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Yum Brands

  1. The Chain Gang
    Why Taco Bell’s Ignoring the Animal-Welfare MovementYum! Brands is one of the few companies to not change how it sources food.
  2. The Chain Gang
    Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Are Removing All the Fake Ingredients From Their FoodBut the cleanse won’t extend to “co-branded” items, like Doritos Locos Tacos.
  3. The Chain Gang
    Taco Bell Is Making Frozen Drinks Out of StarburstTo be fair, it does sound like it’d be okay if you put some tequila in it.
  4. No Stars
    Taco Bell’s Bánh Mì Offshoot Will Replace Its ‘Communist’ LogoThe restaurant corporation apologized to Vietnamese Americans who were “hurt and offended.”
  5. No Stars
    People Are Not Happy With the ‘Communist’ Logo at Taco Bell’s“You’re just insulting Vietnamese Americans by associating Saigon with the communist symbol.”
  6. The Chain Gang
    Some McDonald’s in China Now Only Sell Fries and Soda“We are so sorry that we only have these choices for you.”
  7. The Chain Gang
    China’s Expired-Meat Scandal Now Includes Burger King and StarbucksThe country is already wary about food safety in the wake of tainted meat and melamine scandals.
  8. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s, KFC, and Pizza Hut Served Meat in China That Expired a YearIt’s not either company’s first food scare in China recently.
  9. Mediavore
    Wolfgang Puck Bakes Zsa Zsa’s Birthday Cake; It’s Time for Iguana MeatPuerto Rico wants to start exporting meat from the giant reptiles. Any takers? Anyone?
  10. Mediavore
    Bush Administration Pushed Genetically Modified Foods; 8,000 Pounds of AngusWikileaks reveals aims for more modified frankenfood, while there’s yet another listeria scare in our meat supply.
  11. Mediavore
    Whole Foods CEO’s Online High Jinks Unmasked; Magnolia Bakery ReopeningJohn Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, has been going online anonymously on Yahoo Finance bulletin boards for seven years to blast rival Wild Oats and talk up Whole Foods stock. [NYT] Related: Did Michael Pollan Throw the Whole Foods Debate? (Just Asking) Magnolia Bakery, closed for less than a day for having only one sink, has now been reopened after promising to install another one. [Eater] Related: A Sad Day for Overhyped Pastries: Magnolia Shuttered [Daily Intel] Anthony Bourdain is warming up to The Next Food Network Star. As a matter of fact, you could say that he’s become a devoted fan: “Whether it’s the butterfly mobiles dangling from my ceiling, the onset of early dementia, or long delayed side effects of past drug use drawing me to the tube Sunday nights, I’ll be watching.” [Ruhlman]
  12. Mediavore
    Ruhlman Blasts Beards; Waverly Inn Impedes AmbulancesMichael Ruhlman blasts the Beards in his blog, questioning the organization’s whole purpose: “I’d like to know exactly what it is they intend to do, beyond give themselves an expensive party once a year.” [Ruhlman] Yum Brands, owner of the E. coli–ridden Taco Bell and the rat-infested Taco Bell–KFC, is making all kinds of money despite two PR disasters in one year. [International Herald-Tribune] A St. Vincent’s Hospital–bound ambulance was delayed, and not for the first time, by the congestion in front of the Waverly Inn, as “drivers for wealthy patrons slowly inched their limos out of the way.” [NYP]