Wilmette teen documentary spurs food allergy awareness, more training

By Traci Badalucco Restaurant workers need to know if a salad dressing has peanut oil or whether the pasta is made from eggs. With food allergies on the rise in the U.S., experts and consumers want food handlers in restaurants to improve their knowledge and awareness about ingredients. Allergy prevalence in the U.S. increased 50 […]

Yum’s decision in China: To dump or not to dump

Updated June 3 with comment from OSI Group LLC By Yimian Wu Hedge funds such as Third Point and Corvex Management favor Yum! Brands Inc., for one thing: China. But activist investors propose divesting Yum’s China division, which generates half Yum’s revenue, as a giant franchisee that would pay big, steady royalty fees. According to Bloomberg, the founder of activist […]

Chicago offers affordable options for beginner golfers

By Scott Guthrie Local golf courses reported less traffic Memorial Day weekend than in years past, reflecting a national trend indicative of the game’s decreasing popularity. “We were [only] down about 20 rounds,” said Tom Donovan, general manager at Robert A. Black golf course in Chicago. “But it’s nothing to scoff at.” Since 2011, an […]