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7/23/2021

Earlier this year, McDonald's set a goal to have 35% of its leadership roles filled by people from underrepresented groups by 2025, and the chain is also planning to grow diversity among its largest suppliers. By 2025, McDonald's plans to have one quarter of its US supply chain spending be with diverse-owned suppliers, an increase from current levels of about 23%.

7/23/2021

The previous vintage of this wine won a Value Platinum at the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards. Created in 2005, Paco & Lola is a union of more than 440 small growers who together own more than 2,200 vineyards. Only the free-run juice was used in this exuberant white, so there's a lovely weight of ripe stone fruit and zesty lime notes. Round but with fresh, balancing acidity, it would make a great match for a spicy fish dish. Decanter score: 91 points. Drink: 2021-2022. Alc: 13%

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7/23/2021

Aurora Public Schools in Colorado used funds from local nonprofit the Aurora Schools Foundation to provide free summer meals to students and their entire families. School nutrition professionals say the meals have helped to support families during the coronavirus pandemic.

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7/23/2021

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, the 500-member San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance is expected to vote next week on implementing a policy to require proof of vaccination or a recent negative test from patrons looking to dine or drink inside, unless city health officials institute their own order. "I think we're in the middle of a big flux," said Ben Bleiman, head of the group, noting that several of the city's bars began "changing their tune" this week and demanding vaccine proof to protect employees and customers.

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SFist (San Francisco)
7/23/2021

Bojangles has partnered with two college quarterbacks -- DJ Uiagalelei of Clemson University and Sam Howell of the University of North Carolina -- following an update to the NCAAA's policy that allows student athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness. "College football is a huge passion point for Bojangles and our fans, so we are excited to be able to work with the athletes that make this sport so great," said Jackie Woodward, Bojangles' chief brand and marketing officer.

7/23/2021

Nicholas Perkins' company Black Titan Franchise Systems is the new franchise operator of Fuddruckers, and the foodservice veteran has big plans for the burger chain. "I feel like I have the skill set to transition the brand to greater heights," said Perkins, who plans to improve the brand's technology, invest in national marketing and make menu updates including new plant-based dishes.

7/23/2021

Edgewood, Fort Sam Houston and North East Independent School Districts in Texas will operate under the USDA's waiver to provide free meals for all students in the coming school year. North East ISD distributes free grab-and-go meals at the district's middle schools each Tuesday and Thursday.

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7/23/2021

High-sodium intake is associated with a greater risk for high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke, and the FDA says most people in the US consume more salt than the recommended daily intake. For those who intend to regulate their sodium intake, nutrition experts recommend paying attention to the amount of sodium in and quantities consumed of soy sauce, pickles, mustard, cold cuts, canned soups and salad dressings, and they offer alternatives for each.

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7/23/2021

A study in the Journal of School Health monitored the spread of the coronavirus on 15 school buses that served 462 students and identified 39 cases that resulted in the quarantine of 52 students. However, universal testing and contact tracing revealed that no transmission was associated with bus transportation, and that all 52 quarantined students tested negative.

7/23/2021

There are a host of refreshing, "low-fuss" Spanish highballs, regional staples from around the country, waiting to be discovered by those who wish to look past the omnipresence of vermouth, writes Tim McKirdy. The kalimotxo highball blends red wine -- the less sophisticated, the better -- with Coca-Cola, the clara combines cheap beer and a lemon soda such as Kas Limon, and the rebujito mixes dry sherry with Sprite or 7UP.

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