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In Instagram Age, Chili's Pays for Buns with Photo Appeal
Per AOL: "Chili's says it's spending about $750,000 a year for an egg wash that gives its burger buns a photogenic glaze. It's part of an effort by the chain to get you to take pictures of its food and post them online." For the full story, click here.
Dairy Queen Orders Sodas Out of Kids’ Meals
Per the Wall Street Journal: "It’s getting harder to sell a kid a soda. American Dairy Queen Corp. said Thursday it would remove carbonated soft drinks from its children’s menu in September, becoming the latest fast-food chain to make such a move amid obesity and health concerns." For the full story, click here.
A Food Poisoning Reports With Good News: Fewer E. Coli Cases
Per AP: "Fewer Americans are getting sick from a nasty germ sometimes found in undercooked hamburgers, the government reported Thursday." For the full story, click here.
Growing Interest: School-grown Vegetables Increase Salad Selection
Per Science Daily: "If kids grow vegetables, they're more likely to eat them. A new study shows that when garden grown vegetables were slipped into school salads, kids were over four times as likely to take a salad. For the full story, click here.
Burger and Hot Dog Combined at Hardees-Carl’s Jr. Outlets
Per the New York Times: "Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s announced a new menu item that combines two summer cookout favorites: hamburgers and hot dogs. The sandwich, called the Most American Thickburger, is a beef patty topped by a split hot dog, resting on a layer of Lay’s kettle-cooked potato chips between hamburger buns. The item will sell for $5.79 and contain 1,030 calories, with 64 grams of fat. The Thickburger goes on sale May 20." For the full story, click here.