Cheesy Bread will absolutely make up for it
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many couples to put their weddings on hold, as large gatherings of people eating and drinking together are basically a coronavirus paradise. It’s the responsible choice, but of course it’s a bummer. So Domino’s has created a “wedding registry,” which is basically a site of e-gift cards to send couples whose weddings have been postponed. Because everyone is always saying how they got married for the *checks notes* Cali Chicken Bacon Ranch.
Couples, or really anyone, can create a registry of eGift cards named things like “Bridal Shower, But Make It Virtual,” or “The OG Wedding Day,” that — though labeled as specific items — can be spent on any Domino’s product. It’s sort of confusing how this counts as a registry! But Kate Trumbull, Domino’s vice president of advertising, said in a statement “We created Domino’s Wedding Registry because pizza-loving couples have shared over the years how Domino’s pizza was part of their big day.” Wow, the Wedding Industrial Complex has really evolved over the years. I can’t wait for Emily Post to rule on whether Deep Pan or Thin ‘N’ Crispy is more appropriate for a springtime garden affair.
And in other news...
- Pete Wells on how hard it is to get an outside table in New York. [NYTimes]
- Wolfgang Puck on how to navigate running a restaurant empire during a pandemic. [HBR]
- Products like European chocolate, olives, and beer may soon be subject to new tariffs. [CNN]
- The fast food industry is struggling, but a lot of people are ordering breakfast online. [NBC]
- Chuck. E. Cheese’s parent company, CEC Entertainment, is filing for bankruptcy. [CNN]
- Before COVID-19, chef salaries were the highest they’d been in nearly two decades. [NRN]
- What would would it be like to eat like Gaston, a cartoon? [Mel Magazine]
- A restaurant worker quit after his boss changed the name of Blackened Chicken Wings on a receipt to “I Can’t Breathe.” [NBC Miami]
- This seems the only conclusion for writing a book about fungi:
Here is a video of me eating the mushrooms that sprouted from my book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, & Shape Our Futures.— Merlin Sheldrake (@MerlinSheldrake) June 23, 2020
They were delicious: I couldn’t taste any off notes, which suggests that the #fungus had fully metabolised the text. pic.twitter.com/wjhLdfvU4c