| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:56 AM
McDonald’s, one of the largest single buyers of fish in the country, said all of its Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and Fish McBites snacks will be made of Alaskan Pollack sustainably fished in the wild.
And the company is willing to pay to prove it....
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The American restaurant industry is headed into a year full of obstacles, including health coverage costs related to "Obamacare," employee turnover, rising food costs and weak consumer spending.
Still, the National Restaurant Assn. predicts that the...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Coming to Southern California next year: healthful food with McDonald’s business sense and Bill Clinton’s blessing.
LYFE Kitchen, a year-old Palo Alto restaurant that hits all the organic, local, vegan and gluten-free buzz words beloved of...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 8:14 AM
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A week before Thanksgiving, an animal advocacy group is accusing Butterball of abusing and neglecting turkeys at some of its facilities.
The activist group Mercy For Animals said an undercover investigation into several...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 10:27 AM
An uproar in China over the safety of chicken sold at KFC “has been longer lasting and more impactful than we ever imagined,” according to the chief executive of parent company Yum Brands.
But even after a “sharp sales decline”...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:23 PM
After a successful pilot program, McDonald's has pledged to distribute 15 million books in England over the next two years. In its Happy Meals. Instead of toys.
As a book blog, of course, we're all for this kind of thing. Give books away! Equate them...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:03 PM
This week, the National Endowment for the Arts opened the application period for its new round of literature grants. Novelists, time to start polishing up those CVs.
The NEA makes grants of $25,000 to individual writers each year. Who can apply...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:47 AM
The rest of the year won’t be easy for McDonald’s Corp., according to the chief executive of the world’s largest burger chain.
Same-store sales at U.S. restaurants open more than a year were slightly negative in June, according to...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Author Evan S. Connell, best known for his novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," died in his home in Santa Fe, N.M., according to family members. He was 88.
Connell was a recipient of the 2010 Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 11:00 AM
A certain subset of McDonald’s fans is gearing up for their favorite time of year. No, not Christmas. McRib season.
The Golden Arches are bringing back the cult-favorite, limited-time pork sandwich this month, according to the company’s...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Three women who had been missing as long as 11 years were rescued from a Cleveland home on Monday, police said, an announcement that rocked the city and prompted celebrations in the street.
Cleveland police said Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle...