January 24, 2013
Topping of the Day to You! Pizzas are cropping up on a small but growing minority of breakfast menus, according to a new survey. Now, if only they could start delivering breakfast pizzas in 30 minutes or less .... Speaking of Breakfast ... A Tokyo McDonald's drums up crazy business by getting rid of the burgers and fries from its menus and serving breakfast--and only breakfast--for a limited time 24 hours a day. It's only the latest McDonald's weirdness in Japan, which has seen a frenzy over French fries and (sloppy) 60-second service. Brand Messaging: Vegan animal activists around the world on March 21 are planning on a protest around the world in which they will publicly brand human volunteers with the number 269 -- a reference to the number tagged on a calf at a dairy farm about to be sold as food or its skin. Their message? They want the dairy industry to end its practice fo animal cruelty. Beer Bladder Is Real: The jokes about "renting beer, not buying it," and "breaking the seal" aren't entirely just jokes, it seems. Drinking alcohol does make you have to pee more. Back Like a Bad Habit: Epcot's controversial Habit Heroes exhibit--which encourages kids to kick bad habits but which the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance claims stigmatized the overweight--is back at Disneyworld, after losing its overweight villains and adding input from nutritionists and child-obesity experts.
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