Five Guys perfect, food temperatures harm others

Torri Donley


Knoxville News Sentinel

Published 5:01 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2020

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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many restaurants have gone to takeout only, reduced hours or have temporarily closed. Please call ahead to make sure a restaurant’s status has not changed.

The Knox County Health Department recently evaluated the following restaurants. Restaurant scores may change with follow-up visits; follow-up scores may not be immediately available. For more information on health scores, visit knoxcounty.org/health.

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Elegant Otter (bar), 1123 N Central Avenue

Five Guys, 234 Brookview Center, #101 

Five Guys, 10922 Parkside Drive

Holiday Inn Express (kitchen), 816 N. Campbell Station Road

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Solano County legalized home food pop-ups. But 6 months later, chefs still can’t sell

Torri Donley

When Solano County approved a new California law that would legalize home-based kitchen operations in April, it seemed like Cheska Kistner’s plans to open a restaurant in her Benicia home would finally come to fruition. The measure, California’s AB626, allows for what are known as microenterprise food businesses, which Alameda County also made inroads toward legalizing Monday. But no Bay Area county has yet fully implemented the 2018 law, leaving entrepreneurs like Kistner in limbo.

Under AB626, cooks can legally sell up to 30 meals a day or 60 per week from their homes when their counties opt in and they have received a permit; their annual gross sales are capped at $50,000. The law has been implemented in only one county so far, Riverside. In Alameda County, many home kitchen operations have proliferated during the pandemic without the option to get proper permitting, leading to the health department cracking

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Imperative Messages From The World Food Programme’s Nobel Peace Prize: Remembering Frank Shefrin’s Role

Torri Donley

The Nobel prize committee sent the world a series of imperative messages last Friday when it announced that the United Nations’ World Food Programme (UN’s WFP) will be the recipient of the 2020 Nobel Peace prize.

The strongest message from the Nobel committee is that using starvation as a weapon of war is cruel, inhumane, and immoral; and they are telling us that starvation has been getting worse of late, not

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Three Columbia-area gas station food stops you need to try | Food & Drink

Torri Donley

Gas station food gets a weird wrap. Images of warm, glowing hot dogs spinning on a conveyor belt and lines of slushie machines are the typical images. On the other side of the globe, though, gas station food is a culture unto itself. In Japan, 7-Elevens, Lawsons and Family Mart provide incredibly delicious foods, like tonkatsu chicken sandwiches and ramen, at classic convenience store prices.

Despite the negative reputation, there actually is a deep culture of gas station food in the South. From small towns to outer rims of the city, many kitchens are tucked back and hidden away from plain sight. A couple of years ago, I scoured stores around the city and found two places that I couldn’t imagine living without: Jimmy’s Mart (9900 Two Notch Rd.), with iconic hot dogs and one of the last places you can find a catfish stew, and Roy’s Grille (711 W

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Farmers hope Lords will strengthen UK food safety standards

Torri Donley

Farmers and green campaigners are pinning their hopes on the House of Lords to make last-minute changes to the government’s agriculture bill to strengthen safeguards on food safety and animal welfare.



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Amendments to the bill that would have secured clear legal status for the UK’s existing food and farming standards, which campaigners fear will be at risk in post-Brexit trade deals, were rejected in the House of Commons on Monday night, despite a rebellion from backbench Tory MPs.

Peers will now reconsider the legislation, and have the opportunity to beef up the role of a proposed trade and agriculture commission, which would scrutinise any deals and their impact on farming and food safety.

Minette Batters, president of the National Farmers’ Union, said: “The future of British food and farming is at stake. Without proper safeguards on future trade deals, we risk seeing

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As Top Ramen Turns 50, Nissin Still Believes Food Can Bring End to Wars on Cheddar

Torri Donley

Nissin Foods is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its staple product, Top Ramen, and CEO Mike Price said the company’s founding principles of bringing peace by combating hunger remain true after all those decades.

“I think we believe this today,” Price told Cheddar. “If there was food readily available around the world, there would be no more wars.”

Top Ramen first hit shelves in Japan following World War II as the destructive aftermath left a strain on the country’s food supply. A parallel to today as food insecurity is on the rise globally, particularly amid the coronavirus pandemic. While other industries have been stifled by the pandemic, Nissin contends it has been at its most productive.

“We’ve had no disruptions on the manufacturing side at all, and the reality is demand is at the highest we’ve ever seen it here in the United States,” Price said.

As more of its

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Get the best food storage sets for less

Torri Donley

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Get the best food storage containers now on Amazon. (Photo: Rubbermaid/Anker)

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Amazon Prime Day has arrived at last. While you might be seeing a ton of featured deals on TVs and smart gadgets, Prime Day is about more than just tech—you can find great savings on top-rated knife sets, pressure cookers and small appliances too (just be sure to sign up!).

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These are the best deals for cooking and kitchen products we’ve found. And make sure sure to check out our full list of all the best Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals.

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Did someone say free food? Companies are getting creative with WFH perks

Torri Donley

Free food at the office used to make a stressful day better.

But with so many employees still working remotely, how can bosses show their appreciation?

I asked companies what they are doing to keep the office culture alive in a virtual world.

E-commerce checkout company Fast said it’s sending gift cards to employees for a weekly team meal, along with a weekly snack box.

Another company, UKG, which offered its working parents a virtual summer camp for their kids, is now offering after-school help this fall. It’s a win-win situation: kids are entertained, while parents get a break so they can be more productive at work.

And San Francisco-based Splunk is offering an extra 30 “pandemic days,” to give workers extra time to care for themselves and their family.

Click here to read about more creative perks companies are offering.

Dropbox is going remote …. kinda

Dropbox says it’s

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Solano County legalized home food popups. But chefs still can’t sell

Torri Donley

When Solano County approved a new California law that would legalize home-based kitchen operations in April, it seemed like Cheska Kistner’s plans to open a restaurant in her Benicia home would finally come to fruition. The measure, California’s AB626, allows for what are known as microenterprise food businesses, which Alameda County also made inroads toward legalizing yesterday. But no Bay Area county has yet fully implemented the 2018 law, leaving entrepreneurs like Kistner in limbo.

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Sustainable food SPAC Natural Order Acquisition files for a $250 million IPO

Torri Donley

Natural Order Acquisition, a blank check company focusing on technologies and products related to sustainable plant-based food and beverages, filed on Tuesday with the SEC to raise up to $250 million in an initial public offering.

The Weston, MA-based company plans to raise $250 million by offering 25 million units at $10. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and a whole warrant to purchase one-half of a common share, exercisable at $11.50. At the proposed deal size, Natural Order Acquisition would command a market value of $313 million.

The company is led by Chairman Sebastiano Castiglioni, a Partner at Blue Horizon Group, founder and Director of private investment fund Dismatrix, and an active investor in the global plant-based food and beverage sector. He is joined by CEO and Director Paresh Patel, who has managed his own private investment office, Sandstone Investments, since 2014, and 

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