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Conviction in Pizza Beating; McDonald’s Launches McBaguettes

• The operator of Angela’s Coal Fired Pizza in Tyngsborough has been convicted of assaulting an employee after accusing him of theft. [Globe]

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

• 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]

• 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]

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

• 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]

Conviction in Pizza Beating; McDonald’s Launches McBaguettes