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Dunkin’ Has Officially Added Oat Milk to Menus Across the Country

Plus, happy first birthday to the Popeyes chicken sandwich, and more news to start your day

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The chain is adding Planet Oat Oat milk to menus across the country

Alright, how’re we doing out there? It is the end of August already. The summer, like the spring, did not happen. School is starting, and quickly ending. We are still in the middle of a pandemic and the police haven’t been defunded and oh god the election and just — I don’t know — maybe we should let ourselves get really excited about oat milk right now? Even though it apparently has tons of sugar in it? Sure, it’s a small, simple pleasure, but at least it’s now available to the masses: Dunkin’, pride of the east, has added the alternative milk to its menus across the country.

QSR describes oat milk as “the fastest-growing plant-based milk product” (pour one out for almond and soy). Dunkin’ announced it now has Planet Oat oat milk at all of its locations in the U.S., after introducing it in California in January, and is also introducing the Iced Oatmilk Latte to its menu. “Bringing Planet Oat Oatmilk to Dunkin’ locations across the country is another way we are reinforcing our commitment to providing guests with more choices to customize their favorite coffee and espresso drinks,” said Jill Nelson, Vice President, Marketing Strategy at Dunkin’. However, it may still come as an additional charge, because the best things in life can never be free.

And in other news...

  • It’s been a year since Popeyes introduced their astronomically popular chicken sandwich. Simpler times. [RBO]
  • Justin Bieber claimed “healthy food is medicine.” A doctor responded that, no, medicine is medicine. Bieber told him to fuck off, but now they’re cool. [Insider]
  • Asafoetida is an essential seasoning in many South Asian cuisines, but it also has distinct ties to caste. [Whetstone]
  • Please do not sue a restaurant for requiring you to wear a mask. [Vice]
  • While Blue Apron and other meal kits that require you to cook a whole meal are slipping in popularity, kits that are halfway prepped are getting a boost. Probably because nobody wants to cook anymore. [Modern Retail]
  • Grubhub is taking out ads in New York against the food-delivery commission caps. [NYPost]
  • Public plant breeding programs, which have the potential to fight food insecurity, are losing breeders. [Modern Farmer]
  • In Belgium, you can get a face mask with your Burger King order on it, so the cashier (and everyone else around you) knows that you’re eating that two-for-one deal by yourself on a Tuesday afternoon. [BI]

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