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Starbucks Has More Outlets Than McDonald’s

Starbucks Has More Outlets Than McDonald’s

SEATTLE, Wa. – Is there such thing as too much Starbucks coffee? That’s a question some analysts are asking as Starbucks Corp.’s U.S. locations come close to 14,300—more than the number of McDonald’s locations, the Wall Street Journal reports. Starbucks…

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Bottled Water No. 1 Beverage In America

Bottled Water No. 1 Beverage in America

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Bottled water is the No. 1 beverage product in the United States, by volume, for a second year in a row, according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). Bottled water…

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Robotic Chef Flips 300 Burgers Daily

Robotic Chef Flips 300 Burgers Daily

​PASADENA, Calif. – In March, Flippy the one-armed robot started working at Caliburger in Pasadena, California. However, the robot soon lost its job when it wasn’t able to keep up demand and couldn’t put cooked burgers on the right tray.…

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What’s The No. 1 Road Trip Snack?

What’s the No. 1 Road Trip Snack?

​NEW YORK CITY – As a New York Times food writer and the newspaper’s Southern bureau chief, Kim Severson spends a lot of time driving on Interstates, and thus stopping at gas stations and convenience stores. Here’s her go-to, top…

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From Skimmers To Shimmers

From Skimmers to Shimmers

Just when you thought the tide might be shifting toward the good guys in the skimming game, the bad guys unleash a new weapon—the shimmer, WFMY-TV reports. The paper-thin device about the size of a credit card can be wedged into the…

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Convenience Stores Enhance Fast, Hot Food Options

NEW YORK – The Washington Post reports that the evolution of convenience stores into “hot, fast, affordable foods is just one of the pressures facing chains like Burger King, Wendy’s and Taco Bell,” noting that “low prices and speed for ready-to-eat foods”…

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