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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fat to fabulous: Will farm-to-table work in Texas? Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    Tristan Simon (left), founder of Consilient Hospitality and Chef Tim Love of CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup”

    The farm-to-table movement has yet to really catch on in Texas. However, Tim Love of CNBC's "Restaurant Startup" said he's rooting for that to change.

  • How to play cattle, nat gas & gold     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    Digging into the supply and demand stories of multiple commodities including cattle and natural gas, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

  • Marcus Lemonis' 'sweet' plan for Crumbs     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    "The Profit's" Marcus Lemonis shares his plan to save Crumbs' business and turn it into a multi-product sweets and snack destination.

  • Cramer: Drought causing 'noisy inflation'     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer says the bread basket of America is what really matters.

  • TGI Friday's bets on 'endless appetizer'     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    TGI Fridays' loaded potato skins, one of the choices for "Endless Appetizers for $10."

    TGI Fridays is offering all-you-can-eat helpings of any one appetizer for just $10 per person on Mondays. Wunderlich Securities, Inc. restaurant analyst Bob Derrington, says this is a calculated risk by the restaurant.