Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
Today's first course?
Chicken has come out as the protein of choice for U.S. consumers, with nine in 10 buying chicken regularly. Gen X was the standout group for chicken consumption, consuming about 35 percent of U.S. Chicken. According to the U.S. National Chicken Council, chicken consumption figures for 2016 surpassed those from the last two years. Households with an income of less than $35,000 and those with a household income of $100,000 consume the most chicken; 24 percent and 26 percent, respectively, while households with an income of $35,000-$55,000 consume 11 percent, the least amount of poultry.
Sunday morning an armed suspect fleeing police reportedly ran into a Baltimore Burger King restaurant and initiated an hours-long standoff with police, but now police say the hostages have been freed unharmed. A police officer recognized the man as a rape suspect and tried to stop him in the early afternoon on Sunday. The suspect realized what was happening and ran, eventually taking shelter in a Burger King restaurant. The hostage situation went on for approximately six hours, while the Baltimore SWAT officers and negotiators worked in rotations because of the extreme heat. By around 5 p.m., the suspect released the last two hostages and surrendered to police.
Let’s face it… Most people have zero desire to watch pornography at McDonald’s, and probably nobody wants to watch anybody else watch porn at McDonald’s, but until very recently that was completely possible via McDonald’s free public Wi-Fi. Now McDonald’s says it is installing filters to put a stop to the practice. According to Gizmodo, an “Internet safety group” has been petitioning McDonald’s for two years to install filters on its Wi-Fi to prevent people from viewing porn in the restaurants, lest some unwitting, innocent child accidentally catch sight of something untoward. McDonald’s new porn-free Wi-Fi is reportedly already in place in most corporate-owned stores, and will eventually be in place at all corporate-owned locations in the U.S.
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