The Daily Dish: November 6, 2015
Today’s first course?
Leaders with Oscar Mayer say they’re shutting down their Madison, Wisconsin headquarters and moving to Chicago. As you can imagine, the move has residents in Wisconsin heartbroken, since the company has been operating in the state since 1919. Over the years, the brand has become an integral part of the community, with many of its employees mentoring local high school students, and donating hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to local charities. While the move adds around 250 jobs to the Chicago area, about 270 workers from Madison will soon find themselves unemployed.
Just as the bacon causes cancer panic begins to settle down, comes results from another study that may make people rethink their carnivorous lifestyle choices. Researchers at Oxford University say that eating just one 10 ounce steak a week could increase your risk for bowel cancer by about 40 percent and eating just two portions of red meat could increase your cancer odds by about 20 percent. The study examined the eating habits of 500,000 middle aged men and women and was one of the largest ever undertaken to determine the connection between eating red meat and health detriments.
Burger King’s tapping into their customer’s penchant for 90s nostalgia with the introduction of a Surge slushie. As you may recall, Surge is a neon-green soda that dates back to the days of the Walkman, Blockbusters, and acid-washed jeans were all the rage. Sadly, while none of those things may return, it seems like customers may soon be able to purchase the popular throwback – yet it’s still unclear when. While leaders quietly added the frozen drink to the nutritional section of the website, no one has actually reported seeing it on the menus yet. Needless to say, the thought of a frozen Surge has people jumping for joy in their corduroys and light-up sneakers.
And that’s today’s Daily Dish. Thanks for watching. Stop by Monday for another helping.