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McDonald’s Disrupts Drive-Thru With Uber Delivery and More A.M. Intel

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Get the door, it’s McDonald’s

If going through the drive through sounds like altogether too much effort, McDonald’s has a solution with its new UberEATS parnterhsip. 134 Bay Area McDonald’s franchise restaurants will begin delivering via the Uber food delivery app today, and lucky customers who order before 11 a.m. will receive apparel like a Big Mac onesie or french fry sandals with their order. What a time to be alive.

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Little Baobob to serve Senegalese pizza

The currently closed restaurant Little Baobob is switching up its menu, rebranding as Little Baobob Pizza to serve classic and Senegalese-inspired pizza. Diners can expect pizza with toppings like chicken curry or tofu and beans. Opened in 1998, Little Baobob precedes its larger nightclub neighbor Bissap Baobob. In the past, it’s served full Senegalese lunch and dinner menus, but has struggled to regain a foothold after a 2013 kitchen fire prompted a long closure. The pizza oven is going in now, and Senegalese pizza should be ready in a few weeks.

Glena’s Tacos now offering happy hour

Glena’s Tacos & Margaritas, the Dogpatch taco spot from former Kin Khao chef Michael Gaines and his wife Stephanie Gaines, previously of Plow, has a new happy hour menu. From Tuesday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m, two tacos and a beer are $11, drinks like Margaritas and Palomas are discounted to $10, and rosé is $8 a glass. There’s also a dangerous-sounding bacon wrapped "Fire Dog” hotdog on the menu for $8. Yes this does mean Glena’s will now be open on Tuesdays for lunch, dinner, and happy hour, starting on August 8. They’ll stay closed Mondays.

Straus Dairy farmer launches cow poop-powered truck

Albert Straus, founder and CEO of Straus Family Creamery, is touting a new 33,000-pound International Harvester truck that runs entirely on methane produced by his cows’ own waste. Over the past eight years, Straus and a local Petaluma mechanic developed the truck, which delivers feed to the very cows who power it. The truck serves just one of nine dairies Straus operates as part of his family’s creamery, but the farmer hopes that more such trucks, and more of them at more farms, are on the way.

Development plans would doom Tenderloin dive bar

Plans filed to construct a five-story, 55-room hotel at 937 Geary Street between Polk and Larkin, a space that’s currently one-story retail, would oust Tenderloin bar Hanaro, a Korean dive bar that makes Molotov’s look like the Top of the Mark. Another tenant of the same space, the beer bar Amsterdam Café, took off last year after a rent increase but has hopes to reopen across the street.

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