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4/15/2021

Shake Shack will open 40 new global restaurants this fiscal year and as many as 50 new locations in 2022, with a focus on expanding in Asia, CEO Randy Garutti said. New units will open in the coming months in Singapore and Macao, as well as Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou in China.

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CNBC
4/15/2021

School nutrition professionals in Missouri's Columbia Public Schools are working to serve meals to students while helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Middle- and high-school students have returned to eating in the cafeteria, with more time slots added to maintain social distancing, while elementary students are still eating in classrooms and plans are underway to shift to the cafeteria over the next few weeks.

4/15/2021

Chef Toni Sakaguchi from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to make a classic French dessert: brown butter raspberry financiers with chocolate raspberry ganache, made with Butter of Europe. The richness of the dark chocolate and fruity tart flavor of the raspberries in the ganache is the perfect companion to these buttery financiers. To make this classic French dessert, of course Chef Toni is using French butter. The higher fat content creates a beautiful buttery flavor and texture in these financiers.

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ciaprochef.com
4/15/2021

Chef Toni Sakaguchi from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to make classic French madeleines made with Butter of Europe. For an unexpected twist, she is flavoring these buttery madeleines with lemon zest and cardamom, and filling them with blackberries and lemon curd. Madeleines are little French cakes with a wonderful cookie-like crust on the outside and a tender buttery cake-like crumb on the inside. Perhaps bringing back memories of childhood, you will love these airy, tender and buttery madeleines!

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ciaprochef.com
4/15/2021

Need a post-workout pick-me-up? These tasty, high-protein energy bites are deliciously flavored with coconut, nut butter and beans. These high-protein energy bites are as irresistible as they are healthy and convenient. And they're kid-friendly, too!

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ciaprochef.com
4/15/2021

These decadent fudgy vegan cream cheese swirled chocolate black bean brownies are deliciously dairy-free, gluten-free and plant-based! In place of cream cheese, chef Toni Sakaguchi from The Culinary Institute of America uses Daiya's dairy-free Plain Cream Cheeze Style Spread, which is a perfect replacement for any recipe that calls for cream cheese. With the tasty additions of lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla, you will love these super fudgy, creamy, dreamy brownies!

4/15/2021

The Nampa School District in Idaho has partnered with a health services group to make mental health care more accessible, and therapists see students in more than half of the district's 24 schools. Therapist turnover is a challenge and many therapists have waitlists, but data from early stages of the program shows reductions in absences and increases in GPA among student participants.

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Idaho Education News
4/15/2021

Disrupt Foods, a 12-unit Papa John's franchisee created by the New Orleans Saints' Malcolm Jenkins and retail operator Joe Johnson, has launched Athlete Franchise Partners to help other athletes invest in franchising. "These are vehicles to allow more Black and brown folks to have these opportunities and help folks get into this industry," Johnson said.

4/15/2021

Restaurant operators have organized and figured out new ways to feed people during the pandemic, and many say it has been the thoughtful gestures -- from a $1,000 check and a card from a loyal patron to the anonymous buyer who paid $40,000 for a $20,000 bottle of Pappy Van Winkle -- that have kept them determined to get through the tough times. "Even though we were hit the hardest and we lost a lot of good restaurants, the pandemic brought out the best in us," said Kwini Reed, owner of Poppy + Rose in Los Angeles.

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HuffPost
4/15/2021

Nathan's Famous has created two new fried chicken sandwiches made with thigh meat instead of the chicken breasts used in many rival offerings. The Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich and the Sticky, Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwich are now available in Florida and New York, and are scheduled to debut in other US markets over the next few months.