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U.S. Restaurants Say ‘Vive la Révolution!’

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It could be connected to the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, or the surprise success of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Or maybe it’s just that the French keep insisting their food and wine choices keep them skinny. The reasons why are vague, but U.S. restaurants are convinced diners are hot for everything France, and to prove it they’re celebrating Bastille Day — today — with a flurry of promotions.

“It is kind of funny that we didn’t do a promotion for July 4, but here we are doing it for Bastille Day,” said Brandi Babb, VP for training and franchise relations at pizza chain Zpizza, in Nation’s Restaurant News.

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The Many Reputations of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

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The New York Times states the obvious with an article today describing how IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn‘s reputation has been blackened by charges of sexual assault and attempted rape against a maid at a New York hotel.

What’s interesting are the multiple reputations that Strauss-Kahn has, both good and bad. In that one Times article, it makes reference to “his reputation as a womanizer,” his “reputation as a skilled, hands-on and tough-minded manager who did not shy from making tough decisions,” and the references to him as a “a caviar socialist…an image that was reinforced recently with the publication of a photo of him stepping into a Porsche in Paris.”

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