Detroit’s hit ice cream company shutters after recall
One of Detroit’s up-and-coming ice cream businesses may shut down permanently following a food safety recall. Reilly Craft Creamery pulled its ice cream pints from shelves and shuttered its popular soft serve pop-up, Cold Truth, in Eastern Market in early September after a routine state inspection discovered the production facility was contaminated with potentially dangerous listeria bacteria. No consumers, thankfully, have been reported ill as a result of consuming Reilly Craft Creamery products. However, Reilly Craft Creamery’s founder Chris Reilly is evaluating whether or not to continue with the business, according to Crain’s. Reilly says the recall effectively “bankrupted” him. The recall was expanded on September 28 and now includes all flavors produced by the company since February 20, 2018.
Fast food employees aligned with the Fight For $15 in Detroit and Flint are once again going on strike this week as they demand union rights. Michigan candidates for state office including democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer and Rashida Tlaib are expected to appear at the demonstrations.
Founders doesn’t want to take sides in the governors race after all
Michigan brewery Founders Brewing Company is backtracking on a social media announcement made more than a week ago. The original post stated that the company was standing with the LGBTQ community and would be leaving the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce over the organization’s endorsement of Republican candidate Bill Schuette. However, in a bizarrely delayed change of direction, the company tweeted on Friday, September 28 that it would not be leaving the GRCC. “We’re into beer - not political endorsements.” The company further characterized the original statement as an “unauthorized tweet” that was “was inaccurate and unfair to the Chamber and its reputation.”
Beer is nonpartisan. We love our employees' passion for equality – and beer. It reflects what we strive for as a company. We’re into beer - not political endorsements. We'll remain members of the @grchamber and support equality in our business & community. https://t.co/w7CCszM062— Founders Brewing Co. (@foundersbrewing) September 28, 2018
Doughnut company angles for empire
Holy Moly Donut Shop is adding yet another customizable doughnut location this time on Telegraph and 6 Mile. It will feature a 24-hour drive-thru. The relatively new company already operates two locations in Detroit.
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