McDonald's will replaces plastic straws with paper at all its eateries in the UK and Ireland and start testing alternatives to plastic straws at some locations in the US and other countries this year. In Malaysia and some other markets, McDonald's will give out straws only on request.
School nutrition professionals in a California district want to increase participation in the school-meal program by focusing on grab-and-go items and adopting more student-driven menus. The food nutrition services director also would like to update kitchens with newer equipment because current equipment is 58 years old on average.
Rose wine has been such a US sales success that the market is being flooded as companies join the craze, with some middling wines that could potentially hurt the trend, Emily Saladino writes. "It's easy to make rose, so it's become a cash cow for a lot of people who don't have the expertise," said sommelier Mattie Jackson Selecman.
Most Subway restaurants will keep breakfast menus in place despite a new waiver that allows them to opt out, said James Walker, vice president for North America. Only 10 of the 2,100 units overseen by development agent Bob Grewal have shown interest in doing away with the morning meal.
Several new restaurant concepts are in growth mode in the Orlando, Fla.-area, including Foxtail Coffee Co. which opened its first location in 2016 and has plans for three more locations. "Orlando's a great market to test a restaurant because you can appeal to so many audiences," restaurant consultant Aaron Allen said.
Students at a high school in New Hampshire constructed an on-campus greenhouse, where they plan to grow vegetables and plants. The project was a collaboration between students studying construction, electrical technology and other building trades.
A group of middle-school students from Texas will present their solution to world hunger at the 16th annual eCYBERMISSION competition, held by the US Army Educational Outreach Program and the National Science Teachers Association. The students have created a chocolate chip cookie with a special ingredient -- crickets, which are high in protein and fat.
Wines from the cellar of Burgundy producer Henri Jayer have sold for $35 million at auction in Geneva, Switzerland. The auction, which fetched far more than estimated, featured over 1,000 top bottles.
The number of wineries launching in the UK reached a record high in 2017, per accounting firm UHY Hacker Young. Sparkling wine continues to be the biggest hit for UK wineries, the acreage of which has tripled since 2000.
The Bizzy Izzy Highball is a cocktail that was created long before Prohibition. But it tastes modern and can please current palates, however, thanks to its split base of whiskey and sherry, Drew Lazor writes.
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