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  • McDonald's is bringing touchscreen ordering to the US

    12/09/2014 5:36:08 PM PST · by outofsalt · 108 replies
    Engadget via MSN ^ | 12/9/14 | Daniel Cooper
    It turns out that people aren't eating as many McHamburgers as they used to, which is a big problem if your business is all about slinging meat. So McDonald's is hoping the novelty of its "Create Your Taste" ordering kiosks will lure some customers back in. The machines will be installed in 2,000 of its US outlets by the end of 2015.
  • Man uses McChicken sandwich as weapon, gets arrested

    12/03/2014 1:35:55 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 69 replies
    http://wgntv.com/ ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2014 | WGN WEB DESK
    Police in Iowa say they arrested a man Tuesday after he used a McDonald’s McChicken sandwich to assault his pregnant wife. According to the Des Moines Register, 21-year-old Marvin Tramaine Hill told police that he threw the McChicken sandwich at his wife “because he doesn’t like them.”
  • McDonald's Says No to Simplot's GMO Potato

    11/15/2014 3:28:37 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 128 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 15, 2014 | The Associated Press
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.'s new genetically modified potato. But one of the company's oldest business partners — McDonald's — hasn't. The fast-food giant says it doesn't use genetically modified potatoes, the Idaho Statesman reported. "McDonald's USA does not source GMO potatoes, nor do we have current plans to change our sourcing practices," the company said in a statement.
  • BREAKFAST BEATDOWN… Hungry Women TEAR UP McDONALD’S

    11/12/2014 11:49:05 AM PST · by fungoking · 124 replies
    gateway Pundit ^ | 11/12/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Two Philly women were upset when they missed the breakfast cutoff at a local McDonalds. The women tore up the place and beat a patron with a broomstick. (Warning on Language and Violence)video at page Having crawled out of bed just a bit too late, two women were recently caught on tape throwing a super-sized adult hissy-fit because they’d been told that they missed the McDonald’s breakfast time. When a man stepped in to tell the woman to relax, they went berserk. As reported by My Fox Philadelphia, the incident took place in a Philadelphia McDonald’s, where an onlooker decided...
  • Obama: 'With or Without Help from Congress, I'm Not Done Making Real Change'

    11/12/2014 9:32:05 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/12/2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    "With or without help from Congress, I'm not done making real change for the American people," the president wrote in a new email, just three days after a similar email from the Democratic National Committee.
  • Technology moves fast-food chains away from interpersonal customer service

    11/06/2014 11:11:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Joseph Peacock
    The days of indecision and miscommunication in the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant could be long gone. Taco Bell recently launched an app that enables customer to order and pay for it straight from a smartphone. “It gives customers control. They don’t want to talk to people all the time,” Taco Bell chief marketing officer Chris Brandt tells Fast Company. And the app allows for more creativity in what to order. “The app offers unlimited menu customization options,” reports Eater. “Users can, for the first time, build their own unique creations using dozens of ingredients.” …
  • What IS the McRib made of? New McDonald's video shows how they make the boneless, preformed patty

    11/04/2014 5:54:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Likened to 'packing foam' and 'gray IKEA furniture' the McDonald's McRib patty came under scrutiny last year after one was photographed on the production line minus sauce and pickles. But now the fast food giant is hoping to get people 'lovin" its seasonal treat again by showing exactly how the boneless, preformed morsel is made. A new behind-the-scenes video takes viewers inside the Lopez Foods production facility in Oklahoma City where giant chunks of pork are ground down - no packing foam in sight.
  • Not-Too-Happy Meal: Diners Miffed Over Obamacare Surcharges

    10/07/2014 12:16:13 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 135 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/7/14 | j blosser
    Next time you eat out at a fancy restaurant, don't be surprised if, at the end of your meal, you spot an unfamiliar item on your tab — a surcharge to pay for Obamacare. Diners at high-end restaurants such as Melisse, AOC, and a dozen others in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas have noticed a 3 percent surcharge for employee healthcare tacked on to their bills, and the Los Angeles Times reports that some of the customers are none too happy about it. One diner complained in an online blog, "It's basically management saying 'Obamacare made me do...
  • I Don’t Want to Marry a Man Who Will Feed Our Kid McDonald’s

    10/02/2014 8:29:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 1, 2014 | Sandria M. Washington
    Ideas. Am I cursing my future children to a life of being social outcasts because mommy wants to feed them green smoothies? Right now, there are at least a handful of people who I KNOW will never babysit my imaginary, yet-to-be born child. As far as they’re concerned, my baby will be more under wraps than “Blanket” Jackson was. Yes, I want nothing more than to have a full stock of potential babysitters, but sometimes these people—my friends—say things that make me get the Scooby Doo face. “Your kids ain’t gon have any friends!” “I’m going to feed your kids...
  • McDonald's Is Quietly Copying Chipotle's Strategy ("Customization")

    09/12/2014 12:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Trove ^ | September 6, 2014 | Ashley Lutz, Business Insider
    McDonald's just expanded a test for burgers that are 100% customizable. The brand hopes the strategy, which is currently in four restaurants in San Diego, California, could help attract a younger crowd and revive lagging sales. Many analysts believe that the customization will soon become widespread at McDonald's and allow it to better compete with fast-casual competitors like Chipotle. Chipotle is largely successful because the ingredients for its burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads are entirely selected by customers, who increasingly crave tailored options and high-quality ingredients. Dominique Zamora at Foodbeast tried out the process, which also has elements of fast-casual...
  • Chick-fil-A Says It Will Open 4 Locations In Connecticut

    09/12/2014 7:56:40 AM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    The Courant ^ | July 16, 2014 | By ANERI PATTANI
    <p>The Atlanta-based business plans restaurants in Brookfield, Danbury, Enfield and Wallingford.</p> <p>The Brookfield location will be the first Chick-fil-A in the state when it opens in mid-September, said the owner, Devon Scanlon.</p> <p>The venue will seat 109 and offer outdoor seating and a drive-thru. Customers will have access to free Wi-Fi and an indoor play area for children.</p>
  • (Video Link) Automated Conveyor Belt Sushi, Or, Why $15 Minimum Wage Will Doom Fast Food Workers

    09/11/2014 7:28:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Chonday ^ | Peter Barakan
    Conveyor Belt Sushi, Japan A dining concept that lets you pick from a wide range of one of Japan's best-known foods. NOTE: Click on the referenced link to watch the video. P.S. This technology will doom the SEIU/$15.00 minimum wage movement.
  • The Enterprise Of Maligning Enterprise (And The Clergy Who Make Matters Worse)

    09/06/2014 11:16:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 7, 2014 | Austin Hill
    "MCDonalds Mcdonalds, can't you see...Seven-forty is not for me..." The chant, recited through a megaphone, was being led by a man identifed as a Christian Pastor ("Reverend Charles" we'll call him), near a McDonalds restaurant in Detroit last week. Dozens of people in the parking lot uttered the chant with him, as the crowd sought to malign McDonalds restaurants while at the same time demanding a $15.00 per hour wage. "They want fifteen, they want a union, they want to be organized" Pastor Charles told the tv news crews. "The McDonalds corporation should allow that to happen immediately." The illogic...
  • Want robots at McDonald's? Hike minimum wage: Zell

    09/06/2014 7:19:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 103 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3 Sep 2014 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Want robots at McDonald's? Hike minimum wage: Zell Matthew J. Belvedere | @Matt_Belvedere Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 Video Federal and state efforts to increase the minimum wage are misguided and pose serious risks to the economy and the job market, billionaire Sam Zell told CNBC on Wednesday. "The tinkering with the minimum wage is a very dangerous game," the chairman of Equity Group Investments said in a "Squawk Box" interview. "You start talking about a $13 or a $15 minimum wage, and you're going to have robots that are operating McDonald's."
  • Where Minimum-Wage Workers Should Invest if the Wage is Raised to $15/hr

    09/05/2014 6:49:59 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 19 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/5/14 | Steve Berman
    Three things fast food workers should do with the “extra” money you’ll get if the national minimum wage is raised from $7.25 to $15 per hour. For argument sake, let’s call the average minimum wage $7.85 to account for California, New York, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Illinois and Florida, all of whom have something in the neighborhood of $8 (give or take).  Socialist enclaves of Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Connecticut are in the $9 range, with Washington the winner at $9.32. Let’s also set the number of hours per week at 30 for the average burger-flipper or fry...
  • Rep. Gwen Moore (D WI)detained at fast food protest over minimum wage

