Dunkin' opened up a trendy espresso pop-up cafe in Portland, Maine, called "S!p," which was manned by reality TV star Jonathan Cheban. A short digital film shows customers expressing unbridled approval of the new cafe's coffee and their shock when it's revealed that they're drinking Dunkin'.
Chipotle Mexican Grill has decorated the windows of one of its New York City restaurants for the holidays, with the decorations made from Chipotle ingredients. The chain is also selling wrapping paper that resembles the foil wrappers it uses on its burritos.
Operator Flynn Restaurant Group has closed on the purchase of 368 Arby's units from U.S. Beef Corp., a deal that creates a combined company with $2.3 billion in yearly sales. CEO Greg Flynn shares insights into the deal and the company's strategy for growth in the coming year.
Several upscale eateries are offering diners an opportunity to grill their own s'mores. The elevated take on the campfire classic often comes with a hefty price tag, but the nostalgia factor, gourmet ingredients and the appeal of experiential dining make it worth the price for many diners.
A Montana elementary school has seen a 77% increase in breakfast participation since introducing a "Breakfast After the Bell" program. Principal Jessica Shourd says ensuring that students have a morning meal helps them learn.
Students at a Missouri middle school are learning about how food is made through hands-on lessons in a chicken coop. The students gather eggs from their class chickens, Mars and Venus, to stock a food pantry for their classmates in need.
The idea of holiday weight gain is overemphasized and people can enjoy the holidays while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, writes registered dietitian nutritionist Lauren Zimmerman. Getting adequate sleep, exercising and following a sustainable healthy diet will help, and people should not feel guilty about enjoying some holiday indulgences, Zimmerman adds.
Fish oil and krill oil both have omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are linked to better cardiovascular and cognitive health, and are equally effective at delivering omega-3s, said registered dietitian nutritionist Whitney Crouch. Krill oil has some nutrients fish oil does not have, Crouch said, and both can affect certain medications and pose risks to people with seafood or shellfish allergies.
Organic wines, regional vintages and rose varieties are among the trending topics in the wine world, according to a survey of top industry executives by international marketing and communication agency Sopexa. Chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir are expected to be the most in-demand varieties globally, but chenin blanc has potential to grow in the US, the report said.
Spain's Galicia region is becoming home to a growing number of entrepreneurs who are starting up local wineries and wine businesses. Many vintners in the area are gravitating toward making natural and organic wines that are capturing attention for their quality.
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