Stories by Candice Choi

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

E-mails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But e-mails show the company was instrumental in shaping the Global ...
By Candice Choi

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

New deal to replace McDonald's Dollar Menu

McDonald's strikes on replacement for Dollar Menu: 'McPick' 2 items for $2.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Making Coke at home? Keurig introduces 'Kold' machine

Making Coca-Cola at home: Keurig turns to cold beverages with new machine.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Starbucks: Mobile order-and-pay now available nationally

Skip the line: Starbucks says mobile order-and-pay now available nationally.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Fast-food's new target: The snack attack

NEW YORK — Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack. After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are starting to see the benefits of offering ...
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a McWhopper

NEW YORK — This probably isn’t what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald’s to join forces to create a “McWhopper.”
By Candice Choi

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew anything in their food they don't feel is natural. But replicating the vivid colors Americans expect with ...
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Subway's latest challenge: Getting out from Jared's shadow

NEW YORK — Subway benefited hugely from Jared Fogle’s weight loss story. Now the sandwich chain needs to figure out how to prevent him from overshadowing its future.
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Kraft Heinz slashing 2,500 jobs after merger

The Kraft Heinz Co. said it had about 46,600 employees before the cuts. The job cuts are not surprising, given the reputation of the company's management on Wall Street.
By Candice Choi

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame, but will customers return?

NEW YORK — A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?
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
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