Mickey D's Making Customers Happy & The Latest Food Safety Scare? Cantaloupes!

Grilling enthusiasts need not skimp on the steak this summer. Bargain cuts include hanger, flatiron, flank, flap, tri-tip, skirt, chuck eye, chuck shoulder and top sirloin. So, what's the key to the perfect steak? Patience: let it sit before you put it on the grill and after. [Washington Post]

A poor housing market led Ralph Gorham and Susan Povich to change their plans from renting out units in the Red Hook building they own to converting it into a lobster pound. The couple also has plans to prepare and sell lobster rolls and steamed lobsters out of the location. [NY Times]

The latest food safety scare is bad news for melon lovers. A lot of whole cantaloupes delivered to Wal-Marts in the Carolinas and Virginia was recalled due to possible salmonella poisoning, although no illnesses have been reported. [BizJournals]

McDonald's beat out Burger King and KFC in the latest American Consumer Satisfaction Index rankings for the first time ever, which may be due to its new cafe offerings. The Golden Arches' score was 1.4 percent higher than last year's score of 70, while BK's score plummeted by a whopping (pun intended) 2.8 percent. [Business Week]

Rocco DiSpirito and a band of fellow food experts were on the panel at the first installment of the New York Public Library's "Eating at Home" series, a conversation on why eating in has become the new eating out. [Vanity Fair]


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