L.A. County Restricts Foam Container Use; KFC Doubles Down on Co-Ed Butts

• The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to restrict the use of foam containers at county buildings and concessions, with one organization reporting that “56,000 tons of foam food containers and packaging, equivalent to the volume of eight Empire State buildings, enter the California marketplace every year.” [L.A. Times]

• A task force of food truck associations and county officials will gather to explore the future relationship between mobile caterers and brick-and-mortar restaurants. [NBC]

• The owners of the tainted egg farm responsible for the recent salmonella outbreak will testify in front of a House subcommittee today and apologize. [USA Today]

• L.A. currently has at least twelve former Top Chef competitors cooking in local restaurants. [Culture Mob]

• KFC is now advertising the Double Down on the butt of female college students’ sweatpants. [USA Today]

• In an effort to appeal to younger, hipper consumers, Budweiser will give away free beers across the country on September 29. [USA Today]

• Ruby Tuesday will open 200 fast-casual Lime Fresh Mexican Grill outlets. [NRN]

• The Knork, a combination knife and fork, will be used at the tasting tables at Wolfgang Puck’s AWFF this weekend. [

L.A. County Restricts Foam Container Use; KFC Doubles Down on Co-Ed Butts