Brooklyn Now a Brand; Nate Appleman Still Trying to Sell Us On Chipotle


In its continued attack on Starbucks, McDonald’s has launched maple-flavored oatmeal, available with diced red and green apples, raisins and cranberries, and cream for $1.99.
[LA Times]

Cooks looking to start their own businesses can pay by the shift to use a 5,500-square-foot commercial kitchen in Long Island City.
[NY Times]

Several chains, including Jamba Juice and Five Guys Burgers and Fries, have announced plans to expand into Canada.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

With the opening of the Brooklyneer, a Brooklyn-themed bar in Manhattan, it looks like Brooklyn is becoming a brand.
[NY Times]

A contingent of food trucks from the Upper East Side, including the Patty’s Tacos truck, have relocated to the Upper West Side following complaints and police harassment.
[CBS Local]

Further defending of Nate Appleman’s decision to take a job at Chipotle: “[T]he test kitchen prepares everything from scratch. … Many of the ingredients are local.”
[NY Times]

The Washington, D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has called for a moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in obese Detroit.
[Chicago Tribune]