REUTERS: Whole Foods to Shut Three Regional Kitchens
"Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.O) said it would close three remaining regional kitchen facilities as part of an ongoing plan to streamline its operations. The three kitchen facilities are in Everett, Massachusetts, Landover, Maryland and Atlanta, a company spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. The closures will affect about 500 jobs, but Whole Foods said it expects to place most of the employees within the company or with its suppliers. In June, U.S. food safety regulators warned the grocer that inspections at its Everett plant turned up violations that could result in food being 'Contaminated with filth or rendered injurious to health.'" Read full story.
MUNCHIES: This Bag of Chips Will Tell You If You’re Too Drunk to Drive
"Once you’ve inhaled all of the chips in the Tostitos 'Party Safe' bag, it doubles as a DIY Breathalyzer, detecting what AdWeek describes as 'small traces of alcohol on a person’s breath.' When you exhale into the empty bag, the steering wheel on the front will stay green if you’re good to go, or turn an angry red if it thinks you should stay on the couch or take an Uber instead." Read full story.
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THRILLIST: CHIPOTLE IS GIVING AWAY FREE CHIPS & GUAC RIGHT NOW
"Although Chipotle spent much of 2016 attempting to lure you to its restaurants with numerous promotions for free burritos, the chain hasn't done much in the way of free food deals so far in 2017. Thankfully, that finally changed on Tuesday, when the burrito purveyor launched a new online game that rewards players with free chips and guacamole. " Read full story.