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Fast Food’s Most Unhinged Mascots Are Back 


Quiznos In 2003 the Spongmonkeys, a pair of potato-shaped, human-toothed, rodent(ish) critters became the unlikely faces of Quiznos. The year 2003 was a different time. The Spongmonkeys doing whatever the hell it is that they do. Now, the sandwich chain is plotting a comeback, and the Spongmonkeys are once again loving their subs.

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True Tea Crimes


From 2003 to 2018, bandits destroyed hundreds of acres of forests inside the majestic Mount Wuyi National Park in FuJian Province, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, aiming to profit from tea cultivation. Another class of tea crimes, more complex in scale and severity, seems to be on the rise. It’s deforestation for tea plantation (????).

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The Hidden Bottle

The Wine Knitter

The record-breaking heat wave and dry season of 2003 in France had a profound effect on the vineyards of Bordeaux and many of the wines that were produced. Here are the notes from Château Cap De Faugères for the 2003 vintage. In addition to winemaking, Silvio is a perfume designer and owner of Lalique!

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Investing In Digital Technology Is Investing in Food Safety

Modern Restaurant Management

In 2003, more than 555 confirmed hepatitis A cases were linked to green onions served at Chi Chi’s. It could mean the closure of your business as evidenced by Chi Chi’s, which was once ranked the number one fast-casual Mexican restaurant in the US. Four people died because of their illness.

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What Is The Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Perfect Daily Grind

Pumpkin spice was first mixed into coffee and sold in 2003, when Starbucks employee Peter Dukes was tasked with creating a new drink for the brand’s holiday period lineup, which already included an eggnog latte and a peppermint mocha. Since its debut in 2003, it has netted the brand a staggering US $1.4 where it was an instant hit.

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Ashley Morris CEO on Company Values and Acquisitions


They became franchisees in 2003, and two years later they were building their third. While at Wells Fargo, Morris wanted to diversify and find a side business with his best friend. They both looked into Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop because they had a high passion for the food and business.

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McDonald's board shakeup continues as two longtime directors retire

Restaurant Business

Robert Eckert and John Rogers, who joined the board on the same day in 2003, are retiring as part of the company's "commitment to ongoing refreshment" of its directors.

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