Impossible Burger shortages hit White Castle and Red Robin

Large restaurant chains Red Robin and White Castle are reporting shortages of Impossible Foods Inc.’s popular meat-free patties, even as the plant-based food producer embarks on a nationwide expansion with Burger King. Calls to a dozen Red Robins and the same number of White Castles on Thursday found that only two locations of each chain had Impossible Foods Inc.’s patties available, with no consensus from the others on when they’d get them back. Individual locations from New York to Hillsboro, Oregon, with the burger on their menu told customers this week that they’re fresh out. The hit-or-miss availability of Impossible Foods items at the chains, which each have hundreds of restaurants, adds to shortages of the popular meat-free patties that mom-and-pop restaurants have been reporting for weeks. They underscore the pressure Impossible Foods is facing to show it can manufacture for the mass market and get a head start on wide distribution before a growing crop of rivals can catch up. “We’re waiting for it to come in,” said Rebecca Sparks, 34, supervisor at Left Coast Food + Juice in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. She said there is no word on when it will be available again. Rachel Konrad, spokeswoman for closely held Impossible Foods, told Bloomberg that the gap between supply and demand “has nothing to do with Burger King,” without commenting on the reported shortages. The corporate offices of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. and White Castle also didn’t respond... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-14 15:48:17 UTC ]
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White House Letter: Lucrative Book Deals Might Finance the Obamas’ Post-White House Life

President Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in July. He could earn as much as $30 million with a two- or three-book contract once his second term ends, said Raphael Sagalyn of the ICM/Sagalyn Literary Agency. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2016-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Making of a Bestseller: 'The Bob's Burgers Burger Book'

How the tie-in cookbook to the Emmy Award-winning animated series, which has sold more than 40,000 copies since it went on sale in March, came to be. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Shipping Delays Hit Books, Other Products, at Amazon

The surge at Amazon for such items as household staples and health and medical goods has resulted in extended shipping times for other products, including books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven’ was a huge hit. Now she’s back with a different apocalypse.

“The Glass Hotel” is inspired by Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, so the real pathogen this time is deceit. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-23 18:17:00 UTC ]
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Trade trio launches £10,000 crowdfunder for booksellers hit by Covid-19 crisis

Three members of the trade have launched a £10,000 crowdfunder raising money for hardship grants to help booksellers hit by the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-23 07:43:54 UTC ]
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Pearson warns Covid-19 will hit profits and pauses share buyback

Pearson has warned its profits will be hit, and paused its share buyback, after the Covid-19 pandemic closed testing centres and saw US state assessments postponed or waived.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-22 23:25:19 UTC ]
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Scholastic creates Hunger Games prequel campaign for coronavirus-hit indies

Scholastic UK has created a pre-order campaign for Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games prequel that it says could drive trade to indie bookshops during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 08:56:22 UTC ]
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Micropublisher 3 of Cups proposes initiative to help out writers with coronavirus-hit incomes

Indie micropublisher and not-for-profit 3 of Cups has announced a new initiative to help writers and artists who might have reduced incomes during the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Booksellers call for clarity from Johnson as coronavirus hits business

Booksellers have called for clarity from Boris Johnson’s government as measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak hit the high street.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-17 08:20:02 UTC ]
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W H Smith issues £40m profit warning as coronavirus hits travel business

W H Smith has warned the impact of the coronavirus outbreak could cut its profit by up to £40m as the pandemic hits its Travel business.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 09:57:11 UTC ]
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Reading Up on Whiteness: Religion Publishers Tackle Racial Inequality

Religion publishers are leading discussions about race in an attempt to explain how white Christians can help heal racial divisions in several new books publishing between now and fall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Coronavirus-hit Italy sees 25% drop in book sales

According to the Italian Publishers Association (AIE), Italy's book market fell 25% last week, with those areas worst-hit by the coronavirus—such as Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia—seeing drops of 50% and above. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Digital bestseller lists: Koontz’s prophetic novel hits charts

Alex North's The Whisper Man has claimed the Bookstat E-Book number one for the week ending 29th February. In its fourth week in the top 10, the psychological thriller leapfrogged the previous week's number one, Ali Mercer's His Secret Family. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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ABC does swift reverse on new Q&A logo after Red Cross knocks | The Weekly Beast

Redesign inadvertently breaches international humanitarian law. Plus, News Corp unruffled by consumer campaign on climateThe ABC has been forced to ditch a new logo it designed for the relaunch of Q+A with Hamish Macdonald after inadvertently breaching the international humanitarian law that... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Ruby Red Shoes: Virus Sage (shelftalker)

A picture book newly arrived from Australia offers some advice as virus anxiety sets in. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BBC to film series based on Sally Rooney's hit debut novel

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Book-ish closes for day after Storm Dennis hits

Crickhowell store Book-ish in south Wales was forced to close on Monday after flooding in the town from storm Dennis meant bookselling staff could not get to the shop. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-18 10:27:11 UTC ]
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McDermid's How the Dead Speak hits the top spot

Val McDermid’s How the Dead Speak (Sphere) has knocked Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Ebury) from the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, with 16,856 copies sold for its first full week on sale. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The appeal of ‘And I Do Not Forgive You’ is hard to articulate but impossible to resist

Amber Sparks’s new essay collection is evidence of an author hitting her stride. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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