Chef Erika Grimm
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Welcome! As an aspiring restaurateur, it is important to keep with the latest news and trends in the hospitality industry. Here on the home page, I strive to provide some of the most influential and relevant news articles impacting our economy, culture and tastes.   
News & Notes


Hot News

Synthetic drug Flakka all the rage

Australia will penalize parents of non vaccinated children under new law

Amy’s Kitchen products recall

The pending doom of California produce



U.S. Farmers forced to import organic crops to meet domestic demand

Blue Bell suspends operations in OK plant to thwart 2nd listeria outbreak

Health & Wellness News

Alkaline diet promotes healing

Vermont the 1st state to require GMO labeling

Using iodine to protect your thyroid

Major manufacturers losing ground on marketplace

Organic foods lower in pesticides than traditional crops

Healthy eating obsession may be a disorder

Minnesota may have the strongest GMO labeling legislation in the works

Acupuncture can aid in relief for PTSD and chronic pain

Cancer researchers blame “luck” ignore the real causes

Corn Syrup may be more toxic than sugar

GMO Free food items sales soared last year

Fructose is the new high fructose corn syrup




                                                      
Hospitality News
Food & Beverage News

McDonald’s to close stores

Olive Garden to roll out table tablets

Will McDonald’s breakfast be the payoff they have been waiting for? 

More Dunkin’ to IL

San Diego McDonald’s to test all day breakfast

Franchisees not seeing boosted business from Pizza Hut’s re-launch 

Chicken wing prices still higher than expected

McDonald’s discontinuing use of chicken raised with antibiotics

February sales rise slightly

FTC blocks U.S. Foods/Sysco merger

Restaurants performed well in January

Restaurants gearing up for Lent

Chipotle’s profits boom last quarter

Pork to over take beef in production this year

McDonald’s CEO out

Brinker’s profit rises last quarter

Tim Horton’s set to lay off employees

Starbucks to lay off employees at headquarters

Taco Bell to expand overseas

TGI Fridays to test table tablets

How Sonic beats McDonald’s

Restaurants joining together to define “full time”

Diet Pepsi dumping aspartame 

Pepsi Co. signs on with NBA

Beware: Koma Unwind contains melatonin

Sabra recalls over 30K cases of hummus

Premium bottled water wars are back

The future of Coca Cola

Pepsi takes over the #2 spot from Diet Coke

Kraft & Heinz merger coming

Chicken Fries here to stay at BK

Costco to stop selling antibiotic treated chicken

Dewshine: Mountain Dew goes craft!

Burger King drops soda from kid’s menu

Dunkin’ Donuts to stop using nanoparticles

McDonald’s discontinuing use of chicken raised with antibiotics

McDonald’s rolling out regional favorites

Hormel to gobble up Applegate Farms

Nestle to remove artificial colors and flavors from candy bars

Breyer’s wants to go hormone free

Bacardi bottles to get a makeover

Diageo gearing up to be the next EPL sponsor 

MillerCoors the first to use solar power 

Chipotle pulls pork from a portion of restaurants

Pizza Hut to introduce gluten free crust

Keurig & Dr Pepper teaming up for pods

AB InBev settles dispute over Kirin

New menu items around the chains

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