Starbucks to Lay Off 1,000; Thin Mints Still Kosher

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• Starbucks will soon lay off as many as 1,000 employees, a third of its headquarters workers. [Seattle Times]

• Fear not, observant Girl Scout–cookie enthusiasts! Although the kosher label was mistakenly left off of 14 million boxes of Thin Mints, the treats are indeed rabbi-certified. [NYT]

• Gordon Ramsay's London flagship, Foxtrot Oscar, was closed for two days last week, and two of his other London restaurants are allegedly in financial trouble. [NYP]

• Two-thirds of the nation's pasta extrusion dies (the metal pieces that give pasta its shape) are made at D. Maldari & Sons in Gowanus. [NYDN]

• Soba master Masa Matsushita is back in the kitchen at Matsugen for a limited time. [Jean-Georges Vongerichten]

• The Brooklyn Flea's winter location in Dumbo gets a pop-up food component across the street next week. Look for goods from Kumquat Cupcakery and Choice Market. [Racked]

• Cheyenne Diner, preparing for a move to Alabama, loses its signage. [amNY]