New Burgers at McDonald’s
According to Nation’s Restaurant News (nrn.com), McDonald’s will offer new toppings for its famous Quarter Pounders.
In the wake of its decision to discontinue the Angus Third Pounder line of burgers, McDonald’s Corp. confirmed recently that a new trio of dressed-up Quarter Pounders is ready to replace the outgoing premium burgers nationwide next month.
The three new flavors, which were tested for nine months in Sacramento, Calif., and Toledo, Ohio, are Deluxe, Habanero Ranch, and Bacon and Cheese. The new varieties will carry a different bun containing more whole grains, while the original Quarter Pounder will keep its traditional bun.
An employee at McDonald’s on Highway 45 said the local stores are carrying the new toppings.
Severstal raises funds for Lowndes County Humane Society
Severstal Dearborn and Severstal Columbus have been collecting pet food, supplies and monetary gifts to donate to their local animal shelters. Each plant devised its own way to gather donations. In Dearborn, employees held a food drive and collected money for the Dearborn Animal Shelter’s Operation Feed Fido program and annual Mutt Strut, while Columbus employees had a variety of different fundraisers to help collect money for the construction of a new Columbus Lowndes Humane Society.
In Columbus, the “Steel Paws” team, consisting of Angie atkins, Anna Gurley, Amy Joslin, Shiela Robinson, Danyell Gingell, Sandra Lopez, Rose Gammel, Susan Snapp, Wendy Ferretti, Terri Bosman, Nina Steenstra and Stan Clark, came together to crreate the fundraiser. The group got creative by having drawings and selling custom made t-shirts. Some employees were put behind bars and their mug shot distributed in the “Steel Paws Pound, Jail Bail Fundraiser.” During this event, employees could place someone in the pound for a minimum donation of $10, and that amount had to be matched in order for the employee to make bail. They even got employees from Dearborn involved by calling them up and asking for help with bail money. By the end of May, Columbus employees raised a total of $5,223.46 in addition to 145 pounds of pet food and various supplies needed at the shelter.
Cafe Aromas and Bliss Yoga
One of Columbus’ most popular coffee shops has moved to a new location, a location that is literally a few feet from its old location.
Formerly located at 404 Main Street, Cafe Aromas has moved to Front Door/Back Door restaurant. Former owner Jill Williams said Aromas has moved inside the restaurant and it will remain closed for remodeling until later in the month. Williams said the new owners plan to open the coffee shop seven days a week.
While Williams may be getting out of the coffee business, she said she plans to grow her other business, Bliss Yoga, which will also be moving — into the old Aromas building at 404 Main Street.
“We have renamed the building the WHEREhouse and I’m going to be moving Bliss Yoga there,” Williams said. “There are a lot of great things going on at the WHEREhouse. The WHEREhouse Dance Company is teaching dance to underprivileged children who normally wouldn’t have this opportunity.
Williams said the WHEREhouse also has special events aimed at teeneagers.
“We host The Vault on Friday nights,” she said. “The Vault is for kids 12-15 or so — the ones that can’t drive. After you’ve gone to the movies or to the mall, there’s nothing for young people to do. They can come and get locked in the vault and watch a movie and enjoy music and karaoke and games — and it’s all in a safe, supervised environment.”
The WHEREhouse will be hosting Art Uncorked tonight, which Williams describes as “(deceased bearded PBS painter) Bob Ross on wine.”
Future events include 21 Days to Bliss, which begins August 20.
For more information on programs at the WHEREhouse, email email@example.com.