Customers at a McDonald’s restaurant

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As the restaurant industry battles inflation, the large size of chains and their access to cash gives them the upper hand, but independents have advantages of their own when managing higher costs.

Feeling the pressure on their budgets, consumers have been cutting back on their restaurant visits in recent months. Monthly same-store restaurant traffic has been shrinking compared with the year-earlier period for eight consecutive months, according to industry tracker Black Box Intelligence. In response to that drop-off, both chains and independents are working to address the cost factor without alienating

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“Protein hunger” can drive overeating highly processed foods and obesity, a study finds. Mattia/Stocksy
  • Researchers investigated the link between protein consumption and caloric intake.
  • They found a link between lower protein consumption and higher caloric intake from fats and carbohydrates, which may increase obesity risk.
  • They concluded that consumers, industry, and the government should prioritize reducing the intake of highly processed foods and increasing whole food intake.

Obesity is linked to some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Between 1999 and 2020, population obesity rates

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Egg shortages could be on the cards as avian flu sweeps through Europe.

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LONDON — The classic English fry-up and traditional Christmas turkey dinner could be under threat as Britain deals with the impact of rising cases of avian flu.

Fried, poached, scrambled and boiled eggs may well be off the menu as some British supermarkets have warned that supplies could be disrupted, while grocery stores have also made moves to bolster turkey stocks ahead of the festive season.

Britain’s second-largest supermarket group Sainsbury’s says it has ordered more turkeys to give itself

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PARK CITY, Utah – Chris McLaws, launched Gourmand Food Tours in 2011. Now, the business is a dual venture that Chris operates with her daughter, Rachel McLaws. They share a family passion for enjoying Historic Main Street cuisine. Food tour participants sample an array of dishes from Main Street restaurants while learning about local history.

The business idea was sparked during a fateful trip to Seattle. “Chris, the founder (and my mom), took the family on a walking food tour of the famous market, Pike’s Place. Delighted at the historical and culinary education, Chris thought that a similar walking tour

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G.A. Benton

Eating at the hot new local restaurant — Joya’s — has become nearly mandatory for anyone in Greater Columbus who writes about food or posts online photos of it. Rarely has belonging to such a group been so rewarding. Put differently, believe the hype: Joya’s cooks some exciting stuff.

Continuously busy since opening in August, Joya’s generated early buzz because it’s the first eatery launched by local celebrity chef Avishar Barua, whose talent previously took him to top-shelf restaurants like Veritas Tavern and Service Bar as well as the “Top Chef” TV show.

Creating Joya’s, named for his

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