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Popeyes Recipes Sell for $34M; Best Burritos in the South

LGD—In a hunt for the best burritos in the South, Juan's Flying Burrito on Magazine Street nabbed the number ten slot. The only beef with the results? The self-described "Creole taqueria" was labeled as a spot for "Cajun-inspired creations." []

NOLA— Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. just shelled out $43 million to the family of Al Copeland, the fried chicken chain's founder, in exchange for the recipes. Before that hefty transaction, Popeyes was paying $3.1 million a year in royalties. []

CBD—Boy howdy! Back taxes be damned, plans for country crooner Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill are still galloping along with an expected opening date in late summer or early fall for the chain's Riverwalk location. []
Juan's Flying Burrito [photo: Stephen Kennedy/flickr]