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• Employee-owned WinCo Foods said yesterday that it will donate close to a quarter-million dollars to 14 separate food banks in eight states where it operates - working out to $17,346 each, "providing potentially well more than 750,000 meals to populations in need." The food banks are in Idaho, Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Texas.


Crain's Chicago Business reports that McDonald's "is testing a Sriracha Big Mac in 126 stores in central Ohio starting today, a possible prelude to a nationwide rollout." The burger is topped with its traditional "special sauce," but infused with Sriracha, a spicy Asian chili sauce.

The sauce, the story says, "also will be available a la carte for french fry and Chicken McNuggets dipping."

While my resistance to McDonald's charms have been oft stated here, I must admit that I'd be willing to try this. I love, love, love Sriracha, and it's been years since I've had a Big Mac ... so I'm curious.
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