Food: This Couple Naming Their Child After Their Favorite Chain Restaurant Is Peak 2017

As Goes the Middle Class, So Goes TGI Fridays

  As Goes the Middle Class, So Goes TGI Fridays What one typical American town reveals about the fate of the great suburban chain restaurant.The Loaded Potato Skins come eight to an order, crispy at the edges, oozing with cheddar, and studded with glistening little nubs of bacon. They are a symphony of starch, fat, and salt, just as I remember them — eight little time capsules from an era of my life before I thought about words like “heirloom,” “artisanal,” or “house-cured.

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As Thanksgiving approaches, the nation has been inspired — or been forced to, if you're a reporter in the White House press corps — to reflect on what we're grateful to have in our lives. For some, it's family, pets, or health insurance. But I'm proud to tell you that the thing I'm most thankful for this year is couple Justin and Jordan Garton, who have decided to name their soon-to-be-born daughter after their favorite chain restaurant, Olive Garden.

Justin made the announcement on Twitter earlier this week, sharing a photo of a tiny onesie with the words "Olivia Garton" in the chain's signature font. "We spent the first part of our lives loving @olivegarden, now we get to spend the rest of our lives loving Olivia Garton," he wrote.

Alaska Fried Chicken? In the UK, Every State Is Fair Game for a KFC Knockoff

  Alaska Fried Chicken? In the UK, Every State Is Fair Game for a KFC Knockoff If you decide to open a fried chicken joint in the U.K., please don’t name it after a random U.S. state. Because, as a data scientist named Gwilym Lockwood recently discovered, it’s apparently been done to death. In a flurry of recent tweets, Lockwood explained how he decided to reach out to the U.K.’s Foods Standards Agency (which licenses every restaurant in the country) after seeing a restaurant named Tennessee Fried Chicken in his town, asking them to run a search for “[US State] Fried Chicken” in their database. The results are pretty hilarious.

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