- KFC, the fast-food chain that loves gonzo stunts and oddball novelty foods, is planning to introduce a fake meat product at its U.K. locations at some point in the next year. The new faux chicken will mimic the flavor of the real stuff, and a rep for the chain tells Food Beast “development of the recipe is still in its very early stages, and so the options we’re exploring in our kitchen are still top secret.” The development of this new product is part of a larger effort to reduce the calorie counts of KFC meals in the U.K.
- Times contributor Taras Grescoe writes a lovely ode to the Asian food scene in Richmond, British Columbia, where approximately “two-thirds of the city’s 200,000 residents are now of Asian background.”
- Chipotle is offering nurses across America a buy-one-get-one-free deal today. Nurses who want to partake in the deal can show their work IDs at participating locations of the chain to score free bowls, burritos, salads, or tacos, with the purchase of an entree.
- McDonald’s is planning to add self-ordering kiosks and table service to 1,000 locations per quarter for the next eight to nine quarters.
- Some residents of Melbourne, Australia, are shocked to learn that that a cafe called Rustica Sourdough lets guests actually toast their own bread themselves.
- Japanese soup titan Nissin has scrapped plans to sell a device to help Cup Noodle eaters remove the cabbage that sticks to the top of the packaging. The video demonstration of this device is pretty silly.
- And finally, Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner is now the proud owner of a Moet and Chandon vending machine. It’s a gift from Chrissy Teigen and John Legend:
Umm thank you @chrissyteigen @johnlegend @jenatkinhair @mrmikerosenthal ...When a forklift shows up at my house on Monday morning with a Champagne Vending Machine and an unlimited supply of @moetusa @moetchandon Champagne i am jumping for joy!!! And I’m not gonna lie a little drunk. I LOVE you guys thank you my beautiful friends #ilovechampagne #ilovemyfriends #blessed #luckygirl