Burger King Employees Break Restaurant’s Windows In Response To Prank Phone Call

Burger King Employees Break Restaurant’s Windows In Response To Prank Phone Call

Burger King customers in the San Luis Obispo, CA area were likely concerned when they showed up yesterday to find about a dozen of a restaurant’s window’s smashed out overnight. But this wasn’t an act of random vandalism, it was done on purpose by Burger King employees after they received a warning phone call that turned out to be a prank. [More]

White Castle Takes A Spot On The Cage-Free Eggs Bandwagon, Promises To Make The Switch By 2025

White Castle Takes A Spot On The Cage-Free Eggs Bandwagon, Promises To Make The Switch By 2025

The cage-free eggs bandwagon is so crowded right about now, we might as well call it a “bandsemitruck.” Joining its restaurant pals and other food companies in promising to use only eggs from hens that aren’t caged is White Castle, which says it’ll make the transition by 2025. [More]

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Kroger Wants Alcohol Companies To Pick Up The Tab For Its New Booze Organization Plan

After decades of sticking with its organization system in stores, Kroger has a new plan for how it decides which booze brands go on which shelf, and how prominently each one is displayed. Instead of relying on “category captains” from big names like Anheuser-Busch InBev and Diageo to suggest how wine, liquor, and beer are organized in stores, the grocer wants alcohol companies to pay a privately held distributor to make those display decisions. [More]

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How To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of A Super Bowl Ticketing Scam

Whenever there’s a widely publicized event bringing in people from all over like the Super Bowl, you better believe there will be scammers lurking in the shadows, waiting to prey on those unfortunate souls who desperately want to score a ticket to join the fun. This year’s big game is no different, but there are some things football fans can do to avoid becoming a victim to a scam. [More]

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A List of Corporate Buzzwords From Pepsi’s Announcement Of Its Artisanal Cocktail Space

Do you have a hole in the heart that’s shaped like artisanal drinks made from a kola nut and peddled by a soda company that knows how to use all the coolest corporate buzzwords? You’re in luck! Pepsi is opening the country’s first “experimental kola bar, restaurant, lounge, and event space” in New York City. From the sound of the company’s press release, it’s where buzzwords go to die. [More]

Apple Kills Off Free iTunes Radio In Favor Of Apple Music

Apple Kills Off Free iTunes Radio In Favor Of Apple Music

As of today, Apple’s free iTunes Radio is dead. Long live Apple Music — or at least that’s apparently the company’s plan as it officially shut down the ad-supported service today. [More]

Thousands Of D.C. Residents Won’t Have To Pay Parking Tickets Issued During Winter Storm

Thousands Of D.C. Residents Won’t Have To Pay Parking Tickets Issued During Winter Storm

There’s perhaps nothing better than hearing you won’t have to pay a parking ticket. Thousands of Washington, D.C. residents will be filled with that happy feeling after the mayor said she’ll void more than half the citations issued last Friday during the winter storm that pummeled the East Coast with snow. [More]

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Wisconsin Police Recover Second Load Of Stolen Cheese

We can all rest easy tonight, safe in the knowledge that cheese that was once ripped from the arms of its rightful owner has been safely returned. Wisconsin police say they’ve found a second load of stolen cheese, worth $90,000, that was pilfered last week. [More]

McDonald’s Apologizes For Giving People Fried Air Instead Of Mozzarella Sticks

McDonald’s Apologizes For Giving People Fried Air Instead Of Mozzarella Sticks

Facing the righteous indignation of customers demanding mozzarella sticks that actually contain cheese, McDonald’s is doing a dairy apology dance, saying that cheese must have somehow escaped its breaded casing. [More]

T-Mobile Adds Amazon Video To Binge On, Claims Users Are Streaming Twice As Much

T-Mobile Adds Amazon Video To Binge On, Claims Users Are Streaming Twice As Much

Three months after launching its Binge On streaming streaming video program, which doesn’t count content from certain partners against a customers’ monthly data allotment, T-Mobile has made new deals with Amazon and others to include their content. Additionally, the company claims that Binge On has doubled the amount of video its customers are watching. [More]

JetBlue Will Also Refund Tickets For Travel To Areas Hit By Zika Virus

JetBlue is joining the list of airlines allowing refunds for customers who are traveling to certain regions hit by the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has been linked to birth defects in thousands of babies. Travelers can either get their tickets refunded or rebook flights for free, a spokesman said Thursday. [via Reuters]

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McDonald’s Testing Addition Of McGriddle To All-Day Breakfast Menus In Oklahoma

While McDonald’s pats itself on the back for the success of its all-day breakfast menu — after years of customers asking for it — it’s not content to rest on its eggy laurels. Instead, the chain is testing a new option for the all-day breakfast menu, adding the McGriddle and biscuit sandwiches to the board at 72 restaurants in the Tulsa, OK area starting Feb. 1. [More]

Report: Amazon Planning A Subscription Streaming Music Service To Rival Spotify

Report: Amazon Planning A Subscription Streaming Music Service To Rival Spotify

The popularity of streaming music services like Spotify has others in the business scrambling to hit upon just the right formula for success. Amazon, for one, is reportedly working on a Spotify-killer that is entirely separate from Prime Music. [More]

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U.S. Customs Officials Seize More Than 16,000 Counterfeit Hoverboards In Chicago

The march against potentially unsafe hoverboards continued in Chicago this week, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials seized more than 16,000 motorized scooters bearing unauthorized trademark logos. [More]

American Airlines Flight Bound For L.A. Turns Around After Mystery Illness Spreads Through Cabin

American Airlines Flight Bound For L.A. Turns Around After Mystery Illness Spreads Through Cabin

It sounds like something out of a movie: a plane full of people and a sudden, mysterious illness that spreads through the cabin, taking down flight attendants and passengers alike. Except there was a real, puzzling malady afflicting people on an American Airlines flight last night, one that forced the pilot to turn the plane around and is still stumping officials. [More]

DeLorean Going Back To The Production Line To Make New Replica DMC-12 Vehicles

DeLorean Going Back To The Production Line To Make New Replica DMC-12 Vehicles

If you’ve always had a dream of owning a DeLorean just like the one Doc Brown and Marty McFly use to travel through time in the Back to the Future franchise, you’ll soon have better odds of getting your hands on one: DeLorean Motor Company says it’s restarting production to make about 300 replica DMC-12 cars, which it hopes to sell for less than $100,000. [More]

McDonald’s Customers Complaining Because Mozzarella Sticks Should Contain Cheese

McDonald’s Customers Complaining Because Mozzarella Sticks Should Contain Cheese

UPDATE: McDonald’s has apologized for offering fried air. [More]

Facebook’s New “Like” Button Options Rolling Out Globally “In The Next Few Weeks”

Facebook’s New “Like” Button Options Rolling Out Globally “In The Next Few Weeks”

It’s been a long time coming, but Facebook users will soon finally be able to express feelings other than “like” with the push of a button. [More]