Surprise! Sports stadium concession stands are filthy
So-called dirty water hot dogs have got nothing on sports stadium food: According to an ESPN investigation, the concessions stands at America’s pro sports venues are plagued by food safety issues — think live mice found in Cracker Jack, beef blood dripping off shelves, and cooks sweating in your food. ESPN found that at more than a quarter of the stadiums, half or more of the food service outlets committed at least one high-level sanitation violation; the worst offenders include Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina and American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Starbucks delivery will soon be everywhere
The world’s biggest coffee chain is rolling out delivery via Uber Eats at 2,000 stores across the U.S. in 2019. While coffee deliveries to offices certainly make sense, if you’re paying someone to deliver one macchiato, it’s probably time to reevaluate your life choices.
And in other news...
- In other Starbucks news, the coffee titan is adding nitro cold brew on tap to the menu at all its U.S. stores by the end of 2019. [CNN]
- Postmates is rolling out a cute, autonomous delivery robot to adorably steal human jobs. Called the Serve, it will first launch in LA before before being rolled out to “key cities” across the U.S. over the next year. [The Verge]
- Are Great British Bake Off legends Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry feuding? UK gossip sites are claiming Berry snubbed him at a recent event (and attributing it to the fact that Hollywood recently left his wife for a 23-year-old woman), but Hollywood’s rep says they’re as friendly as ever. [Express]
- UK grocer Sainsburys is offering some very strange new tea flavors this holiday season: Brussels sprouts and pigs in blankets. Perfect stocking stuffers for family members you secretly hate. [Metro]
- Finally, Oprah explains her on-air reaction to that woman’s million dollar-winning, completely unseasoned chicken recipe — she was torn between being authentic and trying to be nice: