Bloomberg: Panera Seeks Advantage Over Fast-Food Rivals With ‘Clean Bacon’
"The company spent the past year working with suppliers to remove artificial nitrates and preservatives from the bacon it uses on sandwiches and salads at its roughly 2,000 cafes. The pork project was part of a larger effort by the St. Louis-based company to rid its menu of artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and sweeteners by the end of the year. Panera is at the forefront of a push to offer fresher and additive-free foods, positioning its fare as a healthier alternative to fast-food burgers." Read full story.
WEB MD: Do Open Floor Plans Invite Overeating?
"Open-concept living spaces are all the rage right now, but new research suggests that such easy access to the kitchen may lead to overeating. Investigators discovered that students in the open eating situation were more likely to get up and head toward the food more often — serving themselves more food and eating more as well. On average, participants in the open condition made about 10 percent more serving trips than participants in the closed condition, Rollings said." Read full story.