    09/04/2014 11:44:49 AM PDT · by UB355 · 36 replies
    Mikwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9/4/2014 | Jason Silverstein
    Police detained Rep. Gwen Moore, who was participating in a protest by fast food workers pressing for an increase in the minimum wage, according to news reports. Moore was picketing along with protesters outside of a restaurant in West Milwaukee. WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) reported that arrests were made at the event. The nonprofit group Wisconsin Jobs Now tweeted a photo of Moore apparently being handcuffed. WISN-TV (Channel 12) reported Moore was detained.
  • Fast food workers take to streets to demand $15 minimum wage

    09/04/2014 12:24:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/04/2014 | Tim Devaney
    Dozens of fast food workers have been arrested at protests around the country where they are demanding higher pay at popular restaurants such as McDonald's, Burger King and Domino's. Fast food workers in New York City, Chicago, Detroit and possibly more cities were arrested for blocking traffic in front of restaurants early Thursday morning, while thousands more continued protesting peacefully, according to news reports. Backed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), fast food workers in 150 cities are walking off the job and picking up picket signs to demand that they be paid no less than $15 per hour....
  • Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

    09/04/2014 10:42:09 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 42 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 4, 2014 1:27 PM EDT | JOSEPH PISANI
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police handcuffed dozens of protesters in cities around the country on Thursday as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate their efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. The protests, which were planned by labor organizers for about 150 cities nationwide throughout Thursday, are part of a campaign called "Fight for $15."
  • Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons

    08/24/2014 7:27:28 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 41 replies
    National Post ^ | August 24, 2014 | Financial Post Staff
    Tim Hortons coffee could soon be the property of Burger King Worldwide, with the two companies confirming late Sunday night that they are in discussions for the U.S. burger chain to buy Canada’s iconic coffee and donut chain. The big draw for Burger King, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, is the potential for tax inversion — effectively relocating the company’s home base to Canada to take advantage of the country’s comparatively lower tax base. The two companies issued a statement confirming they are in discussions “regarding the potential creation of a global leader in the quick...
  • KFC Owner Gets Handwritten Apology From Patron who Took Extra Piece of Chicken

    08/10/2014 4:47:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    A Nebraska diner who felt guilty for absconding with an extra piece of KFC chicken sent the restaurant owner a handwritten apology letter and $2. Rocky Rasmussen, the owner of a North Platte KFC, got the unsigned letter in the mail. "This $2 is for the piece of chicken I brought home with me on Tuesday," the letter read. "That's stealing. Sorry!" The conscience of the chicken connoisseur kicked in after he or she claimed an extra poultry piece from the buffet at the restaurant. "I took more on my plate than I could eat and I knew it would...
  • McDonald's July sales fell more than expected

    08/08/2014 9:57:08 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 88 replies
    Drudge Report/CNBC ^ | August 08,2014 | CNBC.com staff | @CNBC
    McDonald's on Friday reported July sales results that were much worse than analysts had expected. The dismal results prompted Janney Capital Markets to lower its estimates for the fast-food giant. Its analysts said the results "were the worst worldwide month in the last 10 years, once trading-day adjustments are taken into account."
  • McDonald's July sales fell more than expected

    08/08/2014 12:21:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 8, 2014 | Staff
    McDonald's on Friday reported July sales results that were much worse than analysts had expected. Following the report, the company's shares traded lower. The fast-food giant reported global same-store sales fell 2.5 percent, compared with the 1.1 percent drop forecast by Consensus Metrix. The dismal results prompted Janney Capital Markets to lower its estimates for the fast-food giant. Its analysts said the results "were the worst worldwide month in the last 10 years, once trading-day adjustments are taken into account."
  • Man Buys 23 Burger King Apple Pies to Spite a Small (Spoiled Rotten, Bratty) Child

    08/07/2014 7:24:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 128 replies
    Eater.com ^ | Eater.com
    <p>Apparently, after waiting in line in front of a careless mother and her screaming small child, a man who was having a bad day (and had a headache) decided to ruin that family's day: The child was screaming "I want fucking pie!" so the man bought up every last pie — all 23 of them — and walked out of the Burger King location, turning only to see the enraged mother and child, helpless as the cashier told them that the restaurant had just sold out of pie.</p>
  • The cashiers at this McDonald's were replaced by machines.(Romeoville, IL.)$15.00 an hour?

