Company announces Zero-day work week. Plans to run on guilt

Company announces Zero-day work week. Plans to run on guilt
Return to work? Work from home? Hybrid work? One Midwest company is boldly declaring: D) None of the above. Lukewarm LLC grabbed headlines this week with the announcement of an innovative new policy. Starting Monday–if they’d like to–all employees will have the option to work. This announcement comes after Lukewarm’s two largest competitors — BlasĂ©... Read more »

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (Part 6/Finale)

Paul unlatched the doors to the storm shelter and climbed down first. Ronald McDonald lifted Paul’s son, handed him down before helping Paul’s wife climb down the small ladder. Ronald looked back at the ever-growing battle behind him. He saw another canon ball crashing into the barn. He saw Jake from State Farm sprinting away... Read more »

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (part 5)

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (part 5)
Ronald McDonald raced his red roadster right down the rural country road. Paul looked ahead in the passenger seat. His palms were sweaty and his heart pounded up in his neck. Ronald parked in front of the farmhouse. It was windy outside with dark overcast skies. A light rain began to fall and the large... Read more »
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Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (part 4)

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (part 4)
Paul felt a vibration in his pocket. He pulled out his phone and saw one new Snap from his wife. Note: If you’re new to this series, you can catch up on Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 over here. In the photo, Paul was sitting in a gray armchair. He had a red... Read more »

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (part 3)

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (part 3)
The man in the hooded sweatshirt led Paul down a long dark hallway. The air was cold and carried a whiff of french fries. Paul picked up his pace to keep up with the long strides of his mysterious hooded guide. Note: If you’re new to this series, you can catch up on Part 1... Read more »

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (Part 2)

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (Part 2)
Paul Tree drove his pickup truck to the Farmer’s Market. He parked with the half a dozen other trucks who arrived around 6 am. He looked down and saw a new text from his wife. Look who’s up early 🙂 (chef emoji) In the photo was his 7-year-old son standing on a wooden box in... Read more »
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Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (Part 1)

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (Part 1)
To understand the current fried chicken sandwich battle (also known as “The Chicken Wars”), one must go deeper into history and study the origin story of our iconic fast-food restaurants. Like a greasy version of The Iliad, this epic poem sets “the table,” so to speak, for the fast-food universe. This, my friends, is how... Read more »

The extroverts are coming

The extroverts are coming
There was a loud thud in the middle of the night. The groggy watchman lumbered up the steps to the top of the castle tower. He heard another thud and a roar of laughter down below. The watchman saw hundreds of kayaks crossing the Chicago River. A dozen of these plastic boats were now harbored... Read more »

That busted pew in the middle of an Arby's

That busted pew in the middle of an Arby's
When Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the front door of the Catholic church, it was — in theory — a great historic moment. This act of defiance showed that everyone has a voice and anyone could take a stand. It was like the world’s very first religious blog post. I say, “in theory,”... Read more »
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Remember when dad would just go to China?

Remember when dad would just go to China?
There will never be another business trip to China. I’m not saying we’ll never go back to normal. Or that Covid will never go away. No, what I’m referring to is a true business trip. Like the ones my dad went on back in the ’90s. Back then, “We’re doing business in China,” meant literally in... Read more »