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Many restaurant owners have been asking a lot about ChefMod. Probably they saw an advertisement on T.V or heard about it from a business partner. Have you had issues with your suppliers? Have they not been meeting your deadlines? With ChefMod, you won’t be dealing with such issues as they will have been taken care of.

The core question we ask ourselves is: where did ChefMod come from? The company was born when two veteran, smart restaurant owners sat down and came up with a brilliant idea of making the company. The core founders of ChefMod are John Oldweiler and …

The First Fast Food Chain in Line to Use Cage-Free Eggs Was the Least Expected

Taco Bell is ready to go cage-free by 2016, and McDonald’s lags behind with plans for 2025.

Taco Bell’s parent company, Yum! Brands, was the last major company to decide on the switch, but it may become the first to actually implement it: They announced in November that 6,000  Taco Bell locations in U.S. will be switching to eggs produced by cage-free chickens by the the end of 2016.

“This is the fastest timeline adopted by any major food company, and it comes as Taco Bell increases its breakfast program nationwide, raising the bar for other major corporations,” wrote Wayne

Healthy and Tasty: The First USDA-Certified Organic Fast Food Restaurant in the United States

Finally, a lucky break for those of us who love to eat healthy and organic, but who are too lazy to fry our own chicken.

According to Fox News, the first fast food establishment to serve exclusively USDA-certified organic food opened  two weeks ago in San Francisco. They have a small menu—mostly fried chicken, in either a bowl, a sandwich, or a wrap—and are a bit pricey (8.99 USD for a main course), but this is basically expected considering the relatively small supply of certified organic products compared to their non-organic counterparts. Smaller supply means higher prices.

In …

New Organic Fast Food Trend in California

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Organic Food Overtakes Pleasanton

You can find lots of great things in Pleasanton, beautiful parks, a cozy downtown district, but now you’ll be able to eat at the first organic fast food joint in the country that is also USDA-certified.

Opened on Tuesday, the new restaurant, called The Organic Coup, serves only organic products for its customers. One specific dish, for instance, is the Coup Signature Sandwich, which is essentially a USDA-certified organic chicken breast that’s been fried in (also organic) coconut oil with chopped organic …

Kroger Reveals How Much Organic Foods Sells Each Year

Kroger announced that natural and organic product sales not total more than $11 billion annually.

Mike Donnelley, Cincinnati-based executive vice president of merchandising, stated that figure during Kroger’s annual investor conference with analysts and investors on Tuesday. It is the first time in history that Kroger has stated how much its natural and organic business generated in sales for public knowledge. That is about 10% of Kroger’s annual sales, which was more than $108 billion last year.…

Millennials Are Turning The Food Industry On Its Head

A group of professionals at the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit says millennials are turning the food industry on its head to an $18 billion revolution.

Up to 25 top U.S. based food and beverage companies shared among themselves this market loss in the last five years.

Fortune Beth Kowitt, a senior writer, used that amazing number to initiate a panel to discuss on the topic “The New Food Revolution” on Tuesday the 12th of October at the Most Powerful Women Summit.

It is expedient here to ask, who or what should be held accountable for this drastic shift? …

Food Industry Responds to Consumer Demand Seeking a Reduction in Artificial Ingredients

In Michael Pollan’s Six Rules for Eating Wisely, warned against consuming foods that our great-great-great grandmothers wouldn’t identify. Well, this is easier said than done.

While a 2015 Nielsen survey shows that a large number of Americans want fresh, natural, and modestly processed foods, Azodicarbonamide (yoga mat chemicals) has been discovered in almost 500 food products. Yet, the trend is changing as fast food chains, fast casual restaurants and even multinationals are responding to pressure from consumers, especially from Millennial demanding food made without artificial ingredients.…

Which is more important: Local or organic sourced foods?

According to a recent study made on organic and non-organic foods in Germany, it was revealed that consumers are more interested in knowing whether foods are locally sourced or not than knowing whether foods have organic source or not.

The study, published in Appetite, explained the differences in consumers’ behavior and willingness-to-pay (WTP) values between consumers who prefer organic production of food to locally processed foods and those who consider it the other way round. The research further exposed that organic-minded consumers have a stronger preference and estimated WTP for both local and organic processed foods.…

Where to Live if You Want the Best Organic Produce

78% of all the organic food sales come from just 10 U.S. states, so if you want to significantly reduce the amount of time and distance it takes for your food to go from the farm to your fork, consider moving to one of these states.

California takes the cake and has 41% of the total organic sales nationwide, coming in at $2.2 billion in sales last year. Washington State came in the second position with just $515 million in sales. Then comes Pennsylvania, Oregon, Wisconsin, Texas, New York, Colorado, Michigan, and Iowa.…

USDA Releases Data that Reveals a Positive Future for Organic Food

The national organic standards have officially been around for 15 years now, and the USDA celebrated its birthday by putting out a survey on the organic farms and products, the first since 2008. This survey has revealed that over 14,000 organic farms sold about $5.5 billion worth of organic products last year in the United States alone. This is a whopping 72% increase since 2008. Organic dairy products alone make up over $1 billion of that number.…