Lightning Round: Of Carnitas and Ice Cream Cones

By Frazer Jones
Heres some unfortunate bad news for anyone (in other words, all of us) who were really hoping for some sweet carnitas in our next Chipotle Mexican Gri...
  • Here’s some unfortunate bad news for anyone (in other words, all of us) who were really hoping for some sweet carnitas in our next Chipotle Mexican Grill burrito. The chain has announced that there is currently no end in sight to its pork shortage—even with Niman Ranch increasing its output to help meet demand, finding pork that meets the chain’s rigorous standards is still proving difficult. Noting that there is no simple quick fix, Chipotle spokesperson Chris Arnold told Bloomberg: "We don't know for sure when we'll be fully supplied again." We’ll be here eagerly awaiting the day that outlook changes. (Until then, there’s always barbecoa.) ~ Eater National
  • Wienerschnitzel is giving diners four more reasons to wish that the hot dog franchise was available everywhere: the chain has just announced four new flavors of chili cheese fries, from bacon ranch to a buffalo bacon featuring Frank’s RedHot Sauce and sport pepper. ~ QSR Web
  •  Are you ready for Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day? This fine day will be upon us on Tuesday, April 14, and with this interactive map you will know exactly where to pick up a cone of your own. ~ Huffington Post
  • Last year Starbucks took a serious leap forward in its employee care by teaming up with Arizona State University to offer significant compensation for online education. Now the coffee chain is going a step further, expanding its tuition reimbursement program from two- to four-year coverage. ~ Nation’s Restaurant News
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