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Taco Bell Has Decided To Inflict Taco With Fried Egg Shell On The Entire Country

Earlier this spring, Taco Bell continued its assault on the definition of “taco” by testing a new breakfast item in Michigan that involved putting stuff inside a fried egg and calling it a Naked Breakfast Taco. Now, the fast food giant is taking the item nationally.  [More]

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Cheesecake Factory Customers Say They Were Duped Into Leaving Big Tips

Even though we all now have phones with handy calculator apps, some restaurant diners are still confounded by the math when trying to sort out the tip, particularly when splitting the bill. Many restaurants now do the math for you and print a suggested tip on the receipt, but some Cheesecake Factory customers say the popular chain is enriching itself by suggesting misleading tips on split bills. [More]

Italy Is Europe’s Ice Cream Champ, Producing 6.8B Scoops Of Gelato In 2016

Italy Is Europe’s Ice Cream Champ, Producing 6.8B Scoops Of Gelato In 2016

Hear that sound? It’s everyone in Italy, screaming for ice cream. Because if there’s one country that loves creamy frozen treats, it’s the home of gelato: Italy produced more ice cream last year than any other country in Europe. [More]

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Food Scientist Envisions A Future Where “Super Nutritious Pizza” Exists

Sure, you may try to claim that “pizza is a vegetable” or that it’s healthy because you put some broccoli on top. Yes, we’re just fooling ourselves — but if one food scientist has his way, we could all be eating truly nutritious pizza in the future. [More]

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Applebee’s Closing More Than 100 Locations, IHOP To Shutter 25 Restaurants

There could soon be fewer places to grab an app or order a stack of pancakes: Dine Equity, the company behind Applebee’s and IHOP, will close up to 160 locations of the chain restaurants this year in an attempt to trim costs and boost sales. [More]

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Grocery Stores Jumping Into Meal Kit Market

Your mission? Make a delicious home-cooked meal for dinner. Here are your options: Walk around your massive local grocery store picking up each ingredient piece by piece, or walk into the store, grab a box full of pre-selected, pre-proportioned ingredients and walk out. Which would you choose? Grocery stores around the country are hoping it’s a variation of the latter, as they gear up to compete with online meal kit services.  [More]

Here Are This Year’s 8 Most Ridiculously Calorie-Filled Chain Restaurant Meals

Here Are This Year’s 8 Most Ridiculously Calorie-Filled Chain Restaurant Meals

Fast food chains may, deservedly, get flack from public health advocates for their menus filled with salty, breaded, greasy grub, but most fast food meals have nothing on their sit-down restaurant cousins across the parking lot. A bacon cheeseburger may look like a healthy snack compared to the winners of this year’s Xtreme Eating awards. [More]

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Here’s The Latest On Chipotle’s Foodborne Illness Nightmare

Between rodents falling from the ceilings to customers falling ill after eating at the fast casual chain, the last few weeks haven’t been exactly kind to Chipotle, and they don’t appear to be getting any better: Another customer has tested positive for norovirus after eating at one of the company’s Virginia locations.  [More]

Bush’s Baked Beans Recalled Due To Defective Cans

Bush’s Baked Beans Recalled Due To Defective Cans

Before you crack open a can of baked beans for your next backyard cookout, you should check to make sure they’re not included in a recent recall by Bush’s prompted by defective cans. [More]

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Here’s How To Grill With Charcoal

If you’re the kind of person who loves the taste of a char-grilled steak but are intimidated by anything that involves more than flicking a switch, don’t despair: There are experts who can tell you exactly how to grill with charcoal at home.

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Spreads Are Dead: No One Likes Eating Margarine Anymore

For the last few years, Unilever — likely the world’s largest margarine maker — has been trying to figure out how to make spreads cool again in the eye of consumers. But despite its best efforts to adjust to changing consumers tastes, it looks like spreads are pretty much dead. [More]

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Chipotle Reopening Virginia Store Closed Over Possible Norovirus

A Virginia Chipotle restaurant will reopen today after it was temporarily closed following reports that some customers became violently ill after eating there.  [More]

7 Million Pounds Of Hot Dogs Recalled Because No One Wants To Eat Bone Shards

7 Million Pounds Of Hot Dogs Recalled Because No One Wants To Eat Bone Shards

Before your next cookout, you may want to check that pack of franks in the fridge: A New York company is recalling more than seven million pounds of hot dog products after someone reported getting a bite of bone in their wiener. [More]

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Your Summer Lobster Roll Might Be Cheaper This Year

If your summer plans include eating a bunch of lobster rolls or other meals involving the crustacean, we’ve got good news: Your sustenance won’t break the bank.  [More]

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States Look To Outlaw ‘Lunch Shaming’ Of Kids Whose Parents Can’t Pay Cafeteria Bill

Schools across the country deploy a variety of humiliation tactics on students whose parents haven’t been able to pay their school lunch bills, whether it’s publicly throwing away perfectly good trays of food or marking students’ hands. Some states and schools say these practices go too far and are adopting laws and policies that don’t punish schoolchildren for their parents’ debts. [More]

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Amazon/Whole Foods Merger Forcing Supermarkets To Take Delivery Seriously

With Amazon set to merge its massive delivery network with Whole Foods’ existing retail business, more supermarkets are beginning to realize they have to start offering food delivery to their customers. [More]

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Get Your Omelet On: Eggs Prices Are At A Decade Low

They say you’ve gotta break a couple eggs to make an omelet, but with egg prices at the lowest they’ve been in about 10 years, you can probably afford it if a few extra end up on the floor. [More]

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Yes, You Can Fly With This Huge Freaking Lobster (But Don’t Sit Near Me)

As if people aren’t bad enough, your future seatmate could feature large, pinchy claws. Well, sort of. [More]