UK — Shake Shack UK has announced that it will introduce a new menu item, the Yard Burger, beginning April 17. The burger, according to this Burger Business tweet, is named after Cheddar cheese supplier Neal's Yard Dairy. The burger, which will cost £7 ($10.40) for a single and £10.25($15.20) for a double, will only be for sale until April 26.
AWARDS SEASON — James Beard Awards Week officially begins Friday, May 1 for the Lettuce Entertain You family of restaurants in Chicago. The corporation, which owns over 100 restaurants, is sponsoring a series of events from May 1 to May 9. Highlights include the "Rising Star Chef" dinner series and a "meat & greet" with Italian butcher Dario Cecchini. The James Beard Awards gala will be held May 4 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
SEATTLE — Seattle's Bartholomew Winery is changing the name of its Jaxon line of Bordeaux-blend wines after Jackson Family Wines in California sent it a cease-and-desist letter. Jackson Family Wines claims that the "Jaxon" wines from Bartholomew is too close-sounding of a name to the word "Jackson." Rather than drag through an expensive litigation process, Bartholomew owner Bart Fawbush said he was going to go ahead and change the name.