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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: February 18, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily Dish 2.18.16

Today’s first course?

Pizza Hut Epically Trolled Kanye West, Offering Him a Job Over Twitter

If Yeezy’s looking for some extra dough, Pizza Hut has got him covered. Kanye West took to Twitter to rant at length about his personal debt,

plead for investments from Mark Zuckerberg, and to lament the fact that he doesn’t have enough money to “bring more beautiful ideas to the world.” No, really, this was not a joke. And Pizza Hut had the greatest response to Kanye’s digital meltdown, posting the rapper’s fake resume filled with spelling errors and his only references as “North” “Kim,” “God,” and a crossed out listing for Taylor Swift. On Twitter, Pizza Hut told West, "Stop telling everyone you need dough and try kneading some dough. We got your C.V. today. You start at 9am tomorrow.”

Yahoo Shutters Its Food Section

Earlier this year, leaders with Yahoo announced that it would cut 15 percent of its workforce and to pursue a “reverse spin” that would allow the struggling company to simplify. As part of its plan to narrow its focus and “increase efficiency in 2016 and beyond,” leaders say they have plans to shut down Yahoo Food. The section, is not  to be the only digital property that Yahoo plans to shut down — an editor for Yahoo Travel has confirmed that its website will also shutter. The move will displace a team of editors including Stephanie Smith, the woman who famously accepted her boyfriend’s challenge of making him 300 unique sandwiches in order to get a proposal. He proposed at sandwich 256, and the exposure helped Smith, once a reporter at Page Six, to be appointed Yahoo’s senior food editor.

Taco Bell Is Now Serving Energy Drink Slushies

After a successful test in TennesseeTaco Bell has launched the new Rockstar Punched Freeze nationwide, according to Brand Eating. It is the latest flavor to join the chain’s icy slush drink rotation, replacing Starburst Cherry and joining Mountain Dew Baja Blast and Starburst Strawberry. Taco Bell describes the drink as “your own personal hype man” on its website, and writes, “It’s the perfect refreshment to keep you hyped from the start of the show to way past the after-party.” The drink will be available for a limited time, at a suggested price of $2.49 for a 16-ounce cup.

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