French Macarons Go Mainstream; Two Burger Lovers Go Head-to-Head


New York City’s coffee wars are heating up. Despite the continued ubiquity of Starbucks, smaller chains like Gimme!, La Colombe, Stumptown, and the forthcoming Blue Bottle are cropping up everywhere.
[NY Daily News]

Are macarons poised to be the next dessert craze? The airy French pastries have been spotted at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, and even at McDonald’s in France.
[Wall Street Journal]

The study that tested how children with peanut allergies fared when given daily doses of peanut powder to build up their tolerance has returned positive results.

U.S. kids eat three snacks a day on average — and that’s on top of three meals — moving them toward a state of “constant eating.”

A new study suggests that cutting salt intake could prevent hundreds of thousands of heart attacks and strokes and save the U.S. government $32 billion in health care costs.

The biggest challenge facing the food service industry is turning out to be constant supervision from big brother.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

PepsiCo believes that its acquisition of two bottling companies will give it a competitive edge in North America, even though Coca-Cola is planning to buy its own bottler.
[Wall Street Journal]

Quiznos is targeting convenience-store customers with its in-store locations, in an aim to compete with the gas-station presence of McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Subway.
[Wall Street Journal]

Josh Ozersky and Rachael Ray disagree about burgers. He’s a purist, but she thinks burgers can be made of beef, veal, or even tuna.

New restaurants set to open soon on the Bowery include the highly anticipated Pulino’s, the Freemans team’s new venture, and Rhong-Tiam @ Collective Hardware.
[NY Magazine]


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