- Kentucky Fried Chicken’s operation in the United Kingdom may still be recovering from shortages of both chicken and gravy, but the chain seems to have found an excellent ploy to boost sales. KFC UK is peddling a commemorative chicken bucket in honor of this weekend’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The fast-food vessel looks sharp: all white with gold trim and a seal that reads, “We declare a regal day of celebration, jubilation ... and fried chicken.”
- Famed New York City chef Wylie Dufresne is known for his molecular gastronomy, but he would prefer the title of Doughnut King of New York. He’s hawking fried dough at Du’s Donuts inside Brooklyn’s William Vale Hotel.
- Here is an argument for eating at immigrant-owned businesses, and becoming a regular.
- Millennials get a bad rap as merchants of death for a variety of products and industries, but they are saving the supermarket frozen-food aisle, apparently. Modern 20- and 30-somethings “are now embracing frozen vegetables and meals,” according to Bloomberg.
Millennials are saving the freezer aisle as they are now embracing frozen vegetables and meals #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/NcmwJhPEto— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) May 12, 2018
- Check your bank statements if you’re a fan of casual sit-down dining. Chili’s has been hit with a credit card breach, and the chain doesn’t know how many customers may be affected.
- The World Health Organization wants governments to eliminate trans fats from foods. The WHO says this move is “key to protecting health and saving lives,” as the fats are strongly linked to heart disease.
- Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring banana phone! Nokia is selling a yellow, slightly curved cellphone that must be the pride of Raffi. It goes on sale in Asia later this month.
- From the New Yorker: restaurant recommendations from your college friend.
- Some guy on Wheel of Fortune lost out on a bunch of cash because he said “Flamingo” instead of “Flamenco.” Nice guy and hero chef José Andrés feels bad, so he wants to send the game-show contestant and a guest on an all-expenses-paid trip to Spain for a meal at his Jaleo restaurant. That’s not a bad consolation prize.
Jonny of @WheelofFortune listen sorry for the $ boy! But In Spain we have Flamenco, same name for the dance and the bird! So listen we are just celebrating 25 years of my Spanish tapas place @jaleo and we want to send you+1 to Spain for a week, plane+hotel+meals @spain yes?— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) May 14, 2018
- Speaking of Andrés, World Central Kitchen, his nonprofit organization that provides aid to people in the wake of disasters, is going to Hawaii, where an active volcano is erupting on the state’s Big Island.
- Finally, United Airlines removed tomato juice from its in-flight beverage service, but the drink is back on the menu after complaints from travelers. How is one supposed to get through a morning flight without a bloody mary?