Trump properties are ousting undocumented workers
One of the many, many, many great ironies of the Trump administration has been the fact that as POTUS continues his campaign for a border wall to keep undocumented immigrants from entering the U.S., Trump properties have long relied on the labor of undocumented workers. Now, two years into Trump’s presidency, that’s changing: Several Trump golf courses have quietly fired at least 18 undocumented workers over the past couple months, including food service employees and maintenance and housekeeping staff — at least one of whom had worked there for nearly two decades.
And in other news...
• Shake Shack is launching Chick’n Bites (aka chicken nuggets) nationwide “for a limited time.” (After sampling them last fall, Eater NY critic Ryan Sutton declared them “America’s next great fast-food chicken nugget.”) [QSR]
• The real backlash to ex-Starbucks CEO and independent presidential hopeful Howard Schultz has begun: A Democratic super PAC has unleashed opposition research about Starbucks coughing up $46 million to settle various employee lawsuits under Schultz’s leadership. [CNBC]
• The Washington State baker selling heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cookies emblazoned with “Build the Wall” is not sorry and thinks everyone should “lighten up.” [The Takeout]
• Costco is now selling a 24-pound wedding cake made entirely of cheese — Red Leicester, Danish Blue, a wine-infused goat cheese called Murcia al Vino, a Tuscan sheep’s-milk cheese, and Brillat-Savarin triple cream brie, to be specific. The five-tier beaut costs $439.99 and serves up to 150 people. [Delish]
• WTF: A German bratwurst museum is considering relocating to the site of a former Nazi prison camp. Understandably, Jewish activists are not happy. [Munchies]
• Here’s a hilariously grim reimagining of the Great British Bake-Off in a post-Brexit landscape: Baking challenges might include “Your favorite savory hand pie that can be served to members of a potential all-British, zero-immigrant labor force as a quick lunch in the fields/mines/farms/railways for whose upkeep they will be responsible.” [New Yorker]