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  • 11 Best Fast Food Post-Workout Snacks Under 200 Calories

    11/06/2010 7:26:27 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 18 replies
    Some protein bars can be more like candy bars, providing sugar and fillers rather than actual healthy nutrition. While a fast food restaurant may not be the best choice for a quick bite after your workout, these options are good. They provide protein, carbohydrates and, most of all, satisfaction for fewer calories than a Snickers bar..
  • Fast Food For Flotus

    10/14/2010 2:44:19 PM PDT · by FromLori · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Politico Click ^ | 10/4/10 | AMIE PARNES
    But the first lady — known for her healthful eating initiatives — had her own fast-food moment while on the road in Milwaukee on Wednesday. Michelle Obama stopped at Miss Katie's Diner and had a cheeseburger and fries, according to TMJ4, a local NBC affiliate.
  • It's Official -- -- National Chain Burger Stores Suck

    10/09/2010 8:18:48 AM PDT · by big black dog · 218 replies · 1+ views
    Maybe a couple of years ago, I gave up on ever expecting any quality product from the big 3 pizza stores. Without exaggeration, I could get a much, much better product by simply picking up a frozen Tombstone pizza and baking it. (Pizza Inn is great though. They don't deliver here, but I gladly go and pick it up rather than order the crap the big 3 serves.) On to burgers. I used to love McDonalds and Burger King hamburgers. However, for some time, when I would eat them, they just didn't taste right. Especially McDonalds -- It's like I...
  • New Ad Targets McDonald's (group 'blames the burger giant for heart disease')

    09/14/2010 9:44:21 AM PDT · by Qbert · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/14/2010 | Julie Jargon
    McDonald's Corp. is the target of a new television commercial set to air in Washington, D.C., Thursday that blames the burger giant for heart disease. In the commercial, produced by the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a woman weeps over a dead man lying in a morgue. In his hand is a hamburger. At the end, the golden arches appear over his feet, followed by the words, "I was lovin' it," a play on McDonald's longtime ad slogan, "I'm lovin' it." A voiceover says, "High cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attacks. Tonight, make it vegetarian." PCRM's president, Neal Barnard,...
  • Samurai Sword Wielding Suspect Robs Fast Food Restaurant

    08/31/2010 11:10:29 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies
    KWTX ^ | August 30,2010) | no byline
    A fast food restaurant in Killeen was robbed Sunday night, but what made this hold-up unique was the weapon the assailant used. Police say the robber came into the Arby's Restaurant on W. Rancier Drive just after 9:00p.m. holding a samurai sword. He demanded cash, and at some point he poked someone with the sword. That person was not seriously injured. The man was described as a black male, about 5'7' tall. He was said to be wearing a long sleeved button down shirt with tan pants. There was no immediate word on how much money he took.
  • You like a statin with that?

    08/15/2010 9:52:48 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug. 15, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Make that a burger, fries and a side of Lipitor, please. It could happen. As a public service, British researchers are proposing that fast-food eateries dole out complimentary cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to offset the hazardous glories of their fatty cuisines.
  • Doctor urges fast food restaurants to hand out statin drugs like ketchup packets

    08/13/2010 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Scythian · 69 replies
    Natural News ^ | August 13, 2010
    It sounds like an April Fool's joke, but it isn't: A doctor from Imperial College London whose study was published in the American Journal of Cardiology has proclaimed that people who eat burgers and milkshakes at fast food restaurants should be given free statin drugs (like ketchup packets) to counteract the cholesterol effects of eating burgers. "Fast food outlets could provide statin drugs free of charge," says Dr. Darrel Francis, lead author of study, who goes on to complain that statin drugs shouldn't be prescription drugs at all. People should be able to get them as easily as asking for...
  • Florida Man Tries to Trade Drugs for McDonald's

    07/25/2010 10:33:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sun, Jul 25, 2010 | JANIE CAMPBELL
    Alexander Lemke may have the hunger of the Hamburglar, but he's clearly got Grimace's smartsWhen faced with growing hunger and a limited budget, most people would find change in the couch cushions and buy a cheeseburger from McDonald's. But one Florida man tried to trade marijuana and prescription pills for a couple of burgers at the drive-thru, and now eats the unhappiest meal of all: jail food. Police say 20-year-old Alexander Lemke broke into a neighbor's house in Palm Harbor and stole a Toyota Solara Friday night. He then drove the car to McDonald's, where he took "lovin' it!" to...
  • Messed up order leads to a fast food fight

