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Plus, Shake Shack is giving away ShackBurgers, and other news

KFC’s “Holiday Colonel” shirt
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  • #Brand of the Year KFC is back with a new collection of millennial-friendly merch, including seasonally appropriate wrapping paper and a shirt emblazoned with a very festive Colonel Sanders.
  • Shake Shack is giving away free burgers this week. Through Sunday, Postmates users in 17 markets can send a free ShackBurger to a friend who doesn’t already use the delivery service and get a $10 credit to spend on their own ShackBurger.
  • The SEC is putting the kibosh on restaurant-review app Munchee. The startup tried to raise capital by selling “MUN tokens,” which could either be purchased by app users or earned through writing restaurant reviews. But, the SEC decided these tokens were securities, meaning Munchee was required to register them with the SEC before sale. It didn’t, and the SEC halted its Initial Coin Offering.
  • Beyoncé is not crazy in love with Lineup Brewing. Her team is ringing the alarm on Bïeryoncé, a German-style pilsner made by the Brooklyn brewery, sending the independent, women-owned brewery a cease and desist letter.
  • Jimmy Kimmel took on Trump’s alarming Diet Coke habit in his monologue last night.
  • Lady Gaga may be the latest celebrity to get into wine. The singer’s reps filed trademarks for two wines, a red and a white, named for her her father’s New york City Italian restaurant Joanne Trattoria. Earlier this year, Gaga also filed paperwork for a line of “Grigio Girls” wine. So far, though, all she has is the names.
  • A meat tax is bound to happen. These so-called “sin taxes” are implemented to combat climate change and improve human health.
  • The EU is looking to ban doner kebabs, citing a link between phosphates in kebabs and heart disease. The full parliament is meeting in two weeks to vote on the matter.
  • It doesn’t look like Amazon is destined to dominate grocery, after all. People prefer shopping in real life, and the online grocery shopping space is still uncharted territory.
  • Here’s why The Muppet Christmas Carol is not only one of the best Christmas movies, but also one of the best food movies of all time.
  • Hot Pockets offered to put hot pockets in their followers’ Twitter photos. It looks something like this: