. Phthalates are linked to fertility problems, pregnancy complications and other health issues.

    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-...ants-fast.html

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    So many food hybrids! Waffle tacos. Egg tacos. Croissant tacos. French toast chalupas. Bacon doughnuts. Chili cheese fries burritos. SiriusXM. Oh wait, that last one isn't a food product. But this one is:

    Heinz teases a 'new' mayo-ketchup hybrid and Twitter goes crazy
    The company did not invent this concoction, as many people point out
    Eater.com, Apr 12 2018 2:01 PM

    Yesterday the Kraft Heinz corporation unleashed a contest of sorts, pitting its "new" creation, a blend of ketchup and mayonnaise called Mayochup, up against Americans' taste buds. Vote "yes" for the condiment, a Twitter poll cried, and Kraft Heinz — which sold $6.78 billion worth of sauces and condiments in 2016 — would make the product available in bottle form for "you saucy Americans."

    As media outlets began to report about the product, many took to Twitter to hash out the sauce’s actual origin story. As residents of Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, Germany and the American Midwest have been pointing out, mayo-ketchup sauces have been part of the culinary landscape for decades. Regardless of whether Heinz ends up releasing the product in the US, other versions such as Goya’s Mayo Ketchup and the artisan-branded Stephen’s Gourmet are already available on US store shelves.

    https://www.eater.com/pop-culture/20...ketchup-hybrid

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    I can hear the complaints now: "Hey, there's sand in my pizza!"

    Pizza outdoors: Domino's will start delivering to beaches and parks

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...416-story.html

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    I feel sick -- and please don't tell me tarantulas taste like chicken. I don't want to hear it.

    Tarantula topping draws the brave into North Carolina burger joint
    The Huffington Post, Apr 13 2018 5:37 PM

    A hamburger topped with a tarantula is attracting customers to a restaurant in Durham, North Carolina. Bull City Burger & Brewery is celebrating "Exotic Meat Month" by featuring burgers made with everything from alligator to iguana, python, bison, turtle and insects. But it’s the tarantula challenge that has customers going buggy. For $30, customers get a 100% North Carolina pasture-raised beef burger topped with Gruyère cheese, chili sauce and an oven-roasted tarantula. If they finish their plate, they get a T-shirt to immortalize the feat. At least four people have completed the challenge.

    http://www.bullcityburgerandbrewery.com

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0edca2cb9b853

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