Apps Help With Weight Loss; Andrew Zimmern Says Eat More Donkey

• If you're trying to lose weight, an app could be an effective ally, a study shows. There's even one that shouts, "Don't eat that, Fatso!" whenever you look at a cookie. Just kidding. [NYDN]

• Great news: Restaurant sales (for chains, anyway) rose 3.4 percent last year. [NRN]

• Wendy's has beat out Burger King to be the No. 2 fast-food chain in the country. Must be no one liked that creepy king guy. [USAT]

• Yin and yang isn't just a symbol hippie-dippy types are into, it's the guiding principle of balance behind Chinese cuisine. [Reuters]

• Andrew Zimmern is not only into bizarre foods, but also sustainable ones: He wants us to eat more donkey, sardines, and offal. [Eatocracy/CNN]