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  1. closings
    The Times Square Sbarro Is ClosedNew York is over.
  2. The Chain Gang
    Sbarro Wants to Reinvent Itself As an ‘Artisanal’ EateryIt’s also decamping its Long Island headquarters for Ohio.
  3. Pizzanomics
    Sbarro’s Bankruptcy Is All About the Sad State of the Food CourtThat old pepperoni slice isn’t cutting it anymore.
  4. Extra Cheese
    Sbarro Adds ‘Brooklyn Fresh’ to Name, Starting in OhioAll Brooklyn everything.
  5. RIP
    They Remember MamaShe ruled the kitchen, before and after it became a restaurant empire.
  6. The Chain Gang
    In-N-Out Sits Atop the Fast-Food HeapReaders vote for In-N-Out over McDonald’s, Chipotle over Taco Bell, and Chick-Fil-A over KFC in a series of fast food upsets.
  7. Financial Woes
    Sbarro Prepares for Chapter 11And everyone is suddenly growing nostalgic for the food-court pizza.
  8. Crime Scenes
    When Cars Attack Restaurants: A Recent HistoryFive were injured when a cab plowed into the Bean this weekend. It’s not the only time diners have had to run for cover.
  9. Record Breakers
    Buca di Beppo Filling Pool with 10,000 Pounds of SpaghettiAn O.C. Italian restaurant is trying to break a Guinness World Record.
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Central European Fast Food to Become Ubiquitous; Bake-Off in WilliamsburgPlus: The General Greene was the belle of Le Fooding ball, and Grant Achatz brags about his Rao’s resy.
  11. Mediavore
    The River Café Loses Ground; Car Smashes Into SbarroPlus: FoodStat reveals city’s health patterns, and new details on DBGB, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. NewsFeed
    Food Blogs Already Having Sport With Calorie ListingsCalorie charts are hitting chain restaurants, a comedy gift to food writers everywhere.
  13. Back of the House
    Sbarro Disappears Into the Corporate MawGiven how generic and fast food–y Sbarro is, news that the Long Island–based chain was just bought by a private-equity firm probably isn’t breaking too many hearts. But believe it or not, the Sbarro family has owned and operated the business for the last 50 years; it now joins Nathan’s, Blimpie’s, Carvel, and a growing number of other New York–area businesses run as franchise “brands” from a central office. At this rate, we could be seeing Carnegie Delis and Momofukus in food courts across the country. Or perhaps we’re just lapsing into fantasy again. MidOcean Partners Announces Agreement to Acquire Sbarro, Inc. [New York dBusiness News]