Sofrito’s Gets Sued; Rabbis Gear Up for Passover


A state senator has proposed a new bill that would offer tax breaks to New York restaurants that buy locally grown produce, as well as milk, cheese, and maple products.

Republicans’ budget approved last week proposes to overhaul the $65 billion food stamp program, making aid contingent on work or job training.

A slide show depicts Alphabet City as the latest restaurant mecca, with such new additions as Goat Town and Edi & the Wolf.
[NY Post]

Sofrito is the latest restaurant to be sued by employees for breach of labor law. Two former employees say they were shortchanged on wages and tips.
[Wall Street Journal]

The rabbis of Brooklyn’s OK Kosher Certification are already hard at work certifying restaurants for Passover, as well as everything from Perrier to Tropicana orange juice.
[Wall Street Journal]

Burger chains are debating whether to serve beef in India. Wendy’s says it won’t, while Carl’s Jr. would consider beef, as well as bacon, in areas where it’s eaten.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

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