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.

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.

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