Thinly sliced: Sexual assault in the restaurant industry, Thanksgiving in space, and more

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1. In case you missed it, the Washington Post ran a front page story on sexual assault in restaurant industry over the weekend. Meanwhile, People is more concerned with the sexiest male chefs—and even in that arena, its judgment seems questionable. Bobby Flay?!

2.From a couple weeks back: Here’s chef and writer Tunde Wey for Citylab on Detroit’s revitalization and the subsequent whitewashing of its culinary scene.

3. A new survey shows the average Brit steals 23 pounds a month from self-service grocery store checkouts. The amount has nearly tripled since 2014, Chronicle Live reports.

4. Remember when a bunch of salmon escaped from their pens during last summer’s solar eclipse? At the time, fishermen and environmentalists worried the fugitive salmon would upset local ecosystems. Now, a Washington lawmaker wants to end salmon farming in the state for good, Undercurrent News reports.

5. The dateline on this story, originally published on the website, Space, is “International Space Station.” Incidentally, that’s also where NASA astronauts will be spending Thanksgiving. Going to suspend disbelief for the time it takes to write this sentence and hope the story was actually filed from space. End disbelief.

6. Fast-food sales aren’t the only numbers that have taken a dive in recent years, according to Associated Press. So, too, have tourist visits to McDonald’s “Store No. 1”—now a museum—in Des Plaines, Illinois, which Ray Kroc built in 1955 after franchising the brand from its original owners. That’s why McDonald’s has said it will raze the museum and donate its land to the city next month.

7. We wrote about the Trump administration’s withdrawal of the controversial GIPSA rules a couple weeks back. But what does the change mean for farmers? Politico’s Christine Haughney tracked down turkey farmers who saw their contracts change for the worse—suddenly and without warning—just before the Thanksgiving season.

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