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In today's Media Mix, kids kicked out for french fry party, plus the story of women behind your chocolate

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Charging for Restrooms: A restaurant in Tennessee sent a handwritten note to a lady who used their restroom without buying anything, noting that she didn't pay the fee for non-paying customers: $5. [TODAY]

$250 French Fry Feast: Some kids in South Korea decided to shell out 270,000 won (about $250) for a bunch of french fries, only to get kicked out for causing trouble. [Gawker]

Candy Bar Politics: Here are stories of women who grow the cocoa that goes into your bars of chocolate. You might want to rethink that generic candy chocolate. [Jezebel]

Various Varieties of Vegetables: Here's an infographic of more than 400 vegetables. There are like, 5 billion types of lettuce, apparently. [Fast Company]

This Is Not a Good Sign: A restaurant in Beijing is receiving a ton of bad press for posting a sign reading ,"This shop does not receive the Japanese, the Philippines, the Vietnamese and dog[s]." [HuffPo]

Full bladders, closed bathrooms. Strategies for peeing while out during coronavirus

Remember the good old days (a few months ago), when you could leave your home for the day with a tall tumbler of coffee and a car well-stocked with water, confident in the knowledge that when your bladder came calling, you could find quick and easy relief at the nearest coffee shop, gas station or fast-food restaurant?

Because after a couple of hours, you were likely ready for another Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew anyway, right? At least that’s how it worked in my world, where regular caffeine was such a workday requirement that by the time I got home, the interior of my car was full of empty cups.

In truth, I probably owe my caffeine addiction to my bladder: I had to buy a new coffee every few hours so I could justify using a coffee shop’s public bathroom when I was working outside the office.

But the easy days of ubiquitous public restrooms are but memory, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns that have shuttered the seating areas — and toilets — of many coffee shops and restaurants.

Testing sewage for the coronavirus may tell scientists how much disease is in a community — and when the virus has finally gone away.

Even the old reliable go-to, the gas station, has become an iffy proposition.

Is there any dance more urgent than racing into a gas station in pursuit of a restroom only to discover it’s closed to the public and trying to think, “What do I do now?” over the screams of your near-bursting bladder?

The staff at the Central 76 station in Riverside, just off the 91 Freeway, have seen that look more than once. “Lots of people come here from other stations saying, ‘I have to go!’” said assistant manager Cesar Mungaray. “And if we notice people heading to the wall [outside], we go to the door and shout, ‘Hey, we have restrooms open inside,’ because when they have to go, they’ll go outside.”

So maybe it isn’t my imagination, that whiff I keep smelling in parking lots these days.

In fact, I now have a far better understanding of what homeless people have been facing for years: If people won’t let you in, where can you go?

The problem comes at a time when, for many of us, taking a drive seems like the last fun, safe, socially distanced thing we can do these days to get out of the house. But any drive that takes us too far from home leads right back to the problem at hand: where to go when nature calls.

Sharokina Shams, spokeswoman for the California Restaurant Assn., says many food establishments have closed their restrooms to minimize coronavirus exposure for their employees.

Not an unwarranted concern, considering that the coronavirus has been found in the raw sewage at Yosemite National Park.

A basic reality, however, is that restrooms get dirty, and surfaces that get lots of touching, such as doorknobs, sink handles and toilet seats, need to be cleaned. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are demanding — requiring plenty of disinfectants and cleaning supplies — which can be difficult to manage when staffing is thin. Complicating matters is when the on-site restrooms are also the only available restrooms for employees to use.

And what about a business owner’s liability if an employee gets sick after cleaning a restroom? Easier just to shut it down.

For Nahal Noorzady, co-owner of the 14th Street Chevron and car wash off the 91 Freeway in Riverside, closing bathrooms is a struggle between her sympathy for travelers and basic dollars and cents.

Chevron has instructed its stations to keep restrooms open for customers, she said, but they have closed one of their two restrooms to the public, reserving that for employee use.

Noorzady says she understands the need for public toilets, but paper towels and cleaning supplies have become more expensive and harder to buy. “I used to be able to buy a four-pack of paper towels for $23.99. Now I can only buy one pack at a time, and it costs $45.” Noorzady added: "If I can’t buy soap, I’ll have to close my restrooms.”

