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Openings Thu Sep 23 2010

"Read-to-Eat" Chain to Open First Chicago Location Tomorrow

pret.jpgLondon-based retail chain Pret A Manger, known for its prepared sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts and coffee, will open its first Chicago location at 211 West Adams Street tomorrow. A second Windy City location will open in late fall at 100 North LaSalle Street. Oakbrook-based McDonald's Corporation previously owned a 33% stake in Pret A Manger but sold its shares to a private equity firm in 2008. In the U.S., Pret A Manger also has shops in New York and Washington, D.C.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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