Stories by Candice Choi

Monday, July 6, 2015

Slimmer Oreo cookie targeted at adults

Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.
By Candice Choi

Thursday, June 25, 2015

McDonald's: Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda

NEW YORK — McDonald’s says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.
By Candice Choi

Thursday, June 18, 2015

McDonald's US store count to shrink this year

NEW YORK - For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking.
By Candice Choi

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Subway dropping artificial ingredients

The sandwich chain said it will remove artificial flavors, colors and preservatives from its menu in North America by 2017.
By Candice Choi

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hardee's CEO says criticism of racy ads welcome

NEW YORK - Carl's Jr. and Hardee's ads starring nearly naked women have become a part of American culture, according to Andy Puzder, the CEO of the chains' parent company.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut join growing list of companies nixing 'artificial ingredients'.
By Candice Choi

Monday, May 4, 2015

McDonald's to simplify structure, focus on customers

McDonald's maps out revival plan: Simplified structure, sharper customer focus.
By Candice Choi

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chipotle finishes removing GMO ingredients from its food

Chipotle says transition to non-genetically modified ingredients complete.
By Candice Choi

Friday, April 24, 2015

Diet Pepsi will drop aspertame

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

NEW YORK — McDonald’s sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won’t end soon. But don’t write the obituary ...
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fight for $15 fast food union expands

NEW YORK - The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15

Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15 including college campuses.
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Starbucks steps into conversation about race

Starbucks joins the race debate as clashes in Ferguson and elsewhere escalate tension.
By Candice Choi

Monday, March 16, 2015

McDonald's workers file complaints over burns

NEW YORK - McDonald's workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

McDonald's to limit antibiotics in chicken

NEW YORK - McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Big food makers try hipster guises

Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos such as McDonalds and Taco Bell, in favor of more hipster guises.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Coke benefits from higher prices in North America

Coca-Cola beats after cost-cutting, higher prices in North America.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Coke bets on 'premium milk' to boost category

Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Smaller sodas bring makers bigger profits

NEW YORK - Americans want to cut back on soda, and they're willing to pay more to do it.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Fast-food chains try to get 'fresh'

McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are trying to shed their reputation for serving reheated meals that are loaded with chemicals, and rethinking the use of preservatives and other ingredients ...
By Candice Choi
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