Subway will now offer delivery from 9,000 of its US restaurants, in partnerships with delivery services DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates and Uber Eats, the company said. Thus far, most large chains have teamed with one or two third-party services for delivery.
A school district in Arkansas recently purchased a food truck to enhance its food services program. During its first stop this month, students built "Bulldog" burgers and were served potato salad and baked beans.
The variety of flavor combinations and flexibility of dayparts have made meal bowls popular, and new bean-forward creations can call on hummus, bean ceviche or a rice and bean base to explore different cultural influences. "Bowls are easy to eat, they tend to look very pretty and for some reason, they open the door for people to be more adventurous with their menu choices," said Jorge Cespedes, culinary creative director for Marlin Network.
Leaders exhibit a high emotional intelligence when they're alert to other people's feelings, show compassion and don't succumb to defensiveness when challenged, writes John R. Stoker. "Instead, they seek to understand the source of others' feelings and the values that are important to others," he writes.
Joe Carroll, who opened the first of his many Brooklyn, N.Y., eateries 15 years ago, is expanding to new markets in a partnership with Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr. The pair opened a Philadelphia location of Carroll's barbecue concept, Fette Sau, in 2012 and they launched a Washington, D.C., location for steakhouse brand St. Anselm this month.
Burger King has created the Frozen Fanta Scary Black Cherry soft drink for Halloween. The chain may be starting a tradition: A few years ago it launched the Halloween Whopper, which was colored black with squid ink and bamboo charcoal.
KFC marketing chief Andrea Zahumensky is continuing the innovation begun by her predecessor, with promotions around limited-time offerings like Pickle Fried Chicken and continuing to create new incarnations of Colonel Sanders. "We're far enough along in our brand story to step up our innovation," she said.
The golden arches immediately let people know it's a McDonald's, but many restaurant logos aren't nearly as recognizable or memorable, Lewis Fein writes. Chains can find the right symbol through testing and refining until the logo reflects the company and resonates with consumers.
More schools in Georgia are adopting farm-to-school programs, with schools in the state spending more than $20 million on locally produced food in the 2017-18 school year. Gary Black, state agriculture commissioner, says the programs offer a win-win for farmers and students.
The savory loin chop is a standout cut of meat for those who do not normally like lamb, and preparation is simple, Alison Roman writes. A coating of fennel and black pepper can help create a flavorful crust and a crunchy outer texture.
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