Restaurant Traffic May Stay Down Until 2013 and More News
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Food App Orders From Phone Sans-Fee: The Bay Area has a new app, OrderAhead, that lets you connect your credit card to your phone, order food online, and pick it up without extra charges. Let's hope for an expansion soon. [TechCrunch]
Kraft Expansion Confirmed: The company has approved a spin-off of its North American grocery branch, called Kraft Foods Group, launching Oct. 1. [Forbes]
Todd English's Ex Has Third Theft Charge: Erica Wang reportedly attempted to steal more than $1,000 from a New York Sephora, two weeks after she was caught at Ralph Lauren. [NY Post]
Michael White Tries a Juice Cleanse: The chef behind scrumptious, hearty pastas tried to go sans real food for a juice cleanse (cheating only occasionally). On $11 bottle of juices: "Maybe I should look into getting in the juice business next." [Grub Street]
Restaurant Business May Flatline for Two Years: Despite previous optimism in the restaurant industry, NPD Group found that consumers are highly unlikely to increase their restaurant spending, meaning traffic may be flat from 2012 to 2013. Sorry, chefs. [LA Times]