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News at 9: McDonald’s to reopen in Ukraine, Papa John’s is making crustless Pizza Bowls and more

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News at 9: McDonald's to reopen in Ukraine, Papa John's is making crustless Pizza Bowls and more

Global fast food chain McDonald’s has announced plans to gradually re-open 100 plus restaurants in Ukraine that have been shut for nearly six months, Papa Johns adds crustless Pizza Bowls to its Menu and more in top stories of the day.

McDonald’s To Reopen Its Restaurants In Ukraine

Roughly six months after 110 McDonald’s locations in Ukraine were forced to close amid the Russia-Ukraine turmoil, the fast food chain has announced plans to gradually re-open those restaurants.

“As we look forward, supporting our people in Ukraine continues to be our number one priority,” said Paul Pomeroy, corporate senior vice president of international operated markets at McDonald’s. He also stated that the McDonald’s re-openings will take place in various phases, with some reportedly set to take place in the capital of Kyiv and western Ukraine. An exact timeline has yet to be announced. Additionally Pomeroy revealed that “In recent months, the belief that this would support a small but important sense of normalcy has grown stronger. And Ukrainian officials have advised that businesses resuming operations will support the local economy and the Ukrainian people.”

Papa John’s Is Making Crustless Pizza Bowls

If you prefer tasty toppings over a flaky crust, then there’s a new treat for you. Later this this month, Papa John’s will introduce its latest menu item: Papa Bowls. Papa Bowls will include everything you’d find on a Papa John’s pizza except crust.

Papa Bowls will be available in three varieties: Italian Meats Trio, Chicken Alfredo, and Garden Veggie. And if those options don’t speak to you, you can also build your own Papa Bowl using ingredients that are available at the pizza chain. The bowls will cost $7.99 and will be available to the general public in the United States on August 22.

New Coca-Cola Flavor Allegedly Tastes Like Dreams And Surrealism

Long gone are the days when Coca-Cola flavors were limited to cherry, vanilla, and orange-vanilla. Now, new Coke varieties apparently taste like “dreams” and “surrealism.” Presenting the new Coca-Cola Dreamworld, which “bottles up the technicolor tastes and surrealism of the subconscious with an invitation to savor the magic of everyday moments and dream with open eyes,” according to a press release.

The soda company isn’t offering much info about the flavor profile for Dreamworld, but did provide some insight into the can’s unique packaging, which will include “whimsical shapes, electric colors and a 3D expression of Coke’s signature script to create an illusionary visual landscape.” Coca-Cola Dreamworld will be available in the United States and Canada starting this week.

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