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  • McDonalds customer charged with ROBBERY for putting soda in a water cup

    04/21/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 45 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 21, 2016 | Chris Summers
    A McDonalds customer has been charged with robbery after he emptied a cup of water and filled it up with soda from a machine in a restaurant in Arkansas. Cody Morris, 18, and two pals went to a drive-thru in Springdale and and asked for large cups of water. But they then parked their car and dumped their cups before filling them up with soda. [snip] But Morris reversed his car and drove off, allegedly hitting the manager as he made his getaway. Police arrested Morris at a nearby bowling alley. It is unclear if he will face any charges...
  • Picture: Hardees Restaurant Installs Self Order Stations

    04/21/2016 6:16:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 159 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 20 Apr 16 | Andrew Mark Miller
    A little while back we told you about how the CEO of Hardees/Carl’s Jr. was thinking about replacing employees with machines thanks to the ridiculous minimum wage hike to $15.Well, it appears he has done it.It was only a matter of time before this started to happen and you can expect to see more of this in the future.
  • McDonald's tests smaller Big Macs, which kind of defeats the purpose of a Big Mac

    04/20/2016 3:25:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | April 20, 2016 | Clint Rainey, Grub Street
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pushing pause on that mission to simplify, McDonald's has moved in the other direction and unleashed a whole family of different-size Big Macs. Yesterday, the original size was joined by smaller and larger extremes in two test markets, Dallas and central Ohio. Columbus Business First reports the trio will remain on store menus until June 6, at which point the chain will see how customers reacted. At the more petite end is the new Mac Jr., a single-layer sandwich supposedly designed to be easier to eat, although the menu has six plain, smaller-size burgers already. The largest size has been...
  • How White Castle Will Adjust to a $15 Minimum Wage in New York

    04/11/2016 8:07:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/11/2016 | by MARK ANTONIO WRIGHT
    This is something thats become a bumper sticker, Jamie Richardson tells me. But it hasnt really been thought through. There is a better way to get people out of poverty than hiking the minimum wage. Richardson is a vice president at White Castle, the chain of famously white-painted and turreted burger joints specializing in slider-style hamburgers in the Midwest and Mid Atlantic. (Let me pause for a moment: If youve somehow made it through life without visiting this family-owned American treasure, stop reading this article, make like Harold and Kumar, and get yourself to the Castle . . . Ill...
  • In Texas, health care workers quit jobs to work at McDonalds (video in the link)

    04/10/2016 4:04:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Here’s an unusual story out of Texas which seems to defy all the conventional wisdom about employment trends and wages. The local press has noticed that nursing homes are having trouble filling the health care jobs at their facilities these days. That’s particularly curious when you consider that healthcare has consistently been one of the fastest growing job markets in the country for several years now. So where are all of the trained healthcare workers who would normally fill those jobs? It seems that an increasing number of them have packed it in and left for jobs flipping burgers. (KXAN...
  • Carls Jr. CEO wants to try automated restaurant where customers never see a person

    03/18/2016 7:49:09 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    KFOR.com ^ | 17 Mar 2016 | KFOR-TV & K. Querry
    NEW YORK A CEO of a fast-food company is causing a stir on social media after claiming that he wants to create a fully automated restaurant. We could have a restaurant thats focused on all-natural products and is much like an Eatsa, where you order on a kiosk, you pay with a credit or debit card, your order pops up, and you never see a person, Carls Jr. CEO Andy Puzder told Business Insider. Puzder says the automated restaurant would be cheaper since he wouldnt have to worry about rising minimum wage. If youre making labor more expensive, and...
  • Domino's Just Unveiled a Radical Pizza Delivery Car That Took 4 Years to Build

    02/25/2016 5:06:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Ad Week ^ | October 22, 2015 | David Gianatasio
    Hey, Domino's, sweet ride! Behold the Domino's DXP (Delivery eXPert), a modified Chevrolet Spark tricked out with a warming oven and space for 80 pizzas, sides, two-liter bottles of soda and dipping sauces. (The driver's seat is the only seat, because, like cowboys, pizza delivery dude/-ettes ride alone.) There's even a puddle light that projects the Domino's logo onto the ground. (Please, no jokes about the gutter being the perfect place to see this particular brand's emblem.) Alas, the DXP isn't shaped like a slice of pizza, but we can't have everything in this life....
  • McDonald's Sales Rise After US Launch Of All-Day Breakfast

