Cupcakes Descend on the Met; Popeye’s CEO Against Calorie Counts

• Cake & Shake will soon begin selling high-end milkshakes and cupcakes outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, previously an all-hot-dog zone. [City Room/NYT]

• Popeye’s CEO Cheryl Bachelder on federally mandated calorie counts: “They are trying to tell us what to eat and how much. That’s just un-American.” [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

• Domino’s new ad campaign specifically targets three men who haven’t tried the chain’s new pizza. [Slice/Serious Eats]

• The White House is pressuring Japan to resume imports of U.S. beef, halted because of mad-cow scares in 2006. [NYT]

Elle publisher Carol Smith is the new vice-president and publishing director for Bon Appétit. [Crain’s]

• Pizza Hut’s “You don’t have to settle” ad campaign heads a list of the top ten restaurant commercials of the first quarter of 2010. [NRN]