Inside the Christmas Bar Phenomenon
Published December 6, 2019
46 min
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    It feels like Christmas bars are taking over. These unabashedly kitschy, tinsel-and-ribbon adorned yuletide popups are slinging good cheer and plenty of booze all over the country, and we wanted to know why people love them so much. So we called up Beth McKibben of Eater Atlanta, where at least 12 different Christmas bars are attracting massive crowds, and Greg Boehm the founder of Miracle, the popup making it all happen. Then, we get into the biggest stories of the week, from McDonald's attempt at a new chicken sandwich, to how one entrepreneur is skirting Trump's tariffs on French wine, and how Edible Arrangements is getting in on the CBD craze. Stories: McDonald's is Desperate for a Trendy Chicken Sandwich Edible Arrangements is Leaning Into the "Edible" Part Trump Slamming France With Tariffs on French Cheese and Wine Guests: Beth McKibben (@TheLazySusan) Greg Boehm (@Greg_Boehm) Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, Eater Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, Eater Produced by: Martha Daniel (@martha_c_daniel) More to explore: Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom. Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here. Follow Us: @eater on Twitter and Instagram Get in Touch: About Eater: Eater obsessively covers the world through the lens of food, telling stories via audio, television, digital video, and publications in 24 cities across the US and UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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