Taco Bell’s debut of a modern, updated look at four of its Calif. locations was this week’s most-clicked story, and readers were also drawn to news that chef Mario Batali was tapped to prepare the final state dinner hosted by President Obama and the first lady. PepsiCo’s pledge to overhaul its snack and beverage lines to make healthier products caught readers’ attention, as did the tip that adding baking powder to a poultry rub can enhance the dish’s texture.
SmartBrief readers were also interested in the latest grocery news, including ALDI’s continued expansion into US suburbs and a story about how Target is testing the use of vertical farms in its stores to grow its own produce.
Rounding out the top 10 list this week were restaurant and culinary stories, such as the new Coffee & Bagels concept, which combines offerings from both Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels into one brand, and the news that California chain Dog Haus will be expanding nationwide.
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