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Todd English No-Shows at His Wedding, Magnolia in Dubai

NEW YORK/MIAMI—Eater NY hears chef Todd English was a no-show at his own rehearsal dinner over the weekend, and he flew to Miami instead of heading over to the St. Regis in Manhattan for his wedding ceremony. Fortunately, the bride and family still held the reception—on English's dime, of course—on the 20th floor of the hotel. Meanwhile, English was spotted clubbing down in South Beach. All's well that ends well? [EaterWire; MH]

DUBAI—Uber-popular bakery Magnolia isn't just moving beyond New York into Los Angleles. Today owner Steven Abrams reveals that he'll be opening his first cupcakerie overseas in Dubai this February, meaning that Dubai is getting both a Magnolia and a Shake Shack in the near future. Expect lots of lines? [Big Think via Eater NY]

OHIO—Obama-endorsed burger chain Five Guys is riding its newfound fame and is opening new outposts like crazy: "[Five Guys store owner] believes since President Obama's visit in D.C., sales have skyrocketed. 'He's the most popular guy in the world right now and for him to walk in a Five Guys restaurant and enjoy the food, it's a great thing,' Yono said." [Fox]

RICH PEOPLE—Unsurprisingly, not many restaurant/food personalities made the cut on Forbers' 400 Richest Americans list, but at least two did: Peter Buck of Subway Sandwiches and S. Truett Cathy of Chick-Fil-A are both worth $1.5 billion, good for 236th place. [Forbes

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