Military-grade breakfast now includes scourge of homebuyers
The British Army is adding avocado on toast to its breakfast options in a bid to
catch up with dominant brunch trends add range to a breakfast offering that is decidedly rooted in greasy spoon tradition. The official military line is that it’s because too many soldiers are overweight or obese according to BMI measurements — which are not necessarily useful indicators of body composition and, anyway, does this matter — but one high-ranking official has described the situation as a “national security threat.”
And lo, avocado toast is now a solution to national security crises, as well as millennial financial security and home ownership. Bearing in mind that complaints about a recent advertising campaign to increase diversity in recruitment centred on the adverts being “too politically correct,” expect this flagrant concession to snowflake millennials to go down super-well with Britain’s military super fans! [Business Insider]
And in other news...
- Restaurant magnate Richard Caring is taking a look at the corpse of Jamie Oliver’s fallen empire, buying the former Barbacoa restaurant in St. Paul’s.
- Mr Whippys, 99 Flakes, and seaside cones are in for summer: move over, gelato nerds.
- The new London restaurant from two stars of Heston Blumenthal’s three-Michelin-starred Fat Duck now has a name.
- A pasta master and a barbecue maestro are taking over a Mayfair restaurant for an indefinite residency.
- Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is taking over a pub in Holborn to serve low-alcohol alcohol in the name of wellness publicity stunts. [Hot Dinners]
- The U.K. is still doing some trade in mystery meat. [Mirror]
- Good tweet: