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2 Chainz Goes From Growing Up On Krystal To Head Of Creative Marketing For The Fast-Food Chain

Looks like 2 Chainz will be adding a new title under his belt. According to a press release, the multihyphenate will become the Head of Creative Marketing for fast-food chain Krystal. For 2 Chainz, who grew up enjoying music and Krystal’s delicious sliders and shakes, the rapper looks forward to putting the southern jewel on the map for many more. “As someone who grew up in the South and understands Krystal’s place in culture and community, 2 Chainz is a perfect partner for adding to and amplifying our brand message,” said Thomas Stager, President of Krystal Restaurants, according to a press release. “There is an authenticity in this relationship that reflects our own deep pride in and commitment to the brand and our communities, and we know 2 Chainz has his own equally deep personal connections to Krystal. Together, we will bring the feeling and flavor of Krystal to as many new fans as possible.”

Jan 28, 2022

Former McDonald's Employee Opens First Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant in Harrisburg, PA

The first Black-owned vegan restaurant is now open in Harrisburg, PA, according to VegNews . Co-owned by Laquana Barber and Stefan Hawkins, House of Vegans was inspired by three main things: the lack of food options in their area, Barber’s health issues, and Hawkins inside look at the meat industry during his time as a McDonald’s employee. “American culture views that every meal has to have meat with it when it does not,” Hawkins told The Burg News . “Since I’ve been vegan, it’s been the best part of my life.” Dubbed the Home of Thee Slaps, the vegan eatery opened in July 2020 as some other small Black-owned businesses struggled financially due to the pandemic. The menu features mostly Black American cuisine, including soul food, burgers, macaroni and cheese made with jackfruit, mushrooms, among other healthy fixings. View this post on Instagram A post shared by House Of Vegans CFC (@house_of_vegans_) “I always had the mindset that it’s vegan food, and it would be bland,” said Yodit...

Sep 26, 2020

Black Woman-Owned Restaurant 'Slutty Vegan' Has A Plan To Withstand COVID-19

When businesswoman and philanthropist Aisha “Pinky” Cole opened Slutty Vegan in 2018, she had a modernized approach to how she would promote and market the Atlanta-based eatery. Everything from the restaurant’s name to how she engaged with customers kept Slutty Vegan ATL relevant amongst a social media-driven generation. Word of mouth, high energy, celebrity praises, and of course, tasty food, have helped the restaurant become most popular amongst vegans and meat-eaters alike. Pinky Cole However, with COVID-19 threatening small businesses, especially those in the restaurant industry,  Slutty Vegan ATL has had to restructure the way they do business. Fortunately, they’ve come up with strategies that have ensured the restaurant will continue to thrive — even during a pandemic. Social media is a huge part of Slutty Vegan’s business model and has contributed to much of the company’s popularity. “Our community grew from the Atlanta market into a global phenomenon through being able to...

Apr 20, 2020