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Coffee Costs Continue To Climb Steadily

Coffee Costs Continue To Climb Steadily

My wallet received some bad news recently. According to CNN, coffee prices are hovering at $3.00 per pound, which is the highest price in over thirty years, and as a freelance writer, I spend five days a week in a coffee shop, usually leaving a bit jittery from at least ten cups of joe. I […]

May 4, 2011 | By
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
New Book Reveals Kitchen Salaries; Starbucks Defends Schultz’s Pay Day

New Book Reveals Kitchen Salaries; Starbucks Defends Schultz’s Pay Day

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, a new book being released in May will feature a look at what kitchen workers around the country are being paid. The book, written by Rick Smilow, president and CEO of the Institute of Culinary Education, includes profiles on various executive chefs, sous chefs, and line cooks who discuss their […]

March 15, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Burger King To Open Miami Whopper Bar, Seattle’s Best Expands to Cans, Cadbury Agrees to Kraft Takeover

Today’s Food Newsbits: Burger King To Open Miami Whopper Bar, Seattle’s Best Expands to Cans, Cadbury Agrees to Kraft Takeover

Burger King announced on Friday that it will expand its bar and burger concept. Dubbed the ‘Whopper Bar’, a new Miami location opening next month will offer patrons 24-hour burgers alongside a selection of domestic beers, a first for a burger chain. “Not only is South Beach in our backyard, but the warm weather, famous […]

January 25, 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: Starbucks to Open 2nd Coffeehouse, Ben & Jerry’s Recognizes Vermont’s Same Sex Marriage Law

Today’s Food Newsbits: Starbucks to Open 2nd Coffeehouse, Ben & Jerry’s Recognizes Vermont’s Same Sex Marriage Law

According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, Starbucks will continue to expand its new line of European-style coffeehouses by opening a second location later this fall. The coffee giant opened its first coffeehouse location, 15th Ave. Coffee and Tea, earlier this summer in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district. The new spot, tentatively named Roy Street Coffee […]

September 1, 2009 | By
No More Free Lunches At The White House

No More Free Lunches At The White House

When you invite a few of the country’s top CEO’s for lunch at the White House, should they expect to pay? The Obama Administration says yes. Late last week, Obama dined with Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke, Nucor CEO Dan DiMicco, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in the President’s private dining room. The […]

August 5, 2009 | By
Struggling Starbucks Turns To Beer and Wine

Struggling Starbucks Turns To Beer and Wine

Is the coffee business tanking? Whispers began earlier this month that Starbucks would be testing out ‘European-style’ coffeehouses on this side of the pond in an effort to combat their falling profits. Confirmed by USA Today late last week, the Northwest company will open a new test location in the Seattle area offering coffee, tea, […]

July 20, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Starbucks Double Charges; Explosion at ConAgra Plant

Today’s Food Newsbits: Starbucks Double Charges; Explosion at ConAgra Plant

Seattle television station, King 5, is reporting that over 7000 Starbucks stores recently double-charged their customers! According to the report, a million coffee drinkers were overcharged during May 22 and May 23rd, due to a ‘settlement processing error’. Though Starbucks announced that all affected consumers have seen a ‘resolution’, make sure to check your bank […]

June 9, 2009 | By
Starbucks Reports 77% Drop in Quarterly Earnings

Starbucks Reports 77% Drop in Quarterly Earnings

Posted by Jennifer Heigl Ouch! Is Starbucks headed in the way of the big 3 auto dealers? After raking in cash, and expanding exponentially over the last few years, the coffee giant has been hit hard by the challenging economy. This week, Starbucks announced that their second quarter earnings for 2009 saw a 77% decline […]

April 30, 2009 | By
Starbucks Skeptical of '09 Turnaround

Starbucks Skeptical of '09 Turnaround

Posted by R.K. Gella America’s gourmet coffee industry is indeed in necessity of a bailout although it’s implausible to imagine congress stepping in to rescue the floundering Starbucks. The company’s concern turns to next year where projections remain bleak.  Sales for the next fiscal quarter are expected to decline for all established stores. Starbucks has […]

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