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