    01/25/2016 12:57:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/25/2016 | BBC News
    McDonald's sales were better than expected in the fourth quarter, helped by the launch of all-day breakfasts in the US. Global same-restaurant sales at the fast food giant grew 5%. McDonald's extended US breakfasts beyond 10:30am in October, saying it was customers' number one request. The company, working to turnaround its business under chief executive Steve Easterbrook, said the breakfast change helped US sales grow 5.7%. Fourth-quarter revenue fell 4% to $6.4bn (£4.5bn) due to the strong dollar, but profits rose 10% to $1.2bn, McDonald's said.
  • McDonald's in Iran? It's VERY complicated

    01/18/2016 11:43:35 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    wsbt ^ | 1-18-2016 | Heather Long, CNNMoney
    How McDonald's gets to Tehran American titans like McDonald's or Apple are left in a very awkward place by the deal. There's clear demand for their products (at least from some Iranians), and it's a "new" market of 80 million people, about 60% of which are under age 30. The problem is, U.S. companies still can't open a store or restaurant in Iran. However, a European subsidiary could. "If a company like Apple or HP wants to get involved with Iran, it would have to do it with their foreign subsidiaries," explains Patrick Clawson, research director at the Washington Institute...
  • KFC's secret recipe for Africa

    01/15/2016 7:03:34 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/15/2016 | Earl Nurse
    With over 1,000 restaurants in the continent, KFC is the leading fast food chain in Africa. But its dominance is limited to South Africa, home to about 80 percent of them. Despite its success, the company faces many challenges as they try to establish the brand in other regions, for example by making sure its food is relevant and recognizable to Africans. Serving jollof rice, a spicy dish native to West Africa, is one way in which KFC is improvising to win over palates in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria.
  • Family Sues After Woman Gets Trapped In Queens Burger King Restroom, Dies

    12/12/2015 4:02:05 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 70 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10 Dec 15 | CBS staff
    A Queens woman died after allegedly getting trapped in a local Burger King restroom, and now, her family has sued the fast food chain. As CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported, Shirley McCarthy’s family has also detailed what happened during her final moments at the Burger King on 82nd Street in Jackson Heights. The incident happened on Sept. 27. McCarthy’s boyfriend, Ricardo Knox, still struggles to cope. “I wake up every morning and it feels like I’m in a dream,” Knox said. “Shirley didn’t deserve to die in that bathroom. She wanted to live like everybody else. God bless her soul.” Knox...
  • 'Britain's biggest cat' is addicted to Big Macs and weighs 1.5 stone

    12/11/2015 8:12:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 15:32, 11 Dec 2015 | By Red Williams
  • McDonald's unveils 'McPick 2,' to replace Dollar Menu

    11/18/2015 4:24:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 17, 2015 | The Associated Press
    It's the Dollar Menu, take two. McDonald's hopes it has a catchy, new deal that will be as hugely popular as its Dollar Menu. Starting Jan. 4, the fast-food chain will launch the "McPick 2" menu, which will let customers pick two of the following items for $2: a McDouble, a McChicken, small fries and mozzarella sticks. The offering has gained the necessary votes from franchisees to make it onto the national menu, and will be available in U.S. restaurants for a five-week run starting Jan. 4. After that, McDonald's said it may change the details of the offering, but...
  • Dear Striking Fast-Food Workers: Meet The Machine That Just Put You Out Of A Job

    11/10/2015 9:05:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/10/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Today, U.S. fast-food workers will strike across 270 cities in a protest for higher wages and union rights that they hope will catch the attention of candidates in 2016 elections, organizers said. The walkouts will be followed by protests in 500 cities by low-wage workers in such sectors as fast food and home and child care, a statement by organizers of the Fight for $15 campaign said on Monday. The protests and strikes are aimed at gaining candidates’ support heading into the 2016 election for a minimum wage of $15 an hour and union rights, it said. The strikes...
  • We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best

