Food and Drink - Most Commented
Oct 22, 2010
Workers at Jimmy John's are voting whether to unionize, and become the first U.S. fast food workers to do so. Eve Troeh reports.
Oct 21, 2010
Fast food restaurants come under scrutiny for a number of issues, like nutrition and animal rights. What they usually avoid is religion, until now. One fast food chain in France is experimenting with going all-halal -- offering food that practicing Muslims can eat -- and customers are on both sides of the fence.
Oct 20, 2010
Despite retail stores and restaurants closing all over the country, there's one kind of shop that's booming: self-serve frozen yogurt. What makes the chilly dessert so successful? Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Oct 8, 2010
What would you do if you walked into an A&W Root Beer -- and they said they were out of root beer? Or, if you stopped by a KFC that was out of chicken? Well, we know one economist who recently experienced both. Host Tess Vigeland talks to Freakonomics correspondent Stephen Dubner about the economic theory behind bad customer service.
Sep 29, 2010
A new round of U.S. trade sanctions against Iran taking effect will ban Iranian pistachio imports. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bill Radke about how that is good news for American pistachio growers.
Sep 28, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission's filed a complaint against the owners of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice, saying the company's marketers are making false claims of health benefits. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Steve Chiotakis about the health claims POM is making.
Sep 28, 2010
Soon cheese-makers across the United Kingdom face off for the title of supreme champion at the Great British Cheese Festival. The British Cheese industry has experienced something of a renaissance in recent years, and artisans from all over the country are turning up the heat on their European neighbors. Christopher Werth reports.
Sep 27, 2010
The U.K. could be on the receiving end of a foreign takeover bid. The Chinese are reported to be stalking one of Britain's biggest food companies, United Biscuits, and it's causing a flurry of concern. Stephen Beard reports.
Sep 23, 2010
As part of a new marketing campaign next week, Budweiser will hand out free brewskis in bars and restaurants nationwide. The company is trying to attract younger drinkers. Mitchell Hartman reports.