Tag: McDonald’s

Healthy and Hearty Top Breakfast Trends in 2011

Healthy and Hearty Top Breakfast Trends in 2011

Wow, it’s been a busy couple of weeks in food news, hasn’t it? With sales slumping at some fast casual restaurants, big chains are working quickly to revamp their menus and make necessary changes to stay afloat. Being a Portlander, my heart (and stomach) is loyal to breakfast – but breakfast menus appear to be […]

April 19, 2011 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: The Reinvention Of The Jewish Deli; McDonald’s Names Social Media Director

Today’s Food Newsbits: The Reinvention Of The Jewish Deli; McDonald’s Names Social Media Director

This week’s New York Times has a fantastic piece on the reinvention of Jewish delis across the country, many of whom are trying to up the ante from the traditional deli by incorporating natural and organic food stuffs into the menu. Portland’s own Kenny & Zuke’s, well-known locally for their delish sandwiches and menu items, […]

April 15, 2010 | By
USA Today Readers Pick Favorite Hotel Eateries, Airport Dining Increases With Delays

USA Today Readers Pick Favorite Hotel Eateries, Airport Dining Increases With Delays

Ah, the infamous hotel restaurant. Traveling through town, wondering where you can get a quick, easy bite to eat – but something that actually tastes good? Too often, hotel restaurants are disappointing, with the establishment more focused on hospitality than quality or taste. Thankfully, many hotels have been upgrading their eateries, including the Kimpton Hotel […]

January 13, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Wendy’s Withdraws From Japan, Andrés’ Bazaar Not Your Usual Eatery

Today’s Food Newsbits: Wendy’s Withdraws From Japan, Andrés’ Bazaar Not Your Usual Eatery

After being in the country for seven years, plans have been implemented to close all Wendy’s locations in Japan. In a market heavily dominated by McDonald’s, Wendy’s opened its first Japanese location in 2002 and had expanded to only 71 eateries, compared with McD’s 3,700 spots. Zensho Co. Ltd., which operates Wendy’s within Japan’s borders, […]

December 16, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Recalled Beef Still Delivered To Schools, Ramsay Hands Over Restaurant, McDonald’s Leader Retires

Today’s Food Newsbits: Recalled Beef Still Delivered To Schools, Ramsay Hands Over Restaurant, McDonald’s Leader Retires

USAToday is reporting that a recall back in August of over 825,000 pounds of questionable ground beef included meat that was later delivered to schools across the nation through the National School Lunch Program. According to the article, 450,000 pounds of ground beef produced June 5-June 23, dates included in the recall, was purchased by […]

December 3, 2009 | By
McDonald’s Moves To Green Up Their European Image

McDonald’s Moves To Green Up Their European Image

Earlier this week, it was announced that fast food titan McDonald’s was initiating a bit of a branding change to their stores in Germany. In an effort to ‘green’ their image, nearly 100 burger locations throughout the country will replace the red backdrop behind the yellow arches with a new hunter green backdrop, following in […]

November 27, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Humane Society Takes IHOP To Task; Sifton Warms Up at the Times

Today’s Food Newsbits: Humane Society Takes IHOP To Task; Sifton Warms Up at the Times

This week, the Humane Society of the United States began a campaign against popular breakfast spot, IHOP, or the International House of Pancakes. Following the release of details from an undercover investigation by activist group Compassion Over Killing, which reported the horrendous conditions of IHOP egg supplier Michael Foods, the Humane Society is petitioning IHOP […]

September 17, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: McDonald’s Loses “Mc” Lawsuit, Cadbury Passes on Kraft Buyout Offer

Today’s Food Newsbits: McDonald’s Loses “Mc” Lawsuit, Cadbury Passes on Kraft Buyout Offer

After an eight year legal battle, burger giant McDonald’s has lost the attempt to trademark their trademark “Mc”. The Malaysian high court had recently deemed that local Indian restaurant, McCurry, could use the “Mc” in their company name after McDonald’s was unable to prove in court that the restaurant was a direct competitor. In turn, […]

September 8, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Phelps Promotes Subway, Chipotle Wants Your Ad, Taking A McChance with McDonald’s

Today’s Food Newsbits: Phelps Promotes Subway, Chipotle Wants Your Ad, Taking A McChance with McDonald’s

Olympic medalist Michael Phelps made his Subway debut late last week, joining previous spokesperson Jared Fogle in the prime time ad. The ad, which offered a humorous look at the differences between the two men, was developed to display how ‘everyone from world champions to everyday people can have their sandwiches made to their specific […]

July 7, 2009 | By
Red Robin To Go Cage-Free

Red Robin To Go Cage-Free

Late last week, Red Robin restaurants announced plans to go cage-free. The gourmet burger chain, which operates over 300 company-owned locations and 130 franchised locations, plans to utilize only cage-free eggs by the end of 2010, with at least 1/3 of its egg use exclusively cage-free by the end of July 2009. “Red Robin’s high […]

July 2, 2009 | By
Weekly Food Newsbits: Q&A with Dan Barber, Wendy’s To Go Cage-Free, Bourdain/Waters at ‘Food For Thought’

Weekly Food Newsbits: Q&A with Dan Barber, Wendy’s To Go Cage-Free, Bourdain/Waters at ‘Food For Thought’

The blog at the James Beard Foundation has a great Q&A session with recent Outstanding Chef James Beard Award winner, Dan Barber. Barber, who’s the Executive Chef of Blue Hill, mentions his wishes of humane fois gras,which he’s now working to provide through Stone Barns. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, fast food giants Wendy’s and […]

May 26, 2009 | By
McDonald's Making International Changes; CiCi's Pizza Searches For New Management

McDonald's Making International Changes; CiCi's Pizza Searches For New Management

From available franchises to changes at the Golden Arches of Ronald, here are a few news notes from around the network… Katherine over at Brandcurve reports that McDonald’s is trying something new with two of their Japanese stores. Two locations, recently opened in Omotesando and Shibuya East, will offer only two menu options – a […]

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