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  • 'Fight For $15' Minimum Wage, McDonald's Unveils Job-Replacing Self-Service Kiosks Nationwide

    12/01/2016 5:42:58 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 29 replies
    http://www.forbes.com/sites ^ | NOV 29, 2016 @ 01:37 PM | Ed Rensi
    As the labor union-backed Fight for $15 begins yet another nationwide strike on November 29, I have a simple message for the protest organizers and the reporters covering them: I told you so. It brings me no joy to write these words. The push for a $15 starter wage has negatively impacted the career prospects of employees who were just getting started in the workforce while extinguishing the businesses that employed them. I wish it were not so. But its important to document these consequences, lest policymakers elsewhere decide that the $15 movement is worth embracing.
  • McDonald's To Install Ordering Kiosks Instead Of Paying People $15/Hour(WHAT?!)

    12/01/2016 7:19:43 AM PST · by rktman · 130 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    A former McDonald's CEO is laying the blame on the "Fight for $15" movement as for why the company is embracing automation in its restaurants. McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks in its restaurants around the country to replace human cashiers. Lets start with automation. In 2013, when the Fight for $15 was still in its growth stage, I and others warned that union demands for a much higher minimum wage would force businesses with small profit margins to replace full-service employees with costly investments in self-service alternatives. At the time, labor groups accused business owners of crying wolf. It turns...
  • Big Mac inventor passes away aged 98 nearly 50 years after creating McDonalds iconic (trunc)

    11/30/2016 11:25:47 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 81 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 11/30/2016 | Neal Baker and Mark Hodte
    THE inventor of the Big Mac has died at the age of 98. Michael Jim Delligatti came up with the iconic McDonalds burger nearly 50 years ago. McDonalds initially did not approve of deviating from its strict formula of simple hamburgers, cheeseburgers and milkshakes. But the creation of a two-patty burger with lettuce, cheese, gherkins, onions and special sauce proved an instant hit, and was rolled out to his other 47 outlets across the US. McDonalds spokeswoman Kerry Ford confirmed that Delligatti died at his home in Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his family on Monday night. He opened his...
  • McDonalds fires employee who put mustard in police officer's soda

    11/30/2016 7:19:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2016 | foxnews.com
    The recent actions of a McDonald's employee in Kansas are leaving a bad taste in the mouths of police officers and their supporters. A Topeka employee at the fast food chain has been fired and is currently facing criminal charges after local law enforcement say the worker put mustard in an officers beverage. . . . Tom Dobski, the franchisee owner of the north Topeka McDonald's where the officer found mustard in his Dr. Pepper, says the company is "shocked by the isolated actions of a single employee."
  • Scores arrested in first 'Fight for $15' protest since Trump win

    11/29/2016 12:41:44 PM PST · by mdittmar · 63 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles and Timothy Mclaughlin in Chicago; Additional reporting by Alexander
    Scores of demonstrators were arrested on Tuesday as U.S. workers from fast-food chains staged nationwide protests for higher pay, union rights and immigration reform in their first major action since Donald Trump was elected president.McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) restaurants in 340 cities were prime rally targets, while baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and sky caps at Chicago's O'Hare and Boston's Logan international airports planned to demonstrate in support of workers demanding starting pay of $15 per hour, organizers of the "Fight for $15" campaign said. More than 200 protesters gathered before dawn at Zuccotti Park in New York City's Financial District, the...
  • McDonald's testing the use of fresh beef in some burgers

    11/29/2016 9:45:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2016 12:20 PM EST
    McDonalds is testing the use of fresh, never frozen beef for its Quarter Pounder hamburgers. The fast food giant says the tests are being carried out in 75 of its restaurants in the Tulsa, Oklahoma-area. It says Quarter Pounders in the restaurants will be made with fresh beef thats cooked when ordered.
  • Fast-food fan Trump could remake healthy school lunches

    11/15/2016 9:43:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 3:48 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Will Donald Trump remake school lunches into his fast-food favorites of burgers and fried chicken when hes president? Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama may have reason to cheer Trumps election as the billionaire businessman is a proud patron of Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonalds while promising to curb federal regulations. The Obama administration has made healthier, safer and better labeled food a priority in the last eight years, significantly raising the profile of food policy and sometimes drawing the ire of Republicans, farmers and the food industry. The first lady made reducing...
  • Taco Bell to add 100,000 U.S. jobs by 2022 (racis'?)

    11/04/2016 9:11:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 11/4/2016 | Tonya Garcia
    Taco Bell, the Yum Brands Inc. YUM, -0.02% Mexican fast-food chain, said Friday that it plans to add 100,000 new jobs in the U.S. by 2022 and grow to 9,000 locations nationwide.
  • Wall Street Journal: Only One in Five Millennials Has Ever Eaten a Big Mac

    10/12/2016 7:52:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 11, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The death knell has tolled for the Big Mac. Only one in five millennials, aged 18 to 34, has ever tried or knows what a Big Mac tastes like, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • Modern life is KILLING children: gadgets, pollution and pesticides are blamed as cancer rates[tr]

    09/04/2016 8:30:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 13:46 EST, 4 September 2016 | Simon Holmes
    Pollution, pesticides and fast food is killing our children, with new government statistics revealing that the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer has risen by 40% over the past 16 years. Analysis compiled by researchers from the charity Children with Cancer UK found new cases of cancer in young people rose by 1,300 every year since statistics were last compiled in 1998. The charity found this is most evident in colon cancer, which has increased by 200%, and thyroid cancer, which has seen its cases doubled during the 18 years since the last report was released. [] Alasdair Philips, science...
  • Athletes gorging themselves on free McDonald's

