Professional Wrestler And Former ECW Star New Jack Tells His Life Story (RIP)

In the wake of the news of New Jack’s sudden passing, this VladTV flashback in memoriam of the pro wrestling legend who stopped by to chat with Vlad last summer. New Jack gave an in-depth interview about his early life as well as some of the controversial moments throughout his wrestling career. RIP

McDonald’s partners with Travis Scott in launching signature burger to win over Gen Z and millennial customers

Starting September 8, McDonald’s is adding Scott’s favorite meal from the fast-food chain — a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon, and lettuce, medium fries with BBQ Sauce, and a Sprite — to the menu for $6. It will be available through October 4.

McDonald’s Chief Marketing Officer Morgan Flatley told Business Insider the fast-food chain started thinking about teaming up with Scott more than a year ago, in part because the company knew the rapper was a fan of the chain. The Scott partnership marks the first time McDonald’s has put a celebrity’s name on its menu since Michael Jordan in 1992. 

“His ability to kind of see where culture is going and have a hand in where culture is going is really unique,” Flatley said in an interview on Friday. “Then you couple that with his huge followership and his fans, social-media footprint, and … 3 billion streams. He just has an incredible audience.”

The partnership has caused some controversy within McDonald’s, with some franchisees pushing back against a deal with the rapper. These franchisees felt that a deal with a rapper known partly for explicit lyrics was a departure from the chain’s more family-friendly voice. 

Flatley told Business Insider many other franchisees and employees were excited about the deal and that at a chain as big as McDonald’s, differing opinions are the norm. The Scott partnership is key to remaining relevant and winning over younger customers, she said.

According to Flatley, people under the age of 34 are “becoming more and more challenging for brands to reach.”

Source: Business Insider

Chipotle Fined $1.4M Over Vast Child Labor Case – Hired Minors without Work Permits, Employees Under-18 Working Past Midnight, and for More than 48 Hours a Week

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Chipotle was also cited for violations of sick time rules, failing to make timely payment of wages, and records violations, the authorities said.

As part of a settlement, in addition to the fines, Chipotle will pay $500,000 for education and oversight programs about child labor and for training young workers, the authorities said.

Source: NY Times