In the spiritual home of pizza, world chefs compete

Sep 7, 2014

In the spiritual home of pizza, world chefs compete

No place does pizza quite like Naples, and the Italian city is determined to maintain its reputation as the spiritual home of one of the world’s favorite foods. For the past week, the gritty southern port has been playing host to “Napoli Pizza Village” ...

Aug 25, 2014

Burger King in buyout talks with Canada chain Tim Hortons

Burger King Worldwide Inc. is negotiating to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. and relocate its base to the U.S. neighbor, where corporate tax rates are lower. Canada’s largest coffee merchant and the Miami-based burger chain majority owned by 3G Capital ...

Aug 24, 2014

McDonald's confronts its junk food image

by Candice Choi

At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with parsley. Slow-cooked beef ...

Russian restaurateurs wrangle with food import ban

Aug 12, 2014

Russian restaurateurs wrangle with food import ban

Moscow’s sweeping sanctions on European food have sent Russian restaurateurs, retail chains and food producers scrambling for alternative supplies and bracing for Soviet-style shortages. The tit for tat trade restrictions — a response to U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Russia’s actions in Ukraine ...

Jul 29, 2014

McDonald's Japan pulls profit forecast after China meat scandal

McDonald’s Co. (Japan) pulled its profit forecast for the year Tuesday while acknowledging that the “appalling” tainted meat scandal at a Chinese supplier will dent its finances. The head of the fast-food chain’s Japanese unit issued a televised apology after halting sales of products ...

Starbucks makes long-awaited debut on Colombia coffee scene

Jul 17, 2014

Starbucks makes long-awaited debut on Colombia coffee scene

Make room, Juan Valdez, it is time to meet the green-aproned barista. On Wednesday, Starbucks made its much-anticipated debut in the country that is synonymous with coffee, after decades of roasting Colombia’s Arabica beans for billions of java lovers the world over. The three-floor ...

Jul 16, 2014

Taco Bell worker shoots customer with BB gun

Police say a Taco Bell employee used a BB gun to shoot a customer who was enraged when no one came to the drive-thru window to take his order. Twenty-six-year-old Steven Noska was to be arraigned Tuesday on charges including assault and battery with ...

Restaurateurs, beef and wine vendors hail Australia tariffs deal

Jul 9, 2014

Restaurateurs, beef and wine vendors hail Australia tariffs deal

Japanese restaurant operators, butchers and wine merchants are welcoming the economic partnership agreement signed with Australia on Tuesday, predicting lower prices for imported foodstuffs such as beef and booze. “We may use more Australian beef if tariffs fall,” said an official at Zensho Holdings ...