Grant Achatz Loves Little Caesars and More News

In today's Media Mix, Paul Qui on winning 'Top Chef,' plus pepper jack may be a trend
Grant Achatz Loves Little Caesars and More News

Arthur Bovino

Arthur Bovino

The Daily Meal's Media Mix brings you the biggest news around the food world.

Grant Achatz's Food Indulgences: Apparently, the molecular gastronomist loves Little Caesars pizza and Potbelly's sandwiches. And in his kitchen? Sriracha, Hellmann's mayo, mustard, Heinz ketchup, and "crappy vanilla ice cream." He's human! [WSJ]

Burger King Releases New Burger: Seems like Burger King is amping up their big burger selection, with the Chef's Choice series serving up 5.5-ounce patties. [QSR]

Paul Qui's Plan with Top Chef Win: What's the Top Chef winner going to do with all that money? "I'm going to give a lot of that money to Sallie Mae. And for now I'm going to stay focused on my work at Uchiko and spend some of it on that. And [my girlfriend] Deana of course." [ABC]

Pepper Jack Trend Starting: Kraft, Kellogg's, and Carl's Jr. are just a couple of brands getting on the pepper jack cheese train, as one marketing vice president said, "It's one of the fastest-growing cheeses we've ever seen." Which means yes, there are pepper jack Cheez-Its. [USA Today]

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