Mackey No Longer Whole Foods Chairman; Waiters Sue Sparks

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John Mackey has given up his chairman title at Whole Foods, though he continues to be the company's CEO. [Natural Foods Merchandiser via Eater NY]
Earlier: New Yorker Makes Whole Foods CEO Sound Like a Jerk

Male waiters at Sparks have filed a sexual-harassment lawsuit against the steakhouse. [NYP]

Higher operational costs and a need to make the night feel special are just two of the reasons restaurants charge so much on New Year's Eve. [Salon]

Beef injected with ammonia has been found to contain E. coli and salmonella dozens of times, despite the fact that the treatment was invented to prevent food-borne disease. [NYT]