    06/13/2010 5:47:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies · 1,143+ views
    Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | June 13, 2010 | Paula M. Davis
    KALAMAZOO — Kalamazoo police say a Wendy’s fast-food order gone awry turned into an fight that sent soda, burgers and French fries flying as tempers flared early Saturday morning. Two customers of the Portage Street Wendy’s were arrested on charges of assault and excessive noise following the dust-up.
  • Drive-Thru Taser Incident At Wendy's

    05/18/2010 7:34:02 AM PDT · by fungoking · 54 replies · 1,493+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 5/18/10 | staff
    Drive-Thru Taser Incident At Wendy's MAY 17--Angered that drive-thru workers at a Wendy's botched her order, a Florida woman stormed the Daytona Beach restaurant this morning and tried to tase an employee with a stun gun. Melanese Reid, 20, reportedly became enraged after fast food workers failed to provide her with the requisite number of mustard and mayonnaise packets. After Hill and Katrina Bryant, 23, argued with drive-thru employee Jason Hill (and called him "bitch" and "faggot") Hill "told them that they were childish and to leave," according to a charging affidavit prepared by cops. Reid then attempted to slap...
  • McDonald's accused of selling old food

    05/14/2010 8:29:01 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 56 replies · 997+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 05/14/2010 | TT/The Local
    McDonald's restaurants in Sweden have been accused of re-dating old food that should have been thrown out, according to a report on Sveriges Television. The "Dokument Inifrån" programme discovered the practice by keeping tabs on chicken salads at a McDonalds restaurant. The same salads were sold a day later with a new date stamp. The practice breaks McDonalds’ pledge to only sell fresh food. "I won't use bad language, but this makes me really, really cross, because this is completely unacceptable," said Lotta Björk, personnel director for McDonald's Sweden. "When our guests come to us, part of our purpose is...
  • Burger King, Pizza Hut gone from Kandahar Airfield

    04/30/2010 10:06:54 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 45 replies · 1,446+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | Friday, April 30, 2010 | Tara Brautigam
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Soldiers who crave a Whopper with cheese at Kandahar Airfield won’t be able to have it their way any longer. As of Saturday, the Burger King, Pizza Hut and Subway outlets at the heart of the sprawling military base in Afghanistan will be shut down on the orders of the top NATO commander in Afghanistan. Cpl. Stanly Pilon, a 32-year-old vehicle maintenance worker with Canada’s National Support Element, said he will miss the morale boost the fast-food fare gives to battle-weary soldiers. “I’m kind of sad,” Pilon said between bites of a Subway sandwich. “It’s kind of...
  • California county bans fast-food toys to stem child obesity

    04/28/2010 12:00:08 PM PDT · by Borges · 50 replies · 752+ views
    Yahoo - AFP ^ | 04/28/10
    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A California county is stopping restaurants from using toys to lure children to high-calorie, salt-laden food such as popular "Happy Meals" hawked by fast-food giant McDonald's. Elected officials in the county of Santa Clara, in the heart of technology center Silicon Valley south of San Francisco, voted Tuesday to enact the ban to fight an "obesity epidemic" sweeping California and the United States. "This ordinance prevents restaurants from preying on children's love of toys to peddle high-calorie, high-fat, high-sodium kids meals," said Ken Yeager, the county supervisor behind the ban. "This ordinance breaks the link between...
  • Santa Clara County: Supervisors ban toys with fast-food meals

    04/27/2010 3:39:38 PM PDT · by freespirited · 42 replies · 931+ views
    By a 3-2 vote, Santa Clara County supervisors today approved the nation's first childhood obesity ordinance targeting toy giveaways with fast-food meals. The ordinance would prohibit restaurants from giving away toys with kids' meals that are high in fat, sugar and calories. The ban's reach will be very limited. It will only affect restaurants in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County such as San Martin. Supervisors Ken Yeager, Liz Kniss and Dave Cortese voted for the ordinance. Supervisors Don Gage and George Shirakawa opposed it. The ordinance will return to the board May 11 for a final vote. It...
  • Happy Meal toys could be banned in Santa Clara County