    10/29/2015 9:15:51 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2015 | Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson
    The fast-food breakfast wars are upon us. With McDonald's starting all-day breakfast, Burger King responding in kind, Wendy's flailing in the breakfast arena, and Taco Bell revamping its morning menu, the competition is more intense than ever. But in the midst of the battle, some weaknesses are rising. We tested three main breakfast items from the major fast-food chains. We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson Oct. 28, 2015, 9:02 AM 1,083,325 35  facebook  linkedin  twitter  email  print fast food...
  • If McDonalds goes under it will be because they followed liberals to disaster

    10/21/2015 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 164 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I saw a sad but not totally unexpected news item from John Hawkins this morning regarding one of America’s premiere dining outlets… McDonald’s. The House That Ronald Built has fallen on hard times, with some estimates indicating that a significant portion of the franchises are currently insolvent or seriously in the red. The dire warnings from franchise owners are including phrases such as, “these are the final days.” (Yahoo News) McDonald’s franchisees believe the brand is in a “deep depression” and could be facing its “final days,” according to a new survey.“We are in the throes of a deep depression,...
  • McDonald's franchisees say the brand is in a 'deep depression' and 'facing its final days'

    10/16/2015 9:10:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 238 replies
    BI ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | Hayley Peterson
    McDonald's franchisees believe the brand is in a "deep depression" and could be facing its "final days," according to a new survey. "We are in the throes of a deep depression, and nothing is changing," one franchisee wrote in response to the survey by Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski. "Probably 30% of operators are insolvent."
  • Inequality in everything: The rich get better breakfast sandwiches, too

    10/13/2015 3:38:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | October 13, 2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    Earlier this year, New York Times food critic Pete Wells was moved to write 841 words about breakfast sandwiches. It was a love letter of sorts, an ooey gooey ode to the most basic form of one of the most basic morning foods. But it was also a complaint: A new restaurant called BEC short for Bacon Egg and Cheese was about to open in Manhattan, and he was less than pleased. Breakfast sandwiches, Wells explained, are nothing if not practical, prepared quickly and eaten on the go, stuffed with modest ingredients and sold at a reasonable price....
  • McDonald's employee praised for act of kindness after photo goes viral

    09/24/2015 10:51:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | sept. 24, 2015 | Fox News staff
    A Chicago McDonalds employee who closed the register during the dinner rush to help a disabled customer is being praised by the fast food chain.
  • Report: Two police officers refused service at a Whataburger in Lewisville, Texas

    09/16/2015 8:41:11 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 51 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 9/16/15 | Twitchy Staff
    Here we go again. A Whataburger fast-food restaurant in Lewisville, Texas reportedly refused to serve two off-duty police officers last night because they were cops: Cops say a Whataburger employee refused them service, said "We dont serve police officers. http://t.co/iIOcLWFpNl pic.twitter.com/s6rrghz4zr
  • This new report paints a troubling picture of Americas fast food chains

    09/15/2015 7:40:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 15, 2015 | Julia Calderone and Dave Mosher,
    An alliance of consumer, health, and environmental groups have released a new report showing how the nation's top 25 fast food companies by sales stack up on their policies regarding antibiotic use in their meat. The results are dismal: The report gave 20 of the 25 companies failing grades for not effectively responding to a "growing public health threat by publicly adopting policies restricting routine antibiotic use" in meat.
  • New York state OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

    09/10/2015 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2015 8:00 PM EDT | Deepti Hajela and David Klepper
    New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hourthe first time any state has set the minimum that high. Gov. Andrew Cuomos administration formally approved the increase Thursday, a move the Democratic governor announced at a labor rally with Vice President Joe Biden. Cuomo said he would work to pass legislation setting a $15 minimum for all industries, a promise that comes as more and more cities around the country move toward a $15 minimum wage. Every working man and woman in the state of New York deserves $15 an hour, the governor...
  • New York state APPROVES $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers...first time ANY state...

