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In today's Media Mix, stolen credit card numbers at McDonald's, plus a model-turned-chef
Media Mix
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Media Mix

The Daily Meal's Media Mix brings you the biggest news around the food world.

Pepsi Gets Big New Hire: Amid investor discomfort with Pepsi Co. CEO Indra Nooyi, Pepsi has reshuffled top-tier management by hiring former Walmart executive Brian Cornell and promoting current U.S. food chief John Compton to president. Cornell, Compton, and European operations chief Zein Abdalla are reportedly in the running to succeed Nooyi. [Forbes]

McDonald's Credit Card Scam: In another credit card stealing operation, four Ohio men are accused of stealing Mickey D's customers' credit card numbers from the drive-thru in a Tulsa location. "This is an isolated incident which we take very seriously, and this person is no longer employed by our organization," McDonald's management said in a press release. [WKYC]

Model Turned Chef in New York: Hong Thaimee of The Daily Meal favorite Ngam chats about why she traded Lanvin dresses for a chef's coat. "[Modeling] was something that gave me pleasure, but I never felt that it was my calling," she said. [T Magazine]

Sullivan Street Bakery to Open Second Outpost Soon(ish): Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery says his second Sullivan Street Bakery will open in 40 to 60 days. "It'll be a micro-bakery," he said. "I'm going to riff on anything I like and riff on myself. I'll have an out-of-body experience and imagine I never existed and redo everything I've done." [Village Voice]

Curtis Stone Calls Out Jamie Oliver: After last week's "b*tch" comment from Jamie Oliver (and the subsequent "it was the alcohol" defense), TV chef Curtis Stone told The Talk that Oliver's a great guy, but "he’s there talking about healthy food and you’ve got to practice what you preach." [The Hollywood Reporter]