Judge: NYC Can Fine Chains That Don’t Post Salt Warnings

New York — Large chain restaurants and fast-food eateries in the nation’s most populous city can be fined up to $600 beginning next week for not posting salt warnings on menu items that contain more than the recommended daily dose of sodium, a judge ruled last week. “Some people love salty food and are just going to eat those salty foods regardless of whether there’s a salt icon next to it,” Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower said...

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Fast-Food Giants Battling It Out in Latest Price Fight
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Fast-Food Giants Battling It Out in Latest Price Fight

New York — Another price fight is breaking out among the country’s biggest burger chains, this time with meal combos designed to make people forget about the once ubiquitous dollar menus. The new “bundled offers” show how hungry McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s are to win over deal seekers, and how quickly a popular idea gets copied in the fast-food industry. The latest trend on the value front popped up in late 2015 after Wendy’s...

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What Customers Need To Know

Change is coming to local drugstores after Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said Tuesday it is buying rival Rite Aid Corp. for about $9.4 billion. The deal combines two of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, helping them to better compete in the rapidly consolidating health care industry. Drugstore chains face increased competition from mail-order pharmacy services and pharmacies inside grocery store chains. But what will it mean for...

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Cleaning Up Papa John’s Menu Costs Chain $100 Million a Year

Papa John’s International Inc. is spending $100 million a year to eliminate artificial ingredients and other additives from its menu, underscoring the cost of the restaurant industry’s shift to more natural foods. The company removed monosodium glutamate, or MSG, from its ranch dressing last year and pulled trans fats from its garlic sauce. Now Papa John’s has homed in on a list of 14 ingredients, including corn syrup, artificial...

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