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The Lottery-Winnings Subway Franchise; More Cries of Restaurant Industry Racism

• A man who won $1 million in the Illinois lottery is using his winnings to open a Subway franchise. [S-T]

• The restaurant industry’s subtle racism extends to restaurateurs who say they want to serve “the neighborhood” but often mean only upscale white clientele. [TOC]
Earlier: Race and Restaurant Hiring

• A two-year-old girl was accidentally abandoned at a Chuck E. Cheese in Roscoe Village when her mother and aunt were confused about who was planning to take her home. [Tribune]

• This summer could see between fifteen and twenty new seasonal farmer’s markets in the Chicago area. [The Local Beet]

• Plenty of adults still covet Easy-Bake Ovens. [Salon]

• The average grocery shopper can almost perfectly predict what they’ll spend at the store, finds a new study. [NYT]

• An English pub owner is in jail after flouting the country’s smoking ban. [Daily Mail via Reason]

• London is becoming a serious coffee town, complete with award-winning baristas. [NYT]

The Lottery-Winnings Subway Franchise; More Cries of Restaurant Industry Racism