McDonald’s Pressures Pork Supplier; Qdoba Offers Free Food to Kissing Customers

• Decidedly not in: Those hog crates used for pig gestation. Following Chipotle’s anti-crate Super Bowl ad, McDonald’s, working with the Humane Society, has asked its suppliers to stop using the crates. [USAT]

• Chemical giant Monsanto was deemed guilty in a French court of poisoning a farmer who worked with its products. This could be a boon to others seeking similar verdicts. [HuffPo]

• Today, Qdoba locations across the country are offering a buy-one-get-one-free special to anyone who kisses a fellow customer at the cash register. No mistletoe? [Manchester Patch]

• The owners of Bier Beisl, the authentic Austrian restaurant coming to Beverly Hills later this month, insist you’ve never had Schnapps like theirs, made with fruits raised by dedicated farmers. [LAist]

• Starting February 15th, Library Alehouse is dedicating its attention to hoppy beers from our area. [LAT]

• Even fast food chains are getting in on the romance today. You know, just in case you forgot to make a reservation to Melisse. [Indy Star]

• McDonald’s France today launches its line of McBaguette sandwiches, featuring regional “terroir” cheeses. [NYDN]

• Great news for iPad-owning culinary types: Bon Appetit has hit the tablet. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Cedric Bistro in Harlem is being accused of moving a group of black women in favor of some white patrons that needed a spot. [DNA Info]

McDonald’s Pressures Pork Supplier; Qdoba Offers Free Food to Kissing Customers