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March 29, 2019

 

Falafel For Your Pita, And Fast Food Histories In Black Communities

Marcia Chatelain's current work examines the intersection of the post-1968 civil rights struggle and the rise of fast food industry.

October 5, 2018

 

From Sit-In To Drive-Thru–Marcia Chatelain On Fast Food In Black Communities

Marcia Chatelain, Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University, reminds us that African American communities continue to be constrained, and fast food franchising has been one way to make things work.

October 5, 2018

 

Transcript Of Interview With Marcia Chatelain

Read the full transcript of Alex Chamber's interview with Marcia Chatelain.

October 2, 2018

 

Apples Or Fries With That?

Even though many fast-food chain restaurants are offering healthier sides, a new report says parents choose them only about half the time, and restaurants aren't consistent in how they offer them.

July 3, 2018

 

Young Salvadoran Chefs Breathing New Life Into Traditional Cuisine

A violent past wiped out some of the country's culinary roots and contributed to a reliance on processed foods. But that is changing, as a movement grows to innovate with indigenous ingredients.

May 11, 2018

 

Obama-Era Rule On Calorie Labels Takes Effect

Large restaurant and grocery chains across the U.S. must now post calorie counts on menus after an Affordable Care Act provision took effect.

August 1, 2017

 

Disposable Food Plastics Choking Seas

Takeout packaging and throwaway plastic utensils are piling up across the globe as conservation groups fight a mounting tide of plastics pollution.

July 4, 2017

 

How U.S. Policies Encouraged Fast Food To Spread

A new book examines how federal government policies made it easier for minorities to open fast-food franchises than grocery stores.

February 15, 2017

 

Trump Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder Withdraws

Fast food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to head the Labor Department. Puzder became the first Trump Cabinet pick whose nomination failed.

February 2, 2017

 

Groups Call For Senate To Oppose Labor Secretary Pick

A coalition of food, farm and labor organizations wants the US Senate to block President Trump’s fast-food CEO choice for Secretary of Labor.

January 27, 2017

 

Trump Labor Pick Faces Legal Complaints From Fast-Food Workers

Andrew Puzder runs the empire behind Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. 33 current and ex-employees have alleged wage theft, harassment and discrimination at his company.

December 1, 2016

 

Minimum Wage Fight Not To Blame For McDonald’s Robots

Recent click-tempting headlines say the Fight for 15 movement caused McDonalds to replace cashiers with robots. Except it probably didn’t.

October 7, 2016

 

Lower Food Prices Keep People Cooking At Home

Low prices at grocery stores have created the largest gap between restaurant and grocery prices in the last decade.

September 29, 2016

 

LA Teachers Join Call To End ‘McTeacher Nights’

A teacher’s union in Los Angeles has added to the list of educators who want to stop school fundraisers at McDonalds.

September 26, 2016

 

Top Fast Food Chains Using Less Meat Raised With Antibiotics

A consortium of consumer, health and environment groups has ranked 25 fast food chains for transparency and their use of meat raised with antibiotics.

August 12, 2016

 

Fast Food Companies Quietly Drop Yoga-Mat Chemical

Two years ago Subway removed a chemical used in yoga mats and other industrial products from its bread. Others have too, but why don’t they brag about it?

June 23, 2016

 

When Food Packages Get Smaller, Profits Get Bigger

Offering foods in smaller packages gives companies the appearance of concern for consumer health, while allowing them to charge more per fluid ounce.

December 10, 2015

 

Why Fast-Casual Restaurants Are Surging

In the three years after the 2008 recession, fast-casual visits rose 17 percent, while other sections of the restaurant industry lagged.

October 22, 2015

 

Yum Brands Creates Chinese Spinoff

Unable to rebound from scandals, Yum Brands has decided to split into a separate entity in China.

September 23, 2015

 

Obesity Rates Climb, But Fast Food Not Alone In Blame

According to a couple new reports, obesity rates in every state in America top 20 percent, while one-third of U.S. children are consuming fast food daily.

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