| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:55 PM
The slushies and skating carhops at Sonic Corp.'s drive-ins are a relative rarity in Los Angeles County, where 12 scattered units are overwhelmed by hundreds of McDonald's and dozens of Burger Kings.
But Sonic, based in Oklahoma City, hopes to become...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Would you fill that 16-ounce cup with sugary soda if it had a red light on the dispenser? Or might you move to the faucet for water and its green light? Researchers tracked food and drink choices in a big Boston hospital and found that those "traffic...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:48 PM
If the federal government truly wants to prevent health risks and raise awareness of them, it should impose a tax on producers whose food products contain certain ingredients.
Those of you, for example, who are turning to fat-free products to lose...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:59 PM
A group of big food companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the United States in 2012 than it did in 2007, an independent evaluator said Thursday in a report on the pledge manufacturers made to First Lady Michelle Obama’s program to end...
| Jan 14, 2014
Although it has taken much longer than originally expected, Andy's Frozen Custard was expected to open this week at 5745 S. LaGrange Road in southwest suburban Countryside.
City officials said all that remained were final touches on the project that...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:37 PM
A global company that manufactures spice concoctions for the food industry is building a new North American headquarters in Hampstead, relocating its operations from Baltimore County.
The German-based Fuchs Group, which bought Old Bay creator Baltimore...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The music will play on even after Detroit Bar changes hands next month.
The Memphis Group, which purchased the Costa Mesa bar and concert venue on West 19th Street in 2001, announced Monday morning that ownership has been transferred to local...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Nestle is attempting to cash in on the Super Bowl hype by launching an ad campaign for its new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups during the big game. "The Simpsons" fans will be sorry to hear that so far, Bart, Butterfinger's main mascot, doesn't make an...
| Jan 30, 2014
Letters to the editor from Palatine, Glenview, Hoffman Estates, Skokie, Park Ridge, Northbrook and Arlington Heights.
As a life-long walker at age 77, it's a struggle in this kind of weather to get to the library, stores, etc., in...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Johns Hopkins University has swapped traditional dining hall fare this year with new offerings: 25 varieties of apples from a farm in Pennsylvania, greens grown less than three miles away in Baltimore and gourmet beef from a cattle breeder in Monkton....
| Nov 27, 2013
This year, Chinese authorities arrested more than 900 people for selling meat marketed as lamb that was actually the flesh of foxes, rats and minks. China, for all its efforts to clean up its food industry, has an abysmal record on food safety. Indeed,...