Restaurant Chains Adapt to Rising Food Costs; Sbarro Goes Bankrupt

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Restaurant chains are being forced to change how they buy food to adapt to rising costs. Starbucks wants to team up with other companies to buy milk, sugar, and other essentials; Red Lobster and Olive Garden are moving to a system in which they buy only what they need.
[Wall Street Journal]

Live DJs have become part of the scene at a number of high-end restaurants in luxury hotels in New York, Miami, and Atlantic City.
[USA Today]

The former director of the New York prison system's food operations has admitted to defrauding the state out of $100,000.
[Wall Street Journal]

Fast-food pizza chain Sbarro may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as soon as next week, as it was unable to cope with the economic downturn.
[Reuters]

The six-year-old Make-A-Wish cancer patient snubbed by the Food Network's Ina Garten has snubbed her right back now that she tried to make amends.
[TMZ]


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