Did they create Brexit to keep milkshakes off the streets?
Nigel Farage, Tommy Robinson, and this guy can sleep easier tonight, as McDonald’s is forced to take its anti-fascist dessert and/or fry-dunker of choice off the menu because of the intersection of Brexit — Farage’s lifetime’s work — and COVID-19.
The fast food chain has also run out of other bottled drinks, per the BBC, because there aren’t enough workers able to drive transport lorries. It follows chain competitor Nando’s running out of a rather more critical, if less politically divisive product: its peri-peri chicken.
The milkshake’s rise to prominence as a sweet, creamy symbol of anti-fascism came on the back of the long relationship between food and protest, reaching a critical mass in 2019. And while Farage was actually hit by a Five Guys milkshake (Robinson a McDonald’s), it was the clown’s brand that was directly instructed not to sell milkshakes in Scotland that year, when the former UKIP / Brexit Party leader was coming to lead a rally in Edinburgh in May.
In the absence of McDonald’s, here’s a guide to the best milk-based drinks in London, for all drinking needs, and drinking needs only. [BBC News]
And in other news...
- Rosslyn Coffee, perhaps London’s best coffee shop bar none at this moment, will open a new cafe in Moorgate.
- Gordon Ramsay is on a Gordon Ramsay restaurant opening rampage as his diffusion lines pop up all over the city.
- Coffee and cocktail chain Grind has raised £22 million (twenty-two million) pounds to expand abroad. It credits its success to its at-home coffee pods, which bolstered the business during lockdown. [Big Hospitality]
- Good tweet:
I don’t have the time or energy to address every boring food opinion that’s published. Also I don’t want to.— Tejal Rao (@tejalrao) August 23, 2021