Angus Third-Pounder Boosts Mickey D's Sales; Snyder's to Buy Utz

Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet involves eating six prepackaged cookies a day, plus one healthy "real" meal. Some 500,000 people have lost weight on the plan -- and how can you not on 800-1,000 calories a day? [NY Times]

Snyder's of Hanover is planning to acquire potato chips producer Utz. Snyder's, known for its pretzels, says no job losses are expected in the course of the takeover. [BizJournals]

Sweden is starting to list the carbon dioxide emissions involved in a food's production on the packages of foods. Apparently, changing one's diet can be as effective in reducing emissions of climate-changing gases as changing the car one drives. [NY Times]

Selling more expensive burgers has helped McDonald's third-quarter profit increase by 6 percent. Menu items like the Angus Third-Pounder burger are to thank, according to the fast-food chain. [BBC]

GQ has rounded up the best coffee houses in the United States. In New York, Ninth Street Espresso was listed. [GQ]

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