- Ree Drummond, aka blogger-turned-down-home Food Network superstar the Pioneer Woman, is expanding her empire to take over pizza in the heartland. P-Dub is about to open a new pizzeria, called P-Town Pizza, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The hordes of Drummond fanatics who will surely descend upon the restaurant can expect wood-fired pies, salads, wings, and desserts.
- Queer Eye returns this Friday for a second season on Netflix. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how the Fab Five handled a coming-out moment in Season 1.
- The latest in plastic straw news: A&W Canada has become the first North American chain to ban the drinking accessories.
- It’s a great time to be a vegetarian, as there are plenty of meat substitutes to be found on supermarket shelves these days. The Wall Street Journal examines how meatless products are taking over meat counters.
- We’ve just gotten over the largest E. coli outbreak in years, and now there’s salmonella to fear. A recent outbreak, which sickened 60 people, has been linked to pre-cut melons from a distributor in Indianapolis. Recalls have been issued in eight states: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.
- Amazon is expanding its discount program for Prime customers at Whole Foods. The deals are now available at stores in 23 states, according to a press release, covering Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri (Kansas City only), Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
- Kanye West loves some Kanye West, so the rapper’s 41st birthday party featured a bunch of Kanye-themed cookies and a cake shaped like the mountain on his latest album cover.
- Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey usually catches online abuse for being the man behind the internet hellscape that is Twitter. Now he’s feeling the heat for bragging about a meal at Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based chain that has a history of supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations.
- With government chaos abounding, those who prefer businesses to run this country are getting their wish. Domino’s latest publicity stunt is an effort to fix potholes so customers’ pizza can arrive home safely.
- Following the unwarranted arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the city’s police force is changing its response to trespassing incidents.
- If former ’Bucks chief executive officer Howard Schultz does indeed run for president, every business decision he made at the company will be picked apart.
- Finally, IHOP has changed its name to IHOB. One might come to the logical conclusion that the “B” stands for “breakfast,” but it actually stands for “burgers,” for some reason.
The Pioneer Woman Is Growing Her Down-Home Empire With a Pizzeria
Plus, Amazon expands its Whole Foods discounts, and more food news
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