My friend tells me to do what truck drivers do — sit in my car and reach for a portable urinal. That’s what the Tinkle Belle is for, she said. (For the uninitiated, the Tinkle Belle is one of many clever devices on the market that allow women to urinate standing up, without baring all.) But this is not a happy thought. What if I misalign my “female urinary device” and send urine streaming all over my shoes and floor mat a few minutes before my next interview? What if someone walks by my car and happens to glance inside?

Give me a good bush to stand behind, or even a deserted field, and I’m OK, but out in a parking lot or a city street … aargh. Somebody must have a restroom open somewhere.

And therein lies the rub. A few places do, based on my unscientific sampling these past few weeks, but if you’re on the freeway and you have to go, you don’t want to start guessing who might be open and make the wrong choice. After a few of those near-miss encounters, your bathroom quest can become a little crazed.

If you are lucky enough to find a public bathroom, remember some common-sense strategies, inspired in part by the CDC: Wear a mask, social distance if there’s a crowd, and try not to unnecessarily touch anything — especially your face.

If possible, use a paper towel or tissue to open and close doors, then toss it in the trash — not the toilet, where it can cause a clog. (You might want to carry extra tissue or travel soap with you, as you never know when TP or cleaning supplies may be scarce.) Ideally, use hot water and soap to clean your hands on the way out.

And don’t linger the longer you stay, the more exposed you are to any airborne germs from the last toilet flush or visitor. Finally, use hand sanitizer when you get back to your car.

So potential solutions come down to dehydration (which isn’t foolproof) or lots of strategic planning.

Police: Altoona man recorded people in restaurant bathroom

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona man is in jail after police said he used his cell phone to record people while they were in the bathroom at a Hollidaysburg restaurant where he worked.

James Huff, 50, told police he used his phone to record only sound through the vent because he thought his coworkers at D’Ottavio’s Italian House were talking about him behind his back. Police were able to secure a search warrant for Huff’s iPhone, which showed he captured video by mounting his phone with a stick and putting it through the vent, according to the charges filed.

Police said one of the recordings depicted a male using the bathroom and two females pulling down their pants to use the bathroom.

Huff is charged with felony intercept communications and criminal use of a communication facility along with misdemeanor invasion of privacy. His bail was set at 10% of $50,000 Wednesday afternoon in Blair County Prison. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 11.

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Restrooms for customers only? In most cases, it's legal to enact such a policy

The coffee chain clarified who is allowed to use its restrooms.

An April 16, 2016, file photo shows an "All Gender" bathroom sign at the San Diego International Airport. (Photo: Jason Szenes, European Pressphoto Agency)

Starbucks, trying to recover its reputation after two black men were arrested in one of its locations, has decided to open all its restrooms to people in its stores for now whether or not they make a purchase. While the owners of other businesses might want to follow suit out of kindness or community spirit, many may decide to stick with a "customers only" policy.

They have the legal right to do so in most cases. Employers are required by federal law to provide restrooms for their workers, but not for anyone else. State and local laws cover the requirements for restaurants and other businesses to make restrooms available to the public, and they vary widely.

Many laws require restaurants to provide restrooms for customers if they have a specific number of customer seats — in New York City, it's at least 19. But according to the city's website, "food establishments with 19 or fewer customer seats are not required to provide bathroom access to the public."

And 16 states and some municipalities have what's known as the Restroom Access Act, which requires retailers to allow people with medical conditions including inflammatory bowel disease to have immediate access to the employee restroom. There are some limitations for example, if there aren't enough employees to assist the person in need and keep the store staffed and secure.

Business owners also can't violate civil rights laws when they say "no" to someone. If they open up the restrooms to customers, it needs to be for people without regard to races, religion or sex.

But beyond those requirements, it's up to a business owner to determine whether a restroom will be available to customers or other people. Many owners say no because they don't want people loitering in restrooms, or don't want additional traffic through their establishments. But if one of their regular customers is passing by and needs to use the restroom, many owners will say yes, out of goodwill.

