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Lindsay Lohan to Star in MTV Reality Show About Running Greek Beach Club

Plus, Chipotle had to shut down an Ohio restaurant after customers fell ill, and more food news

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Lindsay Lohan.
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Posted by MTV on Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Here is a Wall Street Journal profile of Paul Grinberg, an executive at a San Diego-based investment firm who, since 2011, has traveled the world and eaten at 99 of the top 100 restaurants in the Michelin guide. Only an elusive trip to the eight-seat Sushi Saito in Tokyo stands between Grinberg and his century of meals. “I can’t get into one restaurant in Tokyo? That’s just crazy!” Grinberg tells the Journal.
  • As Brexit draws closer, Britons are worried their departure from the European Union will result in food shortages, according to the New York Times.
  • In a booze merger of epic proportions, rum giant Bacardi is taking over tequila powerhouse Patron for a reported $5.1 billion. Bloomberg has the details on how the mega-deal went down.
  • Armie Hammer isn’t just a hunky actor who played the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. He and his wife, Elizabeth Chambers, own a couple of bakeries in Texas. Hammer stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers to discuss the family side business.
  • Following a disastrous couple of years, Chipotle stock has been rebounding nicely in recent months. But executives must be terrified of this news: The burrito chain had to shut down a restaurant in Ohio after reports of customers becoming “severely ill,” according to Business Insider. “We are not aware of any confirmed food borne illness cases, and we are cooperating with the local health department,” a Chipotle spokesperson says.
  • Edouardo Jordan, the Seattle-based James Beard Award-winning chef behind Salare and JuneBaby, speaks with Grub Street about what it’s like to be the hottest chef in America. Despite the new publicity, Jordan is grounded. “Nothing’s changed,” he says. “Same ol’ thing. Just running. Nothing has changed besides the speed of the run.”
  • Rest in peace, Eat 24. The food delivery business, which rival Grubhub acquired in 2017, will be shut down later this year, reports Skift. “What we found was that the incremental value of maintaining Eat24 as a third brand did not justify the additional cost,” Grubhub chief executive officer Matt Maloney said in a recent earnings call. “So, we’ve made the difficult decision to sunset the Eat24 brand later this year.”
  • Bigfoot porn is making the news, and Pizza Hut won’t miss the opportunity to get a little free advertising juice out of the trending topic, per Fast Company.
  • Finally, the New Yorker looks at the decline of Diet Coke, the fizzy, caffeinated beverage that was a favorite of baby boomers in their heyday of the ’90s.