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  • 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.

  • Panera Bread finds free food can be a tricky sell Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 9:25 AM ET
    Panera Cares nonprofit cafés operate in five cities.

    Panera Bread this week removed its pay-what-you-can turkey chili from the menus at the 48 St. Louis locations where it was testing a program to help end hunger.

  • Supersize this: McD's alums go big on healthy food Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    LYFE Kitchen nine grain pilaf.

    No strangers to food in the fast lane, a handful of former McDonald's executives, are trying to crack the code on providing food on the go that tastes good and is good for you.

  • San Francisco's battle over bacon eatery Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 1:41 PM ET

    A restaurant with a menu built around bacon has been temporarily shut down due to complaints from neighbors about the aroma, but its supporters are fighting back.

  • Manufacturing Slump Not in the Mix for Vitamix Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Vitamix blender

    Amid a slow-growth environment for US manufacturing, one American company is bucking the trend as Americans embrace juicing, which has driven sales higher.

  • The Secret New Drink Starbucks Is Testing Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Never one to rest on its caffeinated laurels, Starbucks is testing out some new drinks. Here's where you can get them.

  • Vodka Reigns Supreme as 'Mad Men' Effect Fades Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    If you couldn't be Don Draper on "Mad Men," you could at least drink like him, but now vodka is back as America's favorite.

  • Counterfeit Food More Widespread Than Suspected Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Counterfeit Glen’s vodka, which had high levels of methanol and bleach added, at a distillery in England.

    A recent discovery of an English counterfeit scheme has raised wide concerns about food safety.

  • Beer and Baseball: Two San Francisco Anchors Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | 3:46 PM ET
    Anchor Plaza at AT&T Park

    Bay Area natives Anchor Brewing and the San Francisco Giants are once again teaming up.

  • Move Over Peanut Butter! Hummus Is Spreading Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    Hummus sales are booming, and Sabra is on a quest to convince Americans to eat even more. Is it the next peanut butter?

  • Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products.

    Last year $2 billion worth of products were sold with a label saying they do not contain ingredients from genetically modified organisms, but the claim wasn't backed by regulators.

  • The Beer Revolution Will Not Be Bottled Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 1:22 PM ET
    BudLite introducing a new vented can.

    Canned beer was once frowned upon, now it's here to stay as consumers and brewers alike become more comfortable with the idea of beer in a can.

  • What Gives? Retailers Go Gaga for Groceries Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Despite the high revenue, the profit margins in the grocery business traditionally have been low, but that hasn't stopped retail giants Amazon and Wal-Mart from escalating the national food fight. What gives?

  • Red Robin Offering Beer Cocktails This Summer Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 2:31 PM ET

    Combining two hot alcohol trends, the casual chain is offering beer cocktails made with MillerCoors products and served in a reusable can.

  • Start-Up Aims to Cash In by Going Really Green Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 12:53 PM ET

    Start-up GreenCupboards wants to turn eco-friendly buzz words like "sustainable," "organic" and "fair trade" into a booming business.

  • Coca-Cola Enters 'Frontier Market' Myanmar Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:47 AM ET

    As Coca-Cola unveiled its first processing plant in Myanmar, one analyst warned that the move into frontier markets could mean emerging markets are not as attractive to multi-nationals as they once were.

  • Despite experiencing the coldest spring in 50 years, U.K. consumers beat the weather by posting a rise in retail sales, according to a new survey released Tuesday.

  • Burger King Debunks Hands-Free Whopper Holder Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Burger King's hands-free Whopper holder.

    Multitaskers will be sad to learn the hands-free Whopper holder is not real. Burger King says the viral video is no more than an advertising campaign.

  • Food Fight: Wal-Mart Offering Produce Guarantee Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    Wal-Mart said Monday it will offer a money-back guarantee on produce sold in its U.S. stores as it tries to gain share in the grocery business.

  • Monster Suit Over Teen's Death Heads to Mediation Friday, 31 May 2013 | 10:43 AM ET
    Monster Beverage Corp. drinks.

    A California judge Thursday ordered Monster Beverage to mediation Nov. 26 in a wrongful death suit that alleges the company's energy drinks were responsible for a teen's death.