The startup Postmates is carving out a unique place for itself in the economy: they exist to provide delivery for companies that aren’t interested in doing it themselves. While they perform same-day deliveries of merchandise from pretty much any store, their special niche this year has been signing up companies like Chipotle, Starbucks, and 7-Eleven, that you’ve secretly always wanted delivered, now they’ve added the parent company of Carvel, Cinnabon, and Moe’s to the mix. [More]
Take a look in your kitchen cabinets or the shelves of any supermarket and you’ll find seemingly countless products branded with names that sound like they’re based on the name of an actual human being — and many are. But a number of those boxes, cans, and bottles carry names cooked up by the folks in the marketing department. Do you think you’re savvy enough to tell them apart? [More]
If you’re allergic to soy you might want to put that pretzel hot dog down — I know, it’s cruel, but really: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection service says close to 1.2 million pounds of frozen pretzel hot dogs have been recalled by a food company for containing soy lecithin, common allergen, but not listing its presence on the boxes’ labels.
In the most exciting development in fast-food cross-brand synergy since Taco Bell started serving up tiny Cinnabons, Arby’s is testing cheddar-filled Auntie Anne’s pretzel nuggets in some of their outlets in the Midwest. As you might expect based on that “cheddar-filled” description, we know that Wisconsin is one test site. [More]
It’s every snack lover’s nightmare: you get your pretzel, dip it in the provided dipping sauce, and discover that the idiot behind the counter at Auntie Anne’s pretzels gave you the wrong sauce. Only they wouldn’t replace it for free because the snackers had already used the offending sauce. [More]