The future looks bright for donut lovers, and this week cheese lovers have something to celebrate as well. Plus, new technology is powering the food service sector and food joints are launching crafty products that will keep patrons like you delighted and happy. This week food news is full of surprising events, so let's dig in!
This unique job position only requires that you love cheese.
Frozen cheese snack company, Farm Rich has announced that it is hiring a honorary Chief Cheese Officer for 45 days. The perfect cheese-loving candidate will be tasked with creating social media content for the company’s products, and will receive $5000, free cheese snacks, swag and a trip to the company’s headquarters on St. Simons island in Georgia.
For doughnut lovers the next 4 years are going to be great.
According to research firm Technavio the doughnut market will grow by $5.69 billion between 2020 and 2024. The biggest factors driving this growth will be the increasing number of retail outlets offering doughnuts spearheaded by major food corporations like McDonald’s Corp. among many others. The growth will affect yeast doughnuts more than cake doughnuts. However, the technology company also indicated that some of this growth may come with challenges especially as the cost of raw materials increases.
Will a robot be serving your next pizza?
A pizza shop in Cumberland Rhode Island, Angelo's Palace Pizza, may be offering us a window into a future. The shop has hired a robot named Servi to help bus pizzas to tables. The pizza shop owner believes that the robot has actually contributed to a better customer experience. The staff has more face time with customers because they are not having to run back and forth between the kitchen and tables with orders.
According to the Bear Robotics website, the Servi comes in two models and uses mapping and analytics technology to respectively get a handle on the space and to help optimize its function. The site advertises that their robots are in fact created to help restaurant establishments and their employees spend more meaningful time with patrons. The robot handles the nitty gritty work like bringing out food and running back plates.
A fast food joint creates a genius and practical taco treat.
For a limited time, TacoTime is selling Doritos Bags filled with Doritos Nacho Cheese tortilla chips and packing them with traditional taco ingredients like season ground beef, lettuce, salsa cheese and sour cream. This new Doritos Bag n’ Go Taco treat is ready to- go and ready-to-eat - you just need to open up the bag and dig in.
Here’s a super quick and easy way to score a free ice cream right now.
Friendly’s is launching a new loyalty program and one of the perks upon signing up is that new members get a FREE medium ice cream. This perk joins other fun incentives like earning a $5 reward and Free delivery on Tuesdays among others.