    04/27/2010 9:29:31 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 33 replies · 808+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/27/10 | LA Times
    The latest target in the battle over fast food is something you shouldn't even put in your mouth. Convinced that Happy Meals and other food promotions aimed at children could make kids fat as well as happy, county officials in Silicon Valley are poised to outlaw the little toys that often come with high-calorie offerings. The proposed ban is the latest in a growing string of efforts to change the types of foods aimed at youngsters and the way they are cooked and sold. Across the nation, cities, states and school boards have taken aim at excessive sugar, salt and...
  • It pairs with microwave burritos: 7-Eleven to begin selling ‘Game Day,’ its own beer brand

    04/20/2010 5:00:58 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 16 replies · 386+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 04/20/10 | Michelle Locke
    BERKELEY, Calif. - Quick, what's the third-largest beer retailer in the U.S.? Chances are you didn't know it's 7-Eleven. Now, the convenience chain is getting a step closer to the suds it sells, rolling out a store-brand beer billed as a premium brew at a budget price. The launch, happening this month at stores nationwide, aims to take advantage of the current economic downturn — a long, cold one for beer sales. "We're really working back from the customers' needs," said Dan Skinner, 7-Eleven category manager for alcoholic beverages. "They're looking for exceptional quality at a value price."
  • Burgers go way of booze as US general Stanley McChrystal bans junk food

    03/31/2010 8:12:14 AM PDT · by granite · 147 replies · 3,241+ views
    Timesonline ^ | March 30, 2010 | Jerome Starkey, Kabul
    First he banned booze in his Kabul headquarters. Now the notoriously austere commander of US and Nato forces has a new target in his war on terror: ice cream and fast food. General Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of Special Forces in Iraq, who runs eight miles a day, eats one meal and sleeps for only four hours a night, has given orders to close the junk food concessions on Nato bases. No longer will the fighter pilots at Bagram or Kandahar airfields be able to ring Pizza Hut to deliver. Once General McChrystal has his way, the Whoppers will...
  • Destroying Morale in Afghanistan: Can you fight a war without Dairy Queen?

    03/30/2010 4:51:29 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 13 replies · 688+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2010 | Editorial
    There is no clear evidence that fast food interferes with mission effectiveness, unless it creates fatter Fobbits. Most fighters are out in the field and do not have ready access to these amenities, which are centered at Bagram near Kabul and to a lesser extent in Kandahar, where the Burger King is just a big blue trailer. Having a pizza is not an everyday thing, but it's a treat to look forward to when they had a chance. Troops closer to the food courts get a morale boost even if they do not partake. According to one war fighter, "I...
  • Man Charged With Bizarre McDonald's Robbery

    03/28/2010 5:23:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 615+ views
    MyFoxPhoenix ^ | Sunday, 28 Mar 2010
    Police in Western Australia charged a man who allegedly robbed a McDonald's restaurant wearing only blue underwear, wrapping his head and body in tea towels and toilet paper in an attempt to disguise himself, PerthNow reported Saturday. Police alleged Dalton Jeffrey Brittain, 20, walked into the McDonald's outlet in the southern Perth suburb of Spearwood armed with a six-inch-long knife. Tea towels were wrapped around his head and toilet paper around his body as he threatened at least two staff members and demanded cash, a court heard Saturday. Money was handed over before he fled on foot. Brittain was later...
  • Fast-Food Outlet is First to Sell Zebra Pizzas

    03/29/2010 3:53:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 638+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2010
    A fast-food outlet became the first in Britain to sell pizzas with an extra special topping — zebra, it emerged Sunday. Yummy Yummy Italia in Burnley, northern England, launched the controversial pizza after owner Arash Fard, 33, visited London and saw frogs’ legs pizzas on the menu, local newspaper the Lancashire Telegraph reported. The unusual meat toppings are bought from "alternative meats" supplier Kezie, which says the ingredients are ethically sourced from responsible farms. Fard's zebra creation is not his first time experimenting with ingredients. He told the Lancashire Telegraph that his range of buffalo, venison, kangaroo and crocodile pizzas...
  • Tim Hortons escapes U.S. fast-food purge in Afghanistan (Obama closes fast food for GIs)

