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How Food Makers Are Convincing America to Eat Bugs
Food Businesses

How Food Makers Are Convincing America to Eat Bugs

A swarm of companies selling insect-based food items has descended upon the American market. Can they persuade consumers that eating bugs isn't a punishment?
Kate Taylor
Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars
Patents

Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars

In yet another food mashup, PepsiCo is hoping to make granola pop with the addition of "carbonated candy" like Pop Rocks.
Kate Taylor
Dig Inn Founder: 'I Wouldn't Let People Tell You That You Can't Do Things'
Trep Talk

Dig Inn Founder: 'I Wouldn't Let People Tell You That You Can't Do Things'

To keep prices low and be able to expand its model, this farm-to-table eatery will have to continue to reinvent the restaurant supply chain.
Catherine Clifford
There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC
Crowdfunding

There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC

Good news for cat lovers: a cat sanctuary and tea house is trying to open in NYC, if it can raise $65,000 in startup funds.
Kate Taylor
Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business
Restaurants

Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business

While fine dining visits were up 3 percent from last year, quick-service restaurants fell flat.
Kate Taylor
With Soda Sales Down Anyway, Coke and Pepsi Vow to Promote Healthier Drinks
Soda

With Soda Sales Down Anyway, Coke and Pepsi Vow to Promote Healthier Drinks

At the Clinton Global Initiative, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper pledged to cut beverage calories by one-fifth in the next decade.
Kate Taylor
Why This Bay Area Bistro Wants to Be Yelp's Worst-Rated Restaurant Ever
Online Reviews

Why This Bay Area Bistro Wants to Be Yelp's Worst-Rated Restaurant Ever

In a protest against the site's alleged ratings manipulations, this Italian restaurant's co-owners offered scathing reviewers 25-percent off their checks.
Geoff Weiss
'We Don't Give a Sh*t About Gluten Free': A Restaurant Owner Gets Bold With Customers
Customer Service

'We Don't Give a Sh*t About Gluten Free': A Restaurant Owner Gets Bold With Customers

A San Francisco chef is tired of catering to hard-to-satisfy customers. So, he's telling picky patrons to go buy dinner elsewhere.
Kate Taylor
Don't Call Her Old-Fashioned: Paula Deen's Comeback Is for the Digital Era
Online Video

Don't Call Her Old-Fashioned: Paula Deen's Comeback Is for the Digital Era

The Paula Deen Network, an online-TV platform where subscribers must pay between $7.99 and $9.99 to watch Deen whip up her famed Southern fare, launches on Wednesday.
Geoff Weiss
3 Out of 4 Negative Tweets Happen While Customers Are Still Inside the Restaurant
Social Media

3 Out of 4 Negative Tweets Happen While Customers Are Still Inside the Restaurant

Social media provides a new way to deal with disgruntled customers before they even finish eating.
Kate Taylor
Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal
Food Businesses

Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal

Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's.
Kate Taylor
Mario Batali and the Power of 'Delusional Optimism'
Mario Batali

Mario Batali and the Power of 'Delusional Optimism'

Empire-building lessons from one of the world's most entrepreneurial chefs.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Overexposure to Food Ads Can Make You Lose Your Appetite
Marketing

Overexposure to Food Ads Can Make You Lose Your Appetite

Food porn no more? A new study shows that when people actually ate a snack after studying dozens of pictures of food they enjoyed it less.
Kate Taylor
Tasty Turnaround: How Restaurant Chain Dig Inn Wants to Change the Way America Eats
Trep Talk

Tasty Turnaround: How Restaurant Chain Dig Inn Wants to Change the Way America Eats

Adam Eskin took over a gym-rat focused food chain and has turned it into a farm-to-table restaurant with nine locations and counting.
Catherine Clifford