When people aren't bringing home the bacon, restaurants put it on the menu. The recession has led to a surge in restaurants marketing breakfast. A Boston-based restaurant research group told the Boston Globe that fast-food and quick-service restaurants are attempting to compensate for lower sales by increasing their breakfast options. With dining budgets lagging, more diners are opting to eat the most important -- and cheapest -- meal of the day at restaurants.
The New Yorker reviews Oshinbo, a Japanese food manga. Published in Japan since 1983 the books have sold millions of copies and spawned a television show. A California company bought the rights to publish the stories, centered on a rivalry between two Japanese newspapers trying to best one another in capture the essence of the nation's cuisine.
Russia can't catch a break. First wheat crop problems. Then seed bank problems. Next? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Wendy's/Arby's plans to open 180 dual-branded restaurants in Russia in the next decade.