A Costco Grows in Kiddieland's Footprint; Mario Batali's Halloween Costume

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The site of the now-closed Kiddieland amusement park might turn into another Costco. [Crain's]

Wisconsin-based local-agriculture advocate Will Allen is pleased that people of color are getting involved in the "good-food movement." [AP]

Mario Batali will be a "dictator" for Halloween this year, a costume he accomplishes by tying a Yukon Gold to his belt. [Cityfile]

Burger King's first-quarter profit slipped dramatically this year; the restaurant blames high unemployment rates. [AP]

The Dunkin' Donuts executive who left the company for Starbucks has settled a lawsuit from his former employers. [NYP]

Costco hopes to accept food stamps in stores nationwide by Thanksgiving. [City Room/NYT]

Minds and Machines has settled its five million dollar lawsuit against Wolfgang Puck over the failed .food domain name deal. [Domain Name Wire via Eat Me Daily]

Restaurants nationwide are hoping to boost traffic with Halloween specials. [NRN]