McDonald’s history with Coca-Cola runs deep (The New York Times)
McDonald’s is so important to Coke that it is the only customer with its own division.

—Marcella Veneziale

Buffalo Wild Wings CEO: Market is just as hungry for pizza (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)
Buffalo Wild Wings this week became a franchisee of the fast-casual PizzaRev brand, of which it owns a significant stake. BWW chief executive Sally Smith says the company’s home state of Minnesota will soon see as many PizzaRev locations as there are of its chicken wings concept.

—Lisa Jennings

Why poutine could be on the path to world domination (Huffington Post)
The Canadian comfort food of french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds appears to be on the verge of breaking out in a big way.

—Marcella Veneziale

Domino's CEO on chain's image, Italy prospects (Associated Press/CNBC)
Italy may not seem like the ideal place for Domino’s Pizza restaurants, but chief executive Patrick Doyle remains optimistic about the possibility. He said the chain's delivery model may give it an advantage in Italy. "There's a lot of pizza, but there's not a lot of delivered pizza," Doyle explained. "So there may still be an opportunity."

—Ron Ruggless

Nobu shares secrets to success (Las Vegas Sun)
The celebrity chef's huge empire continues to grow.

—Marcella Veneziale