The Daily Dish: May 16, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily Dish 5.16.16

Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Monday, May 16, 2016.

Learn more about what is hot and trending in the world of food and drink.                                               

Today's first course?
McDonald’s is looking to make yet another menu change: fresh ground beef. The fresh ground beef, instead of the usual frozen patties, is already being tested at 14 Dallas restaurants. If the test-run is successful, fresh beef could be expanded to all McDonald’s restaurants across the nation. The tests began this November and will continue in the coming months.
Is this the future of KFC? China’s favorite fast food chain has opened an “Original+” concept store inside of Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Center. The name “Original+” is meant to represent KFC’s Original Recipe chicken and the innovative technology housed under the same roof. Customers place their orders through a voice-activated robot named. The robot is able to handle order customizations, however it has difficulty distinguishing between certain dialects and accents. Patrons can pay for their meals using apps, and phones can be charged on wireless charging stations at each table.
Love grilled cheese and tacos? Why not eat them together? Dan Whalen of The Food in my Beard did just that, creating a grilled cheese taco. Whalen was nice enough to share the recipe (and some mouthwatering food photos, of course). If you would like to check out step-by-step instructions on how to make this mash-up creation, and to see pictures of what it looks like when completed, head on over to the Eat/Dine section and click on this story.
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