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Hungry? Try '2nd Breakfast'

Americans are starting to snack their way through the morning

(Newser) - That cereal bar you scarfed down on your way out the door this morning was, well, perfunctory and all, but now your stomach is growling hours before even the most liberal definition of lunchtime. What to do? Time for second breakfast, reports the AP in a look at our evolving... More »

McMuffin Man Dead at 89

Herb Peterson invented fast-food breakfast in a sandwich

(Newser) - The inventor of the Egg McMuffin has died in his Southern California home at the age of 89,  AP reports. Herb Peterson began working with McDonald's in the advertising department, and later switched to the hands-on side of the business, owning six restaurants in the Santa Barbara area. Peterson,... More »

Starbucks Testing $2.50 Cup of Brew

Slumping company looks to both high-end and low-end products

(Newser) - Struggling with its first major sales slump, Starbucks hopes to lure back customers with a $2.50 cup of luxury coffee. The company hopes to find a high-end niche among serious coffee aficionados with the new brew, made in an $11,000 gizmo similar to a French press, Bloomberg reports.... More »

Starbucks Cuts Stores, Skips Breakfast

Faltering biz drops egg-and-cheese fare to focus on cuppa Joe

(Newser) - The founder and returning head of Starbucks has announced plans to turn the flagging operation around by taking it back to its intimate coffee-house roots, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. CEO Howard Schultz is ditching the chain's profitable morning sandwich line after listening to advice from baristas who complained that the... More »

Starbucks Reports First Dip in Customers

Customer traffic down at coffee-shop giant's US stores for the first time

(Newser) - Starbucks reported its first-ever decline in US customer visits today, reports Bloomberg. The coffee juggernaut lowered its profit and sales forecast, and shares of its stock fell 8.3%. The profit revision suggests that Starbucks is losing customers to McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts, where a cup of coffee may cost... More »

Muslim Donut Franchisee Fights Pork

Owner told to serve breakfast sandwiches or lose stores

(Newser) - The owner of two Chicago-area Dunkin' Donuts is locked in a legal dispute with the company over conflicts between his religious beliefs and his breakfast menu, the Chicago Tribune reports. A franchisee since 1979, Walid Elkhatib has never served pork products; it wasn't until 2002 that Dunkin' Donuts insisted he... More »

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