Tellwut US Newsletter - 50 Exclusive Points - February 26 2020
Senate Parliamentarian Rules Against $15 Minimum Wage In COVID-19 Bill
Democrats’ push to pass a $15 minimum wage in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package violates Senate rules, according to the Senate’s parliamentarian, who delivered a likely fatal blow Friday to the effort to give tens of millions of workers a raise.
Beyond Meat strikes partnerships with McDonald's and Yum Brands
Beyond Meat has inked two new major new deals, with McDonald's and Yum Brands, that will bring new plant-based items to fast food menus. McDonald's (MCD) said the partnership will help them explore including chicken, pork and egg alternatives and give "customers more choices when they visit McDonald's." The separate distribution agreements announced Thursday will result in "craveable and innovative" new menu choices, the company said — including McDonald's upcoming McPlant burger.
Welcome to McDonald's. A machine will take your order now
In 2019 the average McDonald's drive-thru took six minutes and 18 seconds, but recently the company trimmed that to five minutes and 49 seconds in 2020, according to an annual report from market researcher SeeLevel HX. And with drive-thrus accounting for a larger share of fast-food sales than ever before (in top markets, it's 70% of sales at McDonald's), the race is on for major chains to get those speeds even faster.
St Patrick's Day 2021
Due to health concerns with COVID-19, many St. Patrick's day events like parades, bar crawls and parties have been cancelled. But that doesn't mean we can't still celebrate! Wear green, have a green beverage or bake some traditional Irish Soda bread! What will you be doing to celebrate St Patrick's Day this year?
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