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  • July 22- Quarterly profit at McDonald's Corp fell more than expected after established restaurants in its struggling U.S. division turned in a third straight quarterly sales decline and results from Europe also logged a surprise drop.

  • Produce contamination scare not so peachy Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Wawona Packing says no illnesses have been reported from a listeria scare of some of its produce, and the nationwide recall is a precaution.

  • China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:49 AM ET

    BEIJING— A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.

  • July 21- Burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc last quarter achieved what many of its rivals could only dream of: It raised prices, yet attracted more diners during a period of sluggish economic growth. Rival Panera Bread Co was on a similar trajectory until last year, when "operational friction" caused it to stumble on speed.

  • Chipotle Q2 earnings beat     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    Chipotle is reporting Q2 EPS of $3.50 on revenues of $1.05 billion, with CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • SHANGHAI/ LOS ANGELES, July 21- Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast-food companies' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets.

  • McDonald's & Yum shares hurting     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    McDonald's and Yum! Brands say they have stopped buying meat from a Shanghai supplier while authorities investigate allegations the supplier sold the restaurants chicken and beef past the expiration date, with CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • *McDonald's warns may face China product shortfall. *Incident highlights broader China food supply chain issues. SHANGHAI, July 21- McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast food giants' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets.

  • China orders nationwide probe of meat supplier Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:13 AM ET

    BEIJING— McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

  • Craft coffee is brewing up market share Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    Expensive beans are driving up the prices of coffee, but many consumers are shifting to higher-priced specialty coffee.

  • California drought: Ground water 'saved our bacon' Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    Grapevines in Healdsburg, Calif., soak up ground water as Northern California’s Wine Country prepares for the 2014 harvest.

    The drought in California will cost $2.2 billion in 2014, says a new report. Dwindling ground water is keeping food prices low, but not for long.

  • July 17- Yum Brands Inc's disappointing Pizza Hut and Taco Bell results, along with other data, suggested the U.S. fast-food business remained weak in the second quarter and that industry leader McDonald's Corp continues to struggle. The fast-food guys are stuck, " Investment Technology Group restaurant analyst Steve West said.

  • Staying alive in NYC's food truck industry     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    In NYC, food trucks have been hot, but many owners say rules and regulations are eating up profits. Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's 'The Profit' meets up with the owners of Eddie's Pizza Truck who are making money in a different way, but still need help.

  • July 16- Yum Brands Inc on Wednesday said its KFC business bounced back in China, its No. 1 market, but its stock fell more than 2 percent in extended-hours trading on disappointing quarterly results from its India, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut divisions.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- A proposal to overhaul nutrition labels on packaged foods sold in the United States does not go far enough to influence consumer choices and reduce obesity, a former U.S.

  • Health officials: Food label changes not enough Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration is working on a label overhaul and has proposed two different versions. Writing separately in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, former FDA Commissioner David Kessler and former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official William H. Dietz both say the FDA doesn't go far enough.

  • Falafel to go: Mideast food chains expand abroad Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— 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. A United Arab Emirates- based chain called Just Falafel opened its first branches in the United States and Canada last month.

  • Hershey raising prices on candy as costs rise Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    HERSHEY, Pa.— Candy maker Hershey Co. says its 2014 profit will be around the low end of its earlier forecast, and it is raising prices as costs rise. The company said that it expects earnings, excluding one-time items, of $4.05 to $4.13 per share, at the low end of its previous forecast.

  • And it had signed on Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz's Maveron venture capital firm as its biggest investor. For growth-hungry investors seeking to replicate the success of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Starbucks, it's a cautionary tale.

  • Less than a year after IPO, no fire in the Potbelly Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    And it had signed on Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz's Maveron venture capital firm as its biggest investor. For growth-hungry investors seeking to replicate the success of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Starbucks, it's a cautionary tale.