— Carl's Jr. is the latest American burger chain to expand to India, opening its first location in New Delhi on August 8. The restaurant will feature a customized menu "to suit local tastes" — will the chain introduce a number of vegetarian options like Burger King did? — as well as beer on tap and a soft drink "bar."
— Arizona is getting a second Shake Shack. In June, the chain announced that it would open its first location in the state in the city of Scottsdale next year. The restaurant plans to open another outlet, this time located in Phoenix, next year as well. The restaurant will serve the usual menu of burgers, custards, and hotdogs, and it will feature an outdoor patio.The real question is: Will the locations serve ChickenShack sandwiches?
— The salmonella outbreak linked to raw sushi has hit Minnesota, making it the 10th state to be affected. Two Minnesota residents who bought spicy tuna rolls from a grocery store and an office cafeteria were sickened with salmonellosis. In total, 55 people have been infected, but no deaths have been reported.
— Ben & Jerry's founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are putting their money on presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. The ice cream magnates each donated exactly $1,411.23 to Sanders's campaign. Is there a Sanders-themed flavor on the horizon?
— While McDonald's is struggling, other chains continue to succeed. Yum Brands!, the parent company of Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut, says sales have improved for the first two brands. Pizza Hut, however, continues to lag behind (apparently hot dog pizzas can only do so much). So far this year, Yum! Brands' stock has climbed 26 percent.