- A woman at a Seattle pizzeria got into a dispute with the staff after they reportedly did not give her enough Srirarcha with her order. The customer called 911, and when the cops arrived at the scene, they found the woman and her husband outside the restaurant engaged in a melee with another fellow, who also threw a trash can at the window. According to the blotter, the woman “kept bringing up” the hot sauce issue while dealing with the police.
- La Colombe’s CEO Todd Carmichael is speaking out against the Republican tax plan. "CEOs are looking each other and going, ‘What’s happening? We didn’t ask for this and we know it won’t work,’” Carmichael tells ABC News. “And we don’t have a choice ultimately either, our shareholders want that money.”
- Judging by the chatter on social media, Chipotle’s free queso giveaway did not go as planned. A lot of people complained about getting annoying text messages from the chain about the promotion yesterday.
- At noon ET today, all the Top Chef judges will be competing against each other in a Quickfire challenge for charity over on the show’s Facebook page..
- Seth Meyers cracked a joke about Arby’s newest culinary monstrosity, the Arbynator, last night: “They named it after the Terminator, because it’s the only sandwich that will make you want to go back in time and stop yourself from eating it.”
- The company behind Japan’s popular Tokyo Banana Cakes is making treats shaped like the baby panda that was just born at the Ueno Zoological Gardens.
- A man in Buffalo, New York was busted for impersonating a cop to get a discount at a local Starbucks.
- The breakfast connoisseurs over at Extra Crispy have determined that Taco Bell’s naked egg taco is the worst fast food breakfast of 2017.
- According to Google Trends, people searched for chicken breast and beef dishes more than any other recipes in 2017.
- And finally, Australians are having a hard time processing the news that a company called Icy Poles is releasing a vegemite popsicle.
Queso fans continue to mock Chipotle, plus more food and dining news
One state, two days, four burger joints, and a whole lot of griddled onions
By Amy McCarthy