- McDonald’s is expanding its push into delivery in the United States. In partnership with UberEats, McDonald’s will now deliver out of 1,000 stores (up from 200), including locations in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Phoenix. The chain already has a robust delivery business in Asia and the Middle East, and earned $1 billion in delivery sales worldwide last year.
- Yesterday Google announced Google Lens. Users will be able to point their smartphone camera at any restaurant and the app will offer information about the place, including reviews, menus, reservations, contact information, and more. Also: Google Assistant (which lets you order delivery, or call up restaurant information) is now available on iPhones. Read more on The Verge.
With Google Lens, your smartphone camera won’t just see what you see, but will also understand what you see to help you take action. #io17 pic.twitter.com/viOmWFjqk1— Google (@Google) May 17, 2017
- In Detroit, the iconic American Coney Island hot dog stand celebrates its 100th year in business this month. Here’s a look back at how one hot-dog-and-chili push cart grew into a beloved Motor City brand.
- A grand jury in Kentucky has indicted the leader of a Girl Scout troop for stealing $15,000 worth of cookies.
- Here’s Gordon Ramsay teaching “students” how to be outraged. It’s pretty great: