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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

...companies are nevertheless rushing to ensure their recipes don't become marketing disadvantages. In recent months, restaurant chains including Panera, McDonald's and Subway have said they're switching to ingredients people can easily recognize...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-26/taco-bell-pizza-hut-artifi
Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

...McDonald's worldwide recognition. The Golden Arches will need to put them to good use to remain the world's largest restaurant chain.Here are six reasons why McDonald's is nowhere close to death's door for now. MASSIVE REACHMcDonald's has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-21/why-mcdonalds-still-powerh
Uber's popularity surges; business travelers avoiding taxis

...cities, Uber now tops taxi rides for business travelers."While we often see noteworthy market shifts ? leading restaurant chains and hotels exchanging leadership positions, for example ? it is unprecedented to see one vendor grow to take such...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-11/ubers-popularity-surges-bu
FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples

...network for use in small-scale test markets.ConAgra, a major French fry and potato supplier through Lamb Weston to restaurant chains, said it won't use the potatoes."All Lamb Weston frozen potato products are made with non-GMO potatoes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-20/fda-approves-genetically-e
Of Mutual Interest: Will shrinking earnings halt the stock market's run?

...more likely it is that consumers will change their habits. That should boost consumer-oriented companies, like restaurant chains and retailers, says Susan Bao, a portfolio manager who co-manages JPMorgan Asset Management's U.S. Large...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-10/mutual-interest-will-shrin
Dine & Dish: Pay attention because the menu options have changed

...chicken tenders, salads, sandwiches, sauces and milkshakes. And, sorry ladies, but in West Augusta, national restaurant chain Twin Peaks caters to the men with its sporting lodge atmosphere and smiling "Twin Peaks Girls."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-04-08/dine-dish-pay-attenti
McDonald's to test all-day breakfast at some locations in San Diego area starting next month

...said they'd like to eat breakfast foods outside the typical morning hours they are served.The world's largest restaurant chain said the test will include a partial menu and feature some of McDonald's breakfast sandwiches and hash browns...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-30/mcdonalds-test-all-day-bre
'Breastaurant' business is booming, rapidly growing for Twin Peaks and other male-oriented restaurants

...Twin Peaks slogan is simple and to the point.The restaurant chain, which recently opened a location in Augusta Exchange...firm Technomic.While the country's 500 largest restaurant chains saw growth paces slow from 4.9 percent in 2012...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-02-13/breastauran
McDonald's faces employee lawsuit over franchisee behavior

...000 U.S. restaurants, and the case reflects a growing point of contention for the Oak Brook, Illinois-based restaurant chain.The lawsuit comes a month after the National Labor Relations Board designated McDonald's Corp. as a "joint-employer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-22/mcdonalds-faces-employee-l
Shake Shack plans to raise up to $80M from IPO

...have fared well after their IPOs, including chicken chain El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. and Mediterranean-style restaurant chain Zoe's Kitchen Inc.Shake Shack expects to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the "SHAK" ticker symbol...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-20/shake-shack-plans-raise-80