McDonald’s Staff Beg People Not To Order Adult Happy Meals

Image: McDonald’s The news of Happy Meals for adults seemed like a neat little publicity stunt for McDonald’s, and a fun story for everyone to chortle along with. Cactus Plant Flea Market-style four-eyed toys of the old McDonald’s characters, in a box for the grown ups, seems a certainty for viral success. However, it turns … Read more

‘I spend $600 a month taking women out for dinner I’ve met on Tinder’: Does the man always have to pick up the check?

I am a single 38-year-old man living in the Southwest, and I have reached my breaking point. I spend my hard-earned money taking women out for dinner and drinks who I’ve met on Tinder, only to be ghosted by the second or third date. Is taking a woman out for coffee on a first date … Read more

Burlington’s Penny Cluse Café to Close Permanently | Food News | Seven Days

click to enlarge File: Oliver Parini Penny Cluse Café After almost a quarter of a century, the buckets-o-spuds, tofu scrams, biscuits and gravy, and chiles rellenos will stop flowing at downtown Burlington’s breakfast-and-lunch landmark Penny Cluse Café. Husband-and-wife co-owners Charles Reeves and Holly Cluse told their staff Monday, and then sent an email to about … Read more

Wendy’s drive-thru lanes struggle, while Chick-fil-A has fastest service, report says

A worker hands a customer their order in the drive-through of a Wendy’s fast food restaurant in Pinole, California, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Wendy’s is often credited with pioneering drive-thru ordering, but the burger chain’s drive-thru accuracy and customer satisfaction scores lagged behind its rivals this … Read more

Spam’s popularity is on the rise again

new York CNN Business — Spam is cool too. The 85-year-old canned block of meat has undergone a cultural reinvention. Hormel (HRL) has sold a record amount of Spam for seven straight years, and 2022 is on pace for another such milestone. The conglomerate behind Skippy and Jennie-O turkey says it can’t make Spam fast … Read more

Sex sells at NYC’s Slutty Vegan restaurant in Brooklyn

On a Wednesday afternoon, hordes of eager Brooklynites lined up along busy Fulton Street in the heart of Fort Greene. The bold cry of “We’ve got a virgin in the building!” could be heard, over and over again, up and down the block. “I want a One Night Stand,” one woman uttered to her girlfriend, … Read more

McDonald’s rejects franchise owners’ request to delay big changes, letter says

A customer places an order September 24, 2022 at a McDonald’s Restaurant along the New York State Thruway in Hannacroix, New York. Robert Nickelsberg | Getty Images News | Getty Images A group representing McDonald’s owners said the company rejected its request to delay changes to franchising policies, including updated standards and adjustments to how … Read more

Travel prices may be dropping—is now the time to book a trip?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Skyrocketing airfares earlier this year and recent headlines about persistent inflation may be discouraging potential travelers. Yet recent data suggest that prices for hotels, air travel and rental cars are softening this autumn. And the US dollar’s continued strength has driven down international travel costs. The Consumer … Read more

The 6 Best Bars and Restaurants for Art Lovers

Photo courtesy of Pied Piper “The creative process for a new menu always starts with the artwork,” says Tia Barrett, the beverage director of Esmé in Chicago. When Esmé’s rotating art exhibit included a three-piece series by photographer Paul Octavious, for instance, she mirrored the theme in the wine list. “I showcased the Grenache grape … Read more

European bakery opens in Durham

RALEIGH, NC — Glenn Gillen shared with us that Chef Chick’s Bakery, an authentic European bakery, is now open at Meridian Business Park (2500 Meridian Parkway) in Durham. Owned and operated by Durham resident Małgorzata (Gosia) Szewczyk, the bakery specializes in bringing a “taste of Europe to your home,” allowing guests to experience the flavors … Read more