Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
Irish Man Leaves Job for Being Told to Speak Only English
Cormac Ó Bruic left his job as a barman at The Flying Enterprise in Cork, Ireland, after allegedly being told by the owner that he was not permitted to speak Irish at work. The owner told Ó Bruic he had received complaints from other customers and insisted his pub was an “English-speaking business.”
Burger King Releases Cheetos Chicken Fries
The latest crunchy, orange, snack-inspired food from Burger King is Cheetos Chicken Fries featuring Burger King’s popular chicken fries covered in a crispy Cheetos coating. The chicken fries described as having a "dangerously cheesy outside and made with juicy white-meat chicken inside." The new menu item will be coming to Burger King locations for a limited time starting this week. A nine-piece order will cost $2.89.
Food Lovers for Hillary Fundraising Event to Take Place at La Cuisine Paris
Food Lovers for Hillary and Democrats Up and Down the Ticket, a sold-out grassroots fundraising event, will bring together food-lovers and Clinton supporters for an afternoon of food and wine at La Cuisine Paris. Food by Doughmade and Treize will be at the event, as well as wines selected by A.R. Lenoble and Paris Wine Company. Silent auction prizes include market tours and special cooking classes.
Chipotle Drones Will Drop Burritos on College Campuses
Chipotle announced it would test out drone drop-delivery to college campuses this fall, starting with Virginia Tech. The devices will hover above the campus and then use a winch to safely lower the food to its rightful owner. The drone will only be capable of delivering burritos, though other menu items like chips, guac, and burrito bowls may be options in the future if all goes well.