Pizzaman Punched; Gerard’s Robbed

• An East Boston deliveryman for Domino’s was punched in the eye for no apparent reason. [Universal Hub]

• Gerard’s Restaurant in Dorchester was held up at knife point on Monday. [Universal Hub]

• A new study suggests that a national program to reduce dietary salt could cut as much as $24 billion from the national health care budget. [WSJ]

• Emeril Lagasse will host an hour-long talk show on the ION network — the channel’s first foray into original non-scripted programming. [Eater]

• U.S. beer sales fell 2.2 percent last year, the biggest slip since the 1950s. [WSJ]

• Starbucks’ first quarter sales rose, thanks in part to the introduction of Via instant coffee. [WSJ]

• Weight Watchers won a temporary restraining order banning Jenny Craig from running ads claiming that the latter’s participants lost more weight. [NYP]

• A two-year-old chef named Archie is a viral video sensation in the United Kingdom. [London Evening Standard]

Pizzaman Punched; Gerard’s Robbed