Denny’s Tries to Rebrand; Carl’s Jr. Seeks Next Burger Girl


• Denny’s is trying to rebrand itself as a late-night spot for young adults with menu items created by bands like Good Charlotte. [WSJ]

• You could be the next Audrina Patridge: Carl’s Jr. is looking for women to suggestively eat its burgers in new ads. [Videogum]

• Massive Italian supermarket Eataly, which will be operated by the Batali/Bastianich empire, has signed a lease at 200 Fifth Avenue. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Last night’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent featured a struggling chef as a suspect and a food-news blog called PotLuck. [Serious Eats]

• A new Clinton Hill bodega is named Obama Deli & Grocery, and its sign features a picture of the President. [ClintonHillBlog]

• Harlem is getting an Applebee’s and neighbors aren’t sure whether it’s “a continuation of the suburbanization of 125th Street or a needed service in the community.” [UPTOWNFlavor]

• Minneapolis’s swank Chambers Hotel has dumped Jean-Georges Vongerichten as its food provider in favor of local company D’Amico and Partners. [Eat/Pioneer Press]