Starbucks had given store managers discretion about letting non-customers use restrooms but is reviewing is policies after the April 12 incident in Philadelphia. One of the two men asked to use the restroom without making a purchase and was refused the two then sat to wait for a friend. The store manager called the police, who arrested the men they were later released. A widely seen video of the incident pressured Starbucks to react.

There are practical reasons for owners to decide against opening their restrooms to all. Publicly used restrooms need to be cleaned frequently or the business could get a reputation for uncleanliness. That means having a staffer stop serving customers and tidy up, perhaps several times a day. Even if an owner makes a restroom available to customers, banning non-customers can reduce the number of times it has to be cleaned.

The physical layout of a restaurant or store may also determine whether a restroom will be available. Small coffee shops don't have the space for a public restroom.

But if owners are savvy, when they say no to anyone, they'll be able to tell that person where they're likely to find a nearby restroom that anyone can use.

These Are the Cleanest Chain Restaurants in America

One of these restaurants was just recently named "best" in the nation.

We can&apost always make the food we eat with our own hands—which means we rely on strangers to keep clean when feeding us.

But the service industry isn&apost perfect—there are tainted ingredients that could make you sick, less than stellar production spaces, and worse.

Stay up to date on what healthy means now.

Luckily, a consumer data agency has collected feedback from diners on the cleanliness of the restaurants they ate in𠅎verything from how clean the flatware and glassware was to the state of the restaurants&apos bathrooms𠅊ll so you can get a good sense of which chain restaurants are least likely to make you sick when you eat there.

The agency, Technomic, combined this information with publicly available health data and presented a list of restaurants that are "winning at cleanliness," according to the publication Restaurant Business. The list is divided into two categories: "limited service," including fast-food and fast-casual chains, and "full service," which are sit-down restaurants where you&aposd expect table service.

The top contenders in the fast-casual category might disappoint you—most of America&aposs leading fast-food chains are absent. Sandwich chain Firehouse Subs, Culver&aposs, a burger joint known for frozen custard, and Newk&aposs Eatery, a mostly Southeastern chain known for its sandwich-and-salad combo, are among the cleanest in this category. But the award for cleanest fast-casual chain actually goes to Chick-fil-A, the fried chicken restaurant that just recently claimed the title of America&aposs "best." The chain also boasts gluten-free options, and even some (relatively) healthy choices.

You might be more familiar with the top five contenders in the full service category, many of which have restaurants across the nation. Carraba&aposs Italian Grill comes in fifth place, where 64 percent of diners said they felt confident in the cleanliness of its kitchens and facilities, surpassed by The Capital Grill and competitor Brio Tuscan Grille. Seasons 52, an American grill focused on seasonal ingredients, snagged the no. 2 spot, just shy of Fleming&aposs Prime, an upscale steakhouse and seafood chain that 70 percent of all diners gave a thumbs up to.

While we can use fellow diners&apos responses to assure ourselves that the risk of running into something unpleasant at one of these chains is lower than we&aposd expect, there&aposs no true way to know all the ins and outs of commercial kitchens outside what local health boards have to say (refer to this handy guide to see the authority in charge of your area).

In addition to keeping an eye out for sanitary dining areas and facilities in general, understanding which meals are the best for your diet at casual chains𠅎ven at the drive thru—is very important and is always in your control.

The Best Meal Delivery Services of 2021

With healthy picks for singles, families, vegans, and carnivores, we found something for everyone.

Convenient and practical, meal delivery services can save you a trip to the grocery store and get you whipping up some delicious restaurant-style dishes in the comfort of your own home. From the beginner cook to the plant-based foodie, there is something for everyone to enjoy. But that also means it can be a little overwhelming when you're looking to find the very best option for you and your family. That's why we surveyed over 300 people to find out which brands they absolutely loved. Then, we tested the kits to make sure they lived up to the hype. Below, we've rounded up the top-rated meal delivery services, including budget-friendly and vegan options, as well as those perfect for singles and families.

