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Pizza Hut Is Betting $130M It Can Bring Customers Back

While rival Domino’s has managed to pull off a major comeback, Pizza Hut has been struggling for years to turn around slumping sales. In an effort to keep up with the competition, it seems the company figures it might as well throw a bunch of money at the problem. [More]

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Some Restaurant Chains Putting Calorie Counts On Menus, Even Though They Don’t Have To

Even though the Food and Drug Administration has once again decided to delay enforcement of a new rule requiring restaurant chains and others to include calorie information on their menus, some companies have decided to just go ahead with displaying this information. [More]

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Taco Bell Creates ‘Chicken Chips’ — Just A More Triangular Version Of Chicken Nuggets

Taco Bell is taking a break from its usual practice of just wrapping one food item around another and calling it a “taco.” Instead, the fast food chain is taking a food item — in this case a chicken nugget — and forming into the shape of another, resulting in a “Chicken Chip.” [More]

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Some Schools Shame Students When Their Parents Can’t Pay For Lunch

Shaming a debtor may be an effective — and potentially illegal or unethical — way of getting them to pay up, but should children who have no control over their family finances be publicly shamed if it gets their parents to pay their outstanding school lunch bills?  [More]

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In Battle For Supermarket Shelf Space, Big Brands Losing Ground To Fresh Food

For decades, your typical supermarket had one wall of produce,  and a corner deli counter, with the core of the building given over to boxed, canned, and bottled products from recognizable brands. But as grocery stores revamp stores to attract shoppers looking for fresher food, companies like Kraft, Mondelez, and Kellogg are losing ground. [More]

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Taco Bell Will Offer Free Dinner Reservations At Its Test Kitchen

It’s no Wonka Chocolate Factory, but if you’re into trying stunt food before anyone else, Taco Bell will be inviting a limited number of people behind the scenes for a free meal in its test kitchen. [More]

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Chipotle Reveals Payment System Data Breach (Will Also Start Selling Dessert)

Burrito chain Chipotle is just beginning to rebound after a number of high-profile food borne illnesses, but last night the company revealed a bit of not-great news: Its payment system was hacked for several weeks. [More]

Walmart Tries Its Hand At Stunt Foods With Whatever A ‘Crotilla’ Is Supposed To Be

Walmart Tries Its Hand At Stunt Foods With Whatever A ‘Crotilla’ Is Supposed To Be

Fast food companies have never been shy when it comes to shocking customers and drumming up business with odd food mash-ups like fish stick pizza, fried chicken or fried egg shell tacos, Cheetos chicken fries, the list goes on, and on, and on. But now it appears that Walmart is looking to get a piece of the stunt food pie with the debut of a tortilla-croissant bakery item.  [More]

Banquet Chicken Nugget Meals Recalled For Possible Salmonella-Tainted Dessert

Banquet Chicken Nugget Meals Recalled For Possible Salmonella-Tainted Dessert

If your lunch plans included throwing a Banquet meal in the microwave, you might want to make sure the chicken nugget tray doesn’t include a brownie, as the sweet treat may contain Salmonella bacteria. [More]

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Sam’s Club Launches Store-Brand Wines To Compete With Costco

With Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand of booze recently accounting for an uptick in sales at the warehouse club, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the retailer’s rival Sam’s Club would look to get a piece of that pie by launching its own house brand wines. [More]

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Why Doesn’t Taco Bell Do Its Own Delivery?

If you want Taco Bell but don’t want to go to Taco Bell, there are third-party delivery services that will take your order, but those can be costly and slow. Even Taco Bell says these options aren’t fast enough, so why isn’t the company doing its own delivery? CEO Brian Niccol says it might… eventually. [More]

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Starbucks Testing Lunch In Chicago This Week

Starbucks may have missed out on gobbling up Panera, but that doesn’t mean the company is ditching lunch. Instead, the coffee chain will begin tests of a specific lunch menu in Chicago this week.  [More]

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To Compete With Your Living Room, AMC Will Offer Full Meals At 400 Theaters

Theaters know that you can stay home and watch movies on your huge 4K TV from the comfort of your couch while eating whatever you want. To entice moviegoers to pay top-dollar to get this same experience, just surrounded by a few hundred other people, AMC is revamping hundreds of theaters to serve full-fledged meals. [More]

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchises Settle Lawsuits Over Butter Substitute

When you ask for a buttered bagel, what do you mean? Do you want a spread made from the milk of cows, or would you be fine with any spreadable facsimile thereof? A man who wanted the former sued Dunkin’ Donuts last year after getting a bagel that was slathered in butter substitute, and will now receive a settlement in the case. [More]

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Panera & Chipotle Are Totally In A Fight Right Now

Don’t think fast food companies are taking consumers’ preference for “clean” food seriously? Just look at the war of words that has erupted this week between Chipotle and Panera Bread. [More]

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Company Behind “Bleeding” Meatless Burger Wants To Bring It To The Masses

More than two years after we first heard about a veggie burger designed to “bleed” juice made from plants, the company behind it is ramping up to put its meatless offering in front of more consumers.

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Olive Garden Is Betting On Healthier Fare To Bring Back Customers

When you think of Olive Garden, you likely imagine heaps upon heaps of pasta(often covered in a cream sauce) and a neverending march of cheese-dusted breadsticks — essentially, the opposite of health food. But the chain is betting one of its newly revamped lower-calorie pasta dishes will help turn around slumping sales. [More]

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After 141 Years, Major League Baseball Has Its First Official Hot Dog

Visit any baseball stadium in the country and you’ll likely hear cries of “Hot dogs heeeeere! Got your hot dogs heeeeeere!” But while encased meats are as ubiquitous at ball games as peanuts and cracker jack, Major League Baseball has never raised one hot dog above the rest as its official wiener in its 141 years. Until now. [More]