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Fatburger maak 10 plekke in New York oop

Fatburger maak 10 plekke in New York oop

Die ketting van Beverly Hills, Kalifornië, gaan sy portefeulje aan die ooskus aansienlik uitbrei

Die burgerboom het die land die afgelope paar jaar met 'n storm laat waai, met hoëgehalte-burgerverbindings regoor die land. Die honger na eersteklas hamburgers sal nie binnekort sterf nie, veral nie in New York nie, waar die nuus hierdie week gebreek het dat die Fatburger-ketting uit Beverly Hills 10 buiteposte in die stad gaan oopmaak.

Terwyl Fatburger al 60 jaar bestaan ​​en 150 plekke regoor die wêreld het, kon hulle nog nooit in New York 'n vastrapplek kry nie. Een buitepos in New York het lank gelede gesluit, en 'n ander in Jersey City het in 2009 gesluit, volgens Grub Street.

Die oorgrote meerderheid Fatburgers is aan die Weskus, maar deur 'n franchise-ooreenkoms met die Riese Organisasie, een van die grootste kitskosbestuursondernemings in die stad, te onderteken, is hulle gereed om hul tweede Ooskus-offensief aan te pak.

'Ek hou van die idee dat dit al lank bestaan ​​en suksesvol genoeg was in 'n groot metropool soos Los Angeles,' het Dennis Riese, uitvoerende hoof van Riese, aan Crain gesê. Die bestuursmaatskappy besit die meeste geboue waar dit restaurante bedryf, en hulle beplan om binnekort oop te maak in 'n gebou wat hulle in Third Avenue naby 34 besit.ste Straat.

Fatburger kook al sy hamburgers op bestelling, en verlede jaar het die ketting $ 82 miljoen ingebring.


Fatburger maak 10 plekke in New York oop - resepte

Strande en swembaddens kan met sosiale voet van ses voet werk, met die doel om teen 4 Julie weer tot 100% kapasiteit te heropen.

Die limiet vir binnenshuise sosiale byeenkomste sal op 19 Mei van 100 tot 250 mense toeneem.

Die byeenkomsgrens vir buitenshuise woonbuurte van 25 mense word op 19 Mei verwyder.

Die limiet vir binnenshuise residensiële byeenkomste sal op 19 Mei van 10 tot 50 mense toeneem.

Grootskaalse geleenthede vir binnenshuise geleenthede sal vanaf 19 Mei teen 30% kapasiteit werk.

Die 12:00 uur aandete vir kos en drank word opgehef vir buite -eetareas vanaf 17 Mei en vir binnenshuise eetareas vanaf 31 Mei.

Die 01:00 aandklokreël vir versorgde geleenthede waar deelnemers bewys gelewer het van inentingstatus of 'n onlangse negatiewe COVID-19-toetsuitslag, word op 17 Mei opgehef, met die uitgangspunt vir alle gebeure wat op 31 Mei gehou word.

Grootskaalse geleenthede vir buitelugbyeenkomste, insluitend professionele en kollegiale sport en lewendige uitvoerende kunste en vermaak, sal slegs beperk word deur die beskikbare ruimte vir gaste of partytjies van gaste om die vereiste sosiale afstand te handhaaf, en volledig ingeënt deelnemers kan op volle kapasiteit sit in toegewese afdelings wat uitsluitlik vir ten volle aangewys is ingeëntes, vanaf 19 Mei.


Gates Foundation Grant ondersteun CUNY se plan om 10 nuwe hoërskole oop te maak

Die Bill en Melinda Gates-stigting sal die City University of New York $ 6,8 miljoen gee om tien vroeë hoërskole te stig, het CUNY 's se kanselier, Matthew Goldstein, gister aan sy trustees gesê.

Die plan is dat CUNY, in samewerking met die New York City Department of Education, volgende September twee nuwe skole, vier die volgende jaar, en vier in 2006, sal oopmaak.

Afsonderlik, het CUNY 's trustees gister 'n verhoging van $ 100,000 goedgekeur vir dr. Goldstein, sy eerste verhoging sedert hy kanselier geword het in 1999. Voor die verhoging was sy salaris $ 250,000. Die helfte van die verhoging kom uit belastingbetalersgeld, die ander helfte - wat nie in die basis wat gebruik word om sy pensioen te bepaal nie - getel word, kom uit ander bronne. Die verhoging tree onmiddellik in werking.

Benno C. Schmidt Jr., voorsitter van CUNY 's, het gesê dat die verhoging agterstallig was en dat die huidige salaris nie mededingend was nie, veral as CUNY een van die grootste en mees komplekse universiteite in die Verenigde State is.

Hy het gesê dat CUNY nog nie besluit het hoe dit vir die tweede $ 50,000 sal betaal nie, maar dat ten minste 'n deel daarvan van die CUNY 's Research Foundation kan kom.

Die trustees het ook salarisverhogings van gemiddeld 5,8 persent goedgekeur vir ander topbestuurders, wat verlede jaar geen verhogings gekry het nie.

CUNY-amptenare het gesê dat die vroeë kollege-hoërskoolplanne die studente vereis om twee jaar kollege-werk te voltooi in die tyd dat hulle gewoonlik die hoërskool sou voltooi en 'n geassosieerde graad sou behaal.

CUNY -amptenare het gesê dat hulle nie die keuringsproses vir die nuwe skole uitgewerk het nie, maar het nie verwag dat hulle die mededingende toets sou gebruik wat nou vir die Hoërskool Stuyvesant, Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Technical High School en drie CUNY hoërskole ingestel is nie. n jaar gelede.

Die skole sal op of naby CUNY 's se kampusse wees, maar die presiese ligging is nog nie bepaal nie.

Verlede maand het die Gates Foundation $ 51,2 miljoen aan toelaes aangekondig om 67 klein, tema-gebaseerde openbare hoërskole in New York te skep.


New York begin met beperkte heropening in die Upstate -streek

Dele van New York wat aan sewe gesondheids- en toetskriteria voldoen het, sal die bou, vervaardiging en kleinhandel weer kan begin.

In die mees konkrete stap in die rigting van die herbegin van sy gehawende toestand, het goewerneur Andrew M. Cuomo Maandag gesê dat groot stukke van die sentrale binneland van New York die konstruksie, vervaardiging en kleinhandel in die naweek gedeeltelik heropen.

Die oorgang na 'n beperkte, heropening van die streek kom 10 weke na die eerste bevestigde geval van die staat van die staat, wat meer as 26,000 mense in New York doodgemaak het en honderde duisende mense siek gemaak het. Die tol word grotendeels gedra deur die stad New York en sy bevolkte voorstede, met veel minder gevalle en sterftes tot dusver in die land se meer landelike gemeenskappe en kleiner stede.

Inderdaad, burgemeester Bill de Blasio het Maandag 'n meer ontnugterende beoordeling vir die stad, die finansiële hoofstad van die land, aangebied en gesê dat daar moontlik geen heropening van so 'n aard sou wees nie, vroeg as Junie.

En net soos mnr Cuomo, 'n demokraat van die derde termyn, aangekondig het dat drie streke-die Finger Lakes, waaronder Rochester, 'n groot stad aan die Ontariomeer in die suidelike tier, wat grens aan Pennsylvania en die Mohawk-vallei, wes van Albany-suksesvol ontmoet het maatstawwe vir heropening, is daar nog baie struikelblokke wat nog opgelos moet word.

