Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Monday, July 25, 2016.
Today’s first course?
A Starbucks in Malaysia is going where no Starbucks has gone before. The store is the world’s first to be staffed by deaf employees, specifically 10 deaf employees and three hearing employees. A sign at the store spells out Starbucks in manual hand signs to clue customers in on what to expect. Starbucks worked with the Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (SID) on the project. SID provided two sign language interpreters for the hiring process, training, coaching, and teaching sign language to hearing employees.
Two Heineken-owned British pubs in England are toasting the new Prime Minister of the U.K. in a unique way. The Crown and The Old Swan Uppers, the two pubs, are pouring a golden pale ale named after the Prime Minister, Theresa May, called “Come What May.” The managing director of Star Pubs and Bars, Heineken’s leased pub business, expressed his hope that residents, and perhaps May herself, will come by to enjoy a pint.
The massive Sriracha fandom collectively winced in 2013 when whispers that the Huy Fong factory might have to temporarily close, began to spread. The city of Irwindale, California, where the popular Sriracha sauce is produced, has sued Huy Fong twicein the past three years for producing strong, eye-watering aromas throughout the surrounding community. After the second lawsuit was settled, Huy Fong Foods is now countersuing the city for harassment. Huy Fong has countersued, stipulating that at this point, this city is unnecessarily harassing them, which is especially to be condemned because they provide the community with free hot sauce and events, as well as providing employment for dozens of local workers.
That’s today’s daily dish, thanks for watching. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.