Burger King Expands in China and More News

Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

Media Mix

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

• The Central Park Visitor Center, formerly renowned Tavern on the Green restaurant will close their doors Wednesday to begin a $9.8 million renovation to turn the historic building back into a dining destination. The yet to be named restaurant received two bids to sign a 20-year lease. [NYT]

• This Friday the Okadaman truck which sells okonomiyaki — a Japanese version of a pancake, will start their engines and serve a variety of Japanese dishes to the people of New York. [Grub Street]

• The fast food giant, Burger King announced plans for expansion in the next five to seven years with their sights set on China. Burger King plans to add an additional 1,000 stores to the current 63 operating in China. [Huffington Post]

• International food and dairy companies are investing in China's dairy sector in the wake of Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. recall of tainted baby formula. Danish-Swedish dairy group Arla announced Friday that it will buy a six percent share of China Mengniu Dairy Co., for nearly $289 million. [Reuters]

• A Welsh man claims to have found the original recipe for Jack Daniel’s whisky after finding a hand written recipe in a book of herbal recipes from his great-great grandmother dating back to 1853. The woman’s brother-in-law moved to Lynchburg, Tenn. around this time, His name? John “Jack the lad” Daniels. [Huffington Post]

Strange News
• A Massachusetts man finds himself in a bind after allegedly attacking a bicyclist with sausage links and a wrench this Sunday. He took off with jewelry and the bike. The man is accused of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. [Enterprisenews.com]