Nuut gestigte streeks “beheerkamers” sal toesig en magtiging verleen word om besighede die trekpas te gee om oop te maak; hulle kan ook hul eie veiligheidsvereistes stel. Hulle sal die bevoegdheid hê om heropeningplanne te vertraag of te beëindig, het mnr. Cuomo gesê, as data oor die siekte 'n verslegtende toestand toon.

Besighede sal ook 'n groot las dra, aangesien werknemers terugkeer na radikaal veranderde werkruimtes, onder streng beheer, insluitend protokolle vir sosiale distansie, versteurde skofte en gereelde skoonmaak en ontsmetting. Maatskappye se kafeteria's sal waarskynlik gesluit word, het mnr. Cuomo voorgestel, en werknemers word getoets in die geval van uitbrake.

'Daar is geen byeenkoms nie,' het mnr. Cuomo gesê. 'Dit is wat ons probeer vermy.'

Kleinhandelondernemings sal ook toegelaat word om volgens die plan weer oop te maak vir diensbeperkings, met werknemers in maskers. Gesondheidsondersoek sou ook van alle ondernemings in die eerste fase vereis word, wat na twee weke geëvalueer sou word om die impak daarvan op die verspreiding van die siekte te bepaal.

'Ons is almal angstig om weer aan die werk te gaan,' het mnr. Cuomo gesê tydens 'n inligtingsessie in Irondequoit, naby Rochester. 'Ons wil dit slim doen, ons wil dit intelligent doen, maar ons wil dit doen.'

Mnr. Cuomo het opgemerk dat die aantal nuwe hospitalisasies landwyd vir Covid-19-die siekte wat deur die koronavirus veroorsaak word-ongeveer dieselfde was as net voor hy die staatswye tuisbevel, bekend as New York State On Pause, uitgereik het . Die aantal sterftes wat Sondag aangemeld is - 161 - was die laagste daaglikse dodetal sedert einde Maart.

In die lig van sulke statistieke, het die goewerneur gesê dat ander kleiner skyn van die normale lewe in die hele staat kan hervat, insluitend inryflieks, landskapprojekte en 'ontspanningsaktiwiteite met 'n lae risiko', soos tennis, 'n sport met ingeboude in sosiale distansie.

Die besluit om die kommersiële en professionele lewens van sommige New Yorkers weer te begin, word verwelkom deur sakeleiers, wat toegesien het dat meer as een miljoen staatsbewoners hul werk sedert begin Maart verloor het.

In Rochester, die grootste stad wat in aanmerking kom om 'n paar van sy ondernemings te heropen, het Ashley Mayberry-O'Connell, 'n uitvoerende beampte by QES Solutions, 'n sakeondersteuningsonderneming, gesê dat die firma ongeveer 85 persent van sy 80 personeellede afgedank het, maar gehoop om “al ons werknemers terug te werf” in die lig van die aankondiging van die goewerneur.

Maar die aankondiging van mnr Cuomo het ook die sakeleiers van die staat met talle vrae gelaat.

"Wat nog nie duidelik is nie, is presies wat die staat van u gaan verwag," het Ken Pokalsky, die vise -president van die Business Council van die staat New York, gesê. 'Sê u net' ek het 'n plan 'en is u gereed? Of is daar ekstra inligting wat u moet verskaf? ”

Robert Duffy, die voormalige luitenant -goewerneur en lid van die Finger Lakes -beheerkamer, het gesê dat dit die maatskappye se verantwoordelikheid is om te voldoen aan die veiligheidskriteria wat die goewerneur neergelê het.

En hoewel mnr. Duffy gesê het dat baie sakeondernemings weer wil heropen, nadat hy 'n paar groot ekonomiese treffers gehad het, het hy erken dat 'daar ook 'n angs onder werknemers en kliënte heers' namate die heropening vorder.

'Ek glo nie dat mense na 'n oorvol restaurant gaan terugjaag nie,' het mnr. Duffy gesê. 'Hulle gaan nie in 'n vliegtuig spring nie. Hulle is dalk bang om terug te gaan na hul gimnasium of fiksheidssentrum. ”

Die nie-noodsaaklike ondernemings van die staat is sedert 22 Maart gesluit, ingevolge 'n tuisbevel wat deur mnr. Cuomo uitgereik is, en middel April verleng.

Aangesien die daaglikse dodetal van die staat begin verslap, het die goewerneur verlede week 'n gedetailleerde plan vir heropening opgestel, wat vereis dat elk van die tien streke in die staat sewe statistieke moes nakom om te bewys dat hulle gereed is om te heropen. Dit sluit in die verbetering van toetsing en kontakopsporing, die versekering van die hospitaalkapasiteit en 'n aanhoudende afname in sterftes en nuwe gevalle van die virus.

Twee ander streke, in die middel van New York en die Adirondackberge, ontmoet ses van die sewe statistieke. Maar die stad en twee ander omliggende gebiede - Long Island en die Hudson -vallei - word steeds belemmer deur hardnekkige hoë hospitalisasiekoerse.

Maandag het mnr. De Blasio bevestig dat die sluiting van die stad - en gepaardgaande finansiële swaarkry - "tensy iets wonderbaarliks ​​gebeur" in Junie sou plaasvind. En net soos die goewerneur, het die burgemeester gesê dat enige opening van die data afhang.

'Dit was nie presies wat ons nodig het nie, maar beslis die regte rigting,' het mnr. De Blasio, 'n demokraat, gesê. 'Maar ons moet dit op 'n dieper manier sien volhou.'

Met die oprigting van plaaslike "beheerkamers", het meneer Cuomo skynbaar groter outonomie en verantwoordelikheid vir streeksleiers afgestaan ​​vir die heropening van die staat, insluitend die monitering van hoe ondernemings veiligheidsprotokolle implementeer.

Die groepe - wat grootliks uit verkose amptenare bestaan ​​- sal ook 'n klomp praktiese probleme opgelos word, soos die reël van kindersorg vir werkers wat nou weer na die pos geroep word, het mnr. Cuomo gesê. Die goewerneur het die skool vir die res van die akademiese jaar op 1 Mei landwyd gekanselleer.

Heropening sal waarskynlik 'n stadige proses wees, selfs in die drie streke wat mnr. Cuomo Maandag aangehaal het. Benewens vervaardiging en konstruksie, sal die drie F's ook toegelaat word: boerdery, visvang en bosbou, sowel as kleinhandel, maar slegs met afhaal en aflaai van kliënte.

As daar in die eerste fase geen negatiewe impak gesien word nie, sluit die tweede fase onder meer die toelating van professionele dienste, vaste eiendom en finansies in.

Restaurante, kroeë en hotelle kom daarna, gevolg deur 'n laaste fase wat besienswaardighede soos bioskope en teaters insluit, insluitend Broadway, 'n kragtige ekonomiese enjin in New York, en skole.

Die heropeningsproses kan nog steeds in gevaar gestel word deur nuwe uitbrake, het mnr. Cuomo gesê en opgemerk dat 'n foutiewe heropening nog meer skade aan die volksgesondheid en die ekonomie kan berokken. Mnr. Cuomo het gesê dat hy wil leer uit die foute wat ander gemaak het.

Hy gee ook erkenning aan die inwoners van die staat omdat hulle gehelp het om die kromme van infeksies te buig deur sosiale afstand en ander reëls in ag te neem en pleit vir voortgesette samewerking.

"Dit is nie dat die sluise oop is nie, gaan terug, doen alles wat u gedoen het," het mnr. Cuomo gesê en bygevoeg: "Niemand sal u gesondheid beskerm nie, behalwe u."


