The Counter Flops in Utah; Hunger Rises Globally

• The Counter’s first and only store in Utah closes after one year. [SaltLakeTribune]

• Ortega 120 and Samba in Redondo Beach will add live entertainment. [TheBeachReporter]

• The National Restaurant Association spent $840,000 the second quarter to lobby on food issues. [Google/AP]

• The number of hungry people worldwide soared to 1.02 billion this year. [NYT]

• Jones Hollywood will celebrate its fifteenth birthday on November 3rd with a party and special prices. [PRWeb]

• McDonald’s, Burger King, and Friendly’s were all named as defendants in a class action suit charging that the chains sold carcinogenic chicken without a warning. [Bloomberg]

• McDonald’s profits rose 5.9 percent in the past quarter. [WSJ]

• UCI researchers discovered that a mold that grows on some grain products causes liver cancer. [ChinaView]

The Counter Flops in Utah; Hunger Rises Globally