Food & Beverage

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.

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

Popular West Coast burger chain In-N-Out has filed a lawsuit against delivery start-up DoorDash for delivering its burgers, claiming it has asked the delivery start-up repeatedly to cease selling its dishes. “We have asked DoorDash several times to stop using our trademarks and to stop selling our food,” the restaurant’s general counsel Arnie Wensinger told …

Waitstaff no longer have to fear the wrath of bad tippers, at least at Joe’s Crab Shack. The beach-themed restaurant chain began testing a no-tipping service policy in more than a dozen stores in the last few months, CEO Raymond Blanchette says. Calling the practice a “forward-thinking policy” during an earnings call last week, Blanchette explained …