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CALORIES ON MENUS

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is giving restaurants and other food purveyors an additional year to comply with new rules that require calorie counts on menus. The new deadline in December 2016.

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TOP-GROWING RESTAURANTS

From San Diego-based burger joint Jack In The Box to comeback chicken chain Popeye’s, 14 restaurant chains posted at least 5% growth in the latest quarter. Top three include: Domino’s Pizza, Shake Shack, and Chipotle.

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CONSUMERS AND FAST FOOD

Consumer satisfaction with limited-service restaurants dropped to its lowest level in five years, a University of Michigan survey finds.  Top restaurants include Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, and Panera Bread.

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SUGARY DEATHS

Scientists are asking people across the globe to lay off sugary drinks, linking the consumption to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year, including more than 25,000 Americans.

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HAPPY MEALS

McDonald’s says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards. The company says 48 percent of Happy Meals orders chose soda as a beverage in the U.S. after it was scrubbed from menus and marketing materials between July of last year and… read more

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PANERA ADS

Following up on its recent pledge to rid its food of artificial ingredients, Panera has a new advertising campaign: “Food as it Should Be.”

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EGG PRICES

USDA says the U.S. average egg price in grocery stores zoomed by 55 cents a dozen for Grade A Large eggs from the preceding week, a 42-percent increase.

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FOOD TRENDS

Business Insider reports Millennials say they want food that is high quality, free of additives, and sustainable, but they aren’t always willing or able to pay for it. The article says young people are underemployed and more likely to be working multiple jobs to pay off student-loan debt.

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ALL NATURAL

Subway says it will remove artificial ingredients from its menu by 2017, making the sandwich shop the latest fast food chain to commit to menu changes in favor of simpler ingredients.

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PRODUCE SALES

In 2012, 34% of all U.S. produce farms—those producing vegetables, fruit, or nuts—sold food through local food marketing channels, whereas only 3% of field/other crop farms and 8% of livestock/livestock product farms did so.

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