    08/06/2014 5:33:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 52 replies
    Imgur ^ | 8/6/2014 | Imgur
  • Pizza pronto! Vending machine that rustles up a fresh pie in just THREE minutes...

    08/05/2014 10:25:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A pizza vending machine takes convenience food to a whole new level, delivering fresh pies to customers in just three minutes 24/7. The Let's Pizza unit invented by Claudio Torghele, an entrepreneur from Rovereto, Italy, mixes flour and water together and presses the dough flat to create a 10.5 inch base. Desired toppings are then added and the meal is flash-cooked in a high temperature infrared oven at 380 degrees Celsius. While the baking process is underway, a takeaway box is prepared. The finished pie is then placed in the cardboard container and delivered through a slot. As they wait...
  • McDonald's Could Be Liable for Labor Practices ("Joint employer," Obama's NLRB jumps the shark)

    07/29/2014 11:13:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2014 | Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer
    McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants. The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the world's biggest hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints regarding worker rights at franchise-owned restaurants. The decision is pivotal because it could expose McDonald's Corp. to liability for management practices in those locations. It also comes as protests for higher pay have captured national attention, with labor groups calling for pay of $15 an hour and the right to unionize. Organizers had been pushing to get McDonald's named as a joint employer at...
  • Fast food workers vow civil disobedience (Demand $15/hr. minimum wage, unions)

    07/26/2014 5:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    VILLA PARK, Ill. — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted today to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership to include nonviolent civil disobedience. More than 1,300 workers gathered in a convention in center in suburban Chicago to discuss the future of a campaign that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years. Wearing T-shirts that said “Fight for $15” and “We Are Worth More,” the workers cheered loudly and said they would win if they stuck together. “People are just fed up,” said Cindy...
  • China meat scandal spreads to Japan in Chicken McNuggets

    07/22/2014 11:21:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Shanghai (AFP) - A scandal involving expired meat sold by a China unit of US food supplier OSI Group spread to Japan Tuesday, as McDonald's confirmed that the now shut factory provided Chicken McNuggets to its restaurants. Shanghai authorities on Sunday shut an OSI plant -- a supplier to McDonald's and KFC in China -- for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product, re-labelling expired goods and other quality problems following an investigative report by a local television station. A Tokyo-based spokesman for McDonald's Japan told AFP the restaurant chain had sourced about 20 percent of its McNuggets from the Shanghai...
  • McDonald’s, KFC face new food scandal after workers serve food off floor

    07/21/2014 1:16:57 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 49 replies
    NYPost ^ | July 21, 2014 | Reuters
    McDonald’s Corp. and Yum Brands Inc. are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast food giants’ efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets. McDonald’s and KFC-parent Yum apologized to customers on Monday after Chinese regulators shut a local meat supplier following a TV report that showed workers picking up meat from a factory floor, as well as mixing meat beyond its expiration date with fresh meat. The firms said they’ll stop using the supplier. The report, which focused on McDonald’s and Yum,...
  • McDonald’s in Hong Kong Is Available for Weddings, Receptions and Bridal Showers

    07/19/2014 1:32:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    We think Cheryl Cole’s missed a trick with her quickie wedding on Macaroni Beach in Mustique. Just look at what she could have had – her very own McWedding (Drive Thru or marry in). Yes, McDonald’s has the answer for all those normcore brides out there. Well, at least the ones willing to travel to Hong Kong. The fast food chain has been slowly expanding its wedding party program since 2011 and now boasts 11 restaurants that double up as budget wedding venues, all in Hong Kong. And not only can you have the wedding ceremony there, they’ll also host...
  • Just Who Is That Wendy's Girl?

    07/17/2014 9:52:04 AM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 108 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 16, 2014 | Lizbeth Scordo
    She’s got copper-colored locks, a peppy personality, an ethnically diverse group of friends, and she knows how to talk millions of Americans into buying a Monterey Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich. She’s the Wendy’s Girl. The actress who has played the all-knowing, slightly kooky burger lover for two years is a 28-year-old Alabama native named Morgan Smith Goodwin. (She added her second surname after marrying Dave Goodwin, manager of New York City restaurant Gramercy Tavern.) And while her character has remained nameless in the fast food chain’s TV commercials, it’s not a far stretch to assume she’s Wendy, the freckled little...
  • Unwrapping Burger King's whopper of a gay marketing ploy

    07/12/2014 10:21:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | July 11, 2014 | Matt Saccaro
    Last week, Burger King unveiled the greatest monument to ad decadence this year (so far): The Proud Whopper. What, pray tell, is a Proud Whopper? It's a whopper with a rainbow-colored wrapper. Outside of that, it's identical to a normal whopper—and that's the point Burger King is trying to make. When the wrapper is opened, it states “we are all the same inside.” Just so, an asexual person or a gay person is the same on the inside as a straight person; we're all blood, guts, and bones with sinews holding it all together. A Burger King PR rep will...
  • McDonald’s Has the Worst Hamburger in the Country, According to New Consumer Reports Study

    07/03/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Chelsea Hirsch
    The Habit Burger and In-N-Out lead the pack. Chick-fil-A also has lots to squawk about. Turns out nobody’s loving it. The standard McDonald’s hamburger — the one that claims to satisfy “billions and billions” — finished dead last in a new Consumer Reports taste test. The Hamburglar’s favorite meal earned a score of just 5.8 out of 10 from the magazine’s readers, putting it far behind West Coast chains The Habit Burger Grill and In-N-Out Burger, which scored 8.1 out of 10 and 8 out of 10, respectively. The top fast food burger available locally was Five Guys Burgers and...
  • Finally: Burger King’s Whopper comes out as gay

    07/03/2014 10:05:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    We McDonald’s fans always suspected (the campiness of “the King” was a dead giveaway) and now, at long last, confirmation. Good for you, Whopper. Be who you are. Good call by Ace too in remembering the SNL “Schmitt’s Gay” joke ad from the Farley/Sandler era. American politics has been mostly a function of identity politics for awhile now. It’s past time for American fast food to follow suit. Besides, there’s already a “straight burger,” isn’t there? A Twitter buddy, seizing on the idea of “identity” burgers, floated the idea of an atheist burger. To which Andy Levy replied: Allahpundit @allahpundit...
  • CFPB Announces Broad New Powers [satire]

    06/22/2014 11:05:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 June 2014 | John Semmens
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced in the Federal Register that it will “aggressively deploy cease and desist orders against businesses whose activities are a detriment to the nation’s well-being.” For the moment this new authority is “interim.” It is expected to become final on July 18. “For too long the Government has sat idly by while businesses have foisted unsafe and unhealthy products on an unsuspecting public,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray charged. “Under Section 1053(c) of the Dodd-Frank Act, we are empowered to protect the general public by ordering offending businesses to cease and desist.” Two industries that are...
  • The breakfast wars

    06/07/2014 2:29:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    QSRWeb.com ^ | June 6, 2014 | Ed Zimmerman
    Up and down the foodservice spectrum, breakfast is heating up. Here are some recent developments: •Taco Bell introduced a breakfast menu trading on ubiquitous locations and a massive promo of the Waffle Taco. The Bell blitzed social media and took direct aim at rival McDonald’s, including an ad campaign making fun of Ronald the clown. •McDonald’s countered with an offer for free morning cup of McCafe and started promoting its McGriddle pancake wrapped breakfast sandwich. •Not to be forgotten, runner up, Burger King took a different approach, and announced it would serve burgers as well as breakfast fare each morning....
  • I work in fast food and I’m not a teenager (MSM doubling down on socialism)

