Mario Batali Settles Lawsuit and More News
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Mario Batali’s Del Posto Settles Lawsuit: After workers filed a lawsuit accusing the restaurant of depriving them of tips and overtime, the restaurant has settled for $1.5 million, plus paid vacation and sick days. [WSJ]
New York City Hospitals Plan Junk Food Ban: Mayor Bloomberg is at it again, trying to banish junk food from both public and private hospitals in the city. [WSJ]
Alcohol Screening for All Adults?: A new government proposal suggests that all adults undergo alcohol screenings to help those who aren’t alcoholics, but still drink excessively. [Reuters Health]
Food Addicts Can 'Re-Train' Appetites: A new book suggests that those addicted to sugar, fats, and other junk foods can "re-train" the brain to detox the body. [ABC News]
Dunkin’ Donuts 'Willy Wonka': A fascinating interview with the executive chef at Dunkin’ Donuts, Stan Frankenthaler, where he chats about failed donuts (i.e. the apple caramel donut) and their customers. [Businessweek]