Denny's Franchise Owner in Hot Water Over Obamacare and More News

In today's Media Mix, a shortage of food pantries in New York City, plus 'cannibal chef' pleads not guilty
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The Daily Meal brings you the top news in the food world. 

Backlash for Denny's Franchise Owner: After franchisee John Metz spoke out against "Obamacare" and claimed surcharges for customers, Denny's is trying clean up after his mess. [Huffington Post]

Fewer Food Pantries in New York City: A new report shows that there are 25 percent fewer food pantries since 2007. [Wall Street Journal]

'Cannibal Chef' Pleads Not Guilty: Gilberto Valle's lawyers claim that the idea to abduct, kill, and cook women was all part of a fantasy — not real plans. [FOX News]

Ramsay Wants the Name 'Spotted Pig': Gordon Ramsay has applied for a U.K. trademark for the name, despite the existence of a New York gastropub with the same name. [Bloomberg]  

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