Drive-Thru Window Visits Increase and More News

In today's Media Mix, 'Yelp extortion' enrages restaurant owners, plus food trucks offer school meals
Drive-Thru Window Visits Increase and More News
Arthur Bovino

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]