A lot has been made of the fact that COVID-19 has accelerated a new normal void of handshakes, crowded spaces, and traditional workplaces, but has the virus actually sent us back in time rather than forcing the future?
If trends in fast food are any indication, COVID might be more of a blast from the past than a harbinger of things to come. Since mid-March (when the spread of COVID became front-page news) Sonic–known for its 1950’s-esque drive-in style carhop service–has cemented its place as the preferred fast food destination for diners who have ventured outside their homes.
Regional favorites such as Culver’s (WI) and Popeyes (LA) still have a loyal following in their respective home states and Taco Bell remains a popular choice, but it is clear that Sonic’s unique service model has likely played a role in pandemic-weary travelers looking for a bite to eat.
UMe’S NEW INTERACTIVE PLAYLIST APP MIXLIST LAUNCHES TODAY AT MIXLIST.COM
This Valentine’s Day, Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets is swiping right on his favorite love songs to create the perfect Spotify playlist to soundtrack his evening. In a new video that launched on February 14th, the NBA point guard built his ultimate playlist via the new interactive app MixList by choosing songs by swiping left or right. As Dinwiddie got ready for the big night at the barbershop, he added classics from The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Barry White and others, showing how easy it was to create a unique personalized playlist with the swipe of a finger. Check out the video here.
MixList, which UMe launched at MixList.com, is as simple as selecting a genre and then choosing from hundreds of songs by swiping right for yes or left for no. Users can create their own genre-based Spotify Valentine’s playlists from their phones, then save and share. With MixList, creating your perfect playlist is just a swipe away.
Today, Dinwiddie will compete during NBA All-Star Weekend in the 2018 Taco Bell Skills Challenge.