Designed at Carnegie Mellon University, the Snackbot is one of the new robots created to serve and cook food. The world’s first cooking robot, AIC-AI Cooking Robot, was introduced in China in 2006.
Fast-food chains like Burger King and Subway are having to minimize — or cut out entirely — their use of tomatoes due to a deep freeze in Florida that has devastated the crop.
[NJ Star Ledger]
A new generation of restaurants is homing in on the power breakfast crowd, including Joseph Leonard, The Breslin, and Maialino.
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s new baby girl, Krishna Thea Lakshmi, will grow up with a dad, after all. Venture capitalist Adam Dell says he is delighted to be a father.
Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Quiznos will incorporate LEED building standards into the construction of new locations, and will remodel certain existing stores to be greener.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]
The resto-bar Toro in DUMBO has changed its name to One Front Street, and will this March offer $1 sliders and $1 house fruit-infused vodka shots.
In America, acai is touted as an antioxidant-packed superfood. But in Amazonian Brazil, it’s a vital part of people’s diet, and a cheap way to fill up.
Whirlpool and other fridge manufacturers are coming up with new technologies to address America’s dirty kitchen secret: Most people only clean their fridges once or twice a year.
[Wall Street Journal]
The site of the supposedly forthcoming Whole Foods in Gowanus is expected to be decontaminated by April, but won’t necessarily house the grocery store.