    09/10/2015 3:55:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/10/15
    New York state APPROVES $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers...the first time ANY state has set it that high New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour the first time any state has set the minimum that high. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration formally approved the increase Thursday a move the Democratic governor announced at a labor rally with Vice President Joe Biden. Cuomo said he will work to pass legislation setting a $15 minimum for all industries a promise that comes as more and more cities around the country...
  • Arby's Fires Manager, Suspends Employee After Police Controversy

    09/03/2015 8:57:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    The CEO of Arby's Restaurant Group has offered free meals to all police officers in the Miami area following a controversial incident in South Florida. The incident involved an Arby's employee and a uniformed Pembroke Pines Police officer. The employee reportedly refused to serve the officer. The head of the chain issued an apology to the Pembroke Pines Police Department after the incident was reported The chain confirmed to NBC 6 the manager involved has been fired and the employee has been suspended indefinitely. According to the incident report, Sgt. Jennifer Martin said she was using the drive-thru when the...
  • In-n-Out imitator CaliBurger to open in Columbia, Md.

    09/03/2015 5:59:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/3/15 | Maura Judkis
    Homesick Californians love their In-N-Out Burger -- to the point where, last year, they bought out a delivery service's entire stock of nasty frozen Double-Doubles in less than 30 minutes. Come November, they'll have a better alternative. CaliBurger, a company so similar to In-N-Out that they were sued over a trademark dispute, has announced that they have signed a lease in the Metropolitan, a shopping center at 10000 Town Center Ave., in Columbia, Md. The restaurant, which has locations in Asia and the Middle East, will open in November.
  • Arby's Apologizes After Employee Reportedly Refuses to Serve Pembroke Pines Officer

    09/02/2015 9:53:34 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 57 replies
    NBC News Miami ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | NBC News
    The head of Arby's restaurant chain has apologized to the Pembroke Pines Police Department after an employee at a local restaurant reportedly refused to serve a uniformed officer. Arby's Chief Executive Officer, Paul Brown, and Senior Vice President of Operations, Scott Boatwright, contacted PPPD Chief Dan Giustino to apologize on behalf of the organization, according to a police report. Both men assured Giustino that the employee's behavior was "unacceptable" and did not represent the company's values. Giustino accepted the apology, and the department considers the matter closed. In a Facebook post Tuesday, another officer alleged that on Monday, a fellow...
  • McDonald's launches all-day breakfast on Oct. 6

    09/02/2015 7:00:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    AP ^ | September 2, 2015
    If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items like Egg McMuffins, hotcakes, sausage burritos, fruit 'n yogurt parfaits, hash browns and biscuits will be available anytime, although the exact menu will vary in different markets. The company said core items like the Big Mac, McNuggets and fries will still be available at all of its locations.
  • Regulations may make kids' fast food meals healthier

    09/01/2015 8:08:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Reuters
    Regulating fast food kids' meals that include toys may end up making the meals healthier, according to a new study. If a proposed new policy in New York City is approved, then fast food meals that come with toys would contain fewer calories overall, and fewer from fat and sodium, researchers report. "We can create policies that will nudge us toward healthier behaviors," said senior author Marie Bragg, of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. The proposed policy, which was introduced to the New York City Council, says fast food meals that come with a small toy must include...
  • Security guard, gunman dead after federal building shooting

    08/21/2015 5:15:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    YAHOO.COM ^ | 21 AUGUST 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) Police say a security guard has died after a man walked into a federal building in Manhattan and opened fire. The guard, identified by his union as Idrisa Camara, died shortly after the shooting Friday evening. Police say the gunman walked through a side entrance of the building that houses an immigration court and other government offices. Chief James O'Neil says the gunman later shot himself in the head. He was found dead in the building. A law enforcement official identified the shooter as Kevin Downing, of Fort Lee, New Jersey.
  • Study Showing 15-Dollar-an-Hour Fast-Food Wages Would Raise Prices by Only 4 Percent Is Very Wrong

    08/05/2015 6:35:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/05/2015 | James Sherk
    If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Unfortunately, many journalists did not remember that when covering a new report claiming $15-an-hour wages would raise fast-food prices only 4 percent. A closer look shows that the study underlying the report had major methodological errors. More serious analysis shows that $15-an-hour wages would raise fast-food prices by over a third at least until stores automate work currently done by humans. The study, by Purdue University economists Richard Ghiselli and Jing Ma, has made quite a splash. The Washington Post covered it extensively, concluding that the higher wages...
  • Wheres the beef? Fast-food franchisees pan NY wage hike

