Feds Raid Seven IHOPs; GrubHub Goes Shopping

• Seven IHOPs in Indiana and Ohio were mysteriously raided by the Feds yesterday. Maybe agents had really strong cravings for chocolate-chip pancakes? [NRN]

• Despite Richard Riordan’s warnings against instituting a living wage of $10.30 an hour with benefits at LAX, local restaurants still competed fiercely for a place in the new concession lineup. [LAT]

Sweet Rose Creamery introduced a new avocado ice cream to its Santa Monica store. [PopSugar]

• GrubHub has taken itself on a little shopping spree, buying both CampusFood and AllMenus. [Washington Post]

• How does N/Naka owner Niki Nakayama’s garden grow? With the help of a company named Farmscape. [VOA News]

• It might be a destination for cool restaurants, but San Francisco’s Mission District is also still a gang war zone. [LAT]

• If you think food trucks are a recent L.A. phenomenon, get a load of this photo, see? [Framework]

• In case you were wondering, Americans eat out an average of five times a week, mostly at lunch. [UPI]

• Now that it’s in the hummus game, PepsiCo is trying to get Ethiopians to grow more chickpeas; it claims that as a side benefit, its efforts will help the famine situation in Africa. Hmmm. [NYT]

• Michelle Bachman argued that stringent regulation of the food industry is overburdening small farms. But she’s also a little crazy. [AP via Google]

• What does “all natural” mean when stamped on a food package? Eh, who knows? And that uncertainty has sparked lawsuits. [Law Blog/WSJ]

Feds Raid Seven IHOPs; GrubHub Goes Shopping