BurgerFi will add the vegan burger from Beyond Meat to the menu at eight of its 101 US restaurants early next month to test demand. The chain already offers a quinoa-based veggie burger, but the Beyond Burger offers a meatless option that "truly tastes like burger," BurgerFi Executive Chef Paul Griffin said.
Starbucks, which celebrates 25 years as a publicly traded company this week, sees plenty of room for growth in lunchtime sales, Chief Financial Officer Scott Maw said Monday. Food has grown from 16% to 20% of overall sales since 2012, and new lunch offerings are expected to give food sales a further boost.
Students in a Delaware school district are receiving free summer meals through a new "lunch bus" that makes stops on weekdays. The mobile meals are intended to help curb food insecurity among young people over the summer.
The number of visits to national parks is rising for the third consecutive year, and campers are seeking finer food than the standard pork and beans. Maine chef Jennifer Scism launched upscale dehydrated-food startup Good To-Go three years ago, growing from packaging 196 meals in 2014 to 45,000 meals this month.
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The five basic elements of barbecue are the rub, the mop, the meat, smoke and sauce, according to Jamie Purviance, master griller at Weber. A spice rub adds initial flavor, the mop keeps the meat moist while on the grill and a final application of sauce lends sweetness, he said.
Boba tea, or bubble tea, has become an international hit and some concepts are looking to offer upgraded versions that appeal to adults looking for more sophisticated drinks. San Francisco-based Boba Guys specializes in boba teas made from premium ingredients, and Tea & Milk in New York City has a carefully curated menu of teas and toppings.
A church should not be denied public funding for the resurfacing of its preschool playground, the US Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that could have implications for the school-voucher debate. "We should all celebrate the fact that programs designed to help students will no longer be discriminated against by the government based solely on religious affiliation," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said.
Starbucks has teamed with Feeding America and the Greater Chicago Food Depository to donate leftover sandwiches and salads to three Chicago homeless shelters. The program, which provides the city's homeless with an upgrade from the peanut butter sandwiches they usually get for lunch, may expand to more cities as the coffee chain builds its lunch menu.
A study by researchers at the University of Washington has found that Seattle's rising minimum wage resulted in fewer hours and lower overall pay for the city's restaurant employees. The report contradicts a study from the University of California-Berkeley that found the higher wage was having no effect on employment.
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