    07/24/2015 12:28:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 8:56 PM EDT | David Klepper and Verena Dobnik
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to have it his way with New Yorks fast-food industryand restaurant owners arent loving it. Franchise owners say theyre considering a lawsuit against Cuomos plan to raise the minimum wage in their eateries to $15 an hour, arguing that it is not fair or legal to be saddled with such a significant increase in labor costs that wont apply to retail, landscaping, child care or other traditionally low-wage industries. Singling out fast food restaurants while ignoring other industries that hire workers who are paid under $15 is unfair and discriminatory, harms New York workers, and puts...
  • Cuomo on using executive power: 'I run the government'

    07/23/2015 8:01:53 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 22, 2015 | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY Gov. Cuomo made it clear Wednesday why he has recently bypassed the Legislature on different issues like raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers. "I run the government," Cuomo said. "I am the executive and therefore I use executive power. And thats why the executive is given the power," Cuomo said during an appearance on upstate public radios The Capitol Pressroom. Cuomo dismissed criticism that his actions represent a major power grab by going around the Legislature. In addition to creating a board that has recommended raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast food workers,...
  • New York Gov. Cuomo to state Economy: "Drop Dead"

    07/23/2015 7:53:00 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    Reason.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Nick Gillespie
    Byline (Cuomo Quote): "This is just the beginning. We will not stop until we reach true economic justice." Getta load of Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the once-great state of New York. For the first time ever, reports Business Insider, a U.S. state "may single out one industry for a big wage hike." Under a plan approved by New York's Fast Food Wage Board, a $15-per-hour minimum wage would be phased in over three years in New York City and six years across upstate New York, whose economy has long been the American equivalent of East Germany. The mandate would...
  • NY board backs $15 minimum wage hike for fast-food workers; Gov. Cuomo expected to OK increase

    07/22/2015 3:24:17 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 41 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 07/22/2015 | David Klepper
    NEW YORK (AP) Fast-food workers in New York state would see a super-sized raise under a plan to phase in a $15 minimum wage the first time a state has singled out a particular industry for such an increase. The hike, approved Wednesday by the state Wage Board, would increase gradually over three years in New York City and six years for the rest of the state. It would apply to employees at any fast-food restaurant with 30 or more locations, impacting an estimated 200,000 workers. "You cannot live and support a family on $18,000 a year in...
  • McDonalds breakfast menu may soon be available all day

    07/22/2015 12:15:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    United Press International ^ | July 21, 2015 | Germaine Benson
    OAK BROOK, Ill., July 22 (UPI) -- Late wakers and breakfast lovers may have something to celebrate: McDonalds is in talks to offer an all-day breakfast menu as soon as October. At approximately 10:30 a.m., most locations of the American fast-food chain switch over their menus so lunch and guests can no longer order hash browns and McGriddles past the cut off time. But according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal, the extension customers have been requesting all along may be granted. According to Business Insider, the company started testing out the all-day menu at a few locations...
  • McDonalds outlook bleak in face of minimum wage hikes

    07/19/2015 11:34:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The Golden Arches are looking a little less shiny this year and McDonald’s franchise owners see hard times coming. This time it has nothing to do with the raging national debate over whether or not the McRib is awesome or awful, however. The vast majority of their fast food outlets are not owned by the corporation, but by franchise operators. Those entrepreneurs are regularly polled about their outlook for the coming year and most of them aren’t putting on their happy faces. (From CNBC) Just when you thought it couldn’t get much worse for McDonald’s, it did.The six-month outlook...
  • Meet Sweetgreen -- the 'next Chipotle' Salads, rice and grain bowls have customers lining up

    07/10/2015 1:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    KOTA-TV ^ | July 10, 2015 | Heather Long
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - When Americans line up for salad, you know there must be something special about it. That's exactly what's happening at the hot new restaurant chain Sweetgreen. It is already being dubbed the "next Chipotle." Sweetgreen was founded in 2007 by three Georgetown University friends who had a simple vision: make healthy food yummy, affordable and fun. "Healthy food shouldn't just be for the top 1%," Jonathan Neman, one of the co-founders, told CNNMoney. He studied abroad in Australia and was frustrated when he returned to the U.S. and felt his affordable meal options were limited. Just...
  • Burger King Supports LGBT Rights With 'Proud Whopper' And 'Be Your Way' Campaign

