Yelp Lawsuit Grows; Food Truck Operation Offers Challenges

• Nine more businesses from across the country joined in the class action lawsuit suing Yelp for extortion. [Eater]

• Food truck operators insist that running their businesses are more stressful than running a brick-and-mortar restaurant. [QSR Magazine]

• Employees at five different California Hooters restaurants filed suit on behalf of 1,000 employees alleging that the restaurant treated them unfairly under current state l;abor laws. [Sacramento Bee]

• Michel Blanchet, a former chef at L’Ermitage, now provides smoked salmon to chefs like Joel Robuchon and Michel Richard. [L.A. Times]

• Recipes on the backs of food boxes are more adventurous than ever: Nestle baking bars have a recipe for sea-salted smoky almond bark, and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup comes with instructions for chicken with sun-dried tomatoes. [WSJ]

• Chain restaurants expect a boost in business from March Madness. [NRN]

• McDonald’s may sell sodas for a dollar this summer. [WSJ]

Yelp Lawsuit Grows; Food Truck Operation Offers Challenges