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Pizza chain Sbarro files for bankruptcy again

US pizza chain Sbarro Monday filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years as a slowdown in mall traffic weighs on sales at its fast food restaurants. The restauranteur requested protection under Chapter 11 while it reorganizes its finances, according to a filing in US bankruptcy court…

Americans still consuming far too much salt: study

The amount of salt in foods that are processed or sold at fast food restaurants is still high despite calls by medical experts for people to cut sodium for better health, a US study said Monday. Americans on average eat more than twice the recommended daily allowance of salt, and…

Fast food chains have ‘barely improved’ on creating more healthful menus

Study finds major fast food chains have ‘barely improved nutritional quality of menus in 14 years’ despite their promises Fast food restaurants in the US have barely improved the nutritional quality of their meals in 14 years, despite pledgesto offer healthy choices, according to a new study. The global obesity…

All The Fixins

Ezra has a new column (again!) at the Washington Post called “Gut Check”, on the politics of food. I’m pretty sure that by Thanksgiving, Ezra will be the ombudsman, advertising director, editor-in-chief and yet still not able to fire Charles Krauthammer. This week’s article focuses on the desire for transparency…

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