| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:36 PM
A new study released this month found that, for many, eating fast food is becoming less about the "fast" and more about the "food."
Consumer Reports asked more than 30,000 of its subscribers to rank the food of different regional and national fast...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Portillo's Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef have whet the appetite of Boston-based buyers who are eager to introduce the local favorites to more diners nationwide.
The company confirmed Tuesday that Berkshire Partners is investing in Dick...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Target on Wednesday asked shoppers not to bring guns to its stores after protests against a gun-rights campaign in Texas where customers brandished firearms in store aisles.
"Starting today we will ... respectfully request that guests not bring firearms...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Where do millennials want to eat lunch?
If you are a marketing executive at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, this is the question that keeps you up at night.
The rest of us have an interest because younger Americans, like members of all...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:45 PM
McDonald's Golden Arches have been tarnished by a food safety scandal in China, labor issues in America and flat U.S. sales. To restore the shine to those arches, it's time for the fast-food behemoth to acknowledge the growing consumer demand for food...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:37 PM
McDonald’s Corp. appears to be losing its connection with millennials, according to a published report.
Data compiled by Technomic Inc., a Chicago restaurant consultancy, for the Wall Street Journal showed that the percentage of 19 to 21 year olds...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:12 AM
The U.S. restaurant industry should see another year of stalling customer growth this year after seeing flat traffic in the year ended in June, research firm NPD Group said on Wednesday.
Visits to quick service restaurants, the sector that includes...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Glenview's first Mariano's is preparing to open in October and is now hiring nearly 500 workers.
The 75,200-squared-foot grocery store is being built at the northeast corner of Golf and Waukegan roads as part of a larger development that also includes a...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:31 PM
McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.
The head of the world's biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Chipotle Mexican Grill may be known for its giant foil-wrapped burritos, but the fast casual chain is venturing into the game app world. The company launched a new game app called "The Scarecrow" and an accompanying film Thursday.
The game follows a...
| Jun 19, 2013
Even on his days off, Luis Adrian Torres was known to visit his co-workers at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Costa Mesa and lend a hand.
The grill needed to be cleaned at closing time after a busy day, and Torres did that and everything else enthusiastically...