Food

The research and development teams at major restaurant chains (and at some minor ones) are constantly imagining, creating, testing, and refining new menu offerings. Some of these never make it into...
The pandemic has been particularly tough on the restaurant business, claiming thousands of casualties nationwide as even longstanding iconic institutions like the Pacific Dining Car in Los Angeles,...
According to a report published by Statista, over 202 million Americans ate bagels in 2020.  Although bagel lovers are passionate about what makes a good one – most will cite a crispy exterior and...
McDonald’s launched the first Happy Meal in 1979. It was the brainchild of marketer Richard Brams, who had the idea of creating a meal just for kids — one that included a toy. The...
The global non-alcoholic beer market is expected to grow in the next decade. Consumers almost everywhere – in the U.S., Europe, South America, Asia – are switching to alcohol-free options...
Bars are a seemingly ubiquitous part of the American landscape. Even small towns with one stoplight probably have a local watering hole where workers can let off steam after a long day or shoot the...
Every year, many hundreds, if not thousands, of new wines enter the market, whether they’re from veteran wine estates or novice producers with newly established vineyards. With the mind-boggling...
If you love pizza, you’re not alone. A few years back, at the behest of the California Pizza Kitchen chain, the Harris Poll conducted a survey of attitudes towards pizza on the part of more than...
Pit-smoked meats have deep cultural roots in many American locales, from North Carolina to Kansas City to central Texas. Across the United States, the term “barbecue” can conjure drastically...