Tubefilter: Jack in the Box hunts for a “Head Twitch Creator” to stream on its behalf

Tubefilter: Jack in the Box hunts for a “Head Twitch Creator” to stream on its behalf. “If you’re excited about streaming on Twitch but less excited about sharing your face with the internet, Jack in the Box has a solution for you. It is hiring a Head Twitch Creator, who will don a round, smiling head, put on a conical hat, and go live as Jack Box, the fast food brand’s mascot.”

Boing Boing: AI tries to generate chain restaurant signs with hilarious results

Boing Boing: AI tries to generate chain restaurant signs with hilarious results. “Janelle Shane is an AI researcher and the author of You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It’s Making the World a Weirder Place. In one of her more recent AI experiments, she tasked the Dall-e neural network with trying to generate corporate restaurant logos with some … interesting results.”

Business Insider: An Oregon McDonald’s is so desperate for workers it hung a huge banner outside calling on 14-year-olds to apply

Business Insider: An Oregon McDonald’s is so desperate for workers it hung a huge banner outside calling on 14-year-olds to apply. “A McDonald’s in Medford, Oregon, has a banner out front advertising that it is hiring 14- and 15-year-old workers. ‘There are always staffing issues, but this is unheard of,’ the Biddle Road restaurant operator, Heather Coleman, told Insider. She said the situation is unique in her family’s 40-year history operating McDonald’s franchises.”

Richland Source: A century of sliders, The White Castle story

New-to-me, from Richland Source: an online archive devoted to White Castle Hamburgers. “Over 600 museum objects are cataloged and stored at the museum collection facility, including the first spatula used by co-founder Walt Anderson to cook White Castle hamburgers…. We have digitized a selection of the White Castle Archives that is available online in the Ohio Memory digital library.”

USA Today: Burger King rolls out feature to let customers order straight from Google search, Maps, Google Pay

USA Today: Burger King rolls out feature to let customers order straight from Google search, Maps, Google Pay. “Burger King really wants you to have it your way, even by ordering from a Google search. The fast-food chain said it will allow customers, starting Dec. 21, to order pickup or delivery straight from Google search results. Customers can also order directly from Google Maps or Google Pay.”

Bloomberg Law: Bankrupt Chuck E. Cheese Parent Wants to Shred 7 Billion Tickets

Bloomberg Law: Bankrupt Chuck E. Cheese Parent Wants to Shred 7 Billion Tickets. “Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company asked a bankruptcy court to approve settlements to destroy 7 billion paper Prize Tickets that have built up in the company’s supply chain as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. CEC Entertainment Inc.’s vendors now hold ‘enough tickets to fill approximately 65 forty-foot cargo shipping containers,’ according to CEC’s emergency motion filed Monday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.”

CNN: 300 Pizza Huts are closing after a giant franchisee goes bankrupt

CNN: 300 Pizza Huts are closing after a giant franchisee goes bankrupt. “Up to 300 Pizza Hut restaurants are slated to permanently close following the bankruptcy of one the chain’s largest franchisees. NPC International, which filed for Chapter 11 in July, announced an agreement [August 17] with Pizza Hut’s owner Yum! Brands (YUM)to close roughly a quarter of its restaurants and sell the remaining locations.”

CNN: Some chain restaurants have turned to food delivery apps but they’re hidden behind different names

CNN: Some chain restaurants have turned to food delivery apps but they’re hidden behind different names. “When Kendall Neff tasted the pizza she ordered from a local shop in her town of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, she thought it tasted very familiar. She had never heard of Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings when it appeared as an option on Grubhub, but she figured she’d give it a shot. ‘I was just searching for something that wasn’t a chain,’ Neff told CNN, noting that she wanted to support local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. But after a bit of investigating, her suspicions were confirmed. The pizza wasn’t from a mom-and-pop restaurant, but from Chuck E. Cheese. Yes, that Chuck E. Cheese, the one filled with arcade games, sweaty children and unexpectedly fresh-made pizza.”