    05/30/2014 3:23:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 30, 2014: 8:13 AM ET | Patrick M. Sheridan
    … In 1979, teenagers held 26% of all low-wage jobs, while adults aged 25-64 made up less than half of such workers, according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which analyzed the low wage workforce over a 30-year span. Today, only 12% of low paying jobs are held by teenagers, while adults make up 60% of them. Also, only 20% of such workers had attended some college in 1979. Today, it’s 33%. […] A key argument behind the latest wave of strikes to raise wages to $15 an hour is that fast food workers these days are no...
  • Fast food CEO: Minimum wage hikes closing locations

    05/30/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 5/30/14 | cnbc
    CKE Restaurants' roots began in California roughly seven decades ago, but you won't see the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's expanding there much anymore. Related Stories What's causing what company CEO Andy Puzder describes as "very little growth" in the state? In part it's because "the minimum wage is so high so it's harder to come up with profitable business models," Puzder said in an interview. The state's minimum wage is set to rise to $9 in July, making it among the nation's highest, and $10 by January 2016. In cities in other states where the minimum wage...
  • Arby's airing 13-hour commercial

    05/24/2014 3:54:58 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 43 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 24, 2014 | QMI Agency
    If your idea of a perfect weekend is staring at your TV and salivating while watching a beef brisket being smoked, you should be in Duluth, Minn., Saturday. Starting at 2 p.m. ET and wrapping up at 3 a.m. ET on Sunday, local TV station My9 will be airing a non-stop commercial for Arby's smokehouse brisket sandwich. “As you’d expect, the idea around airing a commercial for 13 hours required that we cast a pretty wide net,” Arby’s spokesman Jeff Baker told the Duluth News Tribune. “There were very few folks who could do this the right way, and we...
  • Protesters target McDonald's headquarters in pay fight

    05/22/2014 6:12:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    ChicagoTribune.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Jessica Wohl
    Hundreds of McDonald's workers and community activists staged a protest Wednesday near the fast-food chain's headquarters in Oak Brook, seeking a wage increase to at least $15 per hour for employees.
  • Fast-Food Workers Walk Off Jobs Worldwide: Walk-outs planned for Thursday in 150 U.S. cities

    05/15/2014 6:37:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    AOL Jobs ^ | 05/15/2014 | Carol Kopp
    It started with a brief walkout at a few restaurants in New York City back in November 2012, but on Thursday the campaign against low pay at America's fast food restaurants morphed into a global push. By 9 a.m., the organizing group FastFoodGlobal.org reported that two McDonalds outlets in New York City and one in Boston were shut down. Hours ago, young workers in the Philippines staged a singing and dancing flash mob inside a downtown Manila McDonalds during the morning rush hour. Their choice of music was the song "Let It Go" from Frozen. When the news from abroad...
  • Fast-food workers strike for higher wage

    05/15/2014 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    WCTI12.com ^ | May 15,2014 | WCTI Staff
    Greenville, Pitt County-Fast-food workers in Greenville held a strike on Thursday demanding a raise in pay. Strikers want a $15 an hour minimum wage. The fast-food employees from McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King also want to form a union without retaliation.
  • Fast food worker strikes planned in 150 cities

    05/13/2014 3:22:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | May 7, 2014 | By Patrick M. Sheridan
    The fast-food worker strikes are expanding to more U.S. cities and going global. Workers in up to 150 cities across the country are planning to strike on May 15, according to labor organizers. The movement is also headed overseas, with plans for workers to join protests in 33 countries. On Wednesday, the workers announced the protests outside a McDonald's in New York City, and delivered a letter that called on the fast food giant to raise wages and respect workers' rights worldwide. However, security guards didn't allow the workers to bring the letter inside the restaurant. So, they posted the...
  • Jack in the Box Caves to Gun Control Pressure, Restricts Open Carry

    05/10/2014 1:19:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Jack in the Box, a popular fast-food restaurant chain, has followed Starbucks' unfortunate lead in limiting its customers' Second Amendment rights. Friday, the company announced it would start enforcing its no-firearms-in-stores policy. Jack in the Box’s Vice President of Corporate Communications Brian Luscomb released this statement: “The presence of guns inside a restaurant could create an uncomfortable situation for our guests and employees and lead to unintended consequences.” The company's decision comes a day after gun control group Moms Demand Action launched a petition to pressure the restaurant to enforce the policy. They started the campaign in response to...
  • 10 Reasons Chick-fil-A Is The Best Fast Food Chain In America

