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These Beer Ads Are Seriously Off the Wall Technology turns tavern flat-screens into ad vehicles for brew brands

For Jim McGrath of the motorsports-themed dining chain Quaker Steak & Lube, flat-screen TVs dotting the walls used to be reserved for baseball and hockey games. Now, they’ve been transformed…

August 7, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Sizzler Has a Food Truck. Sorry, Hipsters How a hot local trend became a marketing vehicle for national chains

Should you come across a broken-down food truck on the side of the road, there’s a chance Larry Olmsted let the air out of its tires. When the USA Today food…

August 7, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Gluttony Show Is an Epic Win Inhuman amounts of meat has turned Epic Meal Time into a YouTube sensation

Michelle Obama would probably not approve of Epic Meal Time. It’s not that the First Lady is uptight. It’s just that her message of health and fitness doesn’t exactly jibe with…

August 6, 2012, 6:38 AM EDT

Lucky Chang What's next for the Momofuku empire?

A canvass of the food world reveals that the top 10 celebrity chefs are worth a collective $948 million. As everybody knows, only a relative few cooks will ever reach…

August 6, 2012, 6:33 AM EDT

First Mover: Anthony Bourdain The globe-trotting chef aims for the next frontier in adventurous eating

Specs Age 59 New gig Host, CNN’s as-yet-unnamed forthcoming weekend program Old gig Host, Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations So why leave Travel Channel for CNN? There are a lot of places where…

August 6, 2012, 6:28 AM EDT

'Bon Appétit' Gives Blessing to Fave Foods Condé Nast's epicurean title puts its stamp of approval on consumer goods

If you thought salt was salt, you’d be wrong. According to Bon Appétit, there is a brand of salt that rises above all others—and the magazine is going to reveal it,…

August 6, 2012, 6:24 AM EDT

McDonald's Deal Makes Health Advocates Sick The controversy behind junk food brands sponsoring the Olympics

Would you like chips—er, fries—with that? McDonald’s is a lead sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics, along with Coca-Cola—and the partnerships have not been without controversy, even though McDonald’s has been…

August 6, 2012, 6:24 AM EDT

Ruffling the Wrong Feathers A lesson for corporate presidents from the Chick-fil-A debacle: Keep your beak shut

Well over two weeks after what seemed like an ordinary interview with a religious periodical, feathers are still flying over Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s comments in opposition of gay marriage.…

August 6, 2012, 6:23 AM EDT

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