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Carl’s Jr. Sells Beer Downtown; Carl Karcher Enterprises Sold to Boston Firm

• Carpinteria-based CKE, owner of Carl’s Jr. and Green Burrito, has been sold to a Boston company for $928 million. [The Daily Sound]

• An electronic version of The New York Times is coming to a handful of coffee shops, restaurants, and airports in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Boston. [Daily Finance]

• After 142 years, Tabasco is still a family-operated company, currently being run by its sixth generation CEO and President Paul McIlhenny. [CNN Money]

• While Burger King prepares to start selling beer in its South Beach stores, Downtown L.A. Carl’s Jr. locations have been quietly doing the same for 36 years. [This Is Brand X/L.A. Times]

• SK Foods owner Frederick Scott Sayler has plead “not guilty” to federal racketeering and corruption charges in a case that has shaken the tomato industry. [L.A. Times]

• Plenty of adults still covet Easy-Bake Ovens. [Salon]

• The average grocery shopper can almost perfectly predict what they’ll spend at the store, finds a new study. [NYT]

• An English pub owner is in jail after flouting the country’s smoking ban. [Daily Mail via Reason]

• London is becoming a serious coffee town, complete with award-winning baristas. [NYT]

Carl’s Jr. Sells Beer Downtown; Carl Karcher Enterprises Sold to Boston Firm