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Shake Shack Heads to Korea; the Scary Truth About Airplane Coffee

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Stan Lee, Eater LA

Happy Wednesday. The Republican National Convention is still happening. Here's what a Trump presidency would do to years of restaurant labor reform. In other news, Shake Shack expands into Korea this week, airplane coffee is kind of gross, a primer on charcuterie, and more.

1. Shake Shack opens its first outpost in Korea this Friday.

2. One coffee shop in Virginia is giving discounts to customers who say "please" and "thank you."

3. Speaking of coffee: We are suddenly extremely grossed out by airplane coffee after reading this piece in the New York Times:

Most commercial airlines use machines hooked up to a water tank. "Because it's in a tank, they have to take particular care to make sure the water is not growing bacteria and whatnot. So they treat it with chemicals, kind of like a pool," he said.

These chemicals, along with minerals in the water, can cause residue to build up in the machinery. Clogs can cause the machine to break down, particularly if maintenance crews don't clean them often enough, Mr. Jimenez said. "I don't drink the coffee unless I know the water's coming from a bottle."

4. Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground covers band is putting out an actual album. Culkin told the Guardian: "We're giving it away, our gift to the world."

5. Finally, the basics of charcuterie, explained: