YouTube’s Co-founder Just Created An App That Livestreams Food


At SXSW, two of YouTube’s founding fathers unveiled an app that may change the way we look at food. Called Nom, the app is capable of live streaming cooking, USA Today reports.

Through Nom, users can post videos of the dishes they’re currently cooking or from the restaurants they visit. Viewers can also send photos, GIFs and videos to the creators themselves with their thoughts on the featured dish.

Steve Chen (YouTube’s co-founder) and Vijay Karunamurthy (YouTube’s former lead engineer) were the developing minds behind the app. Nom was partially inspired by meal breaks in the Google Venture dining hall where chefs would share recipes with one another.

The point was to create a platform for chefs to work with one another and inspire each other.

Nom has already received $4.7 million in funding and a pretty impressive team of culinary masterminds.

Fast Food

McDonald’s Is Testing Smaller & Simpler Build-Your-Own-Burger Stations


McDonald’s is back to testing its customizable burgers. The fast food company recently made its “Create Your Taste” platform available for patrons to create burgers based on their personal preferences.

While some enjoyed the ability to craft their perfect burger, others took a fair amount of advantage of the system. Now, it appears that McDonald’s Corp. has begun testing a simpler variant with the new TasteCrafted machine. Compared to the original model, TasteCrafted should make things much quicker and simpler for the kitchen staff to execute.

The new machines can currently be found in Atlanta, Oregon and California, NRN reports. Drive thru’s at these establishments are will also feature the TasteCrafted machines.

Items include a more fixed menu which features burgers and chicken sandwiches in four different styles.

Apparently the new machines will also cost restaurants much less compared to the original Create Your Taste platform.

McDonald’s is still set to reveal the plans of its new plan to turn things around.