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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...