    04/29/2014 1:12:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/29/2014 | ASHLEY LUTZ AND HAYLEY PETERSON
    Chick-fil-A is the best fast food chain in America. The chicken joint won the "best overall" category in Business Insider's Fast Food Reader's Choice awards. Chick-fil-A, which is planning a massive national expansion, beat out competitors like Chipotle and McDonald's. The chicken chain, which now outsells KFC despite having a fraction of the locations, is popular for many reasons. 1. Chicken sandwich This chicken sandwich is amazing. According to Chick-fil-A, it's "a boneless breast of chicken seasoned to perfection, hand-breaded, pressure cooked in 100% refined peanut oil and served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips." While no...
  • 18 Awesome Fast Food Items You Can't Get In The US

    04/28/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 28, 2014 | Hayley Peterson
    Americans are consuming less fast food and causing chains like McDonald's, Burger King and KFC to ramp up their international expansion. Restaurants have had to come up with some pretty creative menu offerings to cater to local tastes. We reviewed the menus overseas for a handful of the world's top fast food chains, and compiled some of our favorites. Too bad you can't find them on menus in the U.S. Pizza Hut's Crown Crust Pizzas Where: Middle East What it is: Pizza Hut sells a variety of Crown Crust pizzas with various meats cooked inside the crust, including mini cheeseburgers,...
  • After anti-gay flap, Chick-fil-A wings in new direction [backing away from social issues]

    04/08/2014 6:13:42 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 187 replies
    KENS News 5 ^ | 04/08/2014 | Bruce Horovitz
    Chick-fil-A is finally crossing the road. The iconic chicken chain, as well-known for its conservative heritage as its savory eats, is recalibrating its moral and culinary compass. It wants to go from old school to almost cool. It wants to evolve from a place where gays once picketed to a place where they'll feel comfortable going to eat. It wants to broaden the brand as it expands nationally and plows into the Millennial-driven urban arena. Above all: it wants to be a serious player on fast-food's biggest stage. USA TODAY was exclusively invited inside to visit the company's sprawling, wooded...
  • How Chick-Fil-A Is Outselling KFC With A Fraction Of The Restaurants

    03/31/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2014 | ASHLEY LUTZ
    Chick-fil-A has surpassed KFC as the top chicken fast food chain.  Chick-fil-A's sales in 2013 passed $5 billion, compared with KFC's $4.2 billion, reports Venessa Wong at Bloomberg Businessweek. Chick-fil-A has 1,775 U.S. stores, while KFC has 4,491. Despite a smaller footprint, Chick-fil-A's average sales are more than triple those of its larger competitor, Wong writes. And Chick-fil-A achieves these results despite being closed on Sundays for religious reasons. Wong illustrates a couple of reasons for Chick-fil-A's success. 
  • New Taco Bell ad: Even Ronald McDonald likes our breakfast

    03/27/2014 12:02:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Louisville Biz ^ | 03-26-2014 | Caitlin Bowling
    Taco Bell takes direct aim at McDonald’s Corp. in a new advertisement. California-based Taco Bell first fired a shot at the burger chain in October when David Novak, CEO of Taco Bell’s parent company Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), announced that Taco Bell would roll out a breakfast menu nationwide in 2014, Business First reported. The menu, which includes a waffle taco and A.M. Crunchwrap, debuted in Taco Bell locations across the United States today. McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) has long dominated fast-food breakfast with its Egg McMuffins and hash browns. To drive home the point that its foray into breakfast is...
  • Quiznos files for bankruptcy (tough week for fast food chains)

    03/15/2014 12:02:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 03/15/2014 | By Katie Lobosco
    Quiznos has filed for bankruptcy protection, five days after the Sbarro pizza chain did the same. Executives at the restaurant chain, known for its toasted sandwiches, agreed to a restructuring plan that will reduce its debt by more than $400 million, the company said in a statement Friday. All but seven of Quizno's 2,100 restaurants in the United States and 30 other countries are independently owned franchises, and will remain open and operating as usual. Quiznos once had more than 5,000 stores and could have threatened rival Subway's hold on the sub market. But now, Subway has nearly 20 times...