The gift cards are going to replace the 5$ GCs, they are starting up in Arizona or the Irvine store in CA. We'll be getting them next year, I do think. Raises are going up Sept 18. Starting is 9.50$ now. I'm not sure the rest but I know level 6s are going to be making $12 an hour. And since wages are going up, prices are going up too. It's just he way economy is. Esther died...that's not a rumor --- it was the cover of our latest bulletin in the mail and there was an article in the newspaper. It's not nacho cheese, it's american cheese and yes there are some of these. It's a great idea and I hear they will be doing this at more stores. It's just an easier way to do fry animals. Spread squiters are actually history. We used them at my store for a month but they just plain sucked and didn't work too well so we just use the spread spatula and spread haha. We've have giant dicer things at my store for a few months now. It's really great --- makes less chips and is really really REALLY sharp. And the 2 minute grills have been news for a year or so. I haven't heard much of this in a year or so...so it won't be too soon before we get those. But yeah. there's the elaboration.