Pizza Hut looks to chicken for domestic growth (Quartz)
Financial analysts predict a welcome sales contribution from WingStreet to Pizza Hut’s domestic performance in 2014. The chain, part of Yum! Brands Inc., made its first nationwide marketing push for WingStreet wings earlier this year.

—Mark Brandau

The rise and fall of Crumbs (Eater)
Here's a look at the history of the cupcake concept that has just reportedly shuttered all of its locations.

—Bret Thorn



Restaurant owner sues Google over map-listing (The Guardian)
A restaurant owner in the Washington, D.C., area is suing Google for an incorrect Google Maps listing that he claims led to a sudden decline in customers and forced him to lay off staff and close the eatery. Rene Bertagna, owner of the 40-year-old Serbian Crown restaurant, claimed the restaurant suffered a 75-percent drop in customers on the weekend in early 2012. Bertagna closed the restaurant in April 2013. The federal court suit alleges the Google Maps listing had falsely shown Serbian Crown shut over the weekend and Monday, previously the restaurant’s busiest days.

—Ron Ruggless

Russian charged for cyber theft targeting Seattle restaurants (KOMO News/Talk Radio 570 KVI)
Federal agents arrested the leader of an international computer hacking ring who is charged with stealing credit cards from customers at restaurants in Seattle and across the country.

—Lisa Jennings

Manresa fire: Los Gatos restaurateur vows to reopen acclaimed venue (San Jose Mercury News)
Chef-owner David Kinch said he will rebuild the San Francisco Bay Area restaurant, but he didn't set a timeline for its return.

—Bret Thorn