Canadian Burrito Chain Invades U.S.; Grand Hyatt Launches DIY Room Service


The Grand Hyatt’s new Market allows guests to grab what they want and go, a do-it-yourself approach to room service that the hotel hopes to implement in other locations.
[NY Times]

A new fresh-Mex chain from Canada is opening its first U.S. location in mid-May. Mucho Burrito, based in Mississauga, Ontario, is planning up to 60 U.S. branches over the next five years.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Top Chef Masters host Kelly Choi is so familiar with the New York restaurant scene that she gets calls and texts from friends at all hours asking for recommendations.
[NY Daily News]

Old-school restaurants like Peter Luger and 21 Club still allow preferred customers to have tabs, only now with such modern touches as a house credit card.
[NY Post]

An application being developed for the iPhone in association with Nestle would allow shoppers to scan barcodes to access detailed product information, including allergens.
[India Times]

Frozen pizza, microwave dinners, and macaroni and cheese brought down Campbell Soup’s sales in the first quarter of the year.

Scott Sartiano, co-owner of 1Oak and Butter, is now engaged to model Allie Rizzo after proposing at Le Cirque last week.
[NY Post]