Green Chef was one of the first meal kit companies to become USDA-certified organic. All of the ingredients provided in their kits are non-GMO and free from antibiotics and hormones. The variety of meal plans is where Green Chef sets itself apart, as they offer a range of health-conscious plans including keto, paleo, balanced living, plant-powered, and family plans. One tester remarked, "I really enjoyed the creativeness of the meals that were offered. One of the recipes was quinoa tacos which I never would have thought of making on my own!" Testers also appreciated that some of the items were already pre-made, such as the seasoning blend and cashew cream, which cuts down on cooking time. Portion sizes were decent and cooking/preparation time was pretty efficient.

Gobble's recipes were very tasty and portion sizes were hearty, and some of the ingredients are pre-cooked or pre-chopped to speed up the cooking process. Testers liked the simplicity of the steps in each recipe provided by Gobble, and also remarked that there was less mess involved than other services used. They offer two plans, which include the classic plan and the Lean & Clean dinner plan to suit your dietary needs. The Lean & Clean plan features all low-calorie, low-carb options if you're trying to stay healthy and still want a satisfying meal.

Hello Fresh was the most popular pick by far when we surveyed our database (over 50% of our surveyors used Hello Fresh), and for good reason. They noted that Hello Fresh recipe cards were extremely easy to use and follow, making it the perfect choice for beginner cooks. Compared to other services, our testers found it simple and uncomplicated in terms of following the recipes and efficient cooking/preparation time. Our testers also enjoyed the variety of meals, flavors, and portion sizes. If you're new to the meal delivery kit game, Hello Fresh is a great choice.

Launched by Hello Fresh, EveryPlate is a more affordable meal delivery kit option than others on this list. Our testers loved that the instructions were "simple" and "very straightforward." The flavor of meals and variety scored well, with the ability to choose from 11 different meals that change each week. The packaging also impressed our testers, who remarked that it was condensed and that there was not a lot of excess plastic waste that you would traditionally expect in a box like this. One tester said, "Most of the veggies in this box were just free and not wrapped in plastic which was so nice."

Vegans rejoice! This meal prep kit from Purple Carrot is the answer to your plant-based prayers. Full of completely vegan ingredients, Purple Carrot offers a variety of tasty meals that are also nutritious and packed with vegetables. Our testers loved the variety of totally vegan dishes available on Purple Carrot as well as the flavor profiles. Certain ingredients, like the vegan parmesan and coconut bacon, were delicious plant-based takes on comfort food staples. Ingredients were very fresh, but the prep was a bit lengthy, so this is best for the vegan who enjoys cooking. We also appreciated the pretty recipe book that comes in the box, which you can save and recreate the recipes on your own again.

The OG of the group, Blue Apron was one of the first companies to popularize meal delivery kits. Our testers were impressed with the variety of meals provided and delicious flavor profiles. Plus, Blue Apron provides the recipe cards for future use with the measurements for every ingredient so you can re-create the dishes again. Surveyors also remarked that they learned some new cooking techniques through this service that they were able to continue using. Even our beginner cook testers found the instructions relatively easy to follow.

This meal delivery kit is pre-made and designed by in-house dietitians, so nutrition is a main focus with FACTOR. Our testers were very satisfied with FACTOR overall, they loved the variety of meals and found them surprisingly fresh tasting even though they are microwaveable. One tester said, "They never tasted dry or bland, all of the meals were super tasty and convenient." Since the meals are balanced and just need to be heated, they are great for keeping you on track with your health goals.

Home Chef offers a variety of meal options including classic meals which take about 30-60 minutes to prepare, as well as quick meals which take only 15 minutes to prepare. Surveyors also like the oven-ready meals which come with pre-portioned ingredients and an oven-safe pan. The meals are simple, easy to follow, and flavorful. The step-by-step instructions also have photos for each step which is useful.

If you want the benefits of a meal delivery service kit without having to cook the items, then Freshly is for you. This service features already pre-cooked full meals that simply need to be reheated. Testers enjoyed the convenience factor on these meals as well as the portion sizes. Every meal incorporates meat, turkey, or chicken so this isn't for vegetarian fans, but all meals do contain vegetables. Flavors of the meals were rated as fair and the variety of meals offered was rated as very good overall.

