Restaurant Comedy; Chains Sued Over Carcinogenic Chicken

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• Chicago comedian Monte's entire act centers on Chicago restaurants. [Tribune]

• McDonald's, Burger King, and Friendly's were all named as defendants in a class action suit charging that the chains sold carcinogenic chicken without a warning. [Bloomberg]

• McDonald's profits rose 5.9 percent in the past quarter. [WSJ]

• The number of hungry people worldwide soared to 1.02 billion this year. [NYT]