Marcia Chatelain's current work examines the intersection of the post-1968 civil rights struggle and the rise of fast food industry.
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.
Read the full transcript of Alex Chamber's interview with Marcia Chatelain.
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.
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.
Large restaurant and grocery chains across the U.S. must now post calorie counts on menus after an Affordable Care Act provision took effect.
Takeout packaging and throwaway plastic utensils are piling up across the globe as conservation groups fight a mounting tide of plastics pollution.
A new book examines how federal government policies made it easier for minorities to open fast-food franchises than grocery stores.
Fast food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to head the Labor Department. Puzder became the first Trump Cabinet pick whose nomination failed.
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.
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.
Recent click-tempting headlines say the Fight for 15 movement caused McDonalds to replace cashiers with robots. Except it probably didn’t.
Low prices at grocery stores have created the largest gap between restaurant and grocery prices in the last decade.
A teacher’s union in Los Angeles has added to the list of educators who want to stop school fundraisers at McDonalds.
A consortium of consumer, health and environment groups has ranked 25 fast food chains for transparency and their use of meat raised with antibiotics.
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?
Offering foods in smaller packages gives companies the appearance of concern for consumer health, while allowing them to charge more per fluid ounce.
In the three years after the 2008 recession, fast-casual visits rose 17 percent, while other sections of the restaurant industry lagged.
Unable to rebound from scandals, Yum Brands has decided to split into a separate entity in China.
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.