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Restaurants Try to Hang On Through Valentine’s Day; Peanut-butter Desserts Are Off the Menu

• Struggling restaurants try to hang on until Valentine’s Day, a guaranteed moneymaker. Expect to see closings in the days after. [NYO]

• Peanut-butter desserts like the chocolate-covered peanut-butter-and-Concord-grape bonbon at Jean Georges have been temporarily removed from menus because of the salmonella scare. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

• In these tough economic times, the traditional power lunch is on the decline: think more McDonald’s than Michael’s. [NYT]

• Sbarro and Krispy Kreme are two companies that might not survive 2009. [Yahoo via Eater]

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