McDonald's executives are pushing to have all of the chain's locations open by 5 a.m. in response to the growing number of U.S. customers who are buying breakfast earlier. McDonald's U.S. restaurants' coffee products experienced 34% sales growth this past year, and company executives said they're moving toward offering lattes and cappuccinos at each U.S. location.
About 12 million Americans suffer from a food allergy, and eight foods, including milk, peanuts, wheat and shellfish, account for 90% of all reactions in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Many restaurants are taking serious precautions to avoid allergic reactions, including Colorado's Beau Jo's, which purchases special pizza shells from a gluten-free bakery in Denver.
Cheese's taste and aroma could be improved with the use of prebiotic ingredients, which could also increase the nutritional value of the product, a new study published in LWT-Food Science and Technology found. Related probiotic yogurt drinks are the fastest-growing dairy product in Europe.