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July 22, 2014

 

Factory workers put chicken meat on an assembly line for processing.

Another Scandal Hits Fast Food Chains In China, Japan

A news report shows McDonald's and Yum! Brands' meat supplier processing expired meat and food that fell on the factory floor.

November 7, 2013

Know Your Food 

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All Chain Restaurant Menus Will Include Calories

A new provision in the health care law mandates chain restaurants to post the calories in each menu item.

August 30, 2013

McPicketline 

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Nationwide Fast Food Strike ‘Largest To Date’

A nearly year-old movement to increase wages in the fast food industry spread to 50 cities with yesterday's strike.

August 2, 2013

Would You Like Benefits With That? 

A striker holds a sign in Chicago

Fast Food Workers ‘Fed Up’ As Strikes Spread

A wave of protests and walkouts is hitting fast food restaurants across the country this week.

July 24, 2013

New Beginnings 

Colonel Sanders

KFC Retires Colonel Sanders

In a new era of fast food marketing, the Colonel is not invited to KFC's hipper and healthier-looking stores.

May 14, 2013

Don't tell Jared  

Neon signage for a Subway restaurant

Easy To Eat As Many Calories At Subway As McDonald’s

A new study has found that Subway patrons eat about as many calories as those who go to McDonald's.

April 26, 2013

Strike Again! 

A woman with a megaphone leads strike calls in front of a Chicago McDonaldâs.

Fast Food Strike: Chicago

Twenty days after New York fast food employees struck for higher wages, a group of Chicago workers have taken the torch.

January 9, 2013

Stop Shop And Eat 

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More Fast Food Appearing In Exisiting Stores

Super stores -- could they be fast food's next frontier?

November 30, 2012

Would You Like A Raise With That? 

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Fast Food Workers Strike In NYC

Following in the footsteps of Wal-Mart employees who struck on Black Friday, fast food workers in New York City staged a walkout early Thursday morning.

November 9, 2012

Fast Food Flop? 

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McDonald’s Sales Dip For First Time In Nearly A Decade

McDonald's has enjoyed a steady increase in profits since 2003 -- until last month.

September 12, 2012

A Step Forward? 

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McDonald’s Will Post Calorie Counts On Menus

Ahead of federally-mandated menu changes, McDonald's is voluntarily posting nutritional information alongside menu items.

September 5, 2012

Hold The Chutney! 

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Veganize Me

McDonald's has announced plans to open its first-ever exclusively vegetarian locations in the Indian cities of Amritsar and Katra. Could the US be next?

July 19, 2012

Cognitive Dissonance?  

Stacks of different-colored Coke boxes arranged to create an image of the Olympic rings.

Olympic Eating: How Fast Is Your Food?

9 million hungry visitors will be descending on London in the coming weeks. Do fast food and fast runners belong in the same place?

June 15, 2012

Sugar Crash 

Close-up of the pull-tab on an open can of coca-cola.

Soda Wars Episode 2: The Industry Strikes Back

Mike Bloomberg announced that he wants to limit the size of sugary beverages sold in NYC. The beverage industry isn't taking the news lying down.

June 11, 2012

Better Burrito? 

Exterior of a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant at night.

Chipotle: The Ethical Future Of Fast Food?

Chipotle claims to sell "food with integrity." But are there limits to how ethical a chain restaurant can be?

February 22, 2012

Sad Sandwich 

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Fast Food Workers Believe Their Jobs Make The World Worse

Bartenders and attorneys were beaten out by fast food workers in a survey of employees who think their jobs make the world worse.

February 15, 2012

Better Conditions 

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McDonald’s Urges Pork Suppliers To Cut Crating

Animal rights groups are hailing the decision as an important step in the right direction.

January 25, 2012

Open 24 Hours 

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Fast Food When You Want It, At All Hours

McDonald's reported an 11 percent increase in profits, and they're thanking the late-night eater and early riser.

January 5, 2012

Questionable Meat 

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Ammonia-Treated Beef Pulled From School Lunches, Fast Food

Beef Products, Inc. discovered injecting waste meat with ammonia killed dangerous germs, making it safe to eat. That made it an economical option for fast food.

December 2, 2011

Happy Meals? 

mcdonalds toy

Despite Ban, Toys Offered With Happy Meals In San Francisco

To combat childhood obesity, San Fransisco banned toys included with high-fat children's meals. McDonald's decided to sell them for 10 cents each instead.

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