Jay Leno Offered a Jaws Jumbo Burger Franchise; Cops Pistol Whip Citizen at Panera

• Two members of the LAPD were arrested after an off-duty officer allegedly took offense to a bystander watching him argue with his girlfriend outside a Whittier Panera and began pistol-whipping the bystander. [L.A. Times]

• Santa Monica’s small Hikari Sake House is the second biggest distributor of Sapporo in L.A. County. [SMPD]

• A Michigan fast food restaurant made a formal offer to Jay Leno to buy his own franchise of Jaws Jumbo Burgers to start in Burbank if his return to late-night flops . [Crain’s Detroit]

• Ferran Adria has some novel ideas about how to finance El Bulli 2.0: “FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have sponsors on their jerseys. Why can’t El Bulli? It could be called El Bulli “X” or whatever. It’s possible we’ll attach El Bulli to another brand.” [WSJ]

Though Rubio’s has rejected its most recent buyout offer, the chain makes it clear it will still consider other offers. [North County Times]

• “We’re now in a three-way-tie between New York, Los Angeles and Chicago” for America’s best food city, according to the Post’s travel writers. [NYP]

• Though fast food chains love to tout the weight loss benefits of their lower-fat items, experts say the amount of sodium in those dishes is still sky high. [NYT]

• Americans can now purchase Japanese company Wasara’s high-end disposable tableware. [Concious Cook/Bon Appetit]

• The federal Office of Management and Budget will weigh in on how much grass a cow must eat in order to produce organic milk. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Papa John’s suddenly closed twelve locations in Washington State on Tuesday. [Voracious/Seattle Weekly]

• Chris Bianco is taking some time off from Pizzeria Bianco to attend to his health. [Slice]

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