    03/26/2010 10:40:31 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 111 replies · 2,226+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 3/26/2010 | Juliet O’Neill
    OTTAWA -- Canada’s Tim Hortons coffee shop at Kandahar Airfield will remain open despite a shutdown of Pizza Hut, Burger King and other U.S. outlets deemed too luxurious by top American commanders of NATO troops. “Kandahar Airfield Tim Hortons is an initiative to support our men and women in uniform for serving in Afghanistan,” Defence Department spokeswoman Megan MacLean said. “There are no plans to close the Tim Hortons.” Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, who leads the International Security Assistance Force, has ordered most fast-food outlets on the boardwalk inside the airfield base shuttered. Command...
  • U.S. bases in Afghanistan say goodbye to Whoppers, DQ

    03/25/2010 6:41:26 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 48 replies · 1,224+ views
    Afghanistan Crossroads ^ | 3/25/10 | Brad Lendon
    Whoppers, Dairy Queen sundaes and the latest movies will soon disappear for U.S. military personnel serving in Afghanistan, according to a blog posting by Sgt. Maj. Michael T. Hall discussing changes to morale, welfare and recreation facilities on U.S. bases there. In an effort to put more focus on fighting the Taliban, the military is cutting back on "non-essentials" in Afghanistan, Hall announced on the International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan blog this week. Hall is the command sergeant major for ISAF. On large U.S. facilities such as the Kandahar and Bagram air bases, that includes closing restaurants such as Burger...
  • Here Comes The Food Police

    03/23/2010 9:35:26 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 18 replies · 577+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 03/23/10 | CaroleL
    It takes a while for human beings to read and report on 2500 pages of twisted legislative language so details of the brand new health care reform law are being reported on in bits and pieces. Today, as President Obama and his accomplices were congratulating themselves on the signing of this monstrosity, news reports are informing us that to comply with the law, more than 200,000 fast food and other chain restaurants will have to include calorie counts on menus, menu boards and even drive-throughs.
  • Finger-in-Chili Woman Banned From Wendy's

    03/12/2010 3:39:14 PM PST · by Baladas · 8 replies · 556+ views
    AOL News ^ | 03/12/10 | David Knowles
    March 11) -- Anna Ayala will not be dining at a Wendy's restaurant anytime soon. The woman who gained infamy in 2005 when she planted a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili is out of prison. One of the conditions of her probation is that she never set foot in the fast-food chain again. In her first interview since her release, Ayala admitted to CBS affiliate KPIX-TV that she had cooked the finger in a bowl of chili and later transferred it into a Wendy's container. "I cooked it," she told KPIX. Ayala said that, following a Wendy's...
  • Chick-fil-A Surpasses 3 Billion in Sales, Marks 42 Years of Growth

    02/05/2010 7:00:27 AM PST · by truthandlife · 49 replies · 983+ views
    Church Report ^ | 2-05-10
    Despite the sluggish economy and its effect on the restaurant industry, Chick-fil-A® ended 2009 on a positive note by marking the company’s 42nd year of consecutive sales growth. The Atlanta-based chain today reported 2009 system-wide sales of $3,217,001,094, representing an 8.6 percent increase over the chain’s 2008 overall sales performance and a same-store sales increase of 2.52 percent. 2009 also marked the first time the company surpassed $3 billion in annual sales. Chick-fil-A’s record sales performance in 2009 continues a trend of year-over-year growth the chain has sustained since its inception in 1967. “Chick-fil-A has truly been blessed to have...
  • Pr. George's leader wants to curb county's fast-food eaterie

    01/26/2010 10:14:19 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 30 replies · 803+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 26, 2010 | Ovetta Wiggins
    Travel along a two-block stretch of Central Avenue in Prince George's County, and you'll find a staggering 11 fast-food restaurants. For community activist Arthur Turner and state Sen. David C. Harrington (D-Prince George's), the strip is evidence of the proliferation of burger joints and Chinese takeouts in the county, especially in poorer, inner Capital Beltway communities. Pointing to studies that rank Prince George's residents among the least healthy in Maryland, Turner and Harrington want to limit new fast-food restaurants in the county, a far stricter approach than what has been enacted in such places as New York City and Montgomery...
  • Unhappy meal: Woman charged in McDonald's rampage

    01/13/2010 8:36:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies · 1,955+ views
    AP ^ | January 13, 2010
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A woman has been charged with trashing a McDonald's restaurant in Missouri because she was unhappy with her cheeseburger
  • Racist Chicken Ad From KFC?

