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Chick-fil-A Moves One Step Closer to Conquering All 50 States

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  • Chick-fil-A, the cultish chain famous for its signature chicken sandwich, keeps expanding across America. The chain is scheduled to open its first location in North Dakota, bringing stores to 47 out of 50 U.S. States.
  • This brutally honest drink menu for America is too real to take as a joke.
  • James Cameron, the mastermind behind Avatar, started a food company that will process organic pea protein. Cameron’s interest in organic farming and vegan protein is well-known — considering that there will be four upcoming Avatar sequels through 2025, could future Avatar characters be vegan?!
  • The team behind cancelled Broadway musical The Great Comet are opening a pierogi stand that will sell the snacks they offered to theater guests. Hear this, pies from Waitress?
  • Ever dream of cooking in Bobby Flay's top-notch kitchen? It’s possible now, and the price of his house has been reduced from the original asking price of $8 million to a cool $6.5 million.
  • The wave of food-on-demand startups is not going away anytime soon. MealPal, a company that allows users to subscribe to a list of restaurant take-out lunches and dinners, got $20 million funding. The company, currently active in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia, plans to expand to new markets like France.
  • The New York Times featured an aspiring chef, Joanairys Merced, who is a part of the city’s new Stage NYC program. This program prepares young and out-of-work New Yorkers for restaurant careers through culinary classes and on-the-job training in outstanding kitchens in the city. Ms. Merced, only 19, is one to watch.
  • Marcus Samuelsson’s restaurant Red Rooster has been a neighborhood staple in Harlem since it first opened. But did he successfully transport the vibrant Harlem culture to Red Rooster Shoreditch?
  • Meet Pumpkin Spice’s evil sister.

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