Darden wins dismissal of New York lawsuit over automatic tips (Chicago Tribune/Reuters)
Darden Restaurants Inc., the parent of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains, won a dismissal of a New York lawsuit accusing it of illegally adding an automatic 18-percent tip to diners' bills and failing to list beverage prices on its menus.

—Ron Ruggless

Magnolia Bakery CEO vows the cupcake lives on (The Wall Street Journal)
Reports of the demise of the cupcake segment have been greatly exaggerated, according to Steve Abrams, chief executive of Magnolia Bakery. The New York-based chain has lasted through the cupcake craze because of its varied menu and broad consumer appeal, he said, as well as Magnolia’s onsite baking.

—Mark Brandau

Former Denny's waitress amasses empire of over 75 units (Entrepreneur)
Meet Dawn Lafreeda, Denny's largest single-owner franchise operator. She began working for the family-dining chain at age 16 as a waitress and now owns 75 units in six states.

—Lisa Jennings

Levi's Stadium: The most vegan-friendly sporting venue in the land (San Francisco Chronicle)
The new home of the San Francisco 49ers reveals much of what will be served during the coming season.

—Bret Thorn