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Three Groups Form Political Action Committee Fundraiser, And More…

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 05:01 pm

Foodservice News In Brief…

The Massachusetts Restaurant Association, Rhode Island Hospitality Association and National Restaurant Association will host a joint political action committee fundraiser Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus, Massachusetts. The goal is to build up a grassroots coalition for the upcoming legislative session…

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival returns for its 11th year from Sept. 22-25. Signature events include the Bordeaux Dinner on Thursday evening, the Wine & Rosecliff Gala on Friday evening, Grand Tastings on Saturday and Sunday and the Vintner Dinner on Saturday evening. The event combines well-known New England chefs, foodservice companies, and wines and wine representatives…

Google parent Alphabet Inc. will test drone delivery by dropping Chipotle burritos to students and staff at Virginia Tech as part of a limited test. Drones from Alphabet’s X research lab will fly burritos from a Chipotle Mexican Grill food truck to an official several hundred feet away who will distribute the orders to waiting customers. During September, Alphabet will run hundreds of flights and deliveries at an FAA-sanctioned test site in Virginia, where testers will be able to order their lunch (prepared by Chipotle on site in a food truck) from aircraft over a period of several days. “At this stage it’s important that a lot of our testing happens in front of people who aren’t our teammates,” X chief Astro Teller wrote in a blog post. “We want to learn how people feel when they’re receiving a package by air, and taking someone’s time and/or money changes things more than a little. And we want to feel the pressure of unexpected circumstances that show us how we can get better at loading and managing a fleet of planes.”

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