Where are travel websites going with restaurant reservation business? (Forbes)
TripAdvisor, the travel review company, last month bought French reservation website LaFourchette for $140 million. Priceline, the online travel agency, this month bought OpenTable for $2.6 billion. Among reasons for the acquisitions are slowing growth of digital sales in the highly competitive travel market and the increasing adoption of online reservations by diners and restaurants due to the convenience, efficiency and discounts offered.
—Ron Ruggless

Chipotle opens first location in Compton (Los Angeles Times)
Chipotle Mexican Grill opened Thursday its first restaurant in the “food desert” of Compton in South Los Angeles.

—Lisa Jennings

Sweetgreen launches test kitchen (Washington Post)
The location, in Washington, D.C.'s Dupont neighborhood, will feature experimental menu items.

—Marcella Veneziale

Over 60% of restaurants on ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ are now closed (Grub Street)
More than 60 percent of restaurants “rescued” by celebrity chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay on the “Kitchen Nightmares” program are closed.

—Lisa Jennings