Food and Beverage


  • The $325,000 hamburger (fries not included) Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    A lab-grown meat burger made from Cultured Beef, which has been developed by Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

    A Netherlands-based researcher has produced lab-grown, cruelty-free meat. But will vegans and vegetarians be lining up for a serving of the engineered food product?

  • Hail to the beef: Americana on the rise in London Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | 9:28 PM ET
    A freshly prepared cheeseburger sits on a kitchen counter at the first U.K. outlet of U.S. burger restaurant chain Five Guys in London, U.K.

    The introduction of Five Guys and Shake Shack in London last month is part of a growing trend of American culture seeping into British food and drink.

  • Younger drinkers tire of the taste of light beer Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Bad spring weather and a sluggish economy were cited by brewers for the recent poor sales of some of their light beer brands. But a couple of new surveys suggest consumers may just be growing tired of the taste of light beer and moving on.

  • Kraft beats on earnings, raises outlook Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 5:47 PM ET

    Kraft Foods Group, whose brands include Oscar Mayer, Miracle Whip and Jell-O, beat on earnings and raised its full-year outlook.

  • Sprouts Farmers Market shares double on IPO Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Shares of organic grocer Sprouts Farmers Market, which is backed by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, doubled in their market debut.

  • To wash or not? Stumped by salad-linked outbreak Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    Salad mix is being blamed for sickening more than 400, but officials won't name the brand, leaving consumers wondering how to best protect themselves.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings Pres. & CEO Sally Smith discusses the anxious wait for football season, the change in portions at the restaurants and the company's hopes to open a location in Times Square before New Years.

  • Recipe for disaster: The most dangerous dish? Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:49 AM ET
    Roast Beef

    The traditional Sunday roast beef – with all the trimmings – is the most dangerous dish to cook, according to research conducted in the U.K. by a global insurance group.

  • Supersize me! Ruling nixing NYC soda ban upheld Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    A customer eats with a 21 ounce cups of soda at a Manhattan McDonalds on September 13, 2012 in New York City.

    New York City's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach of executive power, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

  • Brewery toasts 125 years with a gift for drinkers Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 12:22 PM ET

    The maker of Saranac is celebrating its anniversary by adding a 13th beer to 12-packs. The family-owned brewery has a unique perspective on the craft boom.

  • Starbucks story still has buzz: Pro Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    In what has been a challenging environment for restaurant chains, Starbucks continues to brew up strong growth and one analyst says there's still more to come.

  • Schultz: I'm not losing sleep over Dunkin' Donuts Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks

    As Dunkin' Brands unveils plans for expansion, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said he isn't worried about competition from other big brands edging into coffee service.

  • 4 big misses for restaurant stocks     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    What are the top restaurant picks? Bob Derrington, Wunderlich Securities has the buys.

  • I feel 'really good' about the economy: Dunkin' CEO Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    Dunkin' Brands may bring "some smaller stores" to California before opening its first major franchises there in more than a decade, CEO Nigel Travis told CNBC.

  • This start-up is making office coffee cool again Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Some of the most innovative companies in New York are taking notice of a new start-up that looks to redefine the way we drink coffee in the office.

  • Get your burgers in Oklahoma, not Vermont Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

    Where does your state stack up? State-by-state trends regarding fast food spending habits are regional, according to data from the Intuit consumer spending index.

  • Most popular supermarket? Hint: Not the biggest Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:03 PM ET

    In a survey of U.S. and Canadian grocery shoppers, Trader Joe's, Publix Supermarkets and Whole Foods earned some of the highest marks.

  • 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.

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