food

Starbucks

Starbucks Testing Ice Cream In Coffee At 100 California Stores

If you’re the kind of person who likes your desserts caffeinated, or your caffeine in dessert form, you’ll have another way to get your buzz on: Starbucks will soon be serving ice cream at more than 100 U.S. locations. [More]

Hoots

Hooters Opens Fast Casual Restaurant “Hoots”

Fast casual restaurants are all the rage. Even eateries that have been around for years are jumping into the world of counter-service and quick eats, including Hooters, which recently opened its first location of a new, smaller version of its restaurants: Hoots, A Hooters Joint.  [More]

Eric BEAUME

World’s Largest Orange-Juice Exporter Producing Excessively Watery Oranges

While your morning glass of orange juice won’t taste any different, it’s got more oranges than usual in it. Thanks to a water problem, the world’s largest exporter is having to squeeze many more fruits just to make you the same amount of juice [More]

Furgus

30 Times Pizza News Made Us Really, Really Happy

While there is absolutely no reason not to celebrate the cheesy glory and wonder that is pizza any and every day of the year, the Department of Arbitrary Holidays has decreed that today is National Pizza Day. What better occasion to remember all those times pizza made us happy? [More]

Mike Seyfang

Amazon’s Supermarket Of The Future Could Have Just 3 Employees

Amazon’s latest forays into bricks-and-mortar businesses — the recently opened Amazon Go convenience store, and “click-and-collect” locations for online shoppers to pick up purchases — are intended to be staffed by as few people as possible. But can the company actually operate a full-size grocery store with just three humans? [More]

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Worker & Company Head Trade Places: She Gets Super Bowl Tickets, He Does Her Job

In a classic job switcheroo, this year a Pizza Hut employee will enjoy the boss’s Super Bowl seats, while the company president covers her usual restaurant duties. [More]

Carbon Arc

ALERT: U.S. Bacon Reserves Hit 50-Year Low Because We Just Can’t Stop Eating Bacon

Crispy, crunchy, fragrant, savory — it’s no mystery that Americans love our bacon. But we’re eating so much of it lately that our nation’s bacon reserves — yes, that exists — are at their lowest levels in 50 years. [More]

Hormel Investigating Supplier Accused Of Abusing Animals

Hormel Investigating Supplier Accused Of Abusing Animals

Hormel Foods has suspended buying from one of its largest suppliers and opened an investigation into its practices after an animal rights group secretly taped workers at the plant allegedly mistreating and abusing pigs.  [More]

Bill Binns

Scientists Reinstalling “Tasty” Genes In Supermarket Tomatoes

Researchers recently confirmed what food storage experts had long believed: Refrigerating tomatoes causes them to lose flavor. Now scientists are hoping that some genetic tinkering will turn blah supermarket tomatoes into flavorful rivals to their farm-fresh cousins. [More]

PepOmint

U.S. Poultry Industry Facing New Bird Flu Strain Currently Wreaking Havoc Overseas

A very familiar threat could be winging its way toward U.S. poultry farms, and it’s got the industry more than a little bit worried: there’s a new strain of avian flu speeding across Europe and Asia, forcing farmers to destroy tens of millions of infected birds. [More]

Oprah Winfrey Will Sell Line Of Refrigerated Meals With Kraft Heinz

Oprah Winfrey Will Sell Line Of Refrigerated Meals With Kraft Heinz

Oprah Winfrey might not dominate your TV like she used to, but she sure is trying hard to get into your kitchen with a new line of refrigerated meals. [More]

Chipotle Giving Away More Free Food, Because Of Course It Is

Chipotle Giving Away More Free Food, Because Of Course It Is

Weeks after Chipotle blamed weaker than expected sales for the last quarter on the higher cost of avocados and promotions, the company doesn’t seem to be too concerned. Instead, it’s combining the two elements in a free guacamole giveaway. [More]

Nicholas Eckhart

Bob Evans Selling Off All Restaurants For $565M To Focus On Packaged Foods

The house of Bob Evans is about to be divided between the packaged foods business and the company’s restaurant brand: Bob Evans Farms Inc. says it’s decided to sell off its eateries to a private equity firm for $565 million and throw its efforts into selling sausage and side dishes in grocery stores. [More]

JeepersMedia

Here’s How You Can Get A Free Burger At Shake Shack

If you’re the kind of person who prefers free food over food you have to pay for — and who isn’t? — we’ve got some good news for you: in a bid to woo customers into downloading its new mobile app, Shake Shack is offering customers a free burger. [More]

Renee Rendler-Kaplan

Price Of Salmon Spiking Amid Recent Sea Lice Outbreaks

The next time you’re looking to add some lox to your bagel or perhaps make salmon en papillote, you may have to fork over a bit more cash than before. Salmon populations are down amid recent “acute” outbreaks of sea lice, driving prices upstream. [More]

WNEP

Town Traces Foul Mystery Odor Plaguing Residents To Rotten Radishes

Something is rotten in the state of Pennsylvania, where a foul mystery smell has been plaguing residents of one town for weeks. The good news is, they’ve figured out what’s causing the rank odor, and it won’t last forever. The bad news is, right now it smells pretty nasty out there. [More]

Jeepers Media

McDonald’s & Other Fast Food Giants Battling For Siberian Customers

When you picture Siberia, you probably imagine a vast, frozen landscape, tucked away in the coldest corner of the globe. You probably don’t picture the Golden Arches lighting up the frigid night, but now even Siberia has several McDonald’s locations — and it’s got plenty of competition for customers. [More]

Kevin Cardosi

USDA Definition Of “Organic” Meat Revised To Include Considerations Of Animal Welfare

The current USDA requirements for “Organic” meat involve restrictions on what the animals are fed and when they can be provided antibiotics, but newly finalized rules will expand the criteria for earning an “Organic” label to include considerations of animal welfare. [More]