Drive-Thru Window Visits Increase and More News
In today's Media Mix, 'Yelp extortion' enrages restaurant owners, plus food trucks offer school meals
The Daily Meal's Media Mix brings you the biggest news around the food world.
Fast-Food Restaurants See Big Numbers at Drive-Thrus: Fast-food chains around the country saw more than 12.4 billion visits to the drive-thru windows, up 2 percent from last year. [Los Angeles Times]
'Yelp Extortion' Causes Big Problems: Restaurant owners are facing new backlash from customers on Yelp — including those who ask to be paid off to not write a negative review on the review site. [Huffington Post]
New Solutions for Summer School Meals: In an effort to feed kids who receive USDA school lunches, one New Haven, Conn., school employee has seen big success with his school meal food truck. [NPR]
Harm From Alcohol Consumption Depends on Time: The University of Rochester found that 14 drinks consumed throughout the week is less damaging to a person's health than consuming 14 drinks throughout one weekend. [The Daily Mail]
Costco, Diamond Pet Foods Sued: The salmonella-contaminated dog food case rages on, as the pet-food manufacturer is in court for its contaminated product; more than 15 people and animals have fallen ill. [Seattle Times]