The Fastest-Growing Fast-Food Chains; Restaurants Happy It’s Spring


Peter Chang, the cult Chinese chef, has once again disappeared from the restaurant that employed him, leaving “Changians” to search for him once more. A recent article by Calvin Trilling may have attracted too much attention to the chef, spurring him to flee.
[New Yorker]

The annual Technomic Top 500 report has listed Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Tim Hortons, and Chipotle among the fastest-growing chains in the country.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Artisanal raw milk cheeses are disappearing from France. The French are still avid cheese eaters, but preferred cheese varieties are increasingly industrially produced.

Spring is bringing warmer weather, springtime ingredients like strawberries and asparagus, and increased consumer spending — to the delight of restaurateurs.
[Wall Street Journal]

Dim sum, once considered minor-league fare next to more elaborate Chinese dishes, is now being taken more seriously.
[Wall Street Journal]

Jamie Oliver hopes that his show, Food Revolution, will “make people angry about the state of the American food system,” and encourage them to change it.
[NY Daily News]


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