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Distributor US Foods wants to put its own items on the menu, CEO says

Oct 25, 2019
The company is one of the largest food service suppliers in the country. But to stand out in a competitive field, it's coming up with recipes, too.
"Logistics is a very important part of what we do," US Foods CEO Pietro Satriano says. "We have 6,000 trucks on the road."
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Food innovators in Denmark look to the future of food

May 17, 2019
The country has prioritized culinary innovation in recent years.
Chef Rasmus Munk
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Finding the natural in natural flavors

Mar 2, 2015
Natural flavors come from a substance found in nature, but that's just the start.

Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew exists

Nov 10, 2014
Do the dew, but not this dew.

Forget ketchup. How about foie gras mousse?

Sep 2, 2014
Chicago restaurants elevate hot dogs to gourmet status.

Coke gets an energy jolt from Monster, and vice versa

Aug 15, 2014
Coke is acquiring a 17 percent stake in Monster Beverage for over $2 billion.

As the cupcake crumbles: Lessons from Crumbs' demise

Jul 8, 2014
Crumbs expanded quickly and even went public.

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How do restaurants set their buffet prices?

Jun 9, 2014
There's a careful science to pricing a buffet - and to getting your money's worth.

Lessons from the food truck worker who was fired over a tip-shaming tweet

Aug 1, 2013
A New York food truck worker who tweeted about a big company not leaving a tip on a big order lost his job over the tweet.

Yuck: A fourth-grader's undercover look at school lunch

Jun 28, 2013
In the fall of 2011, fourth-grader Zachary Maxwell set out to show his parents and the world his less-than-appetizing lunch tray reality.