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Experts offer ways to refresh Olive Garden

October 12th, 2014 in 2014, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration, USA Today 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Fixing Olive Garden won’t be a rose garden. But it’s certainly doable. That’s the conclusion of five restaurant industry consultants contacted by USA TODAY

Expert quote:

“To save itself, Olive Garden needs to become young again.”

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Armour: NFL should be rattled by Budweiser statement

September 16th, 2014 in 2014, Chris Cakebread, College of Communication, Newsmakers, USA Today 0 comments

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Chris Cakebread, College of Communication

Now the NFL has real trouble on its hands. Fed up with the league’s woeful inconsistencies on domestic violence and its belligerent insistence on protecting misbehaving players, Anheuser-Busch took the NFL to task on Tuesday. No, it didn’t say it was pulling its $1.2 billion, six-year contract – yet…

Expert quote:

“The implications of that, in terms of the investment, not to exaggerate but it would be staggering over the years. It would be a very, very difficult process for the league to replace that because there just aren’t that many brands that have that kind of money. They were probably waiting for everything to blow over. This is not blowing over.”

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Chick-fil-A founder’s death signals fast-food shift

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration, USA Today 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Fast-food’s old guard is giving way to a savvy new guard that is slowing-down the process and giving a needed nod to healthier ingredients…

Expert quote:

“He was pretty much the last of that generation of true fast-food innovators. Truett changed the business because he invented the boneless chicken sandwich.”

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E-cigarettes and vaping: Everything you need to know

August 28th, 2014 in 2014, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, USA Today 0 comments

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

The American Heart Association issued its first official policy recommendation on electronic cigarettes this week, saying they were a last-resort method of quitting traditional cigarettes…

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Can Tim Hortons win over U.S. market?

August 25th, 2014 in 2014, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration, USA Today 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

On its face, everything seems right about Tim Hortons.  The Canadian bakery and coffee shop chain — which Burger King on Monday confirmed it is negotiating to purchase — has got great coffee…

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Ebola drugmaker’s stock soars

August 8th, 2014 in 2014, Ebola, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, USA Today 0 comments

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Shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals soared Friday after the Canada-based firm said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had allowed potential use of the company’s experimental Ebola drug to treat those infected with the deadly virus…

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Aging adults optimistic about what lies ahead

July 15th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls, USA Today 0 comments

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

They’re either optimistic or delusional, but 89% of older adults and 84% of younger adults say they’re confident they can maintain a high quality of life throughout their senior years…

Expert quote:

“They have developed a means of coping with their illnesses in such a way they still live independently and maintain a relatively high quality of life.”

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Wealth and power: Communist Party pushes the ‘China Dream’

June 28th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers, USA Today 0 comments

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Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences

In schools, factories and opera theaters nationwide, Chinese residents are being pushed to pursue the “China Dream” as the Communist Party steps up its propaganda efforts ahead of its July 1 birthday…

Expert quote:

“Can you relax now? You’ve succeeded! Calm down, you’re not at war with England over opium. They need to get over that, but they seem to be building on that.”

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Routine vitamin D testing not justified, panel says

June 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, USA Today 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

More and more people are getting tested for vitamin D deficiency, but the value of the tests remains too murky to make them part of routine medical care, an influential advisory group says…

Expert quote:

“It wouldn’t accomplish anything.”

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E-cigarette market is on fire, survey shows

June 17th, 2014 in 2014, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, USA Today 0 comments

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

The market for e-cigarettes is exploding, with an average of 10 new brands entering the market every month for the last two years, and more than 7,700 total flavors, a new Internet survey found…

Expert quote:

“It would be really hard to switch from a cherry e-cigarette to a Marlboro. In a way, the flavors are protective.”

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