McDonald’s In-House American Idol; Save the Po’ Boy

• McDonald’s is holding an American Idol style singing competition for its employees. [Crain’s Chicago]

• New Orleans is holding a Po’ Boy Preservation Festival this month in an effort to celebrate the sandwich some say is endangered by the monoculture. [NYT]

• At least 10,000 Salvadorans are in urgent need of food aid after massive flooding and mudslides. [NYT]

• Gatorade is launching a new line of drinks marketed to hardcore athletes. [Crain’s]

• Food and wine center Copia is being liquidated with a sale expected very soon. [Decanter]

• Bobby Moynihan, who recently impersonated Guy Fieri on Saturday Night Live, says he’s actually a huge fan of the Food Network star. [Hungry Beast]

• Starbucks has opened a new prototype in London, complete with less brand references and upscale touches like Italian leather chairs. [Brand Republic via Eater National]

McDonald’s In-House American Idol; Save the Po’ Boy