Calorie Info Makes a Difference After All; Yet Another Cheese Steak v. Cheesecake Wager

Nickel deposits will be imposed on bottled water starting at the end of the month, which means that all water bottles under a gallon will have a five-cent refundable deposit, like beer and soda bottles and cans. [NY Times]

The Post takes a look at hidden rich people, like Dushan Zaric, bartender and owner of Employees Only and Macao Trading Co., who pulls in between $150,000 and $200,000 a year. He started mixing drinks under the tutelage of Dale DeGroff at Pravda in the '90s. [NY Post]

Despite a previous study that claimed the exact opposite, it appears that calorie information posted in fast-food restaurants actually has changed consumer habits. Customers who noticed the information at popular chains bought food with 106 fewer calories on average. [Reuters]

McDonald's has announced that it will shutter its business in Iceland due to the country's financial crisis there, which has made doing business financially impossible. All three Mickey D's in Iceland, operated by franchisee Jon Ogmundsson, will close at midnight on October 31. [Reuters]

Senatorial speeches about childhood obesity are all well and good, but it needn't stop senators from making cheese steak vs. cheesecake wagers. If the Yankees win the World Series, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand get a supply of Philly cheese steaks. [NY Times]


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