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Whataburger Customer Wearing MAGA Hat Gets Drink Thrown in Face

Plus, Amazon is opening another convenience store, and more restaurant news to start the day

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  • A teenager named Hunter Richard claims that a man attacked him at a San Antonio location of Texas-based burger chain Whataburger on Wednesday night because he was wearing a red “make America great again” hat. A video of the incident shows an older man throwing a drink at the kid and stealing his hat. Local authorities later arrested the drink-thrower, a guy named Kino Jimenez, and charged him with “theft of a person,” which is a state felony. According to police, Jimenez came up to Richard and asked him why he was wearing his hat. After the kid reportedly explained that he was a Trump supporter, Jimenez tossed the drink in his face and ran away with his hat. On Twitter, Donald Trump Jr. called the incident “disgusting” and vowed to get the kid a new MAGA hat signed by his dad. This piece of attire has inspired several other disputes in restaurants over the last year.
  • Anthony Bourdain was worth around $1.21 million when he took his own life last month. The late author/TV host left the majority of his fortune to his 11-year-old daughter. Her mother, Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, now has control of his estate. Per his will, Bourdain also left his wife his “accumulated frequent flier miles” with instructions to “dispose of [them] in accordance with what [she] believes to have been my wishes.”
  • Seattle is getting a second location of Amazon’s cashier-less convenience store Amazon Go. The first location of the store opened in January.
  • George Hamilton will appear on General Hospital today playing KFC founder Colonel Sanders.
  • Here is a harrowing account of a vegan who got gout, a disease most commonly associated with the excessive consumption of meat and alcohol.
  • During a meal at clubstaurant Tao LA this week, Hugh Jackman got up from his table and starting singing songs from The Greatest Showman to his fellow diners.
  • Prosciutto di Carpegna, a delectable aged ham from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, is going to be available in America for the first time ever. Meat importer Fratelli Beretta will start selling the ham stateside this month.
  • And finally, here’s an inspired idea from indie rocker Jason Isbell: