Breakfast Links: Snow Day

Nando’s fan spent £1,000 on meals at 85 branches to win free food for life… only to discover the competition had ended (Daily Mail)

Exactly what it says on the box, though Nando’s Peri-Peri agreed to honor the contest if he could eat at the other 900 Nando’s locations throughout the world. Time to go to Australia/DC/Botswana, etc.

Department Of Agriculture Permanently Relaxes Rules On Healthier School Meals (The Huffington Post)

Though the standards were initially in place to help cut down on fats and sugars, the consequent portion sizes left many students hungry, which, oops.

IRS Ruling Has Restaurants Reconsidering Automatic Tips (The Daily Meal)
A new IRS ruling would turn these automatic gratuities (you know, the ones for large parties, etc) into taxable wages — and the Olive Garden has responded accordingly. Of all people.

Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield Taking Over Former Strip Club (Grub Street)
They’re turning a joint formerly known as the Lusty Lady into a bar for the classy Tosca Cafe right next door. Wasn’t this the plot of My Fair Lady?

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