Mickey D's Moves Faster; Kellogg Retracts Claim That Rice Krispies Protects Against Swine Flu
New research reveals that tomatoes can help you lose weight, as they act as a natural appetite suppressant. [NY Daily News]
Kellogg has decided to remove the banner on the front of Rice Krispies boxes that says the cereal "helps support your child's immunity," but failed to cite the San Francisco city attorney's request for substantiation on the immunity claim as a reason. [Wall Street Journal]
McDonald's is testing wrap sandwiches, but is not likely to adopt them as they take longer to assemble. Speed is increasingly the focus for the fast-food chain. It's also testing warming trays that hold 50 percent more burgers and software that streamlines ordering. [Bloomberg]
Angostura Bitters, a key ingredient in many classic cocktails, is in short supply following a shutdown at the sole manufacturer, a recession-hit firm in Trinidad and Tobago. Some bars are struggling to replenish the bitters, while others have started stockpiling the stuff. [The Guardian]
Brooklyn is getting an Arby's, set to open in the landmark Fulton Mall building that once housed Gage and Tollner, a gas-lit restaurant that closed in 2004 after 125 years in business. The new Arby's will feature a wood-paneled countertop and wood-framed menu. [NY Daily News]
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