Stories 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

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Pizza Hut's revamp: Curry crusts, balsamic drizzle

Pizza Hut overhauls menu amid US sales slide; curry and ginger flavored crusts on the way.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Customer decline hits McDonald's sales, profit

McDonald's profit, sales decline amid ongoing struggles around the world.
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Whole Foods to roll out rankings for produce

NEW YORK — Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as “good,” ‘’better” or “best” based on the supplier’s farming practices.
By Candice Choi

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

McDonald's fields unappetizing questions about food

McDonald's is confronting unappetizing questions as part of a U.S. campaign to beat back perceptions that it serves Frankenfood.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Olive Garden changes likely with board turnover

NEW YORK - Some changes could be in store for Olive Garden, including how the restaurant chain prepares its soups and pasta. 
By Candice Choi

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy, says it's already making changes to fix issues.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Investor says Olive Garden reckless with breadsticks

In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks.
By Candice Choi

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Burger King could move to Canada

NEW YORK - Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Jell-O's revitalization a big flop

NEW YORK - Despite its enduring place in pop culture, Jell-O sales have tumbled 19 percent in the past four years, with alternatives such as Greek yogurt surging in popularity.
By Candice Choi

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Burger King nixes lower-calorie 'Satisfries'

Burger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants after less than a year.
By Candice Choi
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