All of the whole bean and ground coffee sold at US McDonald's restaurants is now sourced sustainably. The chain met its 2020 goal ahead of schedule, with all of its coffee verified through the McCafe Sustainability Improvement Platform, created with Conservation International or acquired from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams owner Jeni Britton Bauer is expanding her chain of artisanal ice cream shops to new locations, including Austin, Texas; Birmingham, Ala.; and Alexandria, Va. Bauer has been growing the brand since opening her first shop in Columbus, Ohio, in the late 1990s, and says the key to longevity is "going slowly, learning as you go, only taking moves when you're ready and not try to go too fast."
Bosco Sticks are popular among high-school students in an Illinois district, writes columnist John Marx. Jodi Johnson, who leads the cafeteria staff at one high school, says Bosco Sticks -- breadsticks stuffed with mozzarella cheese and served with soup or dipping sauces -- are the top seller.
Chef Barbara Alexander from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to deep fry a turkey. Deep frying a whole turkey results in delicious, succulent meat with perfectly crispy golden skin that is well worth the extra effort. Before you begin, keep in mind that deep frying a turkey can be very dangerous! Improper frying preparation and techniques can cause fires as well as severe burns, so follow the steps in this video and proceed with extreme caution.
Chef Barbara Alexander from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to make delicious Korean turkey dumplings with gochujang dipping sauce. These pan-fried dumplings are stuffed with turkey, Asian aromatics and spicy, savory gochujang. Serve them as a fun shared appetizer!
Appealing to multiple generations can be tricky but worth it for restaurants, and herbs and spices such as rosemary, basil, lemon herb, peppercorn and seasoned salts are popular with younger and older diners alike, according to Datassential. Other sources of culinary common ground include honey butter, salsa, bechamel, black bean burgers and caramel.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop has redesigned its restaurant footprint, replacing the assembly line with a single point of ordering to streamline the process. New glass counters still let customers watch staffers make their sandwiches and the setup will cut operational costs by 25% for franchisees, CEO Alan Johnson said.
Burger King has launched a campaign in France to promote delivery to fans who aren't close to one of the chain's 328 restaurants in the country. Outdoor signage points out where the locations aren't, and explains that Burger King now offers delivery via Deliveroo.
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