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Opportunities For Menus To Highlight Restricted Diets

CHICAGO (December 8, 2011 - PR Newswire)—Menu items with descriptions that reference gluten, cholesterol, sugar and other health-related topics are...

The week's 5 head-spinning moments: Money & calorie tracking edition

Following the money could have triggered a whiplash epidemic this week. Darden didn’t make enough of it, fueling speculation of management changes, while disgruntled restaurant buyers said they want a professional snoop to determine exactly where theirs went. A hefty round of fines underscores who was really behind last month’s fast-food wage protests, and employees in Michigan are learning what it’s like to have skin in the game.

Although 70% of dieters still dine out at least once a week, they're eating less often at the outlets of big-name chains, according to a new survey.

There are basically three purchasing options when it comes to buying bar mixers: generic mixes (the cheapest); high-quality branded products (moderate); and house-made versions using fresh ingredients (most expensive).

Fortunately for adventuresome cooks, France produces more cheeses than there are days in the year—from fresh to aged, soft to hard, bloomy rinds to washed rinds to triple crèmes to blues. To invigorate your kitchen, take the tour de fromage and elevate your French cheese IQ.

We go international this week: A new “caveman” take-out restaurant in Copenhagen. A London restaurant gives would-be brides an assist. Chicago restaurants create international menus. And an Atlanta pizza place addresses the international issue of crying babies.

Now, at last, the Food and Drug Administration has released final menu-labeling rules for chains, and operators have a year to fall in line.

Paul Keeler, a foodservice veteran at Hilton Hotels Corp., wants to be clear: The company's new menu enhancements aren't fashioned after a specific diet or guru.

With sales of traditional soda pop flat, the beverage giants are bringing more alternative soft drinks to market.

NEW YORK, NY (April 12, 2010 - Marketwire)—With two-thirds of U.S. adults and almost one-third of children and adolescents overweight or obese, a diverse...

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