Consumer News 11/13/15

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KFC HOME DELIVERY

 
Colonel Sanders could soon deliver a bucket of chicken to your door on demand.
 
Kentucky Fried Chicken is now testing home delivery in parts of California.
 
For now, the test is limited to Los Angeles, the San Francisco bay area and Orange County in Southern California.
 
KFC fans there can get their chicken, cole slaw, biscuits and more delivered by ordering through online delivery company Doordash.
 
The chain also expects to expand the delivery service into Houston, Texas by the end of the year.
 
But it’s too early to talk about a timeline for the service to go nationwide.
 

NO MORE TIPPING 

 
Speaking of food, Joe’s Crab Shack is the first major restaurant chain to drop tipping.
 
The seafood chain will experiment with dropping tipped-wages in 18 of it stores.
 
Instead the company will pay servers, hosts and bartenders at least $12 per hour instead of the current $2.
 
The company’s CEO expects the change to result in an improved team atmosphere, reduced turnover and greater financial security for employees.
 

“SMART” DIGITAL MENUS 

 
Fries could be in the forecast the next time you visit McDonalds’.
 
The chain is installing “smart” digital menus at its restaurants nationwide that will make food recommendations based on the weather.
 
So if it’s cold outside, the menu will highlight warm drinks and heartier meals.
 
If it’s a hot day, the menu will highlight items such as salads and iced tea.
 
Business insider says the menus were recently tested in Canada and when used customers tended to spend more money.
 
Now that’s your morning’s consumer news…
 

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