Eleven Madison Park Debuts Coffee Cart; Chock Full o’Nuts Makes a Comeback


As part of a minor overhaul of the restaurant, Eleven Madison Park has launched a coffee cart manned by a dedicated barista that will offer diners tableside coffee service prepared on a siphon or Chemex set.
[T Magazine]

The Seoul-based Bibigo chain, which hopes to become “the McDonald’s of bibimbap,” has opened its first of 200 U.S. restaurants in L.A., with plans to enter New York in 2011.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has proposed new legislation that would force grocery stores to notify shoppers within 24 hours of specific food recalls or face fines of up to $50,000.
[NY Daily News]

Chock Full o’Nuts coffee shops, popular in the 1950s and ’60s, are making a comeback with a new location opening on 23rd Street, serving old and new menu items.
[NY Times]

The Wegmans supermarket chain is replacing its reusable shopping bags after it was discovered that they contain eight times the amount of lead permitted by New York law.

A roundup of restaurants with great blackboard art includes Choptank, the Smile, Joe, and El Beit.
[NY Post]

Subway, Pinkberry, and Burger King are among fast-food chains testing delivery-service concepts in select markets.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]