If you’re sitting at a bar, is it ever acceptable to reach into the bartender’s work station and grab a napkin, straw or even a lime? Rarely, writes the Takeout columnist known as The Salty Waitress. “If it’s going to touch someone’s mouth, hands off. That means you should never reach for the lime wedges, […]

Mental Floss recently spoke with a handful of Starbucks’ employees to learn some behind-the-scenes secrets. Here are the things they revealed: Starbucks employees are referred to as partners, not baristas. They’re referred to as “partners” because a year into their employment, they get a small percentage in the company. The apron color means something. Black […]

Mars Wrigley has announced a “sweet” intern opportunity. UPI reports that the candy company is offering an eight to 12 week Chicago-based paid internship  that includes duties such as taste testing new candy flavors, creating a personalized chewing gum flavor, visiting various Mars Wrigley facilities across the county, and documenting the experience on social media. […]

If you’re like Mae Rice and spend every day of your life sipping coffee from Starbucks, that’s okay. In a new essay for Vox, the MFA student justifies her daily spending habit at the coffee chain, which she describes as “a tiny dose of luxury”–despite the fact that it’s likely drained about $20,000 from her […]

You know you’ve created a hit when 797 people order your record-breaking pizza in just five days. That’s what happened at 400 Gradi in Melbourne, Australia, where Johnny di Francesco created multiple Guinness World Record-setting pizzas with 154 different kinds of cheese on it. UPI reports that the aptly titled “Cheesy Pizza” was the chef’s […]

With the Easter just around the corner, has ranked the worst Easter candies. According to Mental Floss, here’s what they found: Cadbury Creme Eggs Bunny Corn Peeps Chicks & Rabbits Solid Chocolate Bunnies Jelly Beans (Generic) Chocolate Crosses Carrot Cake Hershey Kisses Jordan Almonds Fluffy Stuff Cotton Tails  

Hot on the heels of launching Mayomust (mayonnaise plus mustard) and mayocue (mayonnaise plus barbecue sauce) earlier this year, Heinz announced Wednesday that it’ll soon start selling a ketchup-ranch combo called Kranch. Heinz’s marketing director, Dalia Adler tells Us Weekly the condiment-maker got the idea for the new sauce from “our fans” on social media. […]

Some new research out of the University of Toronto should be exciting for java junkies. According to HealthDay News, the recently-published study shows that just thinking about coffee can arouse people’s brains. “People often encounter coffee-related cues, or think about coffee, without actually ingesting it,” associate professor of management Sam Maglio says in a press […]

Burger King began serving beefless Whoppers on Monday–and it was no April Fools’ Day joke. According to The New York Times, the company began serving the Impossible Whopper, which features plant-based patties instead of the traditional beef ones. The vegetarian patty is made by Silicon Valley start-up Impossible Foods. The fast food chain doesn’t expect […]

Here’s a dream job for plant-based eaters: travel the world and eat vegan food. UPI reports that Vibrant Vegan Co., a British food subscription service, is looking to hire someone to do just that for $66,000 a year–plus all expenses paid. The “Director of Taste” position would involve visiting locations including India, Turkey, Mexico, China, […]



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