Lightning Round: The Chick-Fil-A Battle Rages On

What else has been happening on the web this week? Time for a weekend link round-up!
 Lightning Round: The Chick-Fil-A Battle Rages On
  • Boston Mayor Thomas Menino admits that, okay, maybe his threat against Chick-Fil-A isn’t so legit and he can’t really physically keep them out of the city if they want to be there. ~ Gawker
  • Meanwhile, civil rights litigator Glenn Greenwald examines Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s similar threat against Chick-Fil-A and puts forth that, even if you don’t agree with the fast food chain’s beliefs, maybe supporting one group’s civil rights by silencing another group’s free speech isn’t the best plan. ~ Slate
  • TSG Consumer Partners LLC managing director Pierre LeComte talkes to Nation’s Restaurant News about growing Yard House as a business, its subsequent sale to Darden Restaurants Inc., and the future of casual dining. ~ Nation’s Restaurant News
  • The dream of Portland is alive in Canada and it sounds glorious. We’ll take a bird on it. ~ Eater National
  • Burger Lounge celebrates the opening of its new Beverly Hills location by donating proceeds to the student-run garden at Pasadena’s John Muir High School. ~ NBC Los Angeles
  • McDonald’s plans to combat dragging sales with healthier menu options and a “400 calorie” campaign, though restaurant analysts warn that health is not the biggest concern of most consumers when visiting quick service restaurants. ~ Marketing Daily
  • Did you know that the guy who makes Ruffles taste like a Smokehouse BBQ is a veteran chef who trained in Napa under Dean Fearing and Wolfgang Puck? No? Meet Frito-Lay chef Jody Denton. ~ Dallas Observer
  • According to a new report, daily deals aren’t going anywhere (even if they’re frustrating waffle shops the world over). ~ Rice University

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