This meal kit from Martha Stewart offers 22 recipes every week which is more than most of the other services on this list. Testers liked that Martha & Marley Spoon had different categories of meals to choose from, one category being "under 30 minutes." The entrees were unique and offered great flavors, and ease of use with recipe directions scored favorably as well. One thing to note was that we almost threw away the cold pack, but realized that inside it has all of the protein be sure to take out the ingredients before throwing the cool pack away!

Known for their smoothie cups, Daily Harvest has expanded their product lineup to include harvest bowls, soups, oat bowls, flatbreads, energy bites, and more. Daily Harvest meals are already pre-made and require either blending or heating. Testers really enjoyed the smoothies best, saying that they were "super refreshing" and "very convenient but also healthy." Plus, you can pour the blended smoothie right back into the cup and stick in a straw, so it's a portable option. Since the items are portioned out, it's perfect for singles or couples that want to eat healthy together. With their new movement to "Give Cooking The Finger," Daily Harvest has partnered with celebs like Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tabitha Brown, and Kira Stokes who are sick of cooking but still want delicious and nutritious choices at home. While these meals may not be as hearty as other services on this list, they are made from wholesome real foods and are completely plant-based.

Sun Basket features all organic produce and a variety of dietitian-approved meal plans which include paleo, carb-conscious, gluten-free, diabetes friendly, vegetarian, pescatarian, mediterranean diet, and more. You can order your meal kit, but also add on additional items like breakfast items and snacks. Our surveyors liked the portion sizes of meals and said that the ingredients were high quality. Their new Fresh & Ready meals come pre-made in an eco-conscious wooden tray that was convenient and very easy to handle in our tests. The packaging is also recyclable and compostable, which is a big plus.

Hungryroot delivers healthy personalized groceries to your door with instructions on how to whip up quick nutritious meals. Testers loved that practically every recipe took less than 20 minutes to make, and the portion sizes were rated favorably. Variety and flavor of meals was rated fairly, but the vegetables in the kit were very fresh and stayed great all week long. One of our testers who is a long-time vegetarian said that she, "Enjoyed the exposure to a few new ingredients I wouldn't normally purchase, like kohlrabi noodles!"

Do you have IBS or follow a gluten-free diet? Epicured specializes in pre-made nutritious, digestive-friendly meals that are low-FODMAP and gluten-free. We appreciate that the meals not only taste great, but also are grounded in science as the company partners with Mount Sinai and digestive-specialists. Testers loved the unique flavor profiles of the meals and the nice portion sizes. Plus, the meals are pre-made so you can skip the cooking and just heat to enjoy instantly.

For the Korean BBQ fan

"Korean BBQ: Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces" by Bill Kim and Chandra Ram, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Crate & Barrel

Inspired by his training and Korean roots, Bill Kim created this cookbook, which details his approach to Korean BBQ through the flavor profiles of seven master sauces and three spice rubs. Flexibility is at the core of each recipe so any chef can experiment with the flavors depending on what they have available.

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8 Rules for Eating Out on a Holiday (If You Refuse to Cook)

The world of dining and drinking is an obstacle course wrapped in a labyrinth wrapped in a logic puzzle — it’s full of pitfalls, gray areas, and bewildering questions that really shouldn’t even be questions (How do I find the bathroom?) and yet, somehow, are. Fortunately, your friends at Eater are here to help: Life Coach is a series of simple guides to the arcane rituals of modern dining. Have a question or a quandary you’d like us to tackle? Drop Life Coach a line.

Cooking an elaborate holiday meal is not for everyone. Even for the most skilled hosts, it’s a lot of responsibility to plan, shop, and execute a dinner. Sometimes your kitchen simply isn’t conducive to preparing lots of food and, occasionally, our cooking skills simply don’t live up to our personal standards. (And all that stress doesn’t even count the clean-up.) In such cases, there’s a perfectly reasonable answer to the holiday meal dilemma: Just eat out.

No, it’s not defeatist to eat out on a holiday. In fact, some trends indicate it’s becoming the norm. It’s frustrating that some workers are forced to work the holidays, when they’d rather be at home with family and friends themselves. Employees should be able to take off the time that the need and deserve. However, if you must celebrate in a restaurant, make sure to be extra graceful, courteous, and thankful to those workers who’ve given up their day for you.

