New York Ranger Chris Drury Becomes a Pizza Magnate; Cavalier LeBron James to Hawk Big Macs

McDonald's has signed basketball star LeBron James for a multi-year promotional campaign that starts with a commercial on Super Bowl Sunday, and includes involvement in the chain's All American High School Basketball Games. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Veteran McDonald's franchisee, Irwin Kruger, who opened the first location in midtown, is cashing out of the business, selling off all four of his stores. [Crain's]

City public-school students switched from whole milk to lower-fat options last year, meaning they were offered 25 percent fewer calories and 81 percent less fat than in 2004. [NY Post]

Museums are replacing school-style cafeterias with sleek new restaurants, such as the Guggenheim's new Wright and the Museum of Arts and Design's Robert. [NY Times]

New York Rangers captain Chris Drury has plans to franchise the popular Stamford, Conn., pizzeria Colony Grill, with the first branch opening in Fairfield. [NY Post]

Some of the city's favorite dishes were tested for their salt content. The Standard Grill's pasta had just 745 milligrams of sodium, while Katz's corned beef sandwich boasted 4,490. [NY Times]

School cafeterias are still full of processed foods, such as mozzarella sticks and pizza, apparently. A toasted cheese sandwich on oat bread contains more than 30 ingredients. [NY Daily News]

Is made-to-order organic baby food the next big thing? GustOrganics in Greenwich Village and Almond in Gramercy Park both offer menu items for tots. [NY Daily News]

Toby's Public House, Umi Nom, and The Vanderbilt are among establishments selling artisanal jerky as part of a new trend. [NY Magazine]

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