Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Thursday, September 1, 2016.
The Candy Man Can: These Stunning Chocolate Tributes Pay Homage to the Late Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder, best known for his roles in such Mel Brooks classics as Young Frankenstein and The Producers, and as the original Willy Wonka of Chocolate Factory fame, died earlier this week at age 83 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Tributes to the late great star are already popping up, and unsurprisingly, some of them are edible. Most notable: A Welsh artist released an unbelievable stop-motion video of a portrait of Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, being painted entirely from chocolate: a fitting (and sweet) tribute.
Nearly 10,000 Workers Sue Chipotle for Wage Theft
Chipotle finds itself in more legal hot water as nearly 10,000 employees sue the fast-casual company in a class action lawsuit for wage theft. Current and former employees are claiming Chipotle regularly makes employees work “off the clock” without paying them. Chipotle denies any wrongdoing. This is the first time the burrito chain is being sued on such a massive level.
Glory to the Pizza Gods: Now You Can Order Papa John’s Straight From Your TV
You can now order Papa John’s pizza directly from your Apple TV. Papa John’s is the first national restaurant chain to create an app for ordering pizza from a smart TV. The best part? Apple TV users automatically get a 25 percent discount with every order — no coupon required.
3 Men Charged With Selling Horse Meat as Beef
Three men tied to the 2013 horse meat scandal in the U.K. have been charged with conspiracy to defraud. From January to October 2012 the trio and others took part in combining beef and horse meat that was sold as beef. They are to appear at the City of London Magistrates’ Court on Sept. 27.
Dunkin’ Donuts Now Has Customizable Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins are teaming up to make your gluttonous dreams come true with Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches. The customizable dessert allows guests to choose their favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavor, which is topped in hot fudge and sandwiched between a classic powdered doughnut from Dunkin’.