Organic Markets Hit $31 Million in Sales and More News

In today's Weekly Media Mix, Cheesecake Factory expands to Middle East, plus Wheat Thins' new ad
Organic Markets Hit $31 Million in Sales and More News
Arthur Bovino

Organic sales have hit $31 million.

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

Industry

The organic food sector has reached more than $31 billion in sales and created half a million jobs. [Food and Drink Digital]

Restaurants

The Cheesecake Factory is debating whether to plant new roots in the Middle East. [Restaurant News]

Shame of the Week

A fast-food customer found a pornogrpahic drawing inside his burger box — and who knows what else. [Grubstreet]

Products

Tracy Morgan — and a gerbil —  stars in the newest (and slightly bizarre) Wheat Thins ad. [Huffington Post]

World News

All eyes are on the British Pies Awards this week, to crown the best stuffed pastries. [Guardian]

Chefs and Personalities

The chefs from the "world's best restaurant," Noma, share their personal recipes. [Wall Street Journal]