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Trump, Cipriani Group Eye Tavern on the Green; Serpico Busted for Concealed Carrot

• Donald Trump and the Cipriani Group are both interested in taking over Tavern on the Green. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

• In the meantime, Tavern employees wonder if they'll ever get their jobs back. [WSJ]

• New Yorker Bill Herz has been eating at Sardi's since 1933. [NYT]

• Whistle-blowing cop Frank Serpico was stopped at the Capitol yesterday for carrying a concealed carrot, which police believed to be a firearm. [Page Six/NYP]

• Caldwell Foods is recalling its alfalfa sprouts in ten states. [NRN]

• PETA has been quietly buying shares in companies for seven years now, including McDonald's, Burger King, and Ruby Tuesday, and hopes to use shareholder activism to get its way. [Huffington Post]

• KFC will roll out its fifth advertising campaign in as many years this week. The new slogan: "So good." [AdAge]

• Dr. Pepper is redeveloping 7UP's formula and will relaunch the drink this fall. [WSJ]

• In a recent Justice Department hearing in Alabama, chicken farmers decried poultry companies increasing demands and decreasing pay. [HuffPo]

• A former Hooters waitress filed suit against the company yesterday, charging that she was told to lose weight or lose her job. [NYP]

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