Weekly Media Mix: Starbucks Goes Blonde; Pizza Pinups; and Burger King Delivery

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Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories
Weekly Media Mix

Arthur Bovino

Weekly Media Mix

The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

Industry
• A new Chicago Walgreens offers sushi daily (with an in-house sushi chef), smoothies, coffee, and manicures. [NPR]

• Friendly's exits Chapter 11. Ice cream for everyone! [NRN]

• Burger King is testing out delivery in the Washington D.C. area. [Chicago Trib]

Restaurants
• Midwestern chain Steak 'n Shake arrives in New York. [NYT]

Shame of the Week
• A Los Angeles sheriff's deputy was caught allegedly accepting a bean-and-cheese-and-heroin burrito to smuggle into a courthouse jail. [KTLA]

• A man in Indiana charged with stealing a car threatened to hunt down and eat his arresting officers, their families, and their police dogs. [AP]

Coffee
• Starbucks debuted their blonde roast this week, but apparently baristas aren't allowed to make blonde jokes for fear of being written up. [Starbucks Gossip]

Booze
• Wine and beer are almost equally popular now, although 48 percent of men still prefer beer and 51 percent of women prefer wine. [GOOD]

Deals
• Music and food lovers in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles can buy an exclusive prix fixe dinner at Mercadito (Chicago), Ellabess (N.Y.), or AOC (L.A.) along with tickets to Coldplay. [BlackboardEats]

Politics
• Independent Women's Forum has started Women for Food Freedom, which argues against "the government's efforts to micromange your food choices." [IWF]

Products
• Check out this calendar called "Pizza is My Lover," with "sexy pizza pinups and a pull out CENTERFOLD!" [L'asso/Big Cartel]

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