Weekly Media Mix: $2 Subs; Exploding Tofu; and the Wrap Inventor

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Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories
Weekly Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

Weekly Media Mix

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

Industry
• Forbes names Smashburger as America's most promising company. The burger joint is planning another 450 locations. [Forbes]

Restaurants
• Servers at Danny Meyer's restaurants are expected to imagine themselves "floating across the room like swans on a glistening pond." [Page Six Magazine]

Entertainment
• Harry Potter-themed banquets are teaching kids table manners in the U.K. [Daily Mail]
• Post-Muppets, Jason Segel tweeted what was really on his mind: "Top 5 sandwiches: BLT, grilled cheese, Reuben, tuna melt, pb&j." [Twitter/Jason Segel]

Politics
• A bakery in Malawi is selling "bin Laden buns," and the marketing ploy is working. [CNN]

Deals
• Subway is offering $2 subs for Customer Appreciation Month, through Dec. 31. The offer is valid for a 6-inch Cold Cut Combo or a Meatball Marinara. [Subway]

Kitchen Disasters
• An explosion occured in Portland when a woman rinsed out a pan after cooking tofu, of all things. It blew out four of the six windows in the building. [Oregon Live]

Health
• Researchers found that eating fish can lower the risk of Alzheimer's. [TIME]

Inventors
• The new Boston Red Sox manager may have invented the wrap. Who knew? [WSJ]

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