    01/10/2010 11:07:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 1,736+ views
    BV Black Spin ^ | Jan 7th 2010 | Paul Shepard
    Chicken conglomerate KFC is claiming that a controversial ad playing in Australia wasn't racist, even though it shows a white man passing out a bucket of chicken to raucous black sports fans sitting near him. The ad, which has been pulled by KFC, was never intended for U.S. broadcast, but when it was posted on YouTube, the ad caused a stir worldwide. The commercial features a white Australian cricket fan looking exasperated as black supporters of a rival team are loudly cheering. The white fan asks aloud how to get out of an "awkward situation." He then whips out a...
  • WINDOW CLEANING CHEMICAL INJECTED INTO FAST FOOD HAMBURGER MEAT

    01/06/2010 11:59:01 AM PST · by Nodems2000 · 95 replies · 2,938+ views
    Natural News ^ | Mike Adams
    Window cleaning chemical injected into fast food hamburger meat Mike Adams Natural News Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 If you’re in the beef business, what do you do with all the extra cow parts and trimmings that have traditionally been sold off for use in pet food? You scrape them together into a pink mass, inject them with a chemical to kill the e.coli, and sell them to fast food restaurants to make into hamburgers. That’s what’s been happening all across the USA with beef sold to McDonald’s, Burger King, school lunches and other fast food restaurants, according to a New...
  • Good riddance to the Whataburger 'Thick and Hearty' burger?

    12/18/2009 7:35:24 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 111 replies · 2,929+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | December 18, 2009 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    FORT WORTH -- Good riddance? We can’t recall the last time a company promoted the end of a product. Did Ford extol the Edsel? Coke the New Coke? Yet we have Whataburger buying little ads, setting up toll-free hot lines and Web sites, then paying PR people to call attention to the withdrawal of what is easily the Corpus Christi-based chain’s unhealthiest menu item: The A1 Thick and Hearty Burger. The burger has lost its pizzazz, said a PR person with SPM Communications of Dallas, who is not authorized to be quoted by name, Wednesday night, a North Texas hairstylist...
  • We're Thru: Has the American romance with the drive-through gone sour?

    12/12/2009 7:02:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 3,101+ views
    Slate ^ | December 11, 2009 | Tom Vanderbilt
    The drive-through is where one American obsession—mobility—meets another: consumption. Lately, though, this societal combo platter has come under fire, as people question the drive-through's environmental impact, its place in the evolving landscape of obesity (a 1,420-calorie Hardee's Monster Thickburger without having to leave your seat!), and even who has the right to step up to its crackly intercom. There has always been something odd in the encounter between automobility and architecture; the driver momentarily breaks her sense of hermetic enclosure, while the fast-food employee briefly thrusts himself out of the window, the two meeting amid the sickly sweet commingling of...
  • McDonald's Sales Take Hit From US Joblessness [Obama Recession Slows McDonalds!]

    12/08/2009 9:08:50 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 1,122+ views
    AP Report ^ | December 08th 2009
    McDonald's Sales Take Hit From US Joblessness McDonald's US sales decline deepens as joblessness, competition catch up to burger chain By Ashley M. Heher, AP Retail Writer December 8, 2009 CHICAGO (AP) -- The supersized recession that was a boon for business last year caught up further with McDonald's Corp. in November, as high unemployment ate into sales. While the world's largest burger chain is still faring better than its competitors, who've increasingly been pushing value menus and discounts of their own, the restaurant's fortunes likely won't improve unless the U.S. economy does. "I think ultimately, we'll need job growth...
  • In down times, Chick-fil-A sales, growth are up

