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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
Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?
Burger King

Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?

Burger King Japan is rolling out a burger that's treated with bamboo charcoal to give its cheese and buns and unnaturally dark shade.
Kate Taylor
For Restaurant Goers, Authenticity Trumps Hygiene
Food Businesses

For Restaurant Goers, Authenticity Trumps Hygiene

Forget the public health department: if customers think a restaurant is authentic, they don't care how clean it is.
Kate Taylor
Groupon Helps Restaurants Fill Tables During Off-Hours With Reservation-Based Deals
Groupon

Groupon Helps Restaurants Fill Tables During Off-Hours With Reservation-Based Deals

Groupon's latest feature allows businesses to offer deals that can only be redeemed at a specific time of day.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: From Making Minimum Wage to Running the Show
Franchises

Franchise Players: From Making Minimum Wage to Running the Show

When she was 16, Dulce Luevano was making $5.15 working at CiCi's Pizza. Now, she owns her own shop.
Kate Taylor
The Internet Thinks Hershey's New Logo Looks Like Crap -- Literally
Rebranding

The Internet Thinks Hershey's New Logo Looks Like Crap -- Literally

The 120-year-old company unveiled a new logo today, much to the amusement (and disgust) of commenters on social media.
Geoff Weiss