Down to the Final Dozen Dunkin’ Donuts

Coffee and baked goods chain Dunkin’ Brands is offering a bounty of $12,000 to the winner of a contest to invent the company’s next donut. Close to 130,000 sugary confections were submitted online, which Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts has narrowed down to a dozen finalists. The dozen finalists include “A Nutter One,” a chocolate butter…

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Another Federal Menu Labeling Bill is Introduced

On Thursday, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn), introduced a legislation, the Menu Education and Labeling or MEAL act, that requires chain restaurants to post information on calories on menu boards and food displays. The bill requires chains to also identify fats, carbohydrates and salt content and make them available on printed menus.

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Mass. DPH OKs Calorie Count Posting Rules

Donna Goodison of the Boston Herald reports that Massachusetts consumers ordering a Big Mac at McDonald’s or a glazed doughnut at Dunkin’ Donuts will be able to see how many calories they’re about to down in a little more than a year and a half from now.

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Costco Accused of Abusing Wage Law

Costco Wholesale, the warehouse club, was sued by a California worker alleging false imprisonment because, she says, employees are locked in stores against their will for 15 minutes after they are off duty.

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