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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: January 15, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily Dish 1.15.16

Today’s first course?

This Restaurant Offers a Discount to All Gun Owners

Got a firearm on you or back at home? Your bill will be slashed. The Dueling Irons, a restaurant in Post Falls, Idaho, offers a 15 percent discount to anyone who carries a gun. We’ve heard of military discounts or deals for police and firefighters, but this is a pretty new trend. This is a new policy for Dueling Irons on Schneidmiller Avenue in Post Falls, but owner Thomas Didra has always been passionate about the Second Amendment and teaching others that the vast majority of gun owners are responsible. Didra has gotten a fairly positive response from customers at the mom and pop diner, but admits that the policy has experienced some backlash. Check out the full story in the News in Brief section on The Daily Meal.

“Fast Crafted” or “Fine Casual:” McDonald’s & Co. Want You to Stop Labeling Them Fast Food

America has long been known as “Fast Food Nation.” The not-so-complimentary term has become associated with a nation where obesity, diabetes, and processed foods-consumption run rampant. One-third of Americans are overweight or obese, so it’s no wonder that companies traditionally known as fast food brands are trying desperately to distance themselves from the term. New terms like “fast casual” or “fast crafted” are trending instead. With new slogans, a fresher look, and healthier menu options, older quick service brands like McDonald’s  and Burger King are struggling to compete with newer, sleeker brands that promote healthier or more organic lifestyles like Chipotle, Panera, and Shake Shack.

Shake Shack’s Fried Chicken Sandwich Now Available Nationwide

And speaking of fast food, Shake Shack’s Chick’n Shack sandwich will now be available at most locations. Shake Shack made waves over the summer with the release of a fried chicken sandwich for its New York City customers. In fact, that may be an understatement: The Shack Shack Chick’n Shack sandwich was sold out in just two days. But now the tantalizing sandwich is available for everyone: Shake Shack announced the Chick’n sandwich will be added to menus nationwide, with the exclusion of the JFK and Times Square locations. The glory of the Shack’s fried chicken is now for everyone to enjoy.

That’s today’s Daily Dish, thanks for watching. Stop by Monday for another helping.



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