For his new show, "Family Dinner," Andrew Zimmern is sitting down to dinner in homes across the US to explore how and what families eat together. "To hear from families themselves what their stories are, what the food is, what their traditions and their own cultures and their own family histories are their own geographical locations -- but most importantly, why they feel the need to gather -- is something that is entertaining and funny and emotional, and we all are able to learn a little something," Zimmern said.
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.
Upgrade your turkey sandwich! Watch Chef Barbara Alexander from The Culinary Institute of America show us how to make a Moroccan turkey pita sandwich. The turkey is seasoned with Moroccan spice blend ras al hanout and harissa, then grilled. Get the recipe.
The Fresh Market's initial public offering filing and Nestle Toll House's fall lineup of cookie dough and baking mixes attracted SmartBrief's food and beverage readers this week. ALDI's small-format design and new CPG products from Kellogg and Pringles also ranked high with readers.
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.
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.
C&S Wholesale Grocers will acquire the frozen service contract for Albertsons from Burris Logistics. "We look forward to further strengthening our service in the important growing frozen segment and supporting the growth and continued success of our retail partner Albertsons," said C&S CEO Bob Palmer.
The US online grocery market saw a 23% year-over-year decline in June sales, according to the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey. While sales fell to $6.8 billion, grocery pickup continued to strengthen as the monthly average user base grew nearly 16%.
Retail merchandising company Siffron is refining display methods to keep pace with seafood's popularity after sales spiked during the pandemic. Thirty-five percent of shoppers reported cooking more seafood now than before the outbreak, according to a study from Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.