    11/17/2009 9:55:19 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 69 replies · 2,737+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/17/2009 | Bob Keefe
    At a time when many of its competitors are struggling and most businesses are downsizing, executives at Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A Inc. say their company is on the verge of its best year ever. The company's chicken-driven sales are expected to cross the $3 billion mark for the first time in the next several weeks and will likely end the year up 9 percent from a year ago. Same-store sales are expected to be up about 4 percent. Next year, the company plans to add nearly 70 stores -- including its first in Chicago, the backyard of fast-food rival McDonald's Corp. It...
  • Thousands line up for last Big Mac in Iceland

    11/01/2009 12:53:40 PM PST · by UAConservative · 56 replies · 2,351+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 30, 2009 | Omar Valdimarsson
    REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Thousands of Icelanders lined up at McDonald's restaurants to order their last Big Macs before the U.S. fast-food chain abandons the crisis-hit island at midnight Saturday due to soaring costs. The world's largest fast-food company said earlier this week that all three of its restaurants in Iceland, operated by franchisee Jon Ogmundsson, would shut down October 31. The outlets have been packed since the announcement, with lines at one restaurant on the east side of the city backing up out the door and onto the street. At lunchtime Friday the outlet's parking lot was full and staff...
  • KFC 'Colonel' Dupes UN Security

    10/26/2009 4:53:51 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 47 replies · 1,488+ views
    CNS / National Post ^ | Monday, October 26, 2009 | Steven Edwards
    Red-faced United Nations officials on Monday admitted to a major security lapse after a UN guard helped Kentucky Fried Chicken's "Colonel Sanders" gain access to restricted areas. The guard escorted the white-suited intruder past security barriers, where he got a handshake from the UN General Assembly president, Dr. Ali A. Treki of Libya. The faux fast food chain founder also posed for a picture beneath the assembly's giant UN logo, which overlooks the spot where world leaders address their international counterparts. "It should not have happened -- that I will stress, and very strongly," said Michele Montas, spokeswoman for UN...
  • Iowa Man Ordering Food at a Restaurant Called a Zombie, Then Punched =Twice

    10/25/2009 4:27:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies · 2,405+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | October 25, 2009
    Iowa City police are investigating an early morning assault in which a man accused another of being a zombie, then punched him twice. Police said the assault occurred at 1:17 a.m. Sunday at an Iowa City restaurant south of the University of Iowa campus. A man was ordering food when he was approached by another man who called him a zombie, then hit him in the eye. When the victim tried to call police on his cell phone, the man punched him again, breaking his nose. The man then ran out a back door. The victim was taken by ambulance...
  • McDonald's Posts Strong Profit, Predicts Solid Sales

    10/22/2009 6:04:30 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 406+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 22, 2009 | N/A
    McDonald's posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by cost controls and rising sales in all regions, and expects same-store sales to remain positive in October even though people eat out less often. Shares of the world's largest hamburger chain rose 2 percent in premarket trading. McDonald's [MCD 58.33 --- UNCH ] and some other fast-food chains have been outperforming other restaurant companies due to their lower-priced fare, but rising unemployment is erasing that advantage. McDonald's third-quarter net income rose to $1.26 billion, or $1.15 a share, from $1.19 billion, or $1.05 a share, a year earlier. Analysts on...
  • Too much fast food can be hazardous to your credit

    10/14/2009 3:32:59 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 21 replies · 1,139+ views
    CreditCards.com ^ | n/a | K. Price Mueller
    Q: Is it true that if I use my credit card at fast food places, my credit score will decrease or that it will affect my score in some way because it looks like I cannot afford to buy food? I pay my bill in full every month. -- Burger and Fries Lover A: Dear Burger: The fast answer is no, where you eat doesn't have an impact on your credit score, but that's not the full story. Your credit score is just one of the many factors that issuers use when making lending decisions, and while paying plastic for...
  • Forces' chopper pilot with the munchies makes stop for burgers

