Starbucks to Raise Prices; FreshDirect to Branch Out

Starbucks has announced that it will raise the price of "labor-intensive and larger-sized" drinks because of soaring coffee prices. [CNN]

The embattled Vox Pop, which closed for good recently, sold off everything in the restaurant this week, including the kitchen sink. [NY Post]

FreshDirect is preparing to expand to other cities. Boston, Philly, and D.C. have been named as possible target markets. [AP]

Madonna, who notoriously does not trust food safety these days, took her private chef to Hakubai for dinner. [Monsters & Critics]

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