Chick-fil-A will now deliver straight to your door
In addition to its fried chicken sandwiches and unsavory corporate stance on gay rights, Chick-fil-A is famous for employees’ smiling faces that greet customers at the counter and drive-thru. But for those who just can’t stand going out into public and engaging in human interaction, there is now another way. The Atlanta-based chain has announced it is partnering with DoorDash to offer delivery at more than 1,100 of its restaurants across America. Of course, shut-ins will still have to answer their doors and accept their food from DoorDash delivery drivers.
Food waste continues to be a massive problem globally
A new study reveals one-third of all food is wasted before it reaches the plate, reports the Telegraph. Considering the rampant hunger, starvation, and malnourishment that is prevalent in so many pockets of the world, this is simply unacceptable. Waste and spoilage in harvesting, storage, transport, and stores reportedly results in roughly 1.3 billion tonnes of lost food per year.
“The numbers are staggering,” says a research panel led by the United Kingdom’s former chief scientific adviser Sir John Beddington. “Each year more than half of all the fruits and vegetables produced globally are lost or wasted. A vital source of protein, around 25 per cent of all the meat produced — equivalent to 75 million cows — is not consumed.”
And in other food news ...
- ABC has picked up a comedy called East WillyB, which is set in “the last hold-out dive bar in gentrified Brooklyn.” It sounds like a modern take on Cheers. [Deadline]
- Congratulations to legendary basketball star and not-so-legendary rapper Shaquille O’Neal, who is expanding his restaurant chain, Big Chicken, with a location on a Carnival cruise ship. [People]
- Julia Moskin has a wonderful feature on Syrian refugees who are about to experience their first Thanksgiving in America. [New York Times]
- Keith Villa, the guy who created Blue Moon beer, an orange-garnished favorite of college kids everywhere, is working on a THC-infused brew, and is sounds like it will just be a weed-spiked version of Blue Moon. [Food & Wine]
- Kentucky Fried Chicken has teamed up with streetwear brand Human Made to launch another fashion collection. Who wants a $375 jacket emblazoned with the Colonel’s face? [Official]
- Edward Hopper’s “Chop Suey,” a 1929 oil painting of two people dining at a Chinese restaurant just sold at auction for $92 million. [New York Times]
- Finally, here’s iconic and typically press-shy Brooklyn pizzaiolo Mark Iacono making meatballs with Seth Meyers on the Late Night. [YouTube]