The Daily Dish: September 7, 2015
Welcome to The Daily Meal’s Daily Dish, where we highlight what’s hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.
Today’s first course?
Taco Bell has made headlines over the past few days, starting with the announcement that they’ll be testing out their dollar breakfast menu in California. It’s called the $1 Morning Value Menu, and all of the items are $1 each, plus tax. The menu includes a grilled breakfast burrito with bacon, sausage, or fiesta potato; a mini skillet bowl; a sausage flatbread quesadilla; breakfast soft tacos; hash browns; and a new oat and blueberry flavor of Taco Bell’s Cinnabon Delights.
Taco Bell also announced that they are experimenting with something called the Naked Crispy Chicken Taco in California, featuring fried chicken instead of a taco shell. According to Foodbeast, the new menu item is still under wraps, but it can be found in Lost Hills, California, for $2.49 per sandwich.
In other news, though pizza may be the Pope’s favorite food, one New Jersey pizzeria is refusing to plaster his face on their pizza boxes. Anthony Marino, owner of Marino’s Pizza in Mullica Hill, sent the pope-emblazoned pizza boxes right back to Savona-Stavola Food Packaging in West Deptford, New Jersey, when he received them, saying that as a Roman Catholic, he found them distasteful. Amanda Farese, marketing director at Savona-Stavola, told NorthJersey.com that the company wanted to do something fun to celebrate the pope’s visit, noting that they believe people will frequent the pizzeria just to get the boxes. Marino disagreed, also stating that the boxes would eventually be thrown away.
Speaking of taking offense, the USDA announced that they will no longer refer to small-sized raisins as “midgets.” They stated that they will be banning this term from the Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins in response to a petition by the Little People of America.
And that’s today’s Daily Dish. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.