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Russians Are Branding Themselves With Domino’s Tattoos for Free Pizza

Plus, Whole Foods employees are pushing for unionization, and more food news

  • Domino’s has discovered Russians are perfectly willing to brand themselves with the company’s logo in exchange for a lifetime supply of free pizza. The chain’s Russia operation started a promotion offering 100 years worth of free pies to anyone who would get a Domino’s tattoo. So many people decided to participate, according to Munchies, the promotion was ended early.
  • A Toronto supermarket recently offered an outstanding deal on corn — a dozen ears for just $1.68! — and shoppers went nuts. One elderly person was knocked to the ground in the melee, according to Blog TO.
  • Perhaps inspired by one of the technical challenges in the newest season of The Great British Baking Show, McDonald’s is testing a stroopwafel McFlurry in Florida. The dessert is part of Mickey D’s “flavors from abroad” menu, which highlights items previously sold only outside of the United States, reports the Miami Herald.
  • Americans spent nearly $200 billion on takeout in 2017, according to this video from CNBC.
  • The New York Times has a profile of model-turned-cookbook author Tess Ward, aka the “eat girl.”
  • The Centers for Disease Control says it still isn’t safe to eat Honey Smacks. The sugary cereal has been under a recall all summer due to salmonella fears. Tainted smacks have led to 130 illnesses in 36 states, with 34 hospitalizations.
  • Congratulations to María Elena Lugo Zermeño and Gerardo Vázquez Lugo, the mother-and-son proprietors of iconic Mexico City restaurant Nicos. The World’s 50 Best organization has honored the duo with its Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Whole Foods employees have been talking of unionization since July. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, they are furthering their efforts to “address what they say are changes to corporate culture and diminished compensation under the ownership of Inc.”
  • Forget using fruit comparisons to track the size of your growing fetus. Delish has found a pregnant woman who is measuring the size of her coming child with Taco Bell menu items.
  • Here is a belated New York Times obituary for Melitta Bentz, the woman who invented the coffee filter. Bentz claimed the patent for her invention in 1908. She died in 1950 at the age of 77.
  • Michigan is set to adopt new laws mandating a $12 minimum wage and paid sick leave, reports Eater Detroit. This makes Michigan the eighth One Fair Wage state.
  • The Cut’s Kelly Conaboy writes a nice tribute to deviled eggs, which are, in fact, the best party food.
  • Finally, Italian chain Carrabba’s is infringing on diners’ freedoms by banning monkeys from its restaurants, reports Restaurant Business Online, all because one customer’s monkey recently bit a child.

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