Starbucks to make ASL the official language at new D.C. store | Sources: Krispy Kreme to buy Insomnia Cookies | Creativity a driving force behind chef David Burke's success
July 20, 2018
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Starbucks to make ASL the official language at new D.C. store
Starbucks to make ASL the official language at new D.C. store
Starbucks will open its first US "Signing Store" that will run using American Sign Language. The Washington, D.C., store will be located near Gallaudet University, a school designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and will be staffed by a mix of hearing and deaf employees, all of whom are proficient in ASL.
USA Today (7/19),  The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (7/19) 
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Sources: Krispy Kreme to buy Insomnia Cookies
Sources said that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is close to a deal to buy Insomnia Cookies, a 15-year-old chain with upwards of 135 units that deliver cookies and milk until 3 a.m. JAB Holding bought Krispy Kreme two years ago for $1.35 billion.
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Creativity a driving force behind chef David Burke's success
Chef and restaurateur David Burke established a food empire after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America and training alongside chefs in New York and France. "One things leads to another -- I think a keen and aggressive appetite for creativity is one of the reasons that I'm always tinkering around with new items," he said.
Pursuitist (7/17) 
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How to be a better communicator
When communicating with colleagues, don't be long-winded, don't interrupt and don't be quick to debate everything, Art Petty writes. "Ask for feedback from trusted colleagues on your communication style, including whether you are known for sharing ideas and communicating in a crisp, transparent manner," he advises.
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Crack Shack's expansion plan won readers this week
Crack Shack's growth plans and a partnership between McDonald's and Starbucks to create a compostable cup resonated with SmartBrief readers this week. A plan by General Mills to sell some assets and develop new products to drive growth topped this week's Top 10 list.
SmartBrief/Food & Beverage (7/20) 
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Calif. farmers markets cater to chefs
Chefs in San Diego may soon be able to enter select area farmers markets an hour early to shop and pick up pre-ordered ingredients more quickly. The CEO of San Diego Markets is also working to give farmers more market space and have them give chefs advance notice of new inventory.
The San Diego Union-Tribune (tiered subscription model) (7/18) 
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Japanese fruit sando puts dessert in sandwich form
Japanese fruit sando puts dessert in sandwich form
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The Japanese fruit sando features slices of strawberry, kiwi and other fruits sandwiched between soft white bread spread with whipped cream. A peach, kiwi and strawberry version of the colorful treat is served at Davelle in New York City.
Bon Appetit (7/2018) 
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