Food Network Launches an App; New Bacon Soda Is Gross


Domino’s Pizza in Japan has announced it will hire someone for a mysterious one-hour job in December that will pay 2.5 million yen ($31,000). [AP]

Meanwhile, Domino’s in Europe is opening its first store in Germany, in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, this Saturday. [PR Newswire]

Food Network has launched the In The Kitchen iPhone app, which includes recipes from Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, and Guy Fieri. [Macworld]

President Obama made a joke at a press conference about holding a “Slurpee Summit” with Republicans, and now the slushy brand is trying to actually make it happen. [USA Today]

The Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for altering the Child and Adult Care Food Program include limiting fatty, sugary foods and not giving kids younger than one fruit juice. [CNN]

A kerfuffle between two food bloggers and a chef in England has raised the question: When diners blog, do they give up their right to be treated as customers? [Guardian]

A new bacon-flavored soda is vegetarian and kosher, although a recent tasting reveals it tastes disgusting. [NY Daily News]

Chipotle, McDonald’s, and Starbucks are among the first 20-odd businesses to sign up for Facebook Deals, a service that lets marketers reward users who “check in.” [Nation’s Restaurant News]