1. Eat Mor Chikin… Meal Kits
Chick-fil-A announced they will be joining the meal kit sector to compete with companies like Hello Fresh and Blue Apron as the first ever fast food chain to provide this service. The kits will contain fresh and ready to prepare meals including everyone’s favorite—chicken—for customers to make in their own homes. The line will feature healthy options and 5 different off-menu items with pre-measured ingredients like chicken enchiladas, chicken parmesan, and chicken flatbread. The “Mealtime Kits” will go live at 150 locations starting August 27. The meal kit industry is rapidly expanding with competitors offering their service online and through grocery store chains. Chick-fil-A is looking to exchange clux for bucks with this opportunity.
(Source: The Hustle)
2. Tesla Trouble?
The electric car company has reportedly requested to receive cash back from suppliers to help them become profitable and continue production this year. Tesla is considering their plea as an investment opportunity in the car company for both parties; however, both suppliers and consumers are confused by this statement. Tesla’s actions definitely draw into question their cash standing after its difficulty promoting the production of their Model 3 designed for mainstream buyers.
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)
3. Russian Bots Spread #WalkAway
Are robot takeovers not as far away as we think? After the scandal regarding 12 Russian nations indicted for hacking the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election, it’s no question that our democracy is susceptible to breaches. Recently, during the 2018-midterm election season, more controversy has arisen. Kremlin-linked Russian bots have reportedly been spreading the hashtag #WalkAway to try to divide the Democratic party.