Food Court Trays As Filthy As Gas Station Toilets; Texas Drought to Raise Wheat, Beef Prices

Frito-Lay has announced it plans make half its snacks sold in the U.S. with only natural ingredients by the end of the year. [Wall Street Journal]

Restaurateurs complained to City Hall this week that it's too difficult and expensive to set up shop, despite efforts to make things easier. [NY Daily News]

The owners of Magnolia Bakery are suing one of its founders, Nicole Kotovos, who allegedly opened a knockoff of the cupcakerie in Athens. [NY Post]

A news investigation found that mall food court trays contained as much bacteria as a gas station toilet. [Babble]

As we reported, Ferran Adrià was in town yesterday, and stopped for waffles at Old John's Luncheonette on West 67th Street. [Wall Street Journal]

The worst Texas drought in 44 years is damaging the state's wheat crop and forcing beef ranchers to reduce cattle herds, due to rising costs. [Bloomberg]

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