KFC is putting chicken and waffles back on the menu four months after ending the last limited-time offering of the popular dish. It includes a Belgian waffle and KFC chicken tenders, and a chicken and waffle sandwich is also being added to the menu.
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Dunkin' is joining with Saucony to release a doughnut-themed running shoe to commemorate the Boston Marathon. The sneakers, which are a play on the brand's tagline "America Runs on Dunkin'," retail for $120 and come in a shoebox shaped like a pack of Dunkin's Munchkins doughnut holes.
Restaurants working to eliminate single-use disposable containers in favor of compostables or other sustainable options face frustrations because the infrastructure often isn't there to process the used items properly. "If we're going to fix this, regulation is needed," said John Shin, who began using compostables when he opened Prawn in Los Angeles three years ago.
Pizza accounts for about 60% of US delivery orders, and pizza restaurants can stand out with creatively designed boxes that reinforce the brand. Brands can also make the boxes part of their social media strategy by creating exciting designs that customers want to share on Instagram, Phil Bagdasarian writes.
Army veteran Jerry Flanagan founded junk-removal company JDog in 2011 with the intent of growing the business by hiring former servicemembers and help disprove the stereotype that veterans aren't ready to be in the civilian workplace. "When you watch it every day, how they deal with their struggles, it's amazing to see that they're very, very productive members of society," he says.
A story about the sweet treats that can be shaped using frozen whipped cream topped this week's list of most-read food-and-beverage stories, and Starbucks' revamped loyalty program also made the list. Triscuit's first non-cracker snacks and Smartwater's expansion into the flavored seltzer arena also resonated with readers.
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Tinned seafood is finding its way into more American restaurants, branching out beyond its previous standing as a Portuguese delicacy. Restaurants across the US are starting to feature dishes featuring tinned seafood, which pairs well with natural wines, Monica Burton writes.
A Dutch oven is the gateway to crusty, no-knead bread of a quality expected from an artisan bakery. A hot preheated Dutch oven cooks the outside into an impressive crust, while the high proportion of water in the no-knead dough leaves the inside chewy and airy.