The Best iPad Kitchen Apps; the Worst Fast-Food Menu Items

Big discount grocery clubs offer great deals on things like a 100-pack of tapioca pudding. But just how do they stack up against each other? BJ's Wholesale Club, Costco, and Sam's Club go head-to-head. [Wall Street Journal]

A recent report reveals that when restaurants and food companies removed trans fats from their products, most items were also lower in saturated fats. [Wall Street Journal]

The iPad sure beats a smart phone when it comes to the kitchen. Out of 10 recipe apps, two have stood out: Epicurious and BigOven Pro. [NY Times]

The Center for Science in the Public Interest's nine worst fast-food items included "dishonoree" Five Guys' bacon cheeseburger (920 calories, 30 grams saturated fat). [CBS News]

Saratoga Race Course is getting a Shake Shack and Blue Smoke stand, as well as a new bar operated by Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group called the Paddock Bar. [BizJournals]

A new food truck has hit the streets of Greenwich Village. Cake & Shake will sell high-end cupcakes, milk shakes, and coffee served in eco-friendly packaging. [NY Daily News]

As yet another sign of industry recovery, a new survey shows that fewer restaurant operators than last year plan to cut staff, reduce employee hours, or freeze salaries. [Nation's Restaurant News]

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