Brooklyn Now a Brand; Nate Appleman Still Trying to Sell Us On Chipotle
In its continued attack on Starbucks, McDonald's has launched maple-flavored oatmeal, available with diced red and green apples, raisins and cranberries, and cream for $1.99. [LA Times]
Cooks looking to start their own businesses can pay by the shift to use a 5,500-square-foot commercial kitchen in Long Island City. [NY Times]
Several chains, including Jamba Juice and Five Guys Burgers and Fries, have announced plans to expand into Canada. [Nation's Restaurant News]
With the opening of the Brooklyneer, a Brooklyn-themed bar in Manhattan, it looks like Brooklyn is becoming a brand. [NY Times]
A contingent of food trucks from the Upper East Side, including the Patty's Tacos truck, have relocated to the Upper West Side following complaints and police harassment. [CBS Local]
Further defending of Nate Appleman's decision to take a job at Chipotle: "[T]he test kitchen prepares everything from scratch. ... Many of the ingredients are local." [NY Times]
The Washington, D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has called for a moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in obese Detroit. [Chicago Tribune]
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