Kat Cole of Cinnabon, on questioning success more than failure (The New York Times)
By asking more questions when business is going smoothly, the executive ensures that “people don’t feel beat up for failing,” Cole says.

—Marcella Veneziale

French law requires restaurateurs to report what is housemade (Reason)
Trying to combat "industrial" food, France has implemented a law that makes restaurants state on their menus that their food is made in-house, even when it's not.

—Bret Thorn

Silicon Valley is trying to make vegan cheese that’s actually cheese (Slate)
Can it be cheese without the cow? A Silicon Valley startup is working on a synthetic casein that may allow for the development of “real” vegan cheese.

—Lisa Jennings

Within struggling Atlantic City, casinos, nongaming businesses thrive (Press of Atlantic City)
Gambling revenues at Atlantic City, N.J., casinos have plummeted since peaking in 2006. Three casinos have said in the past month that they could close by summer’s end. But for Paul Sandler, general manager of The Palm steakhouse, which leases space at Tropicana, business is humming. The restaurant he runs has grown 2 percent to 5 percent year-over-year for the past nine years in terms of revenue and customers served, he said. The nongaming sector of Atlantic City’s casino economy — entertainment, retail, food and beverage — is growing.

—Ron Ruggless