    07/04/2015 7:24:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 144 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 7/1/2015 | Curtis Wong
    In what could be a first for a global fast food outlet, Burger King is making a bold proclamation in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with the launch of a specially packaged burger. The "Be Your Way" project was created at a Burger King franchise in San Francisco, where a limited edition "Proud Whopper" sandwich was added to the menu to coincide with the city's annual pride festivities. According to press materials, guests who ordered the "Proud Whopper" found that the sandwich was the same as a classic Whooper, but came wrapped in a rainbow-colored...
  • Chick-fil-A's secret to becoming America's favorite restaurant chain

    07/03/2015 6:54:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/03/2015 | HAYLEY FITZPATRICK
    Chick-fil-A is America's favorite restaurant. American Customer Satisfaction Indexs 2015 Restaurant Survey named Chick-fil-A the most-loved restaurant in America. The company scored an 86 out of a possible 100 points in customer satisfaction, beating Chipotle and Panera Bread. Chick-fil-A's secret? Having the perfect blend of great food and excellent customer service. Fast casual companies like Chick-fil-A are successful because they, "typically offer better ingredients, freshness, and more developed dcor," according to the report. Chick-fil-A not only beat all other chains in customer satisfaction, but it also took ACSI's top rating in dining experience as well. The criteria evaluated for this...
  • McDonalds Announces Its Answer to $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Touch-Screen Cashiers

    06/16/2015 10:29:46 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 73 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 15, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    This is exactly what the left pushed for Fast food chains were never meant to be a place for someone to raise a family of 6, they were to be part time positions with some full-time advancements. Mostly the fast food restaurants were for school aged kids to learn how to interact with people, with a job, to offer spending money, and to begin responsibility learning for their future.
  • Taco Bell Accused of Promoting "Rape Culture" over Messages on Sauce Packets

    06/09/2015 11:07:20 AM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/9/15 | Aurelius
    Taco Bell is being accused of promoting "rape culture" by Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr users because of their sauce packets. The sauce packets at Taco Bell have included messages for years, including phrases such as, "Will you marry me." However, other phrases, such as "You know you want me," are raising the eyebrows of some social media users. While most people assumed that the sauce packet is referring to the sauce itself, a number of people are accusing the fast food chain of perpetrating "rape culture." Here are just a few examples:
  • Subway Is Dropping Artificial Ingredients

    06/05/2015 6:48:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Time ^ | 6/4/15 | victor luckerson
    <p>SUBSCRIBE NEWSLETTERS FEEDBACK PRIVACY POLICY YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS TERMS OF USE AD CHOICES Ad Choices RSS TIME APPS TIME FOR KIDS ADVERTISING REPRINTS AND PERMISSIONS SITE MAP HELP CUSTOMER SERVICE 2015 TIME INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.</p> <p>Subway is joining the growing list of companies that plan to drop artificial ingredients from their menu items. The sandwich chain plans to remove artificial flavors, colors and preservatives from its food in North America by 2017, according to the Associated Press.</p>
  • The fried-chicken wars: Inside KFCs weird new fight to dethrone Chick-fil-A

    05/26/2015 5:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | May 25, 2015 | Drew Harwell
    These are dark days for KFC's once-dominant chicken empire. After five years of crumbling sales, the extra crispy mega-chain, which in 2012 lost its throne as America's top chicken seller to Chick-fil-A, now makes less money than eateries half its size, like Applebee's and Panera Bread. Now, 75 years after "Colonel" Harland Sanders first served his original recipe at a six-seat dining table in rural Kentucky, the chain is betting $185 million on a massive, bizarre turnaround campaign in hopes of winning a seat again at the fast-food table. The chain is blasting out TV ads, offering new Southern-style grub...
  • Popeyes attempting to rectify pregnant manager's firing (told to pay back cash that was stolen)