Inhoud

Taco Bell is gestig deur Glen Bell, 'n entrepreneur wat die eerste keer 'n worsbroodjie genaamd Bell's Drive-In in San Bernardino, Kalifornië, geopen het in 1948. Bell het lang rye kliënte by 'n Mexikaanse restaurant met die naam Mitla Cafe, oorkant die straat, dopgehou. wat bekend geword het onder inwoners vir sy harde-tacos. Bell het probeer om die resep te verander, en uiteindelik het die eienaars hom toegelaat om te sien hoe die tacos gemaak word. Hy neem wat hy geleer het en open 'n nuwe stand in 1951. Die naam het verskeie veranderings ondergaan, van Taco-Tia tot en met El Taco, voordat hy op Taco Bell gaan sit het. [5]

Glen Bell het die eerste Taco Bell in 1962 in Downey, Kalifornië, geopen. [6]

In 1964 het die eerste franchisee in Torrance, Kalifornië, geopen. In 1967 het die 100ste restaurant by 400 South Brookhurst in Anaheim geopen. Die eerste plek oos van die Mississippirivier het in 1968 in Springfield, Ohio, geopen. [7] [6] Oorspronklike Taco Bells het slegs instapvensters, sonder binnenshuise sitplekke of deurrydienste. In 1970 word Taco Bell bekendgemaak met 325 restaurante.

PepsiCo filiaal

In 1978 koop PepsiCo Taco Bell van Glen Bell. [6] Op 19 November 2015 is die oorspronklike Taco Bell -gebou in Downey na die Taco Bell Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, Kalifornië, verskuif. [8] Verskeie plekke in die Midwest-Verenigde State is omgeskakel van Zantigo, 'n Mexikaanse ketting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, wat PepsiCo in 1986 verkry het. [9] In 1990 is die Hot 'n Now-ketting verkry. [10] Taco Bell verkoop Hot 'n Now in 1997 aan 'n Connecticut -onderneming. [11]

In 1991 het Taco Bell die eerste Taco Bell Express in San Francisco geopen. [12] Taco Bell Express -lokasies werk hoofsaaklik in geriefswinkels, vragmotors, winkelsentrums en lughawens. Taco Bell het in 1995 saam met KFC begin handelsmerk toe die eerste sodanige mede-handelsmerk in Clayton, Noord-Carolina, geopen is. [13] Die ketting is sedertdien ook saam met Pizza Hut [14] en Long John Silver's gebrandmerk. [15]

In 1997 het PepsiCo geëksperimenteer met 'n nuwe "vars grill" -konsep, wat ten minste een Border Bell -restaurant in Mountain View, Kalifornië op El Camino Real (SR 82) geopen het. Naby die tyd dat PepsiCo sy restaurantonderneming in 1997 beëindig het, is [16] die Border Bell in Mountain View gesluit en omskep in 'n Taco Bell -restaurant wat nog in 2018 oop was. [17]

In September 2000 is tot $ 50 miljoen doppe van Taco Bell-handelsmerke uit supermarkte teruggeroep. [18] Die doppe bevat 'n verskeidenheid geneties gemodifiseerde koring genaamd StarLink wat nie vir menslike gebruik goedgekeur is nie. [19] StarLink is slegs goedgekeur vir gebruik in veevoer vanweë vrae oor of dit allergiese reaksies by mense kan veroorsaak. [20] Dit was die eerste keer dat geneties gemodifiseerde voedsel (GMO) ooit herroep word. Mielies is nie by graanhysers geskei nie en die meulenaar in Texas het nie die tipe bestel nie. [21] In 2001 kondig Tricon Global 'n skikking van $ 60 miljoen met die verskaffers aan. Hulle het gesê dat dit aan die franchisehouers van Taco Bell sou gaan, en TGR sou niks daarvan neem nie. [22]

Yum! Merke filiaal

PepsiCo het Taco Bell en sy ander restaurantkettings aan die einde van 1997 in Tricon Global Restaurants gespin. [23] [24] Met die aankoop van Yorkshire Global Restaurants, die eienaars van A & ampW en Long John Silver se kettings, het Tricon sy naam verander na Yum! Handelsmerke op 16 Mei 2002. [25] [26]

In Maart 2005 het die Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) 'n belangrike oorwinning behaal in sy nasionale boikot van Taco Bell vir menseregte. Taco Bell het ingestem om te voldoen aan al die koalisie se eise om die lone en werksomstandighede vir tamatieplukkers in Florida in sy verskaffingsketting te verbeter. [27] Na vier jaar van boikot, Taco Bell en Yum! Merke het ingestem om 'n ooreenkoms te sluit genaamd die CIW-Yum ooreenkoms met verteenwoordigers van CIW by Yum! Merke se hoofkwartier. [28]

Taco Bell het begin eksperimenteer met vinnig-gemaklike en stedelike konsepte toe dit in 2014 Amerikaanse Taco Co en Urban Taproom geskep het. Die spyskaart bestaan ​​uit taco's met Amerikaanse vulsels en verkoop nie die kos wat in Taco Bell-restaurante verkoop word nie, soos burrito's. Dit is in Augustus 2014 in Huntington Beach, Kalifornië, bekendgestel. [29] U.S. Taco Co. het op 15 September 2015 gesluit sodat die maatskappy kon fokus op sy nuwe soortgelyke Taco Bell Cantina -konsep, wat spesiale spyskaartitems bevat en alkohol bedien. Dit het 'n paar dae later sy eerste plek geopen in die Wicker Park -woonbuurt in Chicago, gevolg deur 'n plek in San Francisco ongeveer 'n maand later, minder as 'n blok van AT & ampT Park af. [30] In 2016 het Taco Bell die vlagskipwinkel Taco Bell Cantina, wat aan die Las Vegas -strook geleë is, bekendgestel. [31] Die 24-uur-restaurant bedien alkohol, unieke spyskaartitems en 'n DJ. In Augustus 2017 is aangekondig dat die winkel troues sal aanbied. [32] Taco Bell Cantina het tans plekke in San Francisco, Berkeley, Chicago (2 plekke), Las Vegas, Austin, Fayetteville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Atlanta, Newport Beach, San Diego, San Jose, en beplan om binnekort in Somerville oop te maak , MA. [33] [34] In Maart 2020 het Taco Bell aangekondig dat hy vanjaar drie van sy voorstedelike winkels in Cantinas sou omskep as deel van 'n toetslopie. [35]

In Maart 2016 het Taco Bell privaat beta -toetsing van 'n kunsmatige intelligensie -bot op die boodskapplatform Slack bekendgestel om bestellings van geselekteerde spyskaartitems van die plaaslike Taco Bell -plekke af te neem en die bestellings te laat aflewer. Taco Bell beplan om in die komende maande 'n groter uitrol van hierdie funksie te hê. [36]

Voorheen was die warm souse van Taco Bell slegs in souspakkies by die Taco Bell -ketting self beskikbaar. In Februarie 2014 het Taco Bell sy warm souse te koop aangebied, in bottelvorm by kruidenierswinkels verkoop. [37] Dit sal gevolg word deur verdere kruidenierswinkelprodukte, insluitend skyfies in Mei 2018 [38] en gerasperde kaas in 2019. [39] In September 2016 het Taco Bell 'n pop-up in New York City in die SoHo, Manhattan gebied geopen die Taco Bell VR Arcade genoem. Taco Bell en VR -aanhangers kon demonstrasie van PlayStation VR, speletjies en kos. [40]

