Obama-Masked Robber Hit McDonald's, and More

In this week's Media Mix, Kobayashi eats 337 wings in 30 minutes, plus an agoraphobic's menu collection
Weekly Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

Weekly Media Mix

The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

• Landry's Inc. is clear to acquire Morton's Restaurant Group for $116.6 million. [NRN]

Shame of the Week
• A man wearing a Barack Obama mask stole $1,000 from a Florida McDonald's. Obama masks — becoming the next Guy Fawkes? [Daily Mail]

Super Bowl
• Apparently carrot consumption jumps 25 percent on Super Bowl Sunday, compared to regular, boring Sundays. [WSJ]

• A Minnesota company is recalling eggs in 34 states because of possible listeria contamination. The brands affected are: Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview Farms, Papetti's, Silverbrook, and Wholesome Farms. [AP]

• An agoraphobic's collection of 4,500 menus has been donated to the Smithsonian museum. [The Atlantic]

• A new study shows that a daily diet soda could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. [Food Navigator]

• Kobayashi ate 337 wings in 30 minutes, beating the 255-wing record last year at Wing Bowl XX. He won $20,000. [AP]

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