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Restaurant news to know: July 18, 2014

Restaurant news to know: July 18, 2014

NRN editors select top industry stories from around the web

How a San Francisco law aimed at healthier fast food failed (The Numbers/The Wall Street Journal)
The Healthy Food Incentives Ordinance, or “toy ordinance,” intended to improve the nutritional value of quick-service kids' meals.

—Marcella Veneziale

More E. coli cases confirmed in Minnesota (Fox Twin Cities)
Two more cases of E. coli O111 have been confirmed in Minnesota, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 15 in a food-borne illness outbreak that linked at least 12 to Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar units. Applebee’s removed an oriental chicken salad from its Minnesota menus on July 14 as a precaution, but has since changed suppliers and reintroduced the salad to its menus. The Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Agriculture continue to trace ingredients to suppliers and points of origin, looking for a common source.
—Ron Ruggless

Tim Hortons reveals restaurant of the future (Financial Post)
Salads with quinoa, cold-brewed coffee and loose-leaf teas could be offered by the chain some day.

—Marcella Veneziale

Let's get rid of tipping (Vox)
Here’s another well-reasoned argument against the American tipping system which suggests the practice is discriminatory, ineffective as a motivational tool and has no role in a democratic society. And yet, tipping persists.

—Lisa Jennings

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