In 2016 bou Taco Bell 'n restaurant uit vyf vraghouers vir die Texas -musiekfees, South by Southwest. Vanweë gewildheid het die franchise besluit om die restaurant na 'n perseel in South Gate, Kalifornië, te verhuis, en dit word 'n jaar later vir die publiek oopgemaak. Die restaurant bevat die volledige spyskaart van Taco Bell, met sitplekke buite, 'n deurloopraam en 'n deurrit, maar geen binnenshuise sitplekke in teenstelling met gewone Taco Bell-plekke nie. [41] Taco Bell het in November 2017 planne aangekondig om 300 meer stedelike en kantina-styl teen 2022 te open, met 50 in die vyf stadsdele van New York. [42] In 2019 het Taco Bell 'n opspringhotel geopen met die naam "The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort" wat vir 'n naweek in Augustus geopen is. By die aankondiging is die hotel binne twee minute bespreek [43]

Taco Bell het planne aangekondig om tot 2030 in die huidige hoofkwartier te bly. [44]

In Maart 2001 het Taco Bell 'n promosie aangekondig om saam te val met die hertoegang van die Mir-ruimtestasie. Hulle het 'n groot teiken na die Stille Oseaan gesleep en aangekondig dat as die teiken deur 'n stuk Mir getref word, elke persoon in die Verenigde State geregtig sou wees op 'n gratis Taco Bell -taco. Die maatskappy het 'n aansienlike versekeringspolis vir hierdie waagstuk gekoop. [45] Geen stuk van die stasie het die teiken getref nie.

In 2004 het 'n plaaslike Taco Bell -franchisenemer die naamregte op die Boise State Pavilion in Boise, Idaho, gekoop en die stadion Taco Bell Arena herdoop. [46] In 2004 bied Mountain Dew ook aan Taco Bell-winkels die eksklusiewe reg om Mountain Dew Baja Blast, 'n tropiese kalkgeurvariëteit van die gewilde koeldrank, te dra. [47]

In 2007 bied Taco Bell die eerste keer die promosie "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" aan - as enige speler van een van die twee span 'n basis in die World Series gesteel het, sou die maatskappy gratis tacos aan almal in die Verenigde State weggee in 'n soortgelyke veldtog na die Mir -promosie, alhoewel die kans groter is om dit te realiseer. [48] ​​Nadat Jacoby Ellsbury van die Boston Red Sox 'n basis in Game 2 gesteel het, het die onderneming die promosie op 30 Oktober 2007 goedgekeur. Die promosie is aangebied in verskeie World Series, mees onlangs in 2020, met Mookie Betts die Los Angeles Dodgers het suksesvol 'n basis in Game 1. gesteel. [49]

Taco Bell borg 'n promosie by tuiswedstryde vir beide die Portland Trail Blazers en die Cleveland Cavaliers waarin almal wat teenwoordig is 'n koepon vir 'n gratis Chalupa ontvang as die tuisspan 100 punte of meer behaal. [50] [51]

In 2009 stel Taco Bell 'n advertensie in musiekvideostyl bekend met die titel "It's all about the Roosevelts" wat Danny de Matos saamgestel en vervaardig het in sy ateljee vir Amber Music namens DraftFCB Agency. Met die Bobby Edner van Varsity Fanclub, die reklame in die rapmusiekstyl, word 'n groep vriende bymekaargekry wat bymekaarkom terwyl hulle na Taco Bell ry. Die advertensie verteenwoordig Taco Bell se eerste aanval op filmreklame, met die advertensie tydens die voorskoue van Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen en Openbare vyande sowel as skerms in sommige rolprentlobbies. [52]

Op 1 Julie 2009 vervang Taco Bell die 20-jarige borg McDonald's as die kitskosvennoot van die NBA. Taco Bell en die NBA het ooreengekom oor 'n ooreenkoms van vier jaar sodat hulle kan adverteer op ABC, TNT en ESPN, en NBA-tema promosies. [53] Op 21 Julie 2009 is Gidget, die Chihuahua wat in die laat 1990's in Taco Bell -advertensies verskyn het, genoodsaak nadat hy 'n beroerte gehad het. [54] Sy was 15 jaar oud. 2009 -advertensies vir die "Frutista Freeze" -gevriesdrank bevat Snowball, 'n Eleonora -kaketoe wat bekend is vir sy vermoë om op menslike musiek te dans. [55] In 'n poging om sy $ 2-maaltydaanbiedings te bevorder, het Taco Bell in Junie 2010 'n Facebook-groep begin om handtekeninge te versamel oor 'n petisie wat 'n beroep op die Federale Reserweraad doen om nog twee dollar-rekeninge te produseer. [56]

Aan die einde van Februarie 2011 is 'n groot reklame deur Taco Bell begin in reaksie op 'n regsgeding vir verbruikersbeskerming wat deur 'n regsfirma in Alabama teen die onderneming ingedien is. Die promosie wou bewerings dat die onderneming die verhouding van bestanddele in sy beesvulsel vir sy tacos vals geadverteer het, teenstaan. Werknemers en franchisenemers het gesê dat die vulsel nog altyd 'n mengsel van 88% beesvleis en verskillende speserye en bindmiddels was, en niks anders nie. Die advertensie volg op verskeie drukbladadvertensies op die volledige bladsy in die New York Times en ander koerante met die opskrif "Dankie dat u ons dagvaar." [57] Boonop het die ketting 'n nuwe sosiale veldtog bygevoeg met behulp van Twitter en Facebook. Die onderneming het baie in die veldtog belê en meer as $ 3 miljoen bestee om sy boodskap uit te deel - ongeveer 20 persent meer as wat die onderneming gewoonlik aan 'n advertensieprogram bestee. Die verskillende veldtogte het plaasgevind kort voordat die maatskappy sy amptelike reaksie op die saak in die Amerikaanse distrikshof vir die Sentraal -distrik van Kalifornië begin het, en was bedoel om die openbare mening in hul kamp te bring. Verskeie ontleders het gesê dat die onderneming beter sou gewees het deur 'n veldbronveldtog te gebruik wat by winkeladvertensies en ander nie-uitsaai-media betrokke was. [58] Die saak is uiteindelik teruggetrek, [59] en die maatskappy het sy advertensie -reaksie voortgesit deur in die openbaar om verskoning te vra van die dagvaarfirma Beasley Allen. Ontleder Laura Ries, van die bemarkingstrategiefirma Ries & Ries, het gesê sy glo dat Taco Bell se jongste reaksie 'n fout was. Sy het gesê dat die herlewing van herinneringe aan 'n pak wat die meerderheid van die publiek na die aanvanklike publisiteit vergeet het, die verkeerde strategie van Taco Bell was. [60]

In Maart 2012 werk Taco Bell saam met Frito-Lay en skep die Doritos Locos Tacos, 'n taco met 'n taco-dop met 'n Dorito Nacho-kaasgeur. [61] Taco Bell stel 'n drankie wat deur Mountain Dew toegedien word, bekend as Mountain Dew A.M. [62]

Op 6 Junie 2012 het Taco Bell aangekondig dat hy 'n nuwe "Cantina Menu" met luukse items in hul restaurante in Kentucky en Kalifornië gaan toets. Die nuwe spyskaart is geskep deur die sjef Lorena Garcia, en die toevoeging van: Black Beans Cilantro Rice Citrus & amp Herb Marinated Chicken and Cilantro Dressing. [63] [64]

Die Cool Ranch Doritos Taco, beskikbaar op 7 Maart 2013. [65] Kort voor sy vrystelling het Taco Bell 'n promosie -advertensie geloods dat aanhangers 'n dag vroeër die nuwe geur by die winkel kan kry as hulle 'net' vra 'op 6 Maart. hulle het nagelaat om die meerderheid van hul winkels hiervan in kennis te stel - wat gelei het tot talle klagtes op sy sosiale media -rekeninge en nuuswebwerwe van teleurgestelde verbruikers wat nie die nuwe taco kon kry nie. [66] [67]

