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The History Of American Buffet Food

Buffet's have become a popular part of the American Cuisine - but what do you really know about them?

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Source: HankJames215 via flickr
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Makers Mark Whiskey Cuts Alcohol Amount To Stretch Supplies

Makers Mark Whiskey has grown to become a popular choice among whiskey drinkers. Known by it's distinctive red wax sealed-bottle, the whiskey has taken it's place among the top-shelf varieties.   Apparently, sales of the American-made liquor have outgrown supplies - so the maker of Makers Mark is reducing the alcohol content of the bottles it sells to stretch supplies

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Source:  McDonalds Corp - website - press kit
Source: McDonalds Corp - website - press kit
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Fish McBites Join Chicken Nuggets On McDonalds Menu For Lent

Just in time for Lent, McDonalds is adding a new option to their menu!  Fish McBites join Chicken Nuggets on the Happy Meal menu - tailored towards kids and adults who are looking for fish options during the lead-up to Easter.

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Source: KH1234567890 via flickr
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Tomato Prices Won’t Go Up; Tomato Lovers Can Rejoice As US-Mexico Trade Agreement Will Remain

It looks like tomato prices won't be rising!  Leaders from the United States and Mexico have reached an agreement to continue their 16 year-old trade policies.

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Source: Statelyenglishmanor via flickr
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Tomato Prices Could Double; Trade Agreement With Mexico In Question

It seems we live in interesting times.  Or, maybe we should say expensive times.  First it was gas.  Then it was our paychecks.  Next was the price of milk.  Now, it appears that the prices we pay for tomatoes might be getting ready to double - if a trade agreement that the United States has with Mexico falls through.

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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Obama’s News Taxes Expected To Hurt The Restaurant Industry In A Major Way

Observers close to the food and restaurant industry are watching their bottom line shrink, with profits expected to be lost due to new taxes that went into effect on January 1st.  With Obamacare putting a halt to hiring and forcing some managers to cut staff and hours, the industry was already forecasting a pale 2013.  But now with the reversal of the payroll tax holiday that eats an additional 2% from employees take-home check, the companies and supervisors that manage the nations biggest restaurant chains are fearful for what that will mean for their bottom line.  Rising gas prices don't help, either.

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Obama Administration Rolls Out New Food Regulations

Over 80% of the nations food supply will now be subject to new regulations.

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Source: IBjorn via flickr
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How Would The Fiscal Cliff Affect You? Milk Prices Could Double To Over $6 A Gallon

Everyone's waiting and watching the Fiscal Cliff news this holiday season - and the affects of a "non-deal" would be staggering to the average American.  And while everyone is aware of the approximately $2,500 increase on middle-income taxpayers, one fact has largely been ignored by the press - and could prove to be equally as spendy:  A failed farm bill from this summer would see milk prices double to more than $6 a gallon

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Source:  Company Press Kit/Website
Source: Company Press Kit/Website
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Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Recalled

Hopefully you didn't use any of this on your salad over the Thanksgiving holiday;  Officials from Newman's Own have recalled some of their Lite Honey Mustard Dressing - over concerns that it contains an ingredient that isn't listed on the label.

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Source: Svadilfari via flickr
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Walmart Joins The Mail Order Gourmet Food Business

In an effort to expand their demographics and their business model, Walmart has joined the mail order gourmet food business.

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Source: Gordon Lew via flickr
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New Study Sheds Light On The Ten Germiest Places In A Restaurant

If you're like most people, you dine out for at least one meal a week in a restaurant.  And, you'd like to think that the food and the environment is as safe and clean as your own home. Unfortunately, it's no surprise that they're not - and a recent study sheds light on the "most-germiest" places in a restaurant.  The worst part:  The restroom isn't in first place!

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The End Could Be Near For Hostess – Maker Of Twinkies And Wonder Bread

Two favorites from your childhood could be gone forever as the company that makes them gets ready to surrender to a strike that's held up operations for the past three months.  Hostess Foods says that if an agreement wasn't reached by the evening of November 15th, they would be forced to shut down operations and liquidate the company, resulting in the loss of 18,000 jobs

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