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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 20:41

Fast-food chains targeting snacks

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 daintier bites. That includes mini-hot dogs, little chicken sandwiches and shakes that are smaller than a small.

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NEW YORK Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny.

Those were some of the alternate-universe products at this week's 61st annual Fancy Food Show. Many have limited distribution and aren't easy to find, but could signal coming trends.

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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 13:11

Red Lobster goes back into its shell

NEW YORK It turns out people go to Red Lobster for the seafood.

The struggling chain on Monday plans to announce another revamped menu that removes dishes including Spicy Tortilla Soup and a Wood-Grilled Pork Chop, while tacking on more dishes featuring lobster. The non-seafood dishes had been added by the chain's previous owner, Darden Restaurants Inc., in hopes of attracting people who don't like seafood as sales declined.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 17:12

Dunkin' plans Croissant Donut' not a Cronut'

NEW YORK Dunkin' Donuts plans to roll out a croissant-doughnut hybrid in the U.S. next week, but the company says please don't call it a 'Cronut.'

The chain tells The Associated Press it will launch its 'Croissant Donut' nationally for a limited time starting Nov. 3. It comes more than a year after the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City introduced its now trademarked Cronut, which became a viral sensation and spawned numerous knockoffs. Last summer, Dunkin' also introduced a croissant-doughnut in South Korea it dubbed a 'New York Pie Donut.'

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NEW YORK - McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef.

The world's biggest hamburger chain is confronting unappetizing questions as part of a U.S. campaign to beat back perceptions that it serves Frankenfood. The company has run similar campaigns in Canada and Australia and said Monday it's bringing the effort to its flagship market.

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