    10/02/2009 8:46:55 PM PDT · by Saije · 21 replies · 1,157+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 10/2/2009 | Linda Nguyen
    A fast-food restaurant in this western Ontario city served cheeseburgers to a Canadian Forces pilot Thursday — while his helicopter was parked outside. Michelle Patterson said Friday she thought something was wrong when she looked out one of the windows of the A&W restaurant. All she saw was flying dust. "I thought, 'Oh gee,' and I went over to the side of our building and there was a helicopter there with a police car," she said. Moments later, the helicopter pilot walks into the restaurant. "He said he was here to pick up some supper before taking off again," said...
  • We're not lovin' it … McDonald's is UK's most-hated brand

    09/20/2009 7:15:10 PM PDT · by Saije · 45 replies · 1,961+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 9/21/2009 | Alastair Dalton
    FAST food giant McDonald's has been named as Britain's most-hated brand in a new survey by marketing experts. The American burger chain – unpopular with 46 per cent of consumers – topped a list of the least-liked brands which featured some of the country's biggest names. Tesco was second most hated in the poll for Marketing magazine, followed by Coca-Cola and the discount fashion chain Primark. However, the research showed some of the most well-known brands also attracted consumers in equal measure. Tesco and Coca-Cola were also voted Britain's sixth and seventh most loved brands respectively. Both were more loved...
  • Diboll {TX} man makes first court appearance [ causes havoc [TX] McDonalds & Wendys in New Orleans]

    09/13/2009 7:08:32 PM PDT · by deport · 10 replies · 632+ views
    Lufkin Daily News ^ | September 10, 2009 | JESSICA SAVAGE
    Diboll man makes first court appearance Accused 'Prankster' faces felony charges By JESSICA SAVAGEThe Lufkin Daily News Thursday, September 10, 2009 A Diboll man made his first court appearance Wednesday on felony charges related to a Lufkin McDonald's prank call which cost more than $5,000 in damages.James Tyler Markle has been appointed an attorney to represent him on a third-degree felony charge of terroristic threat. He is being held in the county jail on a $10,000 bail. Jessica Savage/The Lufkin Daily News (ENLARGE) James Tyler Markle, 19, is escorted Wednesday morning from the Angelina County Courthouse by sheriff's deputy L....
  • Too Poor to Eat Healthy? Research shows consumers choosing cheaper food over more-healthful items

    09/12/2009 6:32:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies · 2,897+ views
    Chain Leader Magazine ^ | September 1, 2009 | Mary Boltz Chapman, Editor-in-Chief
    Despite the efforts restaurant chains from fast food to fine dining have made to add more-healthful items to the menu, consumers still aren’t buying. In a poll on chainleader.com, 82 percent of respondents say their better-for-you items are selling “lousy.” Recent research shows that customers cite economic factors as a reason for not purchasing healthful food—or as an excuse. Too Great a Cost Chicago-based foodservice consulting firm Technomic says its research shows the recession is hindering consumers’ healthy-eating behavior. Although more than half of consumers say they are more concerned about their eating habits than they were a year ago,...
  • Childhood Obesity Report Calls For Government Regulations to Limit Access to 'Unhealthy'

    09/02/2009 3:08:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,299+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | September 2, 2009 | Penny Starr
    Childhood Obesity Report Calls For Government Regulations to Limit Access to ‘Unhealthy’ Restaurant Chains Wednesday, September 02, 2009 By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) - A newly released report by the Institute for Medicine and the National Research Council details strategies for local governments to combat what it calls an epidemic of childhood obesity, including enacting zoning and land-use regulations that would “restrict fast food establishments near school grounds and public playgrounds.” The report, “Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity,” was compiled by the Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention Actions for Local Governments, a committee of health care...
  • Obama Surgeon General Nominee an Adviser to Burger King

    08/13/2009 8:12:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,015+ views
    JammieWearingFool ^ | August 13, 2009 | jammiewearingfool
    President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, whose job it is to help encourage Americans to get thinner and healthier, has been working part time as a scientific adviser to the fast-food giant that sells sandwiches like the Whopper and BK Triple Stacker. Dr. Regina Benjamin, hailed by Mr. Obama for her efforts in running a health clinic in hurricane-ravaged rural Alabama, has been paid $10,000 since last year for serving on a scientific advisory board for Burger King, according to newly filed public financial disclosures. The documents do not specify the scientific issues on which Dr. Benjamin advised the fast-food...
  • Obama's surgeon general nominee advises Burger King

