The Daily Dish: December 23, 2015

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The Daily Dish 12.23.15

Popular fast food chain trademarks another name, wine guide excludes West Bank wineries, and Arby's introduces new curly fries.

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McDonald’s Trademarks ‘Signature Crafted’

If you had any hopes to trademark the word ‘Signature Crafted’ it looks like you’re out of luck. Leaders with McDonald’s have filed a federal trademark registration for the term. Now it’s still unclear as to what the Golden Arches plans to use it for, however as The Huffington Post reports, the chain is known to trademark many terms without necessarily using them. 

Israeli Wine Guide Excludes Wineries From the West Bank

The 2015 edition of the New Israeli Wine Guide, a now-annual compilation of the best wines in Israel, does not include wineries in the Judea and Samaria area, Israeli’s official name for the West Bank, excluding East Jerusalem. According to the Jewish Press, the intentional omission is due to the wineries’ geographic location within the occupied West Bank, a region that has been occupied by Israel since 1967. The exclusion of Judea and Samaria, however, appears to specifically target the region and not other debated territories, like the Golan Heights, which were included in the guide.

EXCLUSIVE: Arby’s Premieres Loaded Curly Fries Smothered in Cheese and Bacon

Arby’s curly fries may be the second least-healthy fries in America, but that’s probably what makes them so addictive. Now for the first time ever, Arby’s is remixing its standard curly fries and adding three of our favorite ingredients in the world: cheese, ranch dressing, and bacon. Arby’s loaded curly fries, topped with warm Cheddar cheese sauce, chopped pepper bacon, shredded Cheddar cheese, diced tomato, and red onion, and drizzled with parmesan peppercorn ranch sauce, will be appearing on menus nationwide starting December 28.

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