June 2, 2016
The Daily Dish: June 3, 2016
Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
Today's first course?
No matter what team you’re rooting for in the NBA Finals, non-sports fans and sports fans alike can all rally their support behind free tacos thanks to Taco Bell’s “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion, which runs during the NBA Finals. Here’s how it works: If a team wins a road game (aka if the away team wins), Taco Bell will make it rain with free Doritos Locos Tacos. The NBA Finals began yesterday, June 2.
Talk about your Game of Cones. Mister Softee — the ice cream truck company that has been serving up Choco Tacos to hungry kids for decades — is being pushed out of its own territory in Midtown Manhattan. Reports from The New York Times claim that New York Ice Cream — a new renegade “off-brand” ice cream truck fleet — has been taking over the prime curbside real estate of Manhattan’s touristy spots. The plot grows thicker than a swirl of hot fudge: New York Ice Cream Company is staffed by former Mister Softee drivers intent on creating a new wave of stiff competition for the formerly undisputed king of mobile frozen treats. Their tactics, Mister Softee representatives say, verge on bullying and harassment.
We saved the best for last because waiting on long lines for Chick-fil-A will now be a thing of the past, thanks to the chain’s newly launched Chick-fil-A One app. The company says the app is designed to give customers more choices to better meet their needs. The Chick-fil-A One app allows customers to customize their meals, order and pay in advance, and skip the line at the register. Customers who order and pay through the app will be rewarded with free food, which is catered to each guest based on previous orders and preferences. Additionally, anyone that downloads or updates the app and creates a Chick-fil-A One account between June 1 and June 11 will receive an offer for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich, spicy chicken sandwich, or grilled chicken sandwich.
That’s today’s Daily Dish, thanks for watching. Stop by Monday for another helping.