Zagat Survey Reveals Texting Is Rude; Food Chains Jump on Food-Truck Bandwagon

The owners of Lotus of Siam will open the New York branch of the restaurant with about a third of the 150-dish menu the Las Vegas original has. [NY Times]

A Zagat survey shows that 68 percent of diners want local, organic, or sustainable food; 85 percent believe taking photos of food is OK; 63 percent think texting is rude. [Nation's Restaurant News]

A judge has ruled that the childhood obesity case against McDonald's can't proceed as a class-action group suit. [Bloomberg]

The National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy is hosting a potluck next Thursday that will feature 10 immigrant dishes. [NY Post]

Chains like Tasti D-Lite are getting in on the food-truck craze and launching mobile units to boost their brands. [Wall Street Journal]

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is developing a nutritional labeling system for the front of food packages. [NY Times]

The blog Fucked in Park Slope, which sometimes covers restaurant openings and closings in the neighborhood, has been hijacked by a porn site. [Brooklyn Paper]

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