- After Chance the Rapper called out a Heineken commercial for being “terribly racist,” the Dutch brewing giant has pulled the advertisement. The 30-second spot for Heineken Light depicted a white bartender sliding a beer down a long bar, past multiple black individuals, to a customer. It closed with the tag line “sometimes lighter is better.”
I think some companies are purposely putting out noticably racist ads so they can get more views. And that shit racist/bogus so I guess I shouldn’t help by posting about it. But I gotta just say tho. The “sometimes lighter is better” Hienekin commercial is terribly racist omg— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) March 26, 2018
- Congratulations to hero chef José Andrés, who will receive an honorary degree from Tufts University in Boston. Andrés is scheduled to give the commencement address to the Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy this May.
- Everybody loves a sweet, old British baking competition host until she fat shames someone. Great British Bake Off alum Mary Berry made some playful jokes about a chef’s size on her new cooking show, and people are pissed.
- The new trend in food media is small, print magazines, reports the New York Times. Publications such as Ambrosia, Jarry, Toothache, and Mold “are beautiful and inviting, with ink-saturated pages filled with original art, and nuanced, complex stories you want to spend time digesting.”
- Don’t pretend to be an In-N-Out Burger executive and then post footage on your prank-y YouTube channel. In-N-Out is suing Cody Roeder for more than $25,000 in damages after Roeder posed as the company’s CEO and made demands of employees at various locations. The YouTuber deserves whatever’s coming to him, because this prank sounds extremely lame.
- There’s a lot to hate on the internet, so this video of a Shake Shack fan giving a warm shout-out to his burger cooks is really nice to see.
- A new survey in a restaurant “hiring guide” from Gecko Hospitality reveals — shocker — women receive lower starting pay than men for working the same job. The disparity is common in various positions across the industry
- Big news for Jack in the Box fans: The burger chain has partnered with Postmates for delivery for all of its locations across the country.
- Taking a move from the Papa John’s playbook, the chief executive officer for Restoration Hardware, which houses some upscale restaurants in its stores, blames the recent March for Our Lives protests for lower sales.
- Professional sporting events showcase athletes who adhere to strict workout regimens and diets to keep their bodies at peak condition, yet 76 percent of sports sponsorships are from fast-food and junk-food companies. “It sort of sends the message to people that physical fitness is important or sports is part of this country’s landscape and that junk food fits right in there,” says Marie Bragg, assistant professor in the Department of Population Health at New York University School of Medicine. “That mixed message, I think, is problematic for diseases like obesity and diabetes, especially among young people who are watching these programs.”
- A “hippie” American woman is being dragged on Twitter for going to India and launching a $35 million chai empire.
Alternate title: Centuries later, white people are still making millions off India's resources, ideas, and culture. https://t.co/Fs3MnD0qzi— Ziad Ramley (@ziadramley) March 27, 2018
- As the backlash against plastic straws continues to grow, McDonald’s is phasing out the drinking accessories at its United Kingdom restaurants. The chain is giving paper straws a trial run as potential replacements.
- And, finally, with Easter coming up, McDonald’s locations in Canada and Australia is now serving Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurries. Sadly, these won’t be available in the United States.