Man Charged in Restaurant Shooting; Gyros Sales are Up

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• A man has been charged with opening fire on customers at Manny's Tacos & Burritos on south 115th street. [Chi Breaking News]

• While the majority of the restaurant world falters in a troubled economy, the Chicago-based gyros industry is flying high. [NYT]

• Steakhouse-quality beef is increasingly available at supermarkets. [WSJ]

• The deep discounts chain restaurants have been offering to attract cash-strapped consumers are negatively affecting the restaurants' bottom lines. [WSJ]

• Also not faring so well in the recession: Las Vegas restaurants. [NYT]

• 7-Eleven is planning a huge expansion and will open more than 200 stores this year alone. [NYT]

• The film adaptation of Julie and Julia doesn't mention author Julie Powell's affair. [NYP]