- No, PepsiCo is not launching a female-friendly version of Doritos. Some (very dumb) comments from the company’s chief executive officer were simply blown out of proportion. The Doritos social media team took the appropriate tone on Twitter (again, in the wake of some ridiculous comments) in an attempt to calm the uproar.
We already have Doritos for women — they’re called Doritos, and they’re loved by millions.— Doritos (@Doritos) February 6, 2018
- After catching flack for refusing to cover HIV prevention medication pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) under its employee health insurance plan, Publix has reversed its position. The Florida-based supermarket chain now says it will add PrEP coverage to its insurance plan “as quickly as possible.”
- “Surge pricing” has expanded from ride-share services to food-delivery apps, and now a high-end London restaurant is giving the inverse model a try. Bob Bob Ricard plans to drop a la carte prices 25 percent during “off-peak” hours and 15 percent during “mid-peak” hours. Prices during popular service times will remain the same.
- Yelp says independent fast-food and fast-casual restaurants typically get higher ratings from amateur critics than traditional fast-food chains. Diners must really love exposed brick and ductwork.
- The latest stunt from Big Mac dealer McDonald’s is an extremely fancy ring that will be given to one lucky fan for Valentine’s Day. The piece of jewelry is reportedly an “18k gold, stackable ring made of seven individual tiers of diamonds and gems representing the ingredients of the Big Mac.”
Love is in the air! Literally. With the aroma of the 3 Big Mac burgers. And we're celebrating with the Bling Mac—a gratuitously diamond-encrusted prize for the fan who tweets the best, most creative vows of Big Mac burger love to @McDonalds in the #BlingMacContest! pic.twitter.com/EADWJzVOvU— McDonald's (@McDonalds) February 7, 2018
- And with V-Day right around the corner, Starbucks is introducing another new novelty beverage. The cherry mocha is inspired by chocolate-covered cherries that are found in those heart-shaped boxes, and it’s available in hot or iced form, with standard or blonde espresso.
- Here is the history of food succinctly explained in a colorful chart.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency determined Puerto Ricans needed 30 million meals after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, but only 50,000 were delivered. World Central Kitchen, super chef José Andrés’s non-profit, is working to set up a kitchen in Puerto Rico to pick up the slack.
- Here’s how not to be a jerk when dining with deaf people.
- Sadly for residents of Salem, Oregon, signage that indicated a forthcoming In-N-Out Burger location was just a prank.
- Since Tide Pods, the little plastic capsules containing laundry detergent, have somehow become the hottest dish in America, New York lawmakers want to make them look less delicious.
- Fallen burrito chain Chipotle, still trying to recover from E. coli and norovirus disasters in 2015 and 2016, is trying to get back on top with a new loyalty program. Details are scarce, but the program is expected to launch this fall.
- Finally, Late Show host Stephen Colbert reacted to news that Donald Trump might be too “chicken” to speak with special council Robert Mueller by taunting the president with an empty bucket of KFC.