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October 12, 2012
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On the Front Burner 
  • Wendy's revamps logo, revs up marketing
    Wendy's will launch an updated version of its logo in March, as part of a larger push to convince consumers to give the chain another try, said marketing chief Craig Bahner. The new logo, the first in 30 years, will include an older-looking version of the familiar girl with red pigtails and a simpler text style. "We want to signal to consumers that Wendy’s is on track and that it’s a different experience than maybe they’ve had in the past few years," said Bahner, who joined the company in April. (10/11), The Wall Street Journal (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Restaurant News 
  • India franchisee wins $25 million to expand
    Private-equity fund Premji Invest will invest $25 million in JSM Corp., the operator of Hard Rock Cafe and California Pizza Kitchen in India. JSM will use the funds for an expansion plan that calls for growth to 100 restaurants from the current 12 by the end of 2014. The Economic Times (India) (10/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Activists urge chains to part ways with Idaho dairy
    Wendy's has demanded that its cheese supplier cut ties with Idaho's Bettencourt Dairies, and Burger King is investigating its supplier's relationship with the facility, while Kraft declined to sever ties with a cheese supplier that buys milk from the dairy. The dairy was the subject of a video released Wednesday that showed apparent animal abuse. Chicago Sun-Times (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Leading Voices 
  • McDonald's marketing takes on health critics
    McDonald's is working to fight health advocates' criticisms of the company and the quickservice industry, with marketing efforts that promote healthy changes to Happy Meals and play up relationships with farmers and other food producers, said top marketer Neil Golden. "We're very proud of this work," he said. "It's moving the needle. It's changing perceptions." Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Outbreaks raise questions about third-party food safety auditors
    The job of performing food-safety inspections has shifted in the past two decades from the government to third-party auditors, raising concerns about the foodborne illnesses that kill 3,000 Americans annually and send 128,000 to the hospital. The for-profit companies that contract with producers make public their ratings but not their reports, and in some cases, they have financial ties to the operations they are inspecting. Last year, the Colorado cantaloupe farm whose produce was linked to 33 listeria deaths was awarded a top safety rating. Bloomberg Businessweek (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Culinary Spotlight 
  • Flavors of Apulia reach NYC restaurants
    Cuisine from Tuscany and Naples are the Italian foods with which most Americans are familiar, but a small-but-growing number of New York City chefs are working to bring guests some of the flavors of Apulia. The region, whose home-cooking techniques are tough to replicate in restaurants, is nevertheless known for a few things including a creamier version of mozzarella called Burrata. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food for Thought 
I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people."
--George Bernard Shaw,
Irish playwright

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