KFC to bring back popular chicken and waffles | Dunkin' provides branded shoes for America to run on | Sustainable container movement meets with growing pains
March 22, 2019
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KFC to bring back popular chicken and waffles
KFC to bring back popular chicken and waffles
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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' provides branded shoes for America to run on
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.
Ad Age (tiered subscription model) (3/21) 
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Leading Voices
Sustainable container movement meets with growing pains
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.
Restaurant Hospitality online (3/21) 
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How pizza boxes can double as marketing tools
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.
Pizza Marketplace (3/20) 
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Business owner touts benefits of employing veterans
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.
Philadelphia magazine online (3/20) 
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SmartBrief Originals
Most Clicked: Take a look at this week's hottest food and beverage industry stories with SmartBrief
Frozen whipped cream tales enchanted readers this week
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.
SmartBrief/Food & Beverage (3/22) 
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Culinary Spotlight
Could tinned seafood be the latest restaurant trend?
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.
Eater (3/20) 
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Crusty, no-knead bread is only a Dutch oven away
Crusty, no-knead bread is only a Dutch oven away
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.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (3/20) 
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DOL’s new overtime proposal: What’s in it, what’s next?
Our new webinar will explain how the Labor Department’s plan to revise federal overtime rules could affect your restaurant company. Read more.
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