    08/13/2009 2:46:47 PM PDT · by traumer · 25 replies · 1,355+ views
    President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, whose job it is to help encourage Americans to get thinner and healthier, has been working part time as a scientific adviser to the fast-food giant that sells sandwiches like the Whopper and BK Triple Stacker. Dr. Regina Benjamin, hailed by Mr. Obama for her efforts in running a health clinic in hurricane-ravaged rural Alabama, has been paid $10,000 since last year for serving on a scientific advisory board for Burger King, according to newly filed public financial disclosures. The documents do not specify the scientific issues on which Dr. Benjamin advised the fast-food...
  • Ooh La La! Hardee's French Maids Turn Customers On to New French Dip

    08/09/2009 10:21:59 AM PDT · by Peter Horry · 25 replies · 1,678+ views
    Fox News (Business) ^ | July 13, 2009
    ST. LOUIS, Jul 13, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) ----Summer gets saucy this year with Hardee's(R) introduction of the new French Dip Thickburger(R). A perfect "pas de deux" of beef, the French Dip Thickburger is available at participating Hardee's beginning today and is a meaty combination of a 100% Black Angus Beef Thickburger patty topped with thinly sliced roast beef and melting Swiss cheese served with a cup of au jus for dipping. To celebrate this delicious new meat-on-meat creation, Hardee's is sending four gorgeous French Maids (Sophie, Antoinette, Gabrielle and Isabelle) to cruise the country on segways. These beauties may not...
  • Health Care Is Not A Fast Food Restaurant

    07/28/2009 5:23:24 AM PDT · by smoothlikeeggs · 2 replies · 234+ views
    AmericaSpeaksInk ^ | 7/29/09 | C. Rich
    This whole style of pushing through bills without reading them or taking the time to get it right has to stop now. These politicians in Washington DC have almost completely destroyed America as we know it. The money they are spending and the absolute disregard for the growth of government is beyond pernicious. It is national suicide. Cramming down our throats one bill after the other without having a punctilious debate to try to get it right is utterly irresponsible. It is breathtaking to watch one politician after the other not even read these bills. What do they think they...
  • Bill Clinton Chows on Double Burger, Rings, Fries, Milkshake on Eve of Obesity Conference

    07/28/2009 12:03:41 PM PDT · by mojito · 114 replies · 4,046+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/27/2009 | Rick Klein
    Former President Bill Clinton is one of the featured speakers at today’s inaugural “Weight of the Nation” conference in Washington, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control to focus on obesity prevention and control. Clinton’s battles with his own weight, of course, are famous -- punctuated by fast-food runs during the early days of his presidency, and the heart bypass operation he needed to undergo in 2004. How to fuel up for an appearance like today’s conference? According to The Washington Post’s “Reliable Source” column (which has the photo to prove it), the former president waited in line Saturday night...
  • McDonald's Worker Arrested For "Over Salting" Police Officer's Burger

    07/23/2009 5:43:15 PM PDT · by Justaham · 48 replies · 1,833+ views
    consumerist.com ^ | 7-22-09 | Meg marco
    No, "over salting" isn't code for anything nasty. The 20-year-old McDonald's worker literally spilled salt on the hamburger meat that was used to make a "Big 'N Tasty" that was served to a Georgia police officer. The police officer says the burger made him sick—and Kendra Bull, 20, spent a night in jail because of it. According to Kendra, she accidentally spilled too much salt on the hamburger meat, tried to remove it, notified her coworkers, then took a break. During the break she says she ate a burger made from the salty meat.
  • Fired Employee Goes on Tirade at Gainesville Fast Food Restaurant

    07/15/2009 10:41:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies · 1,652+ views
    KXII ^ | Jul 13, 2009
    It wasn't your usual Saturday afternoon lunch at the Jack in the Box on North Grand Avenue on Saturday. Upon learning of his termination with the restaurant, a Jack in the Box employee went on a tirade, destroying two cash registers, a breakfast menu board, a drive thru headset, a milkshake mixer--- even two customer's meals. The 20-year-old employee was charged with criminal mischief greater than $1,500, which is a state jail felony. No one was injured in the employee's ‘rampage.’