| Apr 2, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Burger King’s strategy for success? Be more like McDonald’s. And maybe toss some tropical mango into the drinks.
Among the slew of new offerings available at the fast-food chain: garden salads, snack wraps, real fruit smoothies and frappes....
| Apr 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
The King wants his crown back: Fast-food chain Burger King is continuing its reinvention by planning to go public – again.
Within the next three months, the hamburger giant said it will re-list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The last...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill is a lot of things: a $4-a-taco chain that wants to explore premium ingredients. A San Diego-born business eyeing the international market. A onetime maker of a cheeseburger-taco that’s now all about sustainable seafood...
| May 22, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Benihana Inc., the Japanese-style and sushi restaurant company known for slicing, dicing and frying food in front of diners, will be sold to a private equity group for $296 million.
Angelo, Gordon & Co. plans to pay Benihana shareholders $16.30 per share...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:07 PM
In less time than it takes some computers to power up, Wendy’s can get a customer in and out of its drive-through.
The fast food chain needed 129.75 seconds to clear a car through its queue last year – 16 seconds better than 2010, and...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Taco Bell is trying to color outside of the fast-food lines, launching several new items designed to compete with higher-end restaurants.
On Thursday, the Irvine-based chain will officially launch XXL Steak Nachos, which it calls “restaurant-...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:24 AM
An Idaho dairy farm linked to Burger King, In-N-Out and other food companies has been accused by an animal rights group of “some of the most abusive treatment of animals” it had ever seen.
Undercover video footage (warning: images may be...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 9:21 PM
The freight train slowed through downtown and screeched to a stop in front of Luis Luna. He scrambled under a boxcar and climbed onto narrow beams that crisscrossed the undercarriage.
He lay on his back, suspended 12 inches off the tracks. His nose...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Central Valley Meat Co., the California slaughterhouse shut down by regulators last week after undercover video footage showed apparent animal abuse, reopened Monday morning after promising to change its ways.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:58 AM
An outbreak of E. coli cases linked to a North Carolina fair is raising questions about the safety of petting zoos and animal exhibits.
So far, Cleveland County Health Director Dorothea Wyant said 38 cases, including the death of a 2-year-old boy, have...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Burger King seems to be getting its summer inspiration from Southern barbecue joints, with new menu items such as sweet potato fries, Memphis pulled-pork sandwiches and, to keep things interesting, bacon sundaes.
Summer options also include Whopper or...