Line-Wrangling at Shake Shack; Lady Gaga’s Food-Poisoning Bout

Shake Shack now employs someone called a “hospitality champ,” who hands out samples and menus and otherwise pacifies the hungry masses waiting in line. Seems like the DMV could use one of those! [DNA Info]

• Lady Gaga performed in London recently while suffering from food poisoning. She willed herself not to vomit onstage by realizing, “If I do, [fans] are going to think I’m drunk. And I don’t want them to think I am human, let alone drunk.” And God forbid they know she eats. [Gather]

• Turns out the food-safety bill that passed last month contains a little-noticed clause protecting whistleblowers. Does this mean we’re finally going to find out what’s really in hot dogs? [Seattle Times]

• Even Kraft, which happens to be the world’s second-largest food company, is feeling the effects of food inflation. So if your American cheese costs more, there’s why. [FT]

• A widespread outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has afflicted North Korea’s livestock, and it’s expected to exacerbate the country’s food shortages. [FT]

Line-Wrangling at Shake Shack; Lady Gaga’s Food-Poisoning Bout