Public rallies around restaurant ripped off by Fyre Festival
Fyre Festival, the luxury music festival-turned-epic shit show that is now the subject of not one but two documentaries, didn’t just terrorize attendees with tents, shitty sandwiches, and a complete lack of Blink-182: One Bahamian restaurant owner says she was forced to spend her life savings to pay her staff after festival organizers stiffed her for catering. Following the documentaries’ release, a crowdfunding campaign for the restaurateur has raised more than $150,000.
And in other news...
• Taco Bell’s first Thailand store opens this week in Bangkok, and the pseudo-Mexican chain is tweaking its food to be spicier to suit local tastes. [Bloomberg]
• KFC has unveiled scented candles that smell like gravy. Sadly (?), they’re only available in the U.K., but would certainly pair nicely with those fried-chicken-scented fire logs. [Lad Bible]
• Womp womp: A viral tweet claiming Chick-fil-A was introducing a 4-for-$4 deal was merely a hoax. [Business Insider]
• For caffeine fiends who simply cannot operate a coffee maker on their own, Starbucks is rolling out Uber Eats delivery to Boston, Chicago, LA, NY, and D.C. after initial testing in Miami. [USA Today]
• Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is reportedly eyeing running as an independent in the 2020 presidential election. [Washington Post]
• Bao, Pixar’s adorable short film about a baby pork dumpling, is nominated for an Oscar. [Vox]
• Finally, Noma is serving king crab with a side of QR code so diners can see where their pricey seafood originated from:
From the current menu - grilled and smoked king crab from Finnmark in the northern part of Norway! It is eaten by hand and served with horseradish juice on the side as a condiment (the QR code is shown so guests can track where their king crab is from) pic.twitter.com/XM8LsrMWzJ— restaurant noma (@nomacph) January 22, 2019