Domino's to Change Pizza Prototype; Mickey D's Introduces Free WiFi
McDonald's will soon start offering free WiFi access as part of its transformation from fast-food joint into hang-out destination. As of mid-January, the Golden Arches will lift its $2.95 WiFi fee at 11,000 of its 14,000 U.S. locations. [Wall Street Journal]
A new study from the Netherlands suggests that foods could be engineered to release satiating aromas during chewing that could help fight obesity. Apparently, foods can be tailored to release more of the aromatic molecules that signal to our brains that we're full. [Popular Science]
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, the girls behind the McNuggetini video is now a viral success, are hoping to achieve offline celebrity. They've already appeared on the "Today" show and are meeting with New York development executives and casting agents. [NY Times]
Menhaden populations are dwindling. Hundreds of billions of pounds of the fish, which is a crucial part of the food chain, are now used in feed for hogs, chickens, and pets, as well as in lipstick, salmon feed, paint, salad dressing, and even omega-3 supplements. [NY Times]
Domino's Pizza has announced plans to change every part of its core pizza recipe. New crust will include added butter, garlic, and parsley; new cheese will be shredded instead of diced mozzarella, with a hint of provolone; and new sauce will be sweeter, with a red pepper kick. [USA Today]
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