Olive Garden will discontinue its "Buy One Take One" promotion in favor of an everyday value strategy in an effort to move away from promotional pricing, parent Darden Restaurants said. The chain will cut three of its nine promotional deals this year.
Some of New York City's fine-dining restaurants including Italienne are refining their concepts with less-expensive entrees, tasting menus and bar snacks designed to drive more frequent visits. Other high-end Manhattan eateries aim to draw bigger crowds by combining two different concepts in a single location.
Students at a Texas elementary school recognized National Nutrition Month with cooking lessons led by high-school culinary students. The students learned about cooking basics and made wheat pancakes.
Students with meal debt who attend Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia could have their debt paid off thanks, in part, to a local fundraising effort. The campaign seeks to raise $20,000 to eliminate meal debt for students.
A child's eating environment, including mealtime and sleep schedules, can affect physical, cognitive and emotional development, said registered dietitian nutritionist Elisa Ross. One way to help children develop healthy eating habits is to use the Division of Responsibility model, which assigns parents and children control over different parts of meal decisions, such as timing and portions, Ross said.
Eating red or white meat that is grilled or cooked at high temperatures may increase the risk of developing hypertension, researchers reported at an American Heart Association meeting. Eating well-done meat also increased the risk of hypertension by 15%, compared with consuming meat that was less well-done.
Dunkin' Donuts will open 50 new-format stores in the US this year, including a unit in Corona, Calif., that's set to open today. The next-generation format features nitrogen-infused cold-brew coffee, a separate pickup spot for mobile orders and outlets on the tables so customers can charge their mobile devices.
The US Department of Education would receive a $3.9 billion funding increase under a proposed spending bill released Wednesday. Congress rejected Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' call for more funding for school-choice programs.
Elementary-school students in a Virginia district are participating in yoga and mindfulness exercises to help curb stress and improve academic achievement. One principal, Casey Conger, says the goal is to meet the needs of the "whole child."
Taco Bell is bringing its sauce flavors to the snack aisle this May with the launch of tortilla chips in three varieties: Mild, Fire and Classic. "This launch of our first line of sauce packet-inspired chips gives our fans a new way to access a taste of Taco Bell," said Chief Brand Officer Marisa Thalberg.
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