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  • Falafel to go: Mideast food chains expand abroad

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The super-sized malls that dot Dubai and other Gulf Arab cities are stuffed with foreign restaurants, from Burger King and Subway to suburban sit-down staples like IHOP and Red Lobster. Mideast entrepreneurs who've taken on that international competition are...

  • Brewery boom marks bright spot in NM economy

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — That frosty tide of smooth, golden brown craft beer has finally come in, and it's helping to quench this drought-stricken state's thirst for jobs and economic development. Dozens of microbreweries and taprooms have popped up around New Mexico in recent years, the...

  • ConAgra buys Chinese potato processor for $93M

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods Inc., the company behind Chef Boyardee canned pasta, said Monday that it bought a Chinese potato processor for $93 million to help it sell more frozen potato products in Asia. The purchase of TaiMei Potato Industry Ltd. will allow ConAgra's Lamb Weston unit to...

  • Aronia berry gaining market foothold in US

    MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular "superfoods" like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby...

  • Washington Post: L'Oréal should hire Michelle Obama as 'pitchwoman after she leaves'

    Even for a celebrity first lady, Saturday's Washington Post review of Michelle Obama's much-publicized "guns" hit a new level of coverage for her fit, model looks.

  • Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales. The Minneapolis-based company is doing things like adding more cinnamon to its Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and rolling out fiber-packed "better for you" cookies to boost the...

  • Burger King sells 'Proud Whopper' in San Francisco

    NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is celebrating gay pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers. The fast-food chain says it will post a video online Wednesday that shows scenes from a San Francisco location where it sold a "Proud Whopper." Customers were not told what is in the burger, which...

  • So Obama referenced crack at the White House. That happened.

    President Obama made the reference to the popular street drug Monday while making a quick going away speech for White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses.

  • Oyster farm owners eye options after ruling

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider the appeal of a popular oyster farm that federal officials want to shutter and return to wilderness along the coast of Northern California. The justices without comment left in place lower court rulings against Drakes Bay...

  • Class action against P.F. Changs claims restaurant failed to protect customer data

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against P.F. Changs after customers claim it failed to protect their data. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc. failed to take adequate measures to protect its customers’ credit and debit card data from theft and disclosed the...

  • TreeHouse Foods buying Flagstone Foods for $860M

    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — TreeHouse Foods is buying Flagstone Foods for $860 million as a way to gain access to the growing healthy snacks category. Flagstone, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, makes private label snacks such as trail mix and dried fruit. The privately held company runs a facility...

  • Repeal of ban on bare-hand contact with food OK'd

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's chefs and bartenders can resume legally handling food with their bare hands under a bill headed to the governor's desk that would repeal an unpopular regulation. The bill, AB2130, passed its final legislative hurdle Thursday with a 32-0 vote in the state...

  • Drink up, NYC: Ban on big sodas canned

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big sodas can stay on the menu in the Big Apple after New York state's highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the city's first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks. But city officials suggested they might be willing to revisit the supersize-soda ban. The Court of...

  • Czech brewer gets Budweiser trademark in Portugal

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech brewery Budvar says a Portuguese trade court has upheld a decision preventing its rival Anheuser-Busch InBev from registering its beer under the Budweiser name in the country. State-owned Budejovicky Budvar NP has been fighting with Anheuser-Busch for over a century...

  • Minimum wage issue pits franchisees against cities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of franchisees are learning they're not small businesses, at least in the eyes of city government. A new law that will raise Seattle's minimum wage to $15 from the current $9.32 gives small businesses more time to phase in the 61 percent increase — seven years...



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