Brennan's restaurant, an establishment founded and run by the family of the same name, has closed its doors in New Orleans' French Quarter. Family feuding is seen as the culprit. The food landmark is credited with inventing dishes like Bananas Foster.
A new study shows the potential for Greek yogurt to expand beyond the dairy case and become the next super trend in consumer packaged goods. Results identified close to a dozen product ideas that could extend Greek yogurt across new categories in food and other markets.
Prominent Kentucky bourbon maker is showing off its new tourism attraction in downtown Louisville. Called the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, it features a small distillery and exhibits that take visitors through Kentucky's bourbon-making history.
McDonald's wants to be a bigger player in the global coffee business with its McCafe drink line. The world's biggest hamburger chain on Thursday highlighted beverages as one of its key growth opportunities at a daylong presentation for investors.
Four Maine companies are bidding for a new liquor contract with the state. All Maine Spirits, LLC and Pine State Trading submitted bids by Thursday's deadline for warehousing and distributing. Pine State Trading also submitted a bid for spirits trade marketing, along with CDM Communications, Dirigo Spirit Co.
The average Turkey Day dinner will cost $49.04, or just 44 cents less this year than it did in 2012. And while every penny counts, if you need to do any traveling to belly up to the big meal, increases in airline and train tickets mean that 44 cents won't get you very far.
H.J. Heinz Co. says it is closing three plants in North America and cutting 1,350 jobs in an effort to operate more efficiently.The food maker said Thursday that it will close facilities in two states and Canada over the next six to eight months.
Brennan's Restaurant, a mainstay in New Orleans food culture, has shut its doors as family members failed to agree on how to continue the family business. The Brennans, said to be feuding, were busy with their own offshoots when the closure occurred.
Brennan's Restaurant — "A New Orleans Tradition Since 1946" — in the French Quarter is closed, the latest shoe to fall in 40 years of headline-grabbing family discord and costly litigation over matters of control, money and use of the family name.
A new tool allows U.S. shoppers to be sure that they're not mistakenly buying honey that has been illegally shipped from China. In one easy step, they can help ensure the safety and quality of their honey, while also supporting U.S. honey producers and beekeepers.
In the face of high obesity rates, a group of medical organizations including the American Heart Association and the Obesity Society this week recommended doctors enact a regimen of helping patients understand their weight loss needs and options.
Help is on the way for knish cravers. The Brooklyn-based Center for Kosher Culinary Arts says it has developed a recipe for the potato-filled treats. That should help tide people over until a factory billed as the world's largest maker of knishes recovers from a fire.
The opening of a Swiss-owned chocolate factory northwest of Tokyo is a small but sweet milestone in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's crusade to lure foreign investment to Japan after decades of keeping local industries protected from outside competition.
Most American workers do not believe they have any personal responsibility in helping the U.S. economic recovery through their spending habits. The reported softening of the economy and decline in consumer confidence have caused many Americans to change their personal spending habits.
The U.S. trade deficit widened in September as imports increased to the highest level in 10 months while exports slipped. The wider gap suggests growth was somewhat slower over the summer than previously estimated. The deficit increased to $41.8 billion.
New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster wants the Food and Drug Administration to extend the comment period for sweeping food safety rules that farmers say could drive them out of business. Earlier this year, farmers attended FDA sessions on the rules.
Starbucks Corp. leaders say it may be hard to get over the sticker shock, but that the company will be better off in the long run without Kraft Foods. The company announced late Tuesday that it must pay at least $2.23 billion to settle a dispute with Kraft over coffee distribution.
The U.S. government started the first month of the 2014 budget year with a smaller budget deficit, signaling further improvement in the nation's finances at a time when lawmakers are wrestling to reach a deal to keep the government open past January.
Next time you go for a checkup, don't be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation's obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be more aggressive about helping patients drop those extra pounds.
The University of Illinois' Chabad Jewish Center has opened its own concession stand at home basketball games this season. Students and other volunteers will staff the stand most games, though they'll skip Friday nights and Saturday day games for religious reasons.