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NYC goes to court to try to revive soda banLawyers for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration will try to convince an appeals court to reinstate a ban on large sugary drinks, three months after a judge struck it down at the 11th hour as an illegal overreach of executive power.

Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:24:44 GMT

(image) Lawyers for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration will try to convince an appeals court to reinstate a ban on large sugary drinks, three months after a judge struck it down at the 11th hour as an illegal overreach of executive power.


Lawyers for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration will try to convince an appeals court to reinstate a ban on large sugary drinks, three months after a judge struck it down at the 11th hour as an illegal overreach of executive power.



National Doughnut Day means freebies ... and big businessAs National Doughnut Day rolls around, everybody’s got dough on their minds in one way or another. Workers at doughnut shops are gearing up for giveaways this Friday while their parent companies are rolling out big expansion plans.

Thu, 6 Jun 2013 17:33:43 GMT

(image) As National Doughnut Day rolls around, everybody’s got dough on their minds in one way or another. Workers at doughnut shops are gearing up for giveaways this Friday while their parent companies are rolling out big expansion plans.


As National Doughnut Day rolls around, everybody’s got dough on their minds in one way or another. Workers at doughnut shops are gearing up for giveaways this Friday while their parent companies are rolling out big expansion plans.



Cans make a comeback, and give beer biz a boostThe newest weapon in the battle for the beer drinkers' dollar is actually an old one. The once-maligned can is now taking the spotlight—and shelf space—from the bottle.

Thu, 6 Jun 2013 18:21:17 GMT

(image) The newest weapon in the battle for the beer drinkers' dollar is actually an old one. The once-maligned can is now taking the spotlight—and shelf space—from the bottle.


The newest weapon in the battle for the beer drinkers' dollar is actually an old one. The once-maligned can is now taking the spotlight—and shelf space—from the bottle.



Taco Bell reacts quickly to employee's gross photoHopefully not all of Taco Bell’s workers love the shells as much as it appears one of its California employees does. The company Monday was reacting to a picture posted on Facebook that appears to show a Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells.

Mon, 3 Jun 2013 20:53:34 GMT

(image) Hopefully not all of Taco Bell’s workers love the shells as much as it appears one of its California employees does. The company Monday was reacting to a picture posted on Facebook that appears to show a Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells.


Hopefully not all of Taco Bell’s workers love the shells as much as it appears one of its California employees does. The company Monday was reacting to a picture posted on Facebook that appears to show a Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells.



No hands-free Whopper? Burger King reveals the jestIt looked like fast food was just about to get a little faster, but Burger King says it is not making hands-free Whopper holders. All you multi-taskers will need to look elsewhere to shave a few more minutes out of your action-packed days.

Mon, 3 Jun 2013 18:27:16 GMT

(image) It looked like fast food was just about to get a little faster, but Burger King says it is not making hands-free Whopper holders. All you multi-taskers will need to look elsewhere to shave a few more minutes out of your action-packed days.


It looked like fast food was just about to get a little faster, but Burger King says it is not making hands-free Whopper holders. All you multi-taskers will need to look elsewhere to shave a few more minutes out of your action-packed days.



It's beer, it's lemonade, it's ... shandy! And it's coming to the USFed up with beer? Feel too sleepy after drinking in the hot afternoon sun? Shandy, a mix of beer and lemonade, is coming to the US.

Tue, 28 May 2013 16:33:20 GMT

(image) Fed up with beer? Feel too sleepy after drinking in the hot afternoon sun? Shandy, a mix of beer and lemonade, is coming to the US.


Fed up with beer? Feel too sleepy after drinking in the hot afternoon sun? Shandy, a mix of beer and lemonade, is coming to the US.



Tough drunk-driving law may be buzzkill for light drinkersImagine having a drink with dinner at a restaurant only to be pulled over on the way home and slapped with a DUI. That could happen under a proposed plan to toughen the drunk driving laws across the country, and it has restaurateurs alarmed.

Fri, 17 May 2013 21:58:57 GMT

(image) Imagine having a drink with dinner at a restaurant only to be pulled over on the way home and slapped with a DUI. That could happen under a proposed plan to toughen the drunk driving laws across the country, and it has restaurateurs alarmed.


Imagine having a drink with dinner at a restaurant only to be pulled over on the way home and slapped with a DUI. That could happen under a proposed plan to toughen the drunk driving laws across the country, and it has restaurateurs alarmed.



Man who gave America fish sticks dead at 96Parents might not recognize E. Robert Kinney by name, but they owe him a debt of gratitude for popularizing what might be the only kind of fish their kids will eat.

Thu, 16 May 2013 18:27:17 GMT

(image) Parents might not recognize E. Robert Kinney by name, but they owe him a debt of gratitude for popularizing what might be the only kind of fish their kids will eat.


Parents might not recognize E. Robert Kinney by name, but they owe him a debt of gratitude for popularizing what might be the only kind of fish their kids will eat.



