People are taking the New York City's proposed big soda ban to heart because it goes after our food. And cultural anthropologists say we have strong attachments to what we consider food — and we don't like it taken away.
Beginning next week, McDonald's plans to add calorie counts to its menu boards — both at drive-thrus and restaurant counters. Studies suggest that calorie boards alone don't change consumers' purchasing patterns. But consumers do seem to take note, and public health experts say it's one tangible step to helping consumers make healthier choices.
McDonald's moves ahead of the pack to place prominent calorie counts on its menu boards and rethinks those fried chicken nuggets kids love. It's part of a broader move the company is making to address health concerns.
Online reviews of restaurants, travel deals, apps and just about anything you want to buy have become a powerful driver of consumer behavior. Unsurprisingly, they have also created a powerful incentive to cheat.
In today's Internet age, even pizza is political. When a photo of a Florida pizza shop owner giving President Obama a bearhug went viral, so too did the backlash against his restaurant — in the form of Yelp reviews.
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