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McRib Back at Select McDonald's Starting This Month

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The McRib makes its annual fall return at select McDonald's restaurants this November.

The sandwich features a ground pork patty that slightly resembles a mini rack of ribs slathered in barbecue sauce and served alongside slivered onions and pickles in a long, cornmeal-dusted roll.

According to the chain, the sandwich is "a local option based on consumer demand." Basically, if they don't sell it in your area, it's because not enough people buy it there. You can find my review of it here.

The sandwich has been spotted in at least parts of New York, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. The sandwich is slated to arrive in Southern California on November 2, 2017 and in Hawaii on November 7, 2017. You can try and find it near you with McDonald's McRib Finder app which is up and running with the return. You can download the app for iOS here and Android here.

Photo via McDonald's.
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Halo Top Reveals Seven New Flavors

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Halo Top Creamery plans to roll out seven new flavors later this month to their line of low-calorie, low-sugar ice cream.

The following seven flavors will be available at retailers nationwide some time this month:

- Pancakes & Waffles - With pieces of pancakes and waffles, plus a maple syrup swirl.

- Cinnamon Roll - With chunks of doughy cinnamon rolls swirled with cinnamon icing swirls.

- Mochi Green Tea - Green tea ice cream with mochi bites.

- Rainbow Swirl - Orange, lime, and sweet raspberry ice creams.

- Candy Bar - With peanuts, chocolate, and caramel swirls.

- Chocolate Covered Banana - Banana ice cream swirled with milk chocolate.

- Caramel Macchiato - Coffee ice cream packed with caramel ribbons.

Each of the seven new flavors range from 240-360 calories and include 20 grams of protein per pint.

Photo via Halo Top.
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McDonald's Brazil Offering Potato Minions

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McDonald's is promoting the recently released Minions movie across the globe, but it's only in Brazil that you'll find fried potato cakes shaped like the titular characters.

They're calling them BA-TA-TAS Minions. Batatas means "potatoes" in Portuguese, while the hyphens and capitalization mimics the speech of the Minions.

I imagine the Minions potato cakes are very similar to McCain Smiles.

Additionally, McDonald's Brazil is also offering a sundae with two deep-fried mini banana pies stuck in it. It's available with either a chocolate, caramel, or banana sauce. They're calling it the "Cold & Hot BA-NA-NA."

Photos via McDonald's Brazil.
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LastPass Launches A Native Password Manager For Mac Offering Quick Search, Security Checks And Offline Access

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Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 9.51.09 AM Longtime password management software company LastPass is rolling out a new, native Mac application this morning, which will offer users more native integration on OS X, while also introducing a number of new features, including instant logins, the ability to run security checks on your online accounts, and a fast search function. With data breaches becoming par for the course, it seems… Read More
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TeachPitch Helps Educators Around The World Share Learning Resources

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teacher shutterstock Creating lesson plans, learning about teaching methods, and finding new educational material are all part of a normal workday for teachers, but it can be difficult because most educators have extremely tight schedules. TeachPitch.com wants to help by bringing teachers around the world closer together so they can find and share the best resources on the web. Read More
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Here’s an Airline That Shouldn’t Be Reborn

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I’m too young to really remember Air Florida, although I know stories of Air Florida.

Mostly I remember that Howard Stern went on the radio in DC ostensibly asking them for a one-way ticket from Washington National airport to the 14th Street Bridge, a day after the crash of Air Florida flight 90 caused by improper de-icing.

After several failed resurrections of Pan Am and this summer’s rebirth of PeoplExpress, it seems like harkening back to the glory days is sort of “been there, done that.” And of all the names to resurrect…

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A return of Air Florida is now on the table.

Air Florida is a privately-held start-up carrier, incorporated as a Florida Corporation In 2014. The company has filed for registration of all logos and indicia of the iconic carrier (Air Florida 1st, 1971-1984), and will operate initially as a public charter carrier.

So what’s the business strategy?

While Air Florida will indeed provide leisure travel services from under-served airports In the Northeast and Midwest to various destinations in our home state. Many of the cities in our launch service will become focus cities upon further expansion. The carrier will offer connecting flights and point-to-point service between Northeast and Midwest destinations.

They are going to offer service to Florida from ‘under-served airports in the Northeast and Midwest’ because Florida is a tough place to get to from the Northeast apparently.

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And when they start service in those cities they’re going to grow them into mini-hubs. Air Florida wants to fly between the Northeast and Midwest. Because that makes sense.

In addition to providing both low-fare leisure and business travel, a key philosophy behind the start-up is a return to the original Air Florida’s K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sweet & Simple) principles. Air Florida does not intend to add hidden or ‘A La Carte’ fees to its fares, but will work to keep fares low while offering our customers what should be expected in air travel.

They’re going to be a low fare carrier offering full service without extra fees. In other words, they will have full costs but not full revenue.

And they are going to have a laser like focus on their customer base of leisure travelers. No, business travelers. No, leisure travelers. Ok, both.

They’re looking to launch next year with service from St Petersburg, Daytona Beach, and Fort Lauderdale to Gary, Indiana (“Chicago”), St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Pittsburg, Allentown, and Worcester.

Yeah, that’ll work.


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