economics

economics

Upscale London Restaurant Implements 'Surge Pricing'

Wanna dine at prime time? It's gonna cost ya.
Nick Rose
1.16.18
economics

Which Restaurants Will Suffer the Most Under a Higher Minimum Wage?

"We don’t want our paper to serve as a mouthpiece for or against raising the minimum wage."
Alex Swerdloff
7.29.17
Burger

How the Big Mac Changed the Way We Think About Food

We spoke to chefs, data journalists, YouTube stars, and McDonald’s about the burger that became edible Americana.
Nick Rose
7.25.17
Technology

Why the Rise of Driverless Cars Means You Should Invest in Chicken Wings and Beer

You can thank Elon Musk for the coming chicken wing boom.
Alex Swerdloff
7.7.17
economics

This Country Has the Priciest Big Macs in the World

Stingy McDonald's fans take note.
Phoebe Hurst
1.18.17
chocolate

Chocolate Bars Are Only Going to Continue to Shrink as Prices Remain the Same

Somewhere out there, Willy Wonka is rolling over in his glass-elevator-shaped grave.
Alex Swerdloff
11.16.16
consumers

Americans Are Going to Restaurants Less, But Spending More

Last year, the average American household spent $7,023 on food. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, just under half of that amount was forked out at restaurants, but that doesn't mean that Americans are going to restaurants more.
Nick Rose
9.2.16
eggs

Why Are the Feds Buying Millions of Pounds of Cheese and Eggs?

Much like the dairy industry, egg producers are also feeling the crunch lately after a significant drop in demand and price.
Nick Rose
8.29.16
alcohol

This Incredibly Simple Plan Could Curb Alcohol-Related Violence in the UK

While patients were getting stitched up and sent home from the ER, a team of scientists from Cardiff University were looking at data from 100 hospitals in order to better understand the economic forces at play with violent, drunken behavior.
Nick Rose
7.13.16
food desert

Doctors Can Now Prescribe Fruits and Vegetables to Patients

For the millions of Americans living in food deserts, plucking a peach off of a tree isn’t really an option.
Nick Rose
7.7.16
africa

Bill Gates Plans to Give Away 100,000 Chickens to Rural Africans

The American billionaire, tech entrepreneur, and philanthropist penned an impassioned blog post earlier this week, in which he pledged to hand out 100,000 chickens to families throughout rural Africa.
Alex Swerdloff
6.13.16
venezuela

Venezuelans Are Fighting Their Government With Photos of Their Empty Fridges

Attacking government policy with hashtags and empty fridge pics has been dubbed “the opposite of food porn,” but it is also far more than that.
Nick Rose
5.29.16
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