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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Pop-Ups Will Bring Food Puns to IRL Restaurants This Weekend

Plus, Dunkin’ Donuts is now simply “Dunkin’,” and more food news

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  • Bob’s Burgers fans in Atlanta and St. Louis may want to clear their dining plans for Sunday. In honor of its 150th episode, the Fox show is taking over a restaurant in each city, offering free burgers for the first 800 diners and plenty of swag. Thus far, these are the only reports of Bob’s Burgers restaurant takeovers this weekend, but don’t be surprised if this turns out to be a national promotion. Whether the restaurants get full-blown makeovers to celebrate the show remains to be seen.
  • More ground beef is being recalled. Cargill Meat Solutions has issued a recall notice for roughly 132,000 pounds of the red meat, which may be tainted with E. coli and was sold at a number of national grocery chains. Seventeen illnesses and one death have been linked to the beef.
  • Necco wafers, those chalky little candies that were on the brink of extinction, have been saved, per the Takeout. Spangler Candy Co. has purchased Necco and will continue to make the candies.
  • A bunch of made-over Queer Eye veterans got together over the weekend at Mamma Tammye’s church in Georgia, according to People. Fans will remember Mamma Tammye as the makeover star in the first episode of Queer Eye’s second season on Netflix.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts is no more. Now, as Eater Boston reports, the chain is simply known as “Dunkin’.” The company had been testing the name change at select locations, and the shortened moniker will go nationwide in January 2019.
  • Actor Ted Danson stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday and revealed that, despite his starring role on Cheers, he’s actually a terrible bartender.
  • Dan Barber, chef at the celebrated Blue Hill restaurants in New York, and his seed company, Row 7, have designed a new variety of squash, and salad chain Sweetgreen is adding it to the menu. Fast Company has a nice visual breakdown of how Row 7 and Sweetgreen came together.
  • Chick-fil-A isn’t the biggest fast-food chain, but its restaurants are raking in the dough. CFA locations, which are mostly franchised, make more than the average McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Subway restaurants combined, according to Entrepreneur.
  • British sandwich chain Pret a Manger is being sued for labeling items as “natural” when they contained traces of pesticides and other additives, reports the Guardian. It’s starting to seem like most of the food we eat contains pesticides.
  • The Oregon Winegrowers Association is looking to the legal system to protect its wines from out-of-state imposters. Some vintners from elsewhere are marketing their products as Oregon-based because the state’s wines are booming in popularity, per the Associated Press. The OWA says the state’s justice department should enforce laws that could force the makers of these fakes to pay up to a $25,000 fine for each bottle sold in Oregon.
  • A major Taco Bell franchisee is being sued for allegedly underpaying its employees. Sundance Inc., which operates 173 restaurants in the Midwest, has been dodging overtime pay, reports Bloomberg.
  • And, finally, it looks like the revamped trade agreement among Canada, Mexico, and the United States hinges on Canadian dairy. Donald Trump wants Canada to stop taxing milk imports from the U.S. even though the U.S. taxes milk imports from Canada, according to the New York Times.

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