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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: December 7, 2015

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Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily Dish 12.7.15

Today’s first course?

 

Quizno’s Tries to Make a Comeback with New Fast Casual Concept That Serves Alcohol

When Quizno’s declared bankruptcy in 2013, everyone thought it was toast. But last year the failing sandwich chain began a company rebrand.

It now has a new restaurant that goes by the name of Quizno’s Grill. It’s first location opened this week in Denver. This fast-paced casual restau­rant has ditched the conveyer ovens for a grill-top and fryer; offering house-made potato chips and making sandwiches to order. But there’s no word yet on when more Quizno’s Grill locations will open.

 

KIND Wants the FDA to Redefine Health Standards So It Can Legally Label Its Bars Healthy

And the granola bar company KIND is looking to redefine health standards — literally! After the FDA asked KIND to remove the word healthy from its packaging the company has petitioned the United States government to change the legal definition of healthy “to meet current scientific and medical standards.” The FDA has certain standards for the term healthy, and KIND bars just don’t make the cut.

 

McDonald’s Under Investigation by European Union for Cushy Tax Deal with Luxembourg

McDonald’s is in the headlines again, and this time it’s not for their famous burgers. The fast-food chain is under investigation by European Union who are looking into a tax arrangement with Luxembourg. This deal allowed the fast food giant to avoid paying cooperate taxes in Luxembourg and the U.S. since 2009. If found at fault McDonald’s could be looking at tens of millions of euros in back taxes, but they aren’t the only ones. Earlier this year, Starbucks was ordered to pay millions in back-taxes due to a similar arraignment with the Netherlands.

And that’s today’s Daily Dish, stop by tomorrow for another helping.

 

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