Taco Bell Linked to Salmonella Outbreak; Thomas' English Muffins Go to Court
Some people in L.A., where restaurant letter grades have existed for some time, apparently seek out eateries with a B or C grade, as that usually means great, authentic ethnic food. [NY Daily News]
Just as Taco Bell launches its new Carnitos Tacos, the chain is being linked to two multi-state outbreaks of salmonella infections. [CNN]
Restaurateur Gianfranco Sorrentino has rented the Café des Artistes space, and says the name and menu will change to reflect a southern Italian focus. [Wall Street Journal]
In light of the Cheez Doodle's inventor's death, a brief history of junk food, from Tootsie Rolls, which launched in 1905, to 7-Eleven's Big Gulp, introduced in 1976. [NY Times]
A new Food Network show hopes to give food trucks the Jersey Shore treatment, as it follows seven food trucks on a road trip from Los Angeles to New York. [NY Times]
Only seven people on earth know the secret to Thomas' English Muffins' trademark nooks and crannies, and the company is going to court to protect that secret. [NY Times]
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