Todd English May Get Reality Show and More News

In today's Media Mix, restaurants put down the saltshaker, plus burgers find fans in Baghdad
Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

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Todd English: Next Reality Star? Playboy chef English is reportedly filming a reality show with E! about his many restaurants and his "interesting and varied personal life." Hmm... [NY Post]

American-Style Restaurants Booming in Baghdad: Apparently, milkshakes, chili-cheese dogs, burgers, and crispy fried chicken are gaining popularity in Baghdad. [AP]

Should Restaurants Cut Down on Salt? Boston Market made the news for taking saltshakers off the table, but some consumers feel like they're being treated like children. [NY Times]

Mobile Payments May Be the New Norm: If McDonald's PayPal mobile payment works out, more restaurants may be using the system, not to mention regular retailers like Office Depot. Now, if only those PayPal hackers wouldn't get in the mix. [QR Code Press]

Mario Batali's Intense Training: How you know you're a newbie in Batali's restaurants: "By the end of the fifth day, we will have shown you a dish that you need to see 100 times. Of those 100 times, we will have not let you touch it the first 20," he says in an interview. [NY Times]