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Don’t Be This Person at the Deli
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Don’t Be This Person at the Deli

Photo: Josh Wussow It happens at the close of every week. You hear the beating of wings, catching the glint of spectacles as they circle the grocery store deli: flocks, hordes, an entire legion descends upon the hot bar with a ravenous craving for flesh. But not just any meat will do. They crave the...

Qdoba’s New Birria Should Be Permanent
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Qdoba’s New Birria Should Be Permanent

Photo: Dennis Lee If you follow online food trends to any degree, you’ve probably seen that birria, a slow-cooked Mexican goat stew, has grown in popularity in the United States over the past few years. And once the public’s interest in a given menu item hits critical mass, chain restaurants will all begin scrambling to...

Everything Americans Don’t Know About USDA Beef Grades
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Everything Americans Don’t Know About USDA Beef Grades

Photo: hlphoto (Shutterstock) Chicago meat purveyor Meats by Linz has released the results of a new survey that polled consumers about their beef-eating habits and their overall impressions of steak. One thing’s for sure: Americans really like steak. The rest of the findings, however, are a little fuzzy. Of the 1,084 American consumers surveyed for the...

Panda Express, Arby’s, and Other ‘Embarrassing’ Fast Food
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Panda Express, Arby’s, and Other ‘Embarrassing’ Fast Food

Photo: Deutschlandreform (Shutterstock) Today, like all days, the internet is at war. The battlefield? Twitter. The objective? To disdain or defend Panda Express, depending on your loyalties. It started with this shot: “Who the fuck is keeping Panda Express in business,” a Twitter user asks bluntly. The replies soon poured in, the vast majority of them...

How Luxury Hardware Store RH Thrives as a Restaurant
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How Luxury Hardware Store RH Thrives as a Restaurant

Photo: John Parra/Restoration Hardware, Inc. (Getty Images) The restaurant industry is a tough one—according to the National Restaurant Association, at least one in three restaurants fail in the first year. So for an already established business to decide to throw its hat into the restaurant ring can be a huge gamble. But one home furnishing...

Pop-Tarts’ Tajín Challenge Is Ridiculous
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Pop-Tarts’ Tajín Challenge Is Ridiculous

Photo: Angela L. Pagán If food TikTok is good for anything, it’s alerting consumers to out-of-the-box flavor combinations. Some make for exciting new treats while others just completely miss the mark, and unfortunately, Pop-Tarts’ recent collaboration with Tajín is in the latter group. “Pop-Tarts always has a pulse on what’s piquing flavor-fan’s interest,” a representative for...

Where to Order Jack-o’-Lantern Pizzas This Halloween
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Where to Order Jack-o’-Lantern Pizzas This Halloween

Graphic: Photo: Casey’s; Graphic: Dennis Lee Halloween’s most recognizable icon is the jack-o’-lantern, which is great news for pizza makers. It’s very easy to make a pizza look like a pumpkin by adding a little “stem” of dough, maybe a face made out of pepperoni, and many restaurant and grocery chains are taking advantage of...

Chick-fil-A Tested a 3-Day Work Week and the Result Is Stunning
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Chick-fil-A Tested a 3-Day Work Week and the Result Is Stunning

For office workers, the past year has involved fraught discussions around what getting back to “normal” in the workplace looks like—and if that “normalcy” is really even what we want anymore. One increasingly popular suggestion is the four-day work week. Just last month The New York Times reported that several British companies using the new...

McDonald’s Adult Happy Meals Were a Huge Success
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McDonald’s Adult Happy Meals Were a Huge Success

They arrived. They delighted the masses. They thrived on the secondary market. Their popularity overwhelmed workers. Their disappearance angered the masses. McDonald’s Cactus Plant Flea Market Boxes—aka $12 Big Mac Happy Meals for adults—have caused quite a stir since their debut a few weeks ago. But new data indicates just how much of a boost...

Greek and European-Style Yogurts, Ranked From Worst to Best
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Greek and European-Style Yogurts, Ranked From Worst to Best

Photo: Shaan Merchant Greek yogurt became ubiquitous virtually overnight. Between 10 and 15 years ago, seemingly everyone awakened to the product all at once, and ever since it has been stationed alongside the tubs of Dannon and Yoplait traditionally preferred by Americans, steadily growing its market share and diehard customer base. While I personally prefer...