Move over, McDonald’s: French taco poised for global expansion

Pile-up of meats, fries and cheese sauce has become a fast-food phenomenon At lunchtime on a street near the Gare du Nord in Paris, queues were forming at a fast-food restaurant. Construction workers jostled with schoolchildren for what has become a business phenomenon: the hefty, cheesy slab of indulgence known as the French taco. France has always had a huge market for takeaways, from kebabs to McDonalds, and fast food accounts for more than half the nations restaurants. Now the homegrown French taco is challenging banlieue Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The Fish on Your Plate May Not Be What You Ordered

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you eat seafood, even occasionally, there’s a good chance you’ve been served a fish species you didn’t order. A new months-long investigation by ocean advocacy group Oceana finds widespread and persistent fraud in the US seafood industry. The organization tested 449 fish from more than 250 restaurants, seafood markets, and grocery stores across the country and found that 21 percent of samples were mislabeled. In two restaurants in Florida, cheap imported Asian catfish and spinycheek grouper, a species found only in the Indian Ocean, were sold as hogfish. In Washington, DC, sea bass on a restaurant menu turned out to be …