Papa John’s Shaq-a-Roni Pizza with a Purpose raises more than $3 Million
In the charitable program’s second year, Papa John’s announced the company sold more than 3 million Shaq-a-Roni pizzas in 2021, raising more than $3 million for The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community.

“There is nothing more important than providing a helping hand to communities in need,” said Shaquille O’Neal, Papa John’s Board Member and franchise owner. “Our nonprofit partner organizations are addressing important causes near and dear to my heart, and I am proud of the impact we can have through the funds raised from this year’s Shaq-a-Roni sales.”
 
Arby's Cracks Into Spirits with Vodka Flavors Inspired by its Fries
Arby's is drawing a connection between the potatoes used in its fries and 80-proof, potato-based spirits with the creation of two new vodka flavors. The chain is well-known for selling curly fries, while the beverage play promotes the more recent addition of crinkle-cut as a permanent fixture while giving the chain a way to engage with fans via online orders and learn more about them. Arby's has expanded its menu to draw in new customers in a hyper-competitive fast food market.

Experimenting in spirits is clearly intended to get consumers and the media talking. A Twitter post teasing the drop features a poll that asks followers for their response to the vodka, with the options to answer "A: Yes," "B: Double shot of yes" and "C: Is this real?" Arby's is also supporting the move with social content curated by a celebrity chef. In offering DIY recipes, the marketer could get fans to order more of its food and share their concoctions online.
 
Fazoli's Opens Ghost Kitchen in Austin, Texas
Fans can’t get enough of Fazoli’s delectable Italian dishes and signature hot, fresh breadsticks, which is why the renowned brand opened its first Austin ghost kitchen on Friday, Oct. 29.

Located at 1300 E. Anderson Lane, Bld. D Ste. #1202 in PREP ATX, Fazoli’s is now serving premium Italian dishes at a great value to Austinites through carryout or third-party delivery placed through fazolis.com. PREP ATX is Texas’ biggest commercial kitchen facility featuring state-of-the-art ghost/delivery and food truck, shared and private kitchens. 
 
Dollar General and DoorDash Announce Partnership
Dollar General announced a partnership with DoorDash. the nation’s leading last-mile logistics platform, to offer on-demand delivery of household essential items, including food, snacks, cleaning supplies, and more, at everyday low prices customers trust Dollar General to provide.

“At Dollar General, we strive to make shopping hassle-free and affordable, and our partnership with DoorDash reiterates DG’s commitment to provide convenient and contactless options,” said Emily Taylor, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “We look forward to providing both existing and new customers with an even faster and more convenient way to experience all that DG has to offer.”
 
Shell to Move HQ to London
The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) announced a proposal to simplify the company’s share structure to increase the speed and flexibility of capital and portfolio actions. The simplification is designed to strengthen Shell’s competitiveness and accelerate both shareholder distributions and the delivery of its strategy to become a net-zero emissions business.

Shell’s Chair, Sir Andrew Mackenzie, said: “At a time of unprecedented change for the industry, it’s even more important that we have an increased ability to accelerate the transition to a lower-carbon global energy system. A simpler structure will enable Shell to speed up the delivery of its Powering Progress strategy, while creating value for our shareholders, customers and wider society.”

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