Rubio’s Rejects Buyout Offer; Former Execs Sue Ralph’s

• Rubio’s rejected a buyout offer of $80 million yesterday, claiming it was not in the best interests of its stockholders. [SignOnSanDiego]

• 2009 has had the worst honey harvest on record.

• Three former executives at Ralph’s supermarket chain are suing the company, claiming they were used as scapegoats and wrongfully terminated. [L.A. Times]

• A man has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon in Santa Monica after using a shopping cart to ram and threaten passersby. [SantaMonicaDailyPress]

• A area owner of Wendy’s franchises is donating 100 sandwiches a week at nine of his stores to kids from The Boys and Girls Club. [IndiaJournal]

• LAX has received 25 proposals from food and beverage companies as it gears up to upgrade terminals 4,5, 7, and 8 through a new concessions program. [EarthTimes]

• The Nancy Pelosi-backed health care bill introduced in Congress yesterday includes menu-labeling and calorie count requirements for chain restaurants and vending machines. [NRN]

• Sonic founder Troy Smith has died at age 87. [WSJ]

• Europe’s eel population is dangerously low, causing many to be concerned that the slippery creatures could disappear from the continent’s cuisine. [WSJ]

• Recession consumers might be eating more meals at home, but they’re supping on steak as they do so. [Reuters]

Rubio’s Rejects Buyout Offer; Former Execs Sue Ralph’s