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  • Bad idea: A Maryland criminal tried to bribe a cop with Krispy Kreme doughnuts, according to Munchies. The perp, a Krispy Kreme employee, was swiftly arrested.
  • Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay isn’t the only one getting a new show on National Geographic. The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum will explore many of the cult-hero actor’s interests, according to Food & Wine, including ice cream, coffee, and cereal.
  • Atlanta-based chicken-sandwich chain Chick-fil-A is heading to Toronto, and the locals aren’t too happy. Many Torontonians don’t want to welcome a chain that has a history of openly opposing gay rights, reports BlogTO.
  • Kudos to Anehuser-Busch InBev. The Takeout notes the beer behemoth is making a concerted effort to improve diversity in stock photos for its advertising.
  • An overseas court won’t allow Nestle to trademark the Kit Kat bar’s signature shape in the European Union, reports the New York Times. This may open the door for a flood of copycats. Nestle will appeal the decision.
  • Hero chef José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen has been in Guatemala assisting victims of the Fuego Volcano for six weeks. The non-profit just announced it has served its 300,000th meal.
  • Winemaker Kendall Jackson is petitioning Unicode, the organization tasked with the great responsibility of introducing new emoji, to create a white wine emoji, according to Good Housekeeping. Here’s what that emoji might look like.
  • Bedale AFC, a lower-division soccer club in England, boasts the greatest uniforms in sports. The team is sponsored by a local sausage maker, notes The Takeout, so its kits are all hot dog-themed.
  • The state of California has ruled that service industry businesses, including cafes such as Starbucks, must pay employees for tasks they perform after clocking out. This includes work such as taking out the trash and transmitting sales data, per Reuters.
  • Chipotle’s new chief executive officer is effectively turning the burrito chain into Taco Bell, and investors like that decision. The company’s stock is up to its highest point in a year, reports the Wall Street Journal.
  • In an interview with Freakonomics Radio, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong discusses the reaction he faced after it was discovered he won all those Tour de France titles while doping. Taking the high road, Armstrong responded to chants of “f— you!” at a restaurant by buying everyone’s meal, according to Time.
  • Here’s a strong beer-themed comparison, courtesy of historian Kevin Kruse:
  • Congratulations to the Impossible Burger, which has been deemed “generally recognized as safe” to eat by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Los Angeles’s burger-flipping robot is now frying chicken at Dodgers games, reports Eater LA.
  • Finally, add Disney to the list of companies that is doing away with plastic straws. The entertainment and theme park giant has announced it will eliminate the utensils at all of its properties, taking more than 175 million straws and 13 million coffee stirrers out of use annually.

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