The Cheesecake Factory Voted Favorite Chain Restaurant; Obama Doesn't "Care For" Beets

The Cheesecake Factory came out on top in a recent survey of consumers' favorite chain restaurants. [NRN]

Conde Nast will license its magazine names for restaurants abroad. [WSJ]

Neither Barack nor Michelle Obama cares for beets. [LHJ via Eater]

Kelis is working on a cookbook. [The Moment/NYT]

As the government prepares to update federal nutrition guidelines, it appears it will not reverse its reliance on carbohydrates. [NYP]

Wendy's will expand to Russia early next year. [Reuters]