Food and Beverage


  • Taco Bell dumps kids meals     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 3:25 PM ET

    Taco Bell says it is getting rid of its kids meals, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. The fast food chain says the meals account for less than 1 percent of total sales.

  • Healthy fast-food boom     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    "It's all about taste," says Stephen Sidwell, LYFE Kitchen founder and retail CEO, about the move toward more healthful fast food. David Freedman of The Atlantic weighs in on the processed-foods debate.

  • Wendy's CEO: Product pipeline rich and full     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    Wendy's plans to sell 425 restaurants to franchisees. Its CEO Emil Brolick discusses the catalyst for rising revenues. "We want to regain our stature in product innovation," he says.

  • Subway fires worker for X-rated Footlong photo Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Two Subway employees were fired after gross pictures went viral. "Kids get away with so much on the Internet, when they finally get caught it's a surprise," said one psychologist.

  • Beer sales take a knock from payroll tax hike Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    U.S. beer sales declined in the first half of 2013 fueled by the payroll tax hike and a jump in unemployment among young men, according to new research.

  • Consumers losing interest in McDonald's?     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 3:19 PM ET

    Shares of McDonald's are down about 2.5 percent after reporting earnings today. Andy Barish, Jefferies & Co., and Sam Oches, QSR Magazine, discuss their ratings on the stock.

  • McDonald's CEO warns investors     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    Shares of McDonald's fell after reporting earnings. Its CEO warned investors about a challenging second half of the year ahead. R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar, offers insight.

  • Heineken: This round (trip ticket) is on us Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    Heineken challenges air travelers to drop their planned itineraries and play "Departure Roulette:" the chance to jet off to an exotic location for free.

  • Coke may face Vitaminwater suit, but not for money Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    A judge has recommended that Coca-Cola face a class-action lawsuit accusing it of misleading consumers by overstating the health benefits of its Vitaminwater drink.

  • Restaurant menu labels don't work, study shows Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 3:40 PM ET
    Items on the breakfast menu, including the calories, at a McDonald's restaurant in New York.

    No matter how much calorie information is on the menu list people still choose the food they like, not what's supposed to be healthier, researchers from Carnegie Mellon report.

  • Adult surprise in Burger King kid's meal Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    A Michigan family was surprised to find a marijuana pipe, rather than the traditional toy, inside their 4-year-old's Burger King Kid's Meal.

  • Col. Sanders gets the boot in new KFC restaurant Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:59 AM ET

    Fast-food chain KFC is not only tossing out the chicken bones. It's also dropping the quaint image of founder Col. Harland Sanders at its new upmarket restaurant.

  • As drought spreads, firms could be up the creek Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    2011 file photo what had been a cotton field near Hermleigh, Texas, left barren by drought.

    Most companies do not have a water management plan, but as water shortages spread around the globe, corporations will be courting disaster.

  • A hungry world: Lots of food, in too few places Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Afghan children, who salvage recyclable items from garbage to make a living, eat a meal of rice in Jalalabad on June 30, 2013.

    An estimated 870 million people suffer from hunger on daily. But the problem isn't that we have too little food, experts say—it's what we do with the food we have.

  • Peltz may break silence on PepsiCo talks: Sources Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

    A time frame agreed upon between PepsiCo and Trian Fund Management's Nelson Peltz to privately address suggestions for improving shareholder returns may be closing.

  • Cook hot dogs, add champagne, and make money Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 1:02 AM ET
    A hot dog from Bubbledogs, which serves gourmet hot dogs with fine champagne

    As London becomes more accustomed to American quality fast-food, the Brits can't help but add a bit of class: champagne goes really well with hot dogs.

  • Cramer: This stock will report 'terrific' earnings Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    While Coca-Cola's earnings report was underwhelming for markets, longtime rival PepsiCo is set for a "terrific" quarter Cramer said Tuesday.

  • Squeezing profits: The case of a shrinking Twinkie Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember. The new boxes contain spongy yellow cakes that are smaller than right before Hostess out of business.

  • Here's why the shelf life of Twinkies increased Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

    Although many consumers may be under the false impression that Twinkies last forever, they do in fact have a shelf life, and that's about to increase.

  • Coors kick-starts entrepreneur's cold invention Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Coors Light kick-starts a new way to keep your beer cold, donating $10,000 to an entrepreneurs Kickstarter project to help get it off the ground.

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