    04/22/2015 9:50:22 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 76 replies
    khou.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | khou.com
    CHANNELVIEW, Texas The pregnant Popeyes manager, who was fired less than 36 hours after a robbery, has been offered her job back. Marissa Holcomb, who is a mother of three with a fourth child on the way, had a meeting with Z & H Foods owner Amin Dhanani on Wednesday, a day after our original story aired of her firing. "He just apologized and pretty much offered me if I wanted to go back to his business and work there again," she said. Holcomb says she was originally terminated because she refused to pay back money that was stolen...
  • Fast Food Workers Continue To Protest After A Weak Raise, Demand $15 An Hour And A Union

    04/02/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    DETROIT (WWJ) After McDonalds announced a $1 an hour raise, increased vacation time and educational benefits for employees in its non-franchise stores, local cashiers and cooks marched to one of the companys restaurants Thursday. And it wasnt to offer thanks. Dozens of protesters burst into the McDonalds on W. McNichols and Livernois Thursday to have their voices heard, demanding raises to boost them to $15 an hour....
  • Study: Fast-food curb did not cut obesity rate in South LA

    03/19/2015 12:30:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 19, 2015 2:08 AM EDT | Alicia Chang
    A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found. City lawmakers passed the zoning ordinance in 2008 that limited the opening or expansion of fast-food outlets in a 32-square-mile area south of Interstate 10 that struggles with high obesity rates and other health problems. The law, believed to be the first effort of its kind by a major city to improve public health, did not ban new eateries in strip malls. The research by the Rand Corp....
  • McDonald's Latest Sales Are Worse Than Expected

    03/09/2015 4:13:51 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 212 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9 March 15 | Staff
    McDonald's MCD +0.6% worldwide sales fell a more than expected 1.7% in February, marking nine consecutive months of declines. This comes a week after new CEO Steve Easterbrook assumed the top job. Easterbrook, who has said he considers himself an internal activist, is faced with reviving the lagging sales that cost previous CEO Don Thompson his job. U.S. sales fell 4%, as the fast food giant continues to face heavy competition from fast casual chains like Chipotle and Panera. Consumer needs and preferences have changed, said the company in a statement. McDonalds current performance reflects the urgent need to evolve...
  • Fast Casual Restaurants - Better burgers, choicer chicken

    03/08/2015 11:14:38 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 75 replies
    The Economist ^ | January 10, 2015
    BRIDGING a gap in the market between fast-food joints and full-service restaurants, fast-casual chains such as Shake Shack, Nandos chicken restaurants and Chipotle Mexican Grill are enjoying success across the world. The combined sales of American fast-casual outlets rose by 10.5% last year, compared with 6.1% for fast-food chains, according to Mintel, a market-research firm. There are four main reasons why these outlets have been winning customers. First, they promise fresh food, meaning at the very least not frozen. Chipotle also says it uses, where possible, meat from animals raised without hormones or antibiotics, and organic and locally grown vegetables....
  • McDonald's CEO Don Thompson steps aside, stock jumps [PHOTOS]

    01/28/2015 4:13:39 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 28 Jan 15 | Katie Littel
    Amid a tumultuous past year for McDonald's, the world's biggest restaurant chain's CEO Don Thompson is retiring after two years on the job, effective March 1. The fast food is also getting a new CFO. The restaurant's Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Steve Easterbrook will replace Thompson, who is a 25-year veteran of the company, the company announced on Wednesday. Previously, Easterbrook served as president of McDonald's Europe and led the chain's "efforts to elevate its marketing, advance menu innovation, and create an infrastructure for its digital initiatives," it said in a release. The company's CFO Pete...
  • (The Woes of Socialism) Venezuelans Not 'Lovin' It' as McDonald's Fries Go Scarce

    01/06/2015 10:05:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 6, 2015 | Corina Pons
    Venezuelans not 'lovin' it' as McDonald's fries go scarce CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan fast-food lovers are mourning the disappearance of McDonald's golden staple: the french fry. A recent shortage at the U.S. fast food chain comes as socialist Venezuela grapples with shortfalls of basic goods ranging from medicines to flour due to strict currency controls that stymie imports. McDonald's restaurants are coping by replacing the spuds with salad or local fare such as fried yuca or "arepa" corn pancakes - but Golden Arches fans are none too happy about the new meal. "Hamburgers don't go with arepas and this salad...