- Shake Shack’s ceaseless expansion operation is taking Danny Meyer’s burger chain to the Philippines. A location is planned for Manila, the company announced Tuesday evening, with an opening date targeted for spring 2019. News of the move into this new market gave Shake Shack stock a boost on Wall Street, reports Bloomberg.
Mabuhay, Manila! Pack the Jeepney - we’re officially headed to the Philippines! We can’t wait to shack up in the Pearl of the Orient in spring 2019. pic.twitter.com/DWuegylSk5— SHAKE SHACK (@shakeshack) July 17, 2018
- Proposed changes to the 2018 farm bill could take food stamps away from the formerly incarcerated and their families, according to Civil Eats. This portion of the population is among America’s most vulnerable.
- A federal judge has rejected the settlement in a lawsuit between McDonald’s and the National Labor Relations Board over labor-law violations committed by the fast-food behemoth’s franchisees, reports the New York Times. The case, in which the United States government alleges Mickey D’s is responsible for the actions of its franchisees, will now go back to court.
- Rest in peace, Chef’d. The meal-kit startup has burned through tens of millions of dollars and plans to shut down, per the Wall Street Journal.
- The Michelin Guide’s 2018 Bib Gourmands list for Singapore has been announced with 17 new additions and 28 total hawker stands.
- Congratulations to Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, chef-owners of Border Grill in Los Angeles, for becoming the first women to win the Julia Child Award. The award, now in its fourth year of existence, is given to individuals who make “a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats, and drinks.”
- Stunty breakfast chain IHOP is partnering with DoorDash to take pancakes directly to customers, reports Bloomberg.
IHOP is now delivering pancakes to your door #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/Qcj67V0UyZ— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) July 18, 2018
- A kosher-certification company has determined a slew of Starbucks beverages are no longer in compliance with Jewish law, according to the Baltimore Sun. Those caffeine addicts who keep kosher will be happy to know the ‘Bucks’s Americanos, espressos, cold-brew, and iced lattes still pass muster.
- Garden & Gun, the magazine that celebrates modern Southern culture, has an interview with iconic New Orleans chef Leah Chase. Chase discusses her legacy of operating a fine-dining restaurant for black patrons during segregation.
- Shouty chef Gordon Ramsay will open a third Hong Kong restaurant this fall, reports the South China Morning Post. Maze Grill, which already has three London locations, is set for an October debut.
- And, finally, here is a Funny or Die video featuring beloved actor Jeff Goldblum and Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard grocery shopping and cooking together.