KFC’s Double Down Sandwich Run Extended Through Summer; Urbanspoon to Launch Online Restaurant Reservation Service

by is about to get some competition. Urbanspoon is hoping to snag its part of the online restaurant reservation market with a new launch today.
[Wall Street Journal]

The Lion is the latest iconic West Village restaurant from the past to be revived to attract scenesters of the present, much like Minetta Tavern and Waverly Inn.
[NY Times]

KFC has reportedly sold nearly 10 million Double Down sandwiches, leading the chain to extend the item’s run on the menu through the summer.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Minami Satoh, owner of Japan Traditional Foods Inc., is hoping to get Americans to fall for his Megumi Natto: organic fermented soybeans.
[Wall Street Journal]

Ground beef prices are on the rise, but fast-food chains like McDonald’s and Burger King are reluctant to lower burger prices to offset costs.
[Wall Street Journal]

Food cravings may be bad not just for your waistline, but also for your brain, according to a recent study. Researchers say it’s better to give your brain a break and give in.
[Daily Mail]

The number of kids with allergies to peanuts and nuts is on the rise. Three times more kids had allergies in 2008, compared with the numbers surveyed in 1997.

China is buying U.S. pork again — not the hams and pork chops popular in the West, but the offal popular in the East.


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