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It has been 50 days since our last Papa John’s update It has been 50 days since our last Papa John’s update

You guys! It’s been 50 days since our last Papa John’s update. What have we been doing with ourselves all this time? (Other than spending the holidays with our families and whatnot?) Well, beleaguered ex-CEO John Schnatter finally scored something in the win column, says Nation’s Restaurant News: “A Delaware state…

Last Call: Why people turn their phone screens to black and white Last Call: Why people turn their phone screens to black and white

A photographer I follow on Instagram posted today that he’s on day 5 of turning his iPhone display to grayscale. (Here are instructions for how to do it, via Lifehacker.) Apparently, he’s doing it to help him combat phone addiction. I didn’t know a grayscale display was a feature, but it’s apparently filed under your…

Who’s at fault when a teenager gets in a DUI crash after bar-hopping? Who’s at fault when a teenager gets in a DUI crash after bar-hopping?

It’s a horrible story that raises an interesting ethical question. 19-year-old Abrielle Nicole Redden was charged with felony DUI following a crash in September 2017. After drinking at a number of restaurants on the same road in Greenville, South Carolina, Redden got into a head-on collision with a car driven by…

Who should pay on a first date? Who should pay on a first date?

An angry, crotchety man is making the rounds on Daily Dot and other websites this morning after venting on Facebook following an unsuccessful first date. Grouchy’s upset because he thought he was meeting his date for drinks at the Ruby Tuesday’s, possibly with a trip to the salad bar. His date, though, went ahead and…

Hamberder Helper: Nation showers Clemson Tigers with offers of make-up meals Hamberder Helper: Nation showers Clemson Tigers with offers of make-up meals

It’s been a couple days, but people still seem to be talking about the fast-food banquet President Trump fed to college football national champs the Clemson Tigers. Although the platters of likely lukewarm “hamberders” and other sandwiches appeared unappetizing to many of us on the outside, Clemson freshman…

A blind taste test to determine the best boxed mac-and-cheese A blind taste test to determine the best boxed mac-and-cheese

Welcome to Cheese Week, The Takeout’s weeklong praise of cheeses.

Most searched-for KitchenAid color isn’t red, blue, or chrome Most searched-for KitchenAid color isn’t red, blue, or chrome

We’re impressed by the devotion of a writer billed only as “Thomas,” who runs a blog entirely devoted to KitchenAid. As he says on his site, KitchenAid World, “I’m simply a fan writing about a brand I’ve used and loved for years,” exploring “all corners of the brand and its products.” Among the features of the beloved…

Chick-fil-A tests expansion of spicy-chicken sandwich dominion Chick-fil-A tests expansion of spicy-chicken sandwich dominion

Chick-fil-A is currently America’s favorite fast-food restaurant in terms of popularity and is gaining on leaders Starbucks and McDonald’s in terms of sales. So the chain has apparently decided that now is a good time to experiment with a few new items in test markets.

Trump served 1,000 “hamberders” to national champion football team  Trump served 1,000 “hamberders” to national champion football team 

In a rare instance of Donald Trump saying he was going to do something and then actually doing it, the current president followed up on his promise to serve fast food to the national college football championship team from Clemson on its visit to the White House last night.

Last Call: What is the deal with Instagrammed airplane food? Last Call: What is the deal with Instagrammed airplane food?

Nobody is flying for the meals, it seems; jokes about the horror of airline food have been around almost as long as Bob Hope’s routines about his nose. But now this everyday horror is being monitored, and evaluated, thanks to what else, an Instagram account called @airlinefoodselfie. Users send in their terrible…

You can now send a furloughed federal worker a beer You can now send a furloughed federal worker a beer

We have a lot of different opinions in this country, but most everyone can agree that the current government shutdown is terrible. Among the hardest hit are the federal employees who just passed a payday without a paycheck. Many businesses and individuals are helping these workers where they can, from restaurants…

Bad news, preppers: Costco’s 27-lb. tub of long-life mac-and-cheese has sold out Bad news, preppers: Costco’s 27-lb. tub of long-life mac-and-cheese has sold out

If we’re all about to wind up in an apocalyptic hellscape, at least Costco is making sure we won’t starve (for awhile)—we may even enjoy our long-lasting, vast quantities of food. On the heels of its near-seven-pound tub of Nutella, Costco now offers a 27-pound bucket of mac-and-cheese with a 20-year shelf life.

Woman drinking wine out of Pringles can at Walmart warms internet’s jaded heart Woman drinking wine out of Pringles can at Walmart warms internet’s jaded heart

Maybe it was a slow news weekend. The story of the Texas woman who reportedly got banned from Walmart for riding an electric cart around the store’s parking lot while drinking wine out of a Pringles can spread like wildfire across the digital grasslands. America had found the hero it didn’t know it needed.

Food pantry box strategically placed near $1,000 chicken wing-dinner restaurant in Indy Food pantry box strategically placed near $1,000 chicken wing-dinner restaurant in Indy

Indianapolis restaurant Beholder is an ambitious restaurant with an up-and-coming chef. The restaurant is also known a somewhat controversial mural that showed two bunnies in a compromising position (it has since been painted over). But the posh restaurant located near a Family Dollar store still boasts some cheeky,…

Map of favorite condiments by state has us asking: what even is a condiment? Map of favorite condiments by state has us asking: what even is a condiment?

Influenster is an online consumer product review platform that just released a map showing the the most-liked condiment in every state. Some of these results are more surprising than others.

Once again, Chick-Fil-A’s most popular food item of the year was not chicken Once again, Chick-Fil-A’s most popular food item of the year was not chicken

According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2018 survey, Chick-Fil-A is American’s favorite fast-food restaurant (in terms of actual sales, though, it trails only McDonald’s and Starbucks). But what is the favorite inside Chick-Fil-A’s walls? Just like last year, when Chick-Fil-A released its most popular…

A pizzaiolo explains his 4 rules of pizza toppings A pizzaiolo explains his 4 rules of pizza toppings

The vast majority of us eat pizza, and we all have preferred toppings we stick to as strongly as we do to our favorite sports teams or beloved Sopranos episodes. Personally, I gravitate toward pepperoni and mushroom. No anchovies, please.

Micro-resolutions: I’m going to whip cream by hand, dang it Micro-resolutions: I’m going to whip cream by hand, dang it

I am not a sweets person or a salt person. I am a cream person. Sour, crème fraîche, light, heavy, I’m on board. When I lived in England, I was in heaven: cream tea, clotted cream, the milkfat that floated to the top of the bottle I received on my doorstep every morning. “This is too rich for me” is a sentence I have…

Mafia daughter opens Parisian restaurant called Corleone Mafia daughter opens Parisian restaurant called Corleone

Thanks to cinematic classic The Godfather, most of us immediately have an image in mind when we think of the name “Corleone”—the name of the crime family at the heart of that movie and its sequels, headed by Don Corleone, played by Marlon Brando. But a new Parisian restaurant has an actual mafia connection that goes…

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