Op 23 Julie 2013 kondig Taco Bell aan dat hulle teen Januarie 2014 die verkoop van kindermaaltye en speelgoed by al hul Amerikaanse restaurante staak. Sommige winkels stop hul verkoop al in Julie 2013. [68]

Op 6 Augustus 2013 kondig die ketting aan dat dit sy toetsmark van "Waffle Tacos" uitbrei na ongeveer 100 restaurante in Fresno, Kalifornië, Omaha, Nebraska en Chattanooga, Tennessee, wat op 8 Augustus van daardie jaar begin. Die Waffle Taco bevat roereier, wors en stroop. Dit was die topverkoper -item tydens ontbyture by die vyf restaurante in Suid -Kalifornië waar hulle vroeër in 2013 getoets is. [69] Die ontbyt -spyskaart het op 27 Maart 2014 begin. Ander items sluit in: die A.M. Crunchwrap, Cinnabon Delights, Ontbyt Burrito, A.M. Gegrilde Wors Flatbread Smelt, Hash Browns, Koffie en Lemoensap. [70] Die advertensieveldtog, wat op 27 Maart begin het, het vyf en twintig mans gebruik wat Ronald McDonald genoem is, 'n verwysing na die beroemde nar-gelukbringer van McDonald's. [71] 'n Ander kommersiële advertensie vir die Waffle Taco bevat die verteller wat sing: "Ek eet Egg McMuffins sedert 1984. Maar toe ek sien hoe Taco Bell 'n Waffle Taco maak, het ek gedink ek sal met die tyd klaarkom" deuntjie van "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" - nog 'n opname op McDonald's. [72]

Op 28 April 2014 het Taco Bell vir McDonald's belaglik gemaak oor sy 'verouderde muffins', in 'n ontbytveldtog wat deur Taylor bedink is. [73] Die advertensie bevat die bewering dat die McMuffin in 1984 behoort. [72] [74] [75] In Oktober 2014 het Taco Bell die Pienk Strawberry Starburst Freeze drank vir 'n beperkte tyd. [76] In Augustus 2016 het Taco Bell sy Pink Strawberry Starburst Freeze teruggebring. [77] In Oktober 2015 het Taco Bell 'n gesertifiseerde vegetariese spyskaart bekendgestel. [78]

In Augustus 2016 kondig Taco Bell aan dat hy 'n mashup, bekend as Cheetos Burritos, by sekere Taco Bell -restaurante gaan toets [79] Op 19 September 2016 het Taco Bell Airheads Freeze bekendgestel, 'n drankie wat geïnspireer is deur die lekkergoed Airheads White Mystery, en mense toelaat om die smaak daarvan op sosiale media te raai. [80] Op 15 September 2016 stel Taco Bell die Cheddar Habanero Quesarito voor, 'n burrito met quesadilla -dop. [81] In April 2017 het Taco Bell aangekondig dat hy middel April die Naked Breakfast Taco in Flint, Michigan, sal begin toets. Die ontbyttaco, wat 'n gebakte eier gebruik as aartappelbyt, nachokaas, gerasperde cheddar en spek of wors krummel. [82] [83]

In 2017 het die maatskappy die Naked Chicken Chalupa vrygestel wat 'n chalupa -dop van hoender gebruik, met 'n soortgelyke idee as die Double Down en later dieselfde jaar die Naked Chicken Chips, wat hoenderbroodjies is wat in die vorm van skyfies met nachokaas is. [84]

In Julie 2017 kondig Taco Bell 'n vennootskap aan met Lyft waarin Lyft-passasiers in Orange County, Kalifornië, "Taco Mode" kan versoek op pad na hul bestemming van 21:00 tot 02:00, met 'n stop by Taco Bell. Die program is gekanselleer na baie negatiewe terugvoer van bestuurders. [85]

Op 21 September 2018 kondig Taco Bell die Nasionale Taco -dag aan wat sy wêreldwye reikwydte buite die Verenigde State vier, wat in 20 lande gevier sal word. [86]

In Januarie 2019 het Taco Bell sy uitgawes vir televisie -advertensies byna verdubbel tot $ 64 miljoen. [87]

In September 2019 het Taco Bell hul spyskaart opgeknap vir die herfsseisoen. [88]

In Januarie 2021 kondig Taco Bell die terugkeer van aartappels na die spyskaart aan na 'n kort staking in Augustus 2020 in pogings om prosesse in hul restaurante te stroomlyn in reaksie op die COVID-19-pandemie. Benewens die aartappels, het die maatskappy planne aangekondig om hul vegetariese spyskaart uit te brei deur Beyond Meat bekend te stel as 'n plant-gebaseerde vegetariese aanpassingsopsie. [89]

In April 2021 het Taco Bell gesê dat dit pakkies warm sous sal begin hergebruik in samewerking met die herwinningsonderneming TerraCycle, met die doel om die besoedeling van die omgewing te verminder. [90]

Dollar -drange

Op 18 Augustus 2014 het Taco Bell 'n nuwe waarde -spyskaart bekendgestel, genaamd Dollar Cravings. [91] [92] [93] [94] In die vervanging van die ou Why Pay More -spyskaart bevat Dollar Cravings tans dertien voedselitems wat almal teen 'n Amerikaanse dollar kos. [93] [94] [95] [96] [97]

Dit het die naam 'Cravings Value Menu' gekry toe die pryse op sommige items verhoog is. In April 2019 stel hulle 'n 'gelaaide nacho taco' vir 'n dollar voor. [98] [99]

Gestaakte spyskaartitems

Een van die oorspronklike spyskaartitems van die 1960's was die Chiliburger, later bekend as die Bell Burger, toe die Bell Beefer. Dit was 'n los vleisbroodjie met taco-gegeurde beesvleis, gerasperde kaas en blaarslaai, uie in blokkies gesny en tamatie met sagte rooi sous, bedien op 'n gestoomde hamburgerbroodjie. Die toebroodjie is in die laat 1980's van die spyskaart verwyder om 'n streng Tex Mex-geïnspireerde reeks te behou. [100]

Ander gestaakte items sluit in: Enchirito (naam herleef vir 'n ander spyskaart) Taco Lite Taco Grande Chilito (Chili Cheese Burrito) Beefy Crunch Burrito Beefy Melt Burrito Seekos Salade Hoender Fiesta Burrito Potatorito Vulkaan Taco BLT Taco Cheesarito Kaneel Crispas Nacho Cruncho Gegrilde Stuft Caesar Gegrilde Stuft Burrito Gegrilde Stuft Nacho Volledig gelaai Nachos Pittige hoender Crunchwrap Supreme [101] Blackjack Taco Bean Burrito Spesiale grensgrense en die Meximelt. [102]

In September 2019 het Taco Bell nuwe spyskaarte aangebring. Die items wat van daar af gestaak word, sluit in: Beefy Mini Quesadilla Chips en Salsa Chipotle Chicken Loaded Griller Double Decker® Taco Cool Ranch en Fiery Doritos® Locos Tacos Double Tostada Power Menu Burrito, en die XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito. [88]

Vanaf 13 Augustus 2020 [opdatering] is die spyskaart nog 'n opdatering ondergaan, met die volgende items: Grilled Steak Soft Taco 7-laags Burrito Nachos Supreme Beefy Fritos Burrito Spicy Tostada Triple Layer Nachos Kaasagtige Fiesta-aartappels gelaai roosters, beide kaasaartappel en beefy Nacho Chips & amp Dips en Mini Skillet Bowl. [103]


A Psychoanalyst Is Taking a Shot with Kentucky Bourbon

Derby Day has always been an auspicious date for bourbon. It was on that day in 1935, after all, when the famed Stitzel-Weller distillery opened in Kentucky, going on to craft some of the country’s most iconic bourbon including Pappy Van Winkle.

