Follow our CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more travel stories and videosNEW YORK: It’s impossible to talk to chef Deuki Hong without talking about chicken. For him, almost every waking moment is spent thinking about it, making it or eating it. Hong has spent years perfecting the crispy, glass-like skin of his famous barbecued chicken, but he’s also a fan of American fried chicken. “I won’t lie. I love Popeye’s,” he said. “The seasoning is the right level of spice. I grew up on KFC and I remember the first time I had Popeye’s, I was angry at my mum. I said, ‘Why now? Why did you deprive me of this?'”That love of the classic American fast-food style is evident in the fried chicken sandwich on the menu at Sunday At The Museum, a new cafe at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, where Hong runs the kitchen. But it also reflects the culinary heritage of Hong’s Korean background: It’s … [Read more...] about The newest restaurant to check out in San Francisco? In a museum
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caption Online food delivery is in a period of rapid growth. source Shutterstock Home cooking could soon be a thing of the past, according to a new report by UBS. Platforms such as Uber Eats have made it possible for consumers to have food delivered directly from restaurants that wouldn’t otherwise offer delivery, opening up more options and making ordering in more appealing. UBS said that the introduction of robots and delivery drones in the future could drive down costs and make ordering in cheaper than cooking at home. This could negatively impact US food producers, such as General Mills and Kraft Heinz, that are dependent on sales of ingredients. Home-cooked meals could soon become a thing of the past. According to a recent research report done by UBS entitled “Is the Kitchen Dead?,” the growth of food-delivery apps could mean that no one does their … [Read more...] about Millennials are cooking less and less, and it could cause a crisis for America’s biggest food companies
caption The Shake Shack restaurant on Astor Place only has automated kiosks — no cashiers. source Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Shake Shack opened its first cashierless location in Manhattan in October 2017. The intention was to move towards cashless stores with digital ordering and payment systems. By mid-2018, the fast-casual burger joint had abandoned these plans, in part because of customer backlash. In the future, Shake Shack restaurants will have automated kiosks in conjunction with cashiers. We visited the cashless Shake Shack restaurant in New York City, and found that the experience was a lot easier than the reviews made it out to be. In late 2017, Shake Shack set out to go cashless, opening its first kiosk-only location in New York City. Though the intention was to transition to a more seamless operation and become more digitally inclined, the plan … [Read more...] about Shake Shack is adding more cashless kiosks as part of a trend sweeping the fast-food industry. Here’s how to use them.
Legacy mega-brands like McDonald’s, KFC, and Burger King have dominated the fast food industry for decades. But within the last few years, many American consumers have shown a growing interest in healthier fast food that incorporates more low-calorie ingredients and fresh produce while remaining convenient and affordable. In late 2016, top food executives from PepsiCo and Campbell Soup Company told Fortune that cleaner food is not just a trend, but a movement. And that shift is spilling over into the fast food market too, forcing legacy chains to try to keep up. In the last four years, Taco Bell has pledged to cut artificial ingredients and use cage-free eggs, and has introduced a lower-calorie menu. McDonald’s has worked with dietitians, removed antibiotics from its chicken, and added more salads to its menu. But new healthy fast food chains are also seizing the opportunity to compete with legacy brands, creating low-calorie menus for similar … [Read more...] about 10 up-and-coming healthy fast food chains that should scare McDonald’s
caption A Tesla Supercharger station in Kettleman City, California. source Bryan Logan/Business Insider KETTLEMAN CITY, California – Amid swaths of farmland and a smattering of gas stations, fast-food restaurants, and motels, Tesla’s largest-ever Supercharger station sits tucked away from the main street that runs underneath the 5 Freeway, on a corner lot that used to be a Burger King drive-thru. Across the street to the east is a gas station and a Carl’s Jr., to the south an auto-repair shop, and to the west two budget hotels. Farther south across State Route 41, there’s a recently built strip mall, curiously named Bravo Farms, whose architecture was designed to resemble old Western saloons of generations past. The Tesla Supercharger station, unlike the Burger King before it, makes use of nearly all the available space. An expanse of covered solar parking shelters the 40 Superchargers on the lot. A private lounge invites Tesla travelers to … [Read more...] about Tesla’s largest US Supercharger station has a plush, private customer lounge in the middle of a folksy California town — take a look inside