September 1, 2012 § 1 Comment
Today’s food joke (food shame):
– Called Sherpa’s Food Delivery.
– Ordered from Subway a 12″ Turkey breast sandwich (38RMB) + Chicken teriyaki salad (28RMB).
– Apparently there’s a bug when ordering Subway through Sherpa’s. They only tak
Check out what it should look like, and what Subway thought my money was actually worth. See for yourself.
Sherpa’s people were extremely gently, comprehensive and handled by complaint with much intelligence, seemed truly apologetic, and offered me a discount coupon. Thank you Sherpa’s but please get this sorted (for your own good).
As for Subway: you lost me.
Below: what appears on both Subway and Sherpa’s website; bottom: painful truth.
August 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
After all those years of not eating red meat and cutting back on the mayonnaise, science now tells us it’s carbs, not fat, making Americans overweight. This interesting infographic designed by Column Five Media for Massive Health describes in depth the way in which carbohydrates make the body store fat.
“One of the reasons we did this infographic is because we are finding through the data we are collecting via The Eatery that people are not very good at judging the health of certain foods,” says Andrew J. Rosenthal of Massive Heath. “One of our users was starting off each morning with a Jamba Juice fruit smoothie, thinking it was a really healthy substitute for breakfast. Every day as he used The Eatery, he got feedback that his smoothie was not nearly as healthy as he had rated it. He had no idea how high the sugar and carb content was. We’ve heard about loads of “ah-ha!” moments like this particularly about carbs, when users of The Eatery learn, through a tight feedback loop, that their decisions aren’t nearly as healthy as they thought.”
August 27, 2012 § Leave a comment
China Jiepang and Starbucks have been cooperating to promote near-field communication technology last year, and announced the 2nd anniversary of their partnership, by giving customers unprecedented beneficial packages activated through checking-in at any Starbucks retail stores in eastern China (including Shanghai, Jiangsu province and Zhejiang province).
People who check into any Starbucks in the aforementioned places and share the check-ins to other SNS services like Sina Weibo, Renren and QZone would be awarded with Starbucks branded Frappuccino®virtual badge. What’s more interesting is, people who has one badge under belt can apply for the however-you-want-it workshop where coffee masters will teach you how to make a cup of coffee that only for you.
Starbucks certainly is one of the longest and most creative partners of Jiepang with two years of partnership. The coffee franchise is very popular in China, as Dave Liu, co-founder and CEO of Jiepang noted that ”Starbucks has always been the most check-in spot among Jiepang users. You can find traces of Jiepang users’ check-ins in every Starbucks retail store through the tips and photos they have posted.” An infographic made by Jiepang showed that since Jiepang first launched in 2010, 409k users have checked in at Starbucks via the service in Greater China region with 810k check-ins generated.
August 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
August 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
How talented people can be… when technology serves food & beverage education… now you can play with it, using the navigation on your left hand to visualize popular tastes for each kind of wine, categorized by sommelier Maria José Huertas