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West Side Restaurant Closed for Rat Infestation; Dining Attendance Down Again in Chicago

• Sir Chicken, a restaurant on the West Side, was closed because inspectors found over 70 rat droppings in the kitchen. [Chicago Breaking News]

• Restaurant attendance has declined for the eighth straight business quarter, but is expected to stabilize this fall. [The Stew/Trib]

• Boulder is Bon Appetit’s foodiest town of the year. [BA]

• IHOP is suing the International House of Prayer for copyright infringement. [Fork In The Road/VV]

• Virtual gift cards are on the rise at casual dining chains. [NRN]

• It’s mooncake season in Asia and this year, everyone from the Hilton to Starbucks is selling the treats. [Ad Age]

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