Fast-forward 83 years. On May 5, 2018, only a few hours after Justify crossed the finish line in the rainiest Kentucky Derby in history, the team behind Louisville’s newest distillery hosted a launch party for 350 guests at its pristine new facility. Kaveh Zamanian, the founder and whiskey maker of Rabbit Hole, had just learned about the Stitzel-Weller connection the day prior, which he thought made his event both serendipitous and full of good karma.

“Derby is a very special day for Louisville,” says Zamanian. “And for us, it was an opportunity to join the celebration in a meaningful way and showcase our distillery not only to Louisvillians but also guests and visitors from all over the world.”

Zamanian, an Iranian-American and former psychoanalyst, was turned on to bourbon when he was working in Chicago and dating his wife, Heather, a Kentucky native. He believes his 55,000-square-foot production facility, tasting room, cocktail bar and event space in the city’s trending NuLu neighborhood will be a game-changer for the industry, one that’ll make it modern, forward-thinking and accessible to all.

Once it’s fully operational, Rabbit Hole will have an annual production capacity of 1.2 million proof gallons (or 20,000 barrels), putting it on the top-20 list of the largest bourbon distilleries in the world. (The company has been producing spirits off-site since 2012 with the help of another distillery.)

But beyond its sheer size there are several striking aesthetic elements, part of the overall design by award-winning architect Youn Choi and Doug Pierson of pod architecture + design. Glass walls and exposed ceilings are joined by the focal point of the space, a 24-inch copper column still custom-built by nearby Vendome Copper & Brass Works. On opening night, guests mingled around that still, which is lit up at night and visible from both the facility’s interior and exterior. A third-floor event space called The Overlook offers incredible views of downtown Louisville and the Ohio River, and a large lenticular slatted sign out front morphs from the distillery’s name to a sketch of a rabbit depending on where you’re standing.

“I built the distillery with the hope to invoke a sense of awe and excitement about bourbon and American whiskey, to create a distillery that’s an architectural and engineering marvel like no other distillery in the country,” says Zamanian.

He describes opening night as a “whirlwind” of “pure joy,” a culmination of three years of planning and construction. “It’s not a celebration without family and friends, people who’ve been by my side for the last several years, seeing the project from a simple idea to reality,” he says. “We are now ready to start a new chapter, making whiskey in Rabbit Hole’s new home and sharing our vision and passion with our guests.”

Candlelit tables were set for dinner, running the length of the room that houses the stills for Rabbit Hole’s four products: bourbon, px-sherry-cask finished bourbon, rye and barrel-finished gin. Afterward, guests enjoyed live entertainment by Maggie Rose from CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” indie pop band Sucré and southern rock band Them Vibes.

But the real show was behind the bar, where Proprietors LLC, the group behind Death & Co. in New York City, were serving up four original cocktails as well as an obligatory Derby Day Mint Julep.

The Bad Habits & Rad Rabbits cocktail mixed Rabbit Hole’s spiced rye with Giffard Banane du Brésil liqueur, pineapple pandan gum syrup and Angostura bitters, garnished with cinnamon-pandan mint. The ’80s Hare Metal shook bourbon with passion fruit purée, Campari, lemon and Tahitian vanilla syrup. The Island Staycation infused Rabbit Hole’s gin with coconut flakes, then mixed it with lime and cucumber juices, and a coconut water syrup. And the Herb Your Enthusiasm let imbibers select any of Rabbit Hole’s spirits, to which was added liquid nitrogen herbs, lemon and lime juices, and simple syrup. On an ongoing basis, Proprietors LLC will be responsible for creating the cocktails at the distillery for private and public events.

Rabbit Hole will open to the public early this summer, Thursday through Saturday, during which time it will be offering a distillery tour, a sensory/tasting experience and the chance to purchase a cocktail afterward. For his part, Zamanian plans to focus on production and spend time in the R&D lab, working on new recipes and barrel finishes.

But mostly, he looks forward to welcoming and entertaining guests in his new home.


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Another winner is the SmokeShack. Crisp, julienned Niman Ranch bacon strips add a nice smoky flavor and chopped cherry pepper on top gives the burger a vinegary sweetness ($7 single $10 double). A mushroom and cheese burger with crispy portabellas also didn’t disappoint, but it will cost you. It’s the most expensive burger on the menu at $9.59.

A true Shake Shack experience wouldn’t be complete without a side of crinkle-cut fries ($2.99) and a shake, ranging from classic strawberry to less traditional salted caramel ($5.29). There are other items on the menu, including a chicken sandwich or a hot dog, which is also a respectable choice. After all, Shake Shack’s humble beginnings are that of a hot-dog stand.

Culinary on North, 952-466-6056 shakeshack.com

PIADA ITALIAN STREET FOOD

Piada wraps made to order on October 26, 2016 at Piada Italian Street Food at the Mall of America (Pioneer Press: Nancy Ngo)

Street food is hot right now, and an outfit out of Ohio is bringing into the mainstream Italy’s answer to the burrito. Piada eatery serves, in wrap form, the Italian flatbread the restaurant is named after. Filling options include veggie and meat varieties and sauce.

Service is breezy, and it’s fun to watch your piada take shape, from toasting the flatbread to assembling it in front of you. There are three wrap choices ($7.69 each), with meat options ranging from 99 cents to $1.99.

You really can’t go wrong with any of the wraps. For our group, the crowd-pleaser was the Chef’s Favorite Piada. Crispy, thin flatbread made is a great vessel for holding fresh and tasty fillings such as romaine lettuce, mozzarella, sweet and spicy peppers and parmesan. A spicy diavolo sauce gave the Italian wrap a welcome extra kick.

Soups, salads and pastas are on the menu, too. We liked that pastas could be ordered in small ($6.99) or a regular sizes ($8.49). We’ll be back for an order of the carbonara with parmesan Alfredo, pancetta, spinach and tomatoes. Delicioso!

Culinary on North, 952-303-5458 mypiada.com

BURGER BURGER

Local restaurant group Kaskaid Hospitality has entered the burger business. The spot on the south end of the mall sets out to distinguish itself from other fast-casual burger spots with antibiotic- and hormone-free meat sourced from a local farm, local produce, and buns from a local bakery. And in case you’re wondering if the patties are as fresh as can be, you can watch from a window as the meat is ground on site.

A basic burger ($5.75) can be customized with more than a dozen free toppings and 75-cent add-ons such as avocado, bacon, onion rings and fried egg. And then there are 10 signature sauces, ranging from truffle aioli to bacon ketchup. If you don’t want to build your own burger, there are specialty burgers, too.

During one visit, the food came out nicely composed, but during a second visit, burgers were not as hot and the assembly sloppier. That’s just a small quibble compared with the quality of the burger, down-to-earth prices and the cute dine-in space that includes plenty of tables and a long bar.

We recommend the classic burger ($5.95), a simple cheeseburger with a beef patty, white American cheese, tomato and mayo that allows you to appreciate the quality of ingredients, and the John Wayne specialty burger ($7.95), which was topped with Wisconsin sharp-cheddar cheese, fried onion rings and brown sugar bacon — the perfect trifecta when craving a burger that’s more rich, tangy and sweet. Bourbon barbecue sauce is slathered on top for good measure.