Of course, that’s just one of the rules for eating out on a holiday. Here’s the right way to do a celebratory dinner out.

1. Lower your expectations

While a few restaurants will keep their lights on during major holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, a majority will close their doors to let employees spend time with their families and relax. What’s left tend to be hotel restaurants, chains, and a handful of neighborhood spots — none of which may be your top choice for an evening out. Likewise, set menus will probably make it difficult to request specific dishes or substitutions. Prepare yourself.

2. Expect to pay a bit more

The open restaurants may charge a little more for holiday dishes or offer a fixed price menu in order to simplify preparation and make it worth the staff’s while to be there. Restaurants may also require a deposit on a reservation to ensure you show up. There are, after all, limited tables and lots of people looking for seats.

3. Make a reservation ASAP

For major holidays, it’s wise to start looking at least a month and maybe even two months out for a reservation. And once you find the right spot, Do Not Wait to book your table. Booking early also allows you to shop around a bit and peek at the menus ahead of time. If you have any dietary concerns, contact the restaurant in advance to ensure it can accommodate then, notify the staff again of your needs when you book the table. If a restaurant doesn’t accept holiday reservations, reach out and see what the peak times are so you don’t risk losing out on a seat.

4. Arrive on time

Holidays are chaotic, but punctuality for your reservation is important. If you don’t arrive on time, you’re putting the restaurant and everyone else whose made a reservation behind schedule. At worst, you could lose your seat. Don’t be that person. Plan ahead to make sure you arrive on time — or maybe even a bit early — especially if the weather is bad. If there’s a wait, ask about ordering a drink from the bar. If the menu isn’t prix fixe, browse what’s available and start planning your order.

5. Expect the unexpected

Because it’s a holiday, things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes the restaurant is short-staffed and the kitchen backs up, resulting in slower service. Sometimes people don’t arrive for their reservations on time and it causes confusion. Popular menu items run out. Prepare yourself for something to go awry and find your inner zen. In these situations, it’s important to show some understanding. Tensions run high during busy holidays and service staff often bear the brunt of customers’ complaints, even if it may not necessarily be their fault. Try to be respectful and communicate your concerns clearly.

6. Be kind and tip generously (even if things didn’t go to plan)

There’s really no excuse for leaving a bad tip when you dine out, and it’s worth budgeting a little more than the 20 percent you’d normally leave for gratuity on major holidays, a particularly hard time to be a restaurant employee. There are a lot of people, personalities, and unpredictable problems to deal with beyond the typical service. Recognize that effort and show your appreciation. After all, you didn’t have to do any cooking.

7. Drink responsibly

Many people enjoy celebrating with a drink around the holidays. It’s generally safe to do so when you’re eating a big meal at home, but when you’re dining out it’s wise to pace yourself. Maybe buy a special bottle of wine to drink at home after dinner, and skip that second glass while you’re out.

8. Consider ordering takeout

If going out and dealing with the rush of other customers isn’t your cup of tea, there’s another perfectly reasonable option: Order takeout. Many restaurants offer catered carry-out holiday menus, which means you can have a full turkey dinner with fixins without navigating the cranberry-sauce-crazed grocery aisles and hectic restaurants. Some establishments will even offer to deliver your massive meal, but if you choose to go that route, for the love of God, tip well.

Main Menu

Plant ball with mashed potato (8 pcs)

12pcs: $8.50
16pcs: $10.50
20pcs: $12.50

Available from 12 Oct 2020

Marinated salmon with salad
Available from 1 Sep 2020

Salmon fillet with broccoli

Swedish meatball with mashed potato and broccoli

Pasta with meatballs

Kids Meal - 4pcs meatball with drink

Kids Meal - Pasta with Drink

What makes a good cup of coffee?

Our PÅTÅR coffees are not only UTZ certified and traceable but organic too. The beans (100 % Arabica) are provided by South American small-scale coffee farmers, then blended and roasted into the finest coffees ever found in an IKEA store.

So stay in the moment with a PÅTÅR &ndash a second cup of coffee &ndash knowing that it is truly a good cup of coffee.