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Food

Pork ‘Wings’ Are the Hot New Restaurant Menu Item

5 years ago

Cheap meat is good-ish news for consumers but bad news for farmers and other food producers. And it won't last.

Food

Study Finds Food Recalls Are Up Significantly Since 2013

5 years ago

Researchers aren’t sure if the rise in recalls is due to a more contaminated food supply or because new technology makes it easier to catch bacteria in products. Either way, we are screwed.

Independents

Restaurant Wine Lists Are Finally Getting Shorter

5 years ago

Nobody likes to stare down a hefty book of wine choices at a restaurant and pretend like they know what they're doing. Shorter, more tightly curated wine lists make more sense for staff and diners alike.

Chains

Starbucks No Longer Dominates the Coffee Market in China

5 years ago

One-year-old startup Luckin' Coffee is making huge gains in China with an easy, straightforward strategy: sell cheaper coffee than Starbucks and be consistently faster on pick-up and delivery.

Tech

Yelp’s Underwhelming Performance Is Frustrating a Top Investor

5 years ago

This isn't the first time SQN Investors has made recommendations to help Yelp increase value for shareholders. The review site's failure to add many new accounts recently has investors antsy.

Food

McDonald’s Loses Big Mac Battle to Irish Chain

5 years ago

When a little chain beats a big chain we tend to get excited, but when that little chain is also the licensee of Papa John's in Ireland we get less excited.

Food

U.S. FDA Says It Will Try to Resume Some Food Inspections

5 years ago

No matter the country, government plays a key role in food safety. But in a country where government is the "enemy" for some and food safety is not at a premium it is the consumers who will suffer.

Strategy

Restaurant Prices Are Growing Faster Than Grocery Prices

5 years ago

Full-service restaurants, like Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, had no choice but to raise menu prices in December. Labor and food costs have to be paid somehow.

Chains

P.F. Chang’s Sold to New Private Equity Owners

5 years ago

Back in the glory days of the late 1990s and early 2000s, P.F. Chang's was a fresh concept with fresh food. Under it's most recent private equity owners it wasn't fresh by any stretch. Success is no further than paying a bit more for better ingredients and staff.

Chains

Taco Bell Plans to Launch a Dedicated Vegetarian Menu Later This Year

5 years ago

The announcement underscores the increasingly mainstream appeal of vegetarianism and meat alternatives in the U.S.

People

U.S. Government Shutdown Means Restaurants Can’t Vet Workers

5 years ago

Despite the headaches here, the worst-case scenario is a few people get a job and do some good work before they are "found out."

Chains

Brazilians’ Appetite For Whoppers Is Rising

5 years ago

A Whopper costs far less than a meal at a Brazilian steakhouse in Brazil. Go figure. That, coupled with South America's struggling economy, explains why BK Brasil SA is faring well.