Burger Burger recently added chicken patties to the menu, and we’re looking forward to giving them a try at our next visit.

321 South Avenue 952-855-7800 eatburgerburger.com

CEDAR + STONE, URBAN TABLE

Call it the champagne of restaurants at the Mall of America. The elegant spot in the new JW Marriott connected to the mall makes you forget you’re even at a shopping center.

Sit at the sleek bar or in the elegant and modern dining room with its cushy, brown booths, floor-to-ceiling windows and shimmery curtains and watch food come out of the open kitchen. This spot offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of shopping and is the place to go for a civilized, full-service, knife-and-fork meal as well as tasty craft cocktails.

But like anything that feels like a getaway, this detour from reality will cost you more than the casual eateries found elsewhere in the mall.

That being said, craft cocktails ($11 to $15), a primo wine list ($9 to $19 a glass) and locally-sourced, well-executed dishes may make it all worthwhile. A grilled swordfish ($38), cioppino style, was cooked just right, as was a wood-fire-grilled prime steak with king trumpet mushrooms and a vinaigrette ($32). In addition to knife-and-fork entrees such as steak and seafood that ranged from $18 to $48, the menu offered some casual items, such as soups, salads, sandwiches, a jucy lucy and pizzas ($9 to $16).

J.W. Marriott, 2141 Lindau Lane 612-615-0124 marriott.com

MELT SHOP

Burger, Truffle and Fried Chicken melts at Melt Shop at the Mall of America on October 20, 2016. (Pioneer Press: Nancy Ngo)

This concept, with locations in New York and other East Coast cities, recently added their first Midwest location, and we’re glad they did. This spot in the Culinary on North food garden gets the prize for best bargain of all the new mall eateries.

The spot offers a spin on a childhood classic, the grilled cheese sandwich, but it’s been elevated with tweaks and add-ons ranging from buffalo chicken to truffle oil. We highly recommend the truffle melt ($7) with its harmonious combo of Muenster cheese, truffle oil, arugula on sourdough that will feel like you’ve treated yourself without breaking the bank. The patty melt-inspired Burger Melt ($9), with a thick medium-cooked patty, American and cheddar cheese, pickles and caramelized onions, was another winner. Next time, however, we will skip the fried chicken sandwich ($9). The large chunk of fried chicken kept sliding off the bread, making for difficult eating. And pepper jack cheese and bland red-cabbage slaw didn’t do much to elevate the meal.

With close to a dozen melts on the menu, there are other options as well, from classic to maple bacon varieties. Shakes and tater tots are also available.

Culinary on North, 952-777-4660 meltshop.com

FRESHII

The healthiest option of the mall’s restaurant newcomers, this fast-casual chain founded in Toronto features dine-in seats and a menu of salads, wraps, green drinks and smoothies. Creations take influences from around the globe, including the Mediterranean, Asia and Mexico.

Of the dishes we tried, the Zen Salad ($7) struck just the right balance. Spinach and romaine lettuce, cabbage, edamame, broccoli and carrots packed in a lot of what’s good for you. A citrusy mango and a toasty Asian sesame dressing wowed. Other dishes we tried were more safe and traditional, such as the Mediterranean bowl ($8) with quinoa, field greens, red pepper sauce and classic Greek salad toppings. A Tex-Mex burrito ($7) with brown rice and Greek yogurt was neutral in flavor but tasted fresh as could be. It’s looking like Freshii is not just a clever name.

319 South Avenue 952-854-9225 freshii.com

CANTINA LAREDO

The first Minnesota location for this Dallas-based modern Mexican restaurant, the mall spot boasts a 240-seat space with a sizable bar area, cozy dining room as well as two indoor “patio” spaces. The decor is pleasingly artsy and includes a cactus wall.

The menu runs the gamut from casual tacos to fancier ribeye, and the margarita list has some creative concoctions, like pineapple infusions, ginger mint mango.

Dishes do veer from the traditional: An enchilada dish with chicken was slathered with white poblano sour cream instead of the usual green or red sauce.

Cantina Laredo is full-service, with entrees ranging from $14 to $26. The bill can add up, especially if you order drinks. If you’re on a budget, it’s worth noting that entrees are sizable, and if ordered with an appetizer, can be split between two people.

Pro tip: A bargain is the Fajitas Tres ($23). Chicken and beef fajita slices with a side of beans and rice easily can be shared by two. The dish also comes with three pieces of bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp that could be used as a fajita filling, but easily worked as an appetizer.

Level 3 near Macy’s, 952-406-8311 cantinalaredo.com

NAF NAF GRILL

This fast-casual outfit out of Chicago dishing up Middle Eastern fare continues to expand in the Twin Cities. Locations are already in Woodbury, Minneapolis, Maple Grove and Eden Prairie, and two weeks ago, the latest opened at the Mall of America.

Customization is key here, and your dish is assembled in front of you. Start with a pita or a bowl ($7 to $9). If getting a bowl, decide on a bed of greens or grains. Next, add a legume or protein, then choose toppings such as shredded lettuce or cabbage, onions and pickles. Choose among sauces that include tahini, garlic sauce and harissa.

With so many topping and filling choices, it can be hard to choose. We found that you can’t go wrong with any of the main filling options — falafel, chicken or steak. Still, the chicken with curry seasonings was such a standout, we could see ourselves becoming a regular just for it. When assembling a bowl, our preference was with rice or couscous, topped with shredded cabbage, sumac onions and tahini sauce. But that’s just one of many variations and endless possibilities.

While there, order a side of the coin-shaped fries ($3), which are light and airy.

Culinary on North, nafnafgrill.com

DISCO FRIES

Fries topped with fried chicken, gravy and green onions at Disco Fries a the Mall of America on October 20, 2016. (Pioneer Press: Nancy Ngo)

Don’t confuse disco fries with poutine or you’ll have purists after you. Unlike the Canadian dish of fries topped with gravy and melting cheese curds, disco fries was born out of New Jersey greasy spoons. Fries are loaded with toppings, but in a different way. For one, mozzarella is the preferred cheese and is usually served whole, making it much chewier.

Now, a New York outfit is banking on the East Coast trend. Disco Fries takes the loaded fries concept to a whole new level. More than a dozen topping choices, from beef brisket to chicken tinga, as well as several sauce options are offered. For those wanting a poutine-like dish, Disco Fries also has some options there, too.

Some dishes are groovy, while others are too far out for our tastes. Southern Fried Poutine ($8) came with crisp fried chicken, country gravy and cheese curds. While three medium pieces of chicken was just the right amount of protein, the small drizzling of gravy wasn’t enough to mop up the fries and chicken.

We didn’t care much for The Chipp ($8), a play on fish and chips that had too little tartar sauce and left us wanting. Next time, we will order some extras, which would set us back 75 cents to $1, depending on the gravy or sauce.

Dining at Disco Fries is pretty much order at your own risk, where you can get fries with eclectic toppings, some that work, some that don’t. And yes, you’ll want to bring others in on it. The portions are sizable so it’s best to share.


How Shake Shack Is Rewriting the Rules of Fast Food

Skud Shack founder and powerhouse restaurateur Danny Meyer has spent a lot of effort making sure his customers can get the same level of food, hospitality, and service at each of the burger chain's 63 locations. His rapt focus on quality control explains why it took nearly five years to open a second Shake Shack location.

Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group ( USHG ), which owns fine dining restaurants like Union Square Café and Gramercy Tavern, famously operated the first iteration of Shake Shack in New York City's Madison Square Park as a summer hot dog cart from 2001 to 2003. After USHG opened the first permanent Shake Shack as a kiosk in the park in 2004, Meyer's team spent years refining the craft: serving better-quality burgers, hot dogs, shakes, and fries treating guests with a level of hospitality more often found in restaurants than fast-food joints and making its cultish following of customers happy enough to endure those infamously long lines.

Then, Shake Shack started to grow.

In 2011, Shake Shack had seven locations in two U.S. cities. In under five years, it has expanded to 63 locations in nine countries and has close to 1,700 employees. Last month the chain spun off from USHG and debuted on the New York Stock Exchange as a public company, with Meyer as chairman of the board. According to the company's prospectus , Shake Shack will open 10 new domestic, company-operated locations per year. That means we could eventually see as many as 450 Shake Shacks in the U.S. alone (currently, there are just 31 company-operated American locations). The company's expansion plans have left some wondering if Meyer and Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti can continue to inspire the same kind of frenzied demand that fuels regular, hour-long waits for what is, on the surface, just a burger.

A massive crowd patiently waits for free Shack Burgers outside the New York Stock Exchange on IPO day. Foto: Alex Lau

From Fast Food to "Fine Casual"

But Meyer and Garutti are selling more than just burgers. With each new Shake Shack they open, they're trying to sell the world on a new kind of fast-food restaurant, one that they refer to as " fine casual ." A fine casual restaurant, they write , "couples the ease, value and convenience of fast casual concepts with the high standards of excellence in thoughtful ingredient sourcing, preparation, hospitality and quality grounded in fine dining." In other words, the actual food at Shake Shack might look pretty similar to what you can find at any "better burger" chain out there, such as Five Guys and Smashburger. But Meyer and Garutti’s emphasis on hospitality and good service is what will keep you coming back to Shake Shack over its competitors—at least, that’s the hope.

With any other restaurateur, you’re inclined to attribute a phrase like "fine casual" to carefully crafted PR. With Meyer’s team, you start to think they truly believe that better service plus better hospitality equals a superior fast food experience. In phone interviews with Smaaklike ete , Meyer and Garutti talked about Shake Shack's role in turning the world on to better fast food, and the new rules they're pioneering along the way.

Treat Your Employees Like Owners

Invest in a good team, and your employees will treat your company (and your guests) like their own. This has been a cornerstone of the USHG management philosophy since the company's beginnings, but it's paramount in a company like Shake Shack, which employs nearly 1,700 people. Shake Shack is the only restaurant from USHG's portfolio that has been extensively replicated.

"Whether you’re a winemaker or a chef or a leader, your recipe is never going to taste any better than the worst ingredient you put into it," Meyer says. "If you look at your team as the ingredients you put into the recipe, obviously you want the best."

Meyer and Garutti have developed certain strategies to attract the best to Shake Shack. The company offers employees a monthly revenue-sharing program. At the chain's Manhattan locations, new employees start at $10 an hour rather than at the minimum wage of $8.75. When the company went public, every member of Shake Shack's management team, including regional managers, received stock options. Part-time and hourly employees were also given the option to purchase shares at the initial trading price of $21 (stock prices more than doubled by the end of the first trading day, to $45.90.)

The classic ShackBurger, with all the fixings. Photo: Alison Roman

Assume Your Customers Are Experts

Shake Shack, along with similar fast casual restaurants like Chipotle, Panera, and Noodles & Company, is catering to a consumer who is looking for an upgrade. Today's consumer is less likely to eat traditional fast food , drinks less soda , and will pay a premium for higher-quality food at fast casual joints.

"There’s a huge group of people today who understand food, and they require more from their food every day," Garutti says. "My kids aren’t going to grow up eating fast food, but they do love burgers."

Garutti's goal is to make Shake Shack simultaneously feel like a trade-up—a step above your average fast food burger—and a trade-down, delivering the same pleasure of dining out at a fancier restaurant, but at more affordable prices.

"I think everyone at every level has said, 'If I'm going out, I want it to be good, and I want to be able to tell my friends about it,'" he says. "We're doing that with the greatest mass-appeal product in the country."

Embrace Your Off Days

Like any restaurant, Shake Shack has its off days. In 2012, when New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells reviewed Shake Shack , one of his main gripes after more than a dozen visits was the burger chain's lack of product consistency.

"Shake Shack wasn’t even consistently inconsistent," Wells wrote. "Once when I ordered a double burger, one patty was browned all the way through while the other was the color of a ripe watermelon inside."

Meyer doesn't point out specific examples of times when something has felt off at a given Shake Shack location. But he does concede that things have the potential to go wrong.

"It either smells right or it doesn’t. It sounds right or it doesn’t," Meyer says. "Does it happen 100% of the time at all of our restaurants? Absoluut nie. We’re absolutely capable of having an off day just like the team that wins the Super Bowl championship doesn’t win every game of the season—they just have the best record."

Don't Try to Protect Your Existing Culture

When I ask Meyer how he'll try to protect Shake Shack's existing culture as the company grows, it's clear he's not looking to a single magic formula for the chain's expansion.

"You don't protect. If you play a game of trying to protect culture, you will kill culture," he says. "It took me a long time to figure this out with all of our restaurants. Instead of asking, 'How do we prevent our growth from harming our culture?' we switch the question to, 'How do we use our growth to advance our culture?'"

At Shake Shack, a big part of "advancing culture" goes back to that idea of instilling employees with a sense of ownership, which is critical in a business often characterized by high turnover. Feeling ownership means feeling trusted, which is why Shake Shack doesn't use a "secret shopper" system to make sure people are doing their jobs correctly, even though the chain faces consistency issues from time to time. The idea is to troubleshoot guests' complaints as they arise, not scaring employees into not making mistakes in the first place.

"We try to instill a culture of people catching each other doing something right," Meyer says. "It's something we do in all of our businesses."


Barbecue.

When it comes to great ‘cue, I’m sure a list of cities come to mind… none of which are NYC. Ek bedoel, regtig? NYC for barbecue?! Heck to the yes.

Mighty Quinn’s – this East Village joint that has now expanded to locations all over the city really knows brisket. It’s mighty good (see what I did there… Magtig Quinn’s, magtig good… never mind). The brisket is super moist, juicy, and tender, and comes with your choice of pickled vegetables (I always ask for them all).

Delaney Barbecue – if you’re in Brooklyn with a hankering for brisket, this is your place. It’s pretty darn amazing and might even make you shed a tear of joy. Opdateer: they are currently closed as they look for a new space. Their landlord raised the rent so they are looking for a new home.

Blue Smoke – a standard in the NYC bbq world, this is a great place to enjoy some ‘cue. If you go at the right time of year, there might be blueberry crisp on the menu. If there is, you NEED to get it.


Wegmans Is Opening 10 New Stores

The cult of Wegmans fanatics is about to get a bit bigger.

The Rochester, New York-based grocery store chain will open 10 new stores over the next three years, Jo Natale, Wegmans' director of media relations, told The Huffington Post Tuesday morning. The new stores will be in Virginia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

A list of new stores can be found on Wegmans' website:

The company also opened a store in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in late April.

Unfortunately, Wegmans isn't expanding into any states where it doesn't already have a store. The regional chain already has 84 stores in six states -- the five where it will open its new locations, along with New York.

Wegmans was recently named the best supermarket chain in America by Consumer Reports. It's well-known for its fresh food selection and its treatment of workers. The store is so popular it has even inspired a high school musical.

This post has been updated with a statement from a Wegmans representative, that the chain is opening 10 new stores over the next three years, rather than two, as previously reported.


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