Ludo Lefebvre Opening Fried Chicken Stand and More News

In today's Media Mix, a Disney star gets into restaurant work, plus halal food gets its own festival

Ludo Lefebvre is planning a chicken joint in Los Angeles' Staples Center.

Check out the headlines you may have missed.

McDonald's Goes Classy: Perhaps taking a cue from these two young'uns, McDonald's held an event last night where they had chefs class up the McDonald's menu items. Sample dishes: Gnocchi made with french fries, and barbecue chicken made with hash browns. [LA Times]

Halal Food Festival: Looks like halal food is having a moment: a new food festival in London is going to be Britain's first-ever halal food festival, with demonstrations, classes, and street food galore. [BBC]

U.S.-Japan Food Agreement: A new partnership allows U.S. organic foods to be sold in Japan with organic food labeling, opening up a new market for both American and Japanese food products. [AP]

Disney Star's Second Career: Hosting: Dylan Sprouse, co-star of The Suite LIfe of Zack and Cody, has decided to take on restaurant work on the side, not because he doesn't have money, but just to try to be like us normal people. [NBC]

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Ludo Lefebvre's Fried Chicken Joint: The Staples Center has lured celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre to open a fried chicken stand called Ludo Bird, their first chef-tied project. [LAist]