food safety

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Not all the big leaks this week came from Washington. Chipotle, McDonald's and Starbucks had a few doozies, too.

After sneering at fast food for decades, Chipotle has decided traditional quick-service chains may not be as brain-dead as it alleged. The home of Food with Integrity is showing a change of heart...

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How are restaurants trying to sway consumers who are shorter on time than they are on dollars? Recent days provided head-turning examples and insights. Spoiler alert: Not all approaches are worth copying.

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A single store was closed for sanitation and is scheduled to reopen today, but Wall Street has already reacted.
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A different sort of whopper figured large in recent restaurant news. But it's all true—we swear it!

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The onetime Jack in the Box executive was credited with saving the chain after one of the industry's worst contamination crises.
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Fate was a tough customer for high-profile restaurants this week, though their woes can't all be blamed on the gods.

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The humor and goodwill intended by some restaurants this week was taken far differently by the public, once again underscoring the need for caution in the age of social media.

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The brands, issues and developments that grabbed the restaurant industry’s attention during the last 12 months.

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