Here are some of the latest stories from this week in Food News!
AMERICAN'S LOVE FOOD DELIVERY
Are we getting lazy with our cooking?! According to a new study from Butterball, (yes that's right, the company that sells us our Thanksgiving Turkeys!) the average American spends $1,100 a year ordering food online. In the new survey, about 1000 participants were quizzed on their online food-ordering habits. One in 20 claimed they ordered in every one or two days, and one out of four Americans claimed to eat delivery or takeout at least once a week.
SPAGHETTI IN A CONE!
A new food trend is emerging on Manhattan's Lower East Side…. Spaghetti in a cone! The Spaghetti Incident, a recently opened restaurant in New York is offering a unique way to indulge in spaghetti while staying ‘on the go’; it’s served in a cardboard cone! The restaurant offers eight “cone” varieties, ranging in price from $8 to $12 with anything from puttanesca sauce to trevigiana: pancetta, pine nuts and radicchio in a cream sauce. Move over hot dogs and pizza, looks like New York has a new street food! http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/29/spaghetti-cone-new-york-miracle-of-physics-genius-food-delivery-system
GOOGLE CUTS DOWN YOUR WAIT TIME
Google is at it again! A new feature will now show users when local restaurants are booked up and when stores have the most foot traffic. To help steer customers away from long lines and wait times, Google gathers information anonymously from consenting smartphone users through the Google Maps app to determine business volume, much like it does now with traffic.