- Notably pious chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A is famous for being closed on Sunday, but a forthcoming location in the sin city of Las Vegas will supposedly serve seven days a week. That’s the local rumor, anyway. That would be a major change for the chain, which currently opens on Sundays only in the wake of tragedies and emergencies. A company spokesperson tells local blog Vital Vegas, “we would very much like to have more restaurants in the Las Vegas area,” but there is no confirmation nor denial of this specific report. Update: April 6, 2:15 p.m. A Chick-fil-A spokesperson tells Eater, “@e have no new locations to confirm at this time.”
they don't call it the city of sin for nothing, amirite??? https://t.co/0MPrlwzok1— dan seifert (@dcseifert) April 5, 2018
- Three cheers for this teenager who bought all the cupcakes at a bakery after hearing the woman behind her in line fat shame her.
- Here is an excellent profile of Homaro Cantu, the Michelin-starred chef who died in 2015 at the age of 38. From writer Kieran Morris: “Since his death, his ideas have become increasingly influential and if his proteges in Silicon Valley succeed, then Cantu might one day be known as the chef who helped change the way we all eat.”
- Unlike you, CNN’s Anderson Cooper goes on television in front of millions of viewers to report the news. Sort of like you, Cooper takes part in elaborate New Year’s Eve plans. Just like you, AC can’t stop himself from Instagramming really good pizza.
- Warm weather is (supposedly) right around the corner, which means one thing: It’s time for rosé all day. With that in mind, upscale grocery chain Whole Foods is throwing a two-month-long sale on the pink wine. That should give you plenty of time to stock up for all of the Sunday Fundays and Fri-yays to come.
- MasterChef UK, recently eliminated a Malaysian contestant because her dish of chicken rendang was not crispy. The problem, as many people have noted, is that chicken rendang is not supposed to be crispy, and the British MasterChef judges didn’t really know what they were talking about. KFC Malaysia is getting in on the outcry in an attempt to sell some of its own chicken (which is crispy, obviously).
- Can you believe it’s been a whole year since a random teen gained viral celebrity, millions of retweets, and endless free nuggets, just from tweeting at Wendy’s? How has Carter Wilkerson’s life changed? It sounds like the past 365 days have been a whirlwind.
not quite sure, enough to put a few pounds on for sure— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 5, 2018
- An ice cold beer is a quintessential part of the ballpark experience, but how do Jewish baseball fans enjoy the game during Passover? Kosher wine hidden in seltzer bottles seems to be a fine substitution.
- Standardized tests are not enjoyable, so it’s nice that McDonald’s locations in Central Texas are offering free breakfasts to third- through eighth-graders who are taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exams. Or, maybe, the chain is just trying to get its hooks in these kids early so it will have some new customers for life.
- A story that offers some hope: A popular baklava street vendor in Vancouver was recently revealed to be a Syrian politician who fled to Canada as a refugee, and now he is even more beloved.
- A story that brings about a sigh: More restaurants and supermarkets are buying halal meat — that is, meat prepared as prescribed by Muslim law — but they are avoiding the term in marketing because “they may fear a backlash.”
- There is someone in the United States House of Representatives who really wants Taco Bell delivery via UberEats.
- Finally, all hail domestic goddess Nigella Lawson whose portrait now hangs at Oxford University because school officials wanted to replace portraits of men. Lawson holds a degree from Oxford in medieval and modern languages.