Fast-food chains are recovering from a difficult winter of poor sales with the new season. McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Domino’s have all seen a spike since the start of spring.
Meanwhile, Wall Street analysts say that the restaurant industry’s recovery officially started in March, with casual-dining chains like Olive Garden and Red Lobster profiting.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]
Are tip jars the latest scourge? Tip jars can now be found at the movie-theater concession counter, McDonald’s, certain street vendors, and the gym locker room.
A Manhattan man is growing the world’s hottest chili in his upper West Side apartment. Naga jolokia – nicknamed the ghost chili – holds the Guinness World Record for heat.
[NY Daily News]
With interest in rabbit way up in recent months, a roundup of the best bunny dishes includes Buttermilk Fried Rabbit at I Trulli, Rabbit and Prune Terrine at The Breslin.
You can now recycle glass and plastic bottles and cans at all Target locations, and your old wine corks at all Whole Foods stores.
With the biggest wheat glut in nearly a decade, every farmer in the country could leave every acre unplanted and still have a surplus of the grain.
Yet another article weighs in on the importance (versus irrelevance) of critics in a world full of bloggers.
Amy Cao of AmyBlogsChow.com is a self-proclaimed food blogger who can’t cook known for her “Stupidly Simple Snacks” videos.
[NY Daily News]
Ajna Bar, formerly known as Buddha Bar, has reopened with a temporary liquor license following accusations by the former owners of mob dealings.