Potatoes Under Jackson; A Shortage of Chicks

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• In an effort to appear like a local product, Lay's potato chips is growing a potato patch on the ceiling of the Jackson St. CTA tunnel. [Drive Thru]

• The increasing popularity of backyard chicken coop means that hatcheries can barely keep up with the demand for baby chicks. [NYT]

• An Ohio mom is accusing Walmart of creating knockoffs of Thin Mints and Tagalongs, which she says she sampled at the BlogHer conference. [Ad Age]

• In an effort to increase worker efficiency, Starbucks is introducing more "lean" production techniques like moving commonly used syrups closer together. [WSJ]

• Competitive eater Tim Janus doesn't eat anything before or after a match and carries liters of soda with him at all times. [NYT]