Food

Cookies are irresistible. They’re easy to bake, relatively inexpensive to buy, and all too easy to eat. They’re small (usually), sweet, either crisp and crunchy or luxuriously tender and soft,...
McDonald’s launched the first Happy Meal in 1979. It was the brainchild of marketer Dick Brams, who had the idea of creating a meal just for kids — one that included a toy. The offerings...
Restaurants have suffered greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of them have gone out of business for good. Bars have had it even worse, though. Restaurants tend to be larger than bars and...
Even though restaurants across the nation are now permitted (at least provisionally) to serve indoors — with customer limits ranging from 25% to 100% of their total seating capacity and with...
America is a huge country with immense variation in climate and topography and a diverse population drawn from hundreds of nations around the world. These factors add up to incredible variety in what...
Everybody wants our states and cities to reopen — to get back to business as usual. The situation is particularly critical for the restaurant industry, which has been especially hard hit by the...
The food Americans have missed the most during long months of not dining out — and most look forward to eating again when restaurant-going gets back to normal — is Mexican, according to...
Oh, the days when it was socially acceptable to eat pure sugar in ice cold milk for breakfast. For those of us who grew up on breakfast cereal, the nostalgia runs deep for our old favorites,...
The bad news just keeps coming for the restaurant business in America. A New York Restaurant Association study covering more than a thousand operators around the state found that, unless a full-scale...
Every state has bars that locals claim to have been around forever. But which one has been around the longest? Taverns and bars opened in America as soon as the first settlers arrived on the...
The coronavirus pandemic has significantly damaged the food industry in the U.S. More than six months after being forced to shut down and hundreds of iconic establishments closing for good,...
The outlook continues to look bleak for the American food service industry. Restaurants across the country have endured mandated closings (supposedly temporary, but often dragging on many months)...
America is a huge country with immense variation in climate and topography and a diverse population drawn from hundreds of nations around the world. These factors add up to incredible variety in what...