Incurable citrus disease ravages Florida grovesNYT: Florida’s citrus industry is grappling with the most serious threat in its history: a bacterial disease with no cure that has infected all 32 of the state’s citrus-growing counties.

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:58:51 GMT

(image) NYT: Florida’s citrus industry is grappling with the most serious threat in its history: a bacterial disease with no cure that has infected all 32 of the state’s citrus-growing counties.


NYT: Florida’s citrus industry is grappling with the most serious threat in its history: a bacterial disease with no cure that has infected all 32 of the state’s citrus-growing counties.



McDonald's dropping Angus burgers from US menuA bit of bad news for all you beef lovers out there: McDonald's said Thursday that it's cutting one-third pound Angus burgers from its menus in the U.S. as beef prices hit all-time highs.

Thu, 9 May 2013 19:24:16 GMT

(image) A bit of bad news for all you beef lovers out there: McDonald's said Thursday that it's cutting one-third pound Angus burgers from its menus in the U.S. as beef prices hit all-time highs.


A bit of bad news for all you beef lovers out there: McDonald's said Thursday that it's cutting one-third pound Angus burgers from its menus in the U.S. as beef prices hit all-time highs.



Bad news at the grill as beef prices hit all-time highOutdoor chefs are in for an unhappy surprise as the summer grilling season approaches: The cost to fire up a backyard barbecue is going up. The price of wholesale beef hit an all-time high Friday and there is no indication it will decline this year.

Tue, 7 May 2013 17:02:54 GMT

(image) Outdoor chefs are in for an unhappy surprise as the summer grilling season approaches: The cost to fire up a backyard barbecue is going up. The price of wholesale beef hit an all-time high Friday and there is no indication it will decline this year.


Outdoor chefs are in for an unhappy surprise as the summer grilling season approaches: The cost to fire up a backyard barbecue is going up. The price of wholesale beef hit an all-time high Friday and there is no indication it will decline this year.



Samuel Adams to offer up beer in custom-shaped cansSamuel Adams has been a craft beer pioneer for decades, but there’s one area where they’ve lagged behind – offering their beer in cans. That’s about to change with their new custom-shaped vessel, which is hitting stores just in time for summer. But do the cans enhance the brew's flavor? We take a taste.

Tue, 7 May 2013 14:43:29 GMT

(image) Samuel Adams has been a craft beer pioneer for decades, but there’s one area where they’ve lagged behind – offering their beer in cans. That’s about to change with their new custom-shaped vessel, which is hitting stores just in time for summer. But do the cans enhance the brew's flavor? We take a taste.


Samuel Adams has been a craft beer pioneer for decades, but there’s one area where they’ve lagged behind – offering their beer in cans. That’s about to change with their new custom-shaped vessel, which is hitting stores just in time for summer. But do the cans enhance the brew's flavor? We take a taste.



Rapper's controversial Mountain Dew ad pulled

Wed, 1 May 2013 16:02:29 GMT

After drawing criticism for its racially insensitive imagery, the latest installment of rapper Tyler the Creator’s advertisement series for Mountain Dew was pulled from the Internet on Tuesday.



McDonald's all-day breakfast could happen, CEO says

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:04:08 GMT

McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson, in a wide-ranging interview with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" offered a peek into the future of the fast-food chain.



Twinkies (the real ones) return in JulyStand down Twinkies hoarders, you can start eating your secret stash. Twinkies will hit store shelves nationally by late July, Michael Cramer, executive vice president of Hostess Brands LLC says.

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:05:59 GMT

(image) Stand down Twinkies hoarders, you can start eating your secret stash. Twinkies will hit store shelves nationally by late July, Michael Cramer, executive vice president of Hostess Brands LLC says.


Stand down Twinkies hoarders, you can start eating your secret stash. Twinkies will hit store shelves nationally by late July, Michael Cramer, executive vice president of Hostess Brands LLC says.



Cupcake crashes on Wall St., rises on Main St.Although Wall Street has declared the crash of the cupcake, it’s not over on Main Street. What is waning is the over-marketed, mass-produced, lesser-quality cupcakes that helped saturate the market and cooked-up some eye-rolling gimmicks, food trend experts say.

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:48:25 GMT

(image) Although Wall Street has declared the crash of the cupcake, it’s not over on Main Street. What is waning is the over-marketed, mass-produced, lesser-quality cupcakes that helped saturate the market and cooked-up some eye-rolling gimmicks, food trend experts say.


Although Wall Street has declared the crash of the cupcake, it’s not over on Main Street. What is waning is the over-marketed, mass-produced, lesser-quality cupcakes that helped saturate the market and cooked-up some eye-rolling gimmicks, food trend experts say.



Budweiser looking to score big with bowtie cansBudweiser is about to get a makeover by cinching its waist and adding some heft to its cans.

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:51:27 GMT

(image) Budweiser is about to get a makeover by cinching its waist and adding some heft to its cans.


Budweiser is about to get a makeover by cinching its waist and adding some heft to its cans.



'Oh yeah!' Kool-Aid Man is getting a makeoverKool-Aid is unveiling a new look for its big red mascot Monday, as the powdered drink brand looks to refresh its image and tout a new liquid mix.

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:26:37 GMT

(image) Kool-Aid is unveiling a new look for its big red mascot Monday, as the powdered drink brand looks to refresh its image and tout a new liquid mix.


Kool-Aid is unveiling a new look for its big red mascot Monday, as the powdered drink brand looks to refresh its image and tout a new liquid mix.



McDonald's executive says 'service is broken'

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:36:22 GMT

When it comes to service, McDonald’s customers just aren’t lovin’ it. The burger behemoth is fielding an increasing number of gripes about its employees’ friendliness, professionalism and speed of service, so much so that an executive warned, “service is broken” at a recent internal webcast.



Taco Bell is cooking up healthier menu -- by 2020Is Taco Bell turning its back on its reputation as food to satisfy late-night indulgent cravings? Not exactly, but the company said it wants to offer diners some healthier options.

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:02:27 GMT

(image) Is Taco Bell turning its back on its reputation as food to satisfy late-night indulgent cravings? Not exactly, but the company said it wants to offer diners some healthier options.


Is Taco Bell turning its back on its reputation as food to satisfy late-night indulgent cravings? Not exactly, but the company said it wants to offer diners some healthier options.



Your instant coffee: More gourmet, same priceInstant coffee drinkers may soon be getting a more gourmet brew than they realize at no extra cost as roasters consider adding higher-quality arabica beans into their blends.

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:53:35 GMT

(image) Instant coffee drinkers may soon be getting a more gourmet brew than they realize at no extra cost as roasters consider adding higher-quality arabica beans into their blends.


Instant coffee drinkers may soon be getting a more gourmet brew than they realize at no extra cost as roasters consider adding higher-quality arabica beans into their blends.



Hooters sued by former waitress in war over wig

Tue, 9 Apr 2013 18:43:35 GMT

Following brain surgery, your main worry should not be whether you’ll get fired at work for refusing to wear a wig that scrapes your scar. But former Hooters waitress Sandra Lupo contends in a lawsuit that’s what happened when she declined to don a wig and her hours were reduced so much, she was forced to quit.



No bones about it. KFC goes bonelessLook, ma, no bones. KFC announces that in a bid to appeal to younger diners, who apparently dislike all that stuff like bones, gristle, etc., it is about to go big on boneless.

Fri, 5 Apr 2013 15:51:51 GMT

(image) Look, ma, no bones. KFC announces that in a bid to appeal to younger diners, who apparently dislike all that stuff like bones, gristle, etc., it is about to go big on boneless.


Look, ma, no bones. KFC announces that in a bid to appeal to younger diners, who apparently dislike all that stuff like bones, gristle, etc., it is about to go big on boneless.



Honeymoons Over My Hammy! Weddings at Denny'sCan’t decide which you love more — your honey or maple syrup? If you’re in Las Vegas, you’re in luck. Behind its bright-yellow, abstract facade, the Denny’s restaurant near the Strip is now accepting bookings for its in-house wedding chapel.

Fri, 5 Apr 2013 15:39:08 GMT

(image) Can’t decide which you love more — your honey or maple syrup? If you’re in Las Vegas, you’re in luck. Behind its bright-yellow, abstract facade, the Denny’s restaurant near the Strip is now accepting bookings for its in-house wedding chapel.


Can’t decide which you love more — your honey or maple syrup? If you’re in Las Vegas, you’re in luck. Behind its bright-yellow, abstract facade, the Denny’s restaurant near the Strip is now accepting bookings for its in-house wedding chapel.



Fast-food workers strike, citing low wages: 'Not enough'

Thu, 4 Apr 2013 14:56:56 GMT

They work for some of the biggest businesses in the United States, yet they are among the country's lowest-paid workers.



A pork butt by any other name will still sizzleIn an effort to boost sales just ahead of the U.S. grilling season, and make shopping at the meat counter a bit easier, the pork and beef industries are retooling more than 350 names of meat cuts to give them more sizzle and consumer appeal.

Thu, 4 Apr 2013 15:14:44 GMT

(image) In an effort to boost sales just ahead of the U.S. grilling season, and make shopping at the meat counter a bit easier, the pork and beef industries are retooling more than 350 names of meat cuts to give them more sizzle and consumer appeal.


In an effort to boost sales just ahead of the U.S. grilling season, and make shopping at the meat counter a bit easier, the pork and beef industries are retooling more than 350 names of meat cuts to give them more sizzle and consumer appeal.



Speedy Domino's plans to slow things down a bit

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:56:03 GMT

The chain this week launched a new advertising campaign touting its Homemade Pan Pizza, which “takes a bit longer to make” and features “fresh, never-frozen dough.”