Food Court Trays As Filthy As Gas Station Toilets; Texas Drought to Raise Wheat, Beef Prices


Frito-Lay has announced it plans make half its snacks sold in the U.S. with only natural ingredients by the end of the year.
[Wall Street Journal]

Restaurateurs complained to City Hall this week that it’s too difficult and expensive to set up shop, despite efforts to make things easier.
[NY Daily News]

The owners of Magnolia Bakery are suing one of its founders, Nicole Kotovos, who allegedly opened a knockoff of the cupcakerie in Athens.
[NY Post]

A news investigation found that mall food court trays contained as much bacteria as a gas station toilet.

As we reported, Ferran Adrià was in town yesterday, and stopped for waffles at Old John’s Luncheonette on West 67th Street.
[Wall Street Journal]

The worst Texas drought in 44 years is damaging the state’s wheat crop and forcing beef ranchers to reduce cattle herds, due to rising costs.

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