Food & Beverage


It’s official. Panera Bread is now 100 percent clean.


Chipotle shares ticked higher in premarket trading Tuesday, reversing an earlier decline of roughly 4 percent.


Incoming Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson needs to prove to investors that he will be able to navigate managing retail, Morningstar’s RJ Hottovy tells CNBC.


Chipotle and Bill Ackman are nearing a settlement that would give the billionaire a say in the burrito chain’s boardroom.


Businesses across the country are saying “thank you” to Veterans on Friday by offering freebies to active and retired military members.

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Cream, Inc. ice cream sandwich.

Rocky road ice cream sandwiches, street-style tacos and falafel all have one thing in common: They are served by a group of restaurants Technomic says are franchisees to watch to 2016. This year, franchising has drawn considerable attention as giants like McDonald’s and Wendy’s double down on refranchising their restaurants. Broadly, the business model enables companies …

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Health officials confirmed a food-borne illness outbreak linked to a Boston-area Chipotle restaurant is norovirus, wrote Boston College in a statement Wednesday. More than 120 BC students reported to the college’s health services with symptoms consistent with norovirus. Nearly all cases are related to students who dined at Chipotle restaurant during the past weekend. Read …

Chipotle outbreak

Morgan Brennan reports on Chipotle’s latest food illness outbreak and the potential fallout.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill said health officials in Boston believe food-borne illness at one of its Massachusetts locations is likely norovirus. It noted that it appears to be “norovirus isolated to this location” and that it has not heard of reports of illness at any other locations. “The latest update we have is that there are …

Keurig going private

Does the $14 billion buyout of Keurig Green Mountain make sense?

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A Great Performances cook checks the pasta as it will be part of the Thanksgiving dinner for The Salvation Army in New York.

Stressed about cooking for your big family this Thanksgiving? Imagine cooking 10,000 meals. That’s exactly what The Salvation Army and Manhattan caterer Great Performances set out to do Tuesday. In a partnership with The Salvation Army, the catering company will serve 1,000 out of a total of 10,000 meals to underprivileged New Yorkers at The …

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Forget about Chipotle for a second. Do you know how many millions of pounds of meat are recalled in the U.S. every year? Last year 18 million pounds were recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and that’s a relatively small amount. In 2008, the country saw 154 million pounds of meat recalled, most of …

Turkey cost crunch

Grocers know that consumers like cheap turkeys and that may be something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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Nick's Classic Chicken Meatballs, olives, spinach, olive oil whipped potatoes from Marta

Starting next month, Delta is revamping its dishes on transoceanic flights to shift to seasonally rotating, regionally-influenced menus, the company announced Wednesday. The move, which affects its Delta One cabin, comes as restaurants and packaged food companies aggressively tweak products to cater to evolving consumer tastes and an increasing focus on ingredients. But overhauling dishes …

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The fast casual Mexican chain just got more bad news. After an E. coli outbreak prompted it to close stores temporarily and led to widespread media coverage, Chipotle has hit its lowest consumer perception since YouGov BrandIndex began measuring it in June 2007. A metric that tracks whether consumers would consider buying its food also …