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The 'Dishonorees' Of The 2011 Xtreme Eating Awards

Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released this year's "winners" of the Xtreme Eating Awards. [pdf] The awards dishonor fatty and calo...

Catherine Pearson

Diet Sabotage: Nearly 1 In 5 Calorie Counts Wrong | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Scanning stated calorie contents before ordering a meal might seem like a good bet in terms of losing weight, but a new study suggests the numbers you...

Curb Your Extremism, Restaurants

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

"Everything in moderation" is usually used to justify serving (or consuming) one of those bad foods. But there is nothing moderate about most of the choices at sit-down restaurants like Applebee's, The Cheesecake Factory and Denny's.

In-N-Out, Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A Top New Fast Food Survey

Posted 08.31.2011 | Home

Consumer Reports magazine has released the results of its latest national survey of chain restaurants—and for once, the results are not surprising. ...

Which American Restaurant Chains Might Go Under?

Posted 08.29.2011 | Home recently analyzed the Z-score (a formula that measures a company's financial health through factors such as working capital, total asset...

The Five Worst Chain Restaurant Cocktails

Zagat | By Kelly Dobkin | Posted 08.01.2011 | Home

Chain restaurants: while they're most often associated with overly perky flair-wearing servers and greasy, nature-defying menu items (read: boneless b...

Sbarro: America's Least Essential Restaurant?

Justin Peters at Slate | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home

When the pizza chain Sbarro filed for bankruptcy in April, analysts speculated on the cause of the restaurant's problems. Industry expert Blair Chance...

Chipotle Grapples With 'Natural' Chicken Shortage

Slashfood | Posted 06.27.2011 | Home

Ay, caramba! Chipotle is running low on natural chicken, particularly at its restaurants in Southern California, reports the Orange County Register. T...

Another Child Served Booze At Major Chain?

Slashfood | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home

In what can only be described as a bizarre and unintentional trend in the chain restaurant industry, yet another child was accidentally served alcohol...

Chain Restaurants Worth Visiting

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

The world has changed in some fairly huge and achingly obvious ways since milkshake-machine salesman Ray Kroc bought a small-scale restaurant franchis...

Denny's Maple Bacon Sundae Reviewed

Slashfood | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

Denny's is no stranger to bacon, having served it up at breakfast for decades with their Grand Slams. However "America's diner," along with support fr...

In-N-Out Plans At Least 8 Texas Locations

The Orange County Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the coming weeks, In-N-Out Burger's reputation as a regional player in the $191 billion fast-food industry is about to alter as it makes a giant le...

IHOP Does Chicken & Waffles

Nation's Restaurant News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

IHOP on Thursday brought the Southern-inspired combination of fried chicken and waffles to its locations nationwide with a new limited-time offer....

Americans' 15 Favorite Restaurant Chains: Cheesecake Factory Tops List

The Huffington Post | Joe Daly and Colin Sterling | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste

Nation's Restaurant News has published the findings of a new Market Force survey that asked Americans to rank their favorite casual-dining chain resta...

Calories and Health Care Reform?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Counting calories as part of health care reform--who knew? But apparently it's there on page 455. There will now be a national effort at posting calorie counts in chain restaurants.

A.V. Club: Five Regional Chains We Wish Were In Chicago

AV Club | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The best part of roadtripping and seeing this great big nation of ours isn't about soaking up "culture," amassing hilarious postcards, or even seeing ...

Fat, Calories and Sodium ... Oh My!

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Your new year's resolutions may include losing weight. But even if they do not, everyone's list this year should include the resolution to look at nutritional information on menus.

Too Big to Care

Libby Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Libby Mitchell

In a chain restaurant, no one thinks they are accountable for their behavior. Everyone believes they are anonymous, and absorbed into the crowd, and therefore have no real responsibility to behave.