    08/13/2016 6:35:06 AM PDT · by tellw · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 13, 2016 | Joshua Partlow
    EXCERPT: "Part of the issue here is that there are not a ton of alternatives. The village has a cafeteria in a big tent plus a casual dining restaurant with Brazilian food but the reviews have been well short of glowing. The crush of people in the cafeteria, trying to figure out in a babel of languages what is being served, can make for a frenzied meal...."
  • I Learned More at McDonald's Than at College (Prager University)(Video Only)

    08/01/2016 8:49:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 8-1-2016 | PragerU
    Here's what I was told during my freshman orientation at Haverford College: Ask for help when you need it. Speak up when you feel uncomfortable. Place your own well being above all other concerns. In short, the school was ready to protect me from any personal slights or hurt feelings I might suffer. What counted as a personal slight or similar offense was up to me to define. This surprised me. It surprised me because at McDonald's, where I worked before I started school, acting in this way would have probably cost me my job, a job I needed in...
  • Uniformed Alexandria officer denied service at Noodles & Company

    07/28/2016 9:07:24 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 31 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | July 27, 2016 (updated) | FOX5 Staff
    ALEXANDRIA, VA A uniformed Virginia police officer was denied service at a Noodles & Company restaurant Monday evening. The Alexandria Police Department said one of the restaurant's cooks refused to serve her while she was wearing a uniform. As the officer was standing in line at the Noodles & Company location on Duke Street in Alexandria, the department says a female cook came out from the back and told the cashier, 'You better pull me off the line, because I'm not serving that,' gesturing at the officer. The department says the cashier and the cook started laughing, and the officer...
  • Carls Jr. Features Bacon and Threesomes in Sleazy New Ad

    07/27/2016 10:43:44 AM PDT · by DFG · 63 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 07/27/2016 | Maggie McKneely
    Why have one sexy model eating a burger when you can have three? Carls Jr.s most recent ad campaign features lots of burgers, bacon, and babes. The fast food chains newest item is the Bacon 3-Way Burger. The only thing that sells better than bacon is sex, but the restaurant took that to another level with their Three-Way Fantasy. The provocative ad spot features former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Genevieve Morton, along with social media babes Emily Sears and Elena Belle. The women, clad only in white string bikinis, make grilling a greasy fast food burger actually look seductive. The...
  • Chick-fil-As act of support for cops could be considered real act of courage

    07/10/2016 9:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 10, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Thursdays carnage in Dallas, just 200 miles to the north of College Park, elevated Chick-fil-As previous act of support for police to what could be seen in the future as an act of courage. The popular fast food chain Chick-fil-A has never been a stranger to controversy, and has always weathered the storm with self-confidence and a cheery smile. But a position at one of its Texas locations that was noble last November could put the sandwich-making outfit on the receiving end of more than mere hate speech in this environment it could lead to violence, if recent events...
  • 80-year-old yeast + 3D printer = instant pizza satisfaction

    07/10/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fast Casual Magazine ^ | July 8, 2016
    Hold on to your rolling pins, pizza restaurateurs things are about to get a little weird. That's because today the world's first 3D pizza printing company, BeeHex, Inc. announced it has teamed up with Ribalta Neopolitan Restaurant Executive Chef Pasquale Cozzolino to make a 3D printed pie. Cozzolino, who also owns the New York City and Atlanta restaurants, is the pizza pro behind the venture, in charge of devising the right dough, sauce and cheese to work in the printer. He is working with a team of people at BeeHex, including Anjan Contractor, to create the best recipes for...
  • Wendys releases list of over 1000 restaurants affected in credit card hack

    07/08/2016 6:54:21 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 47 replies
    whntnews19 ^ | Posted 7:27 pm, July 7, 2016 Updated at 07:34pm, July 7, 2016 | Tribune Media Wire
    Customers who have eaten at Wendy's restaurant and used a debit or credit card to pay for their food are being encouraged to check their statements and read more information on a cyber breach found at some franchise-owned restaurants. Alabama restaurants include five in Huntsville; two in Madison, and one each in Cullman, Decatur, Evergreen, Greenville, Guntersville, Jasper, Mobile, Rainsville, Scottsboro and Selma. Click for locations near you. Wendy's Company first reported unusual payment card activity in February 2016, and believes the activity may have occurred as early as October 2015. Then, on June 9, 2016, company officials reported that...
  • Robot-Powered Burger Joint Makes a Beeline For Bay Area

    07/03/2016 12:56:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 2, 2016
    Move over, humans. A robot-operated restaurant is heading to the Bay Area. Momentum Machines, a San Francisco-based startup, plans to launch a burger joint where fare is cooked, seasoned and wrapped by robots, Tech Insider reported. The still unnamed restaurant will utilize what Momentum Machines built in 2012 a machine that could churn out 400 burgers in an hour. The innovative appliance includes a stamper that grinds and stamps custom blends of meat, a vegetable slicer, an oven to toast the meat and bun, and a bagger to wrap the complete product. Images released by the company show the...
  • Fast Food Order Goes Wrong: 53-Year-Old Winter Haven Man Arrested After Calling 911

    06/27/2016 1:06:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Ledger ^ | Monday, June 27, 2016
    A Winter Haven man is apparently very serious about his food. So serious, in fact, that he called 911 Sunday night after a manager at the Checkers at 940 Havendale Blvd. allegedly got his food order wrong and closed the drive-thru window on him, said Jamie Brown of the Winter Haven Police Department. About 9 p.m. John May, 53, of 3455 Ave. F NW called 911 to complain about the incorrect order and the "insubordination" of the manager. When officers arrived to see what the problem was, they noted half of May's food was already consumed. He told the officers...
  • Wendys Eyeing Self-Service Kiosks In Effort To Cut Labor Costs

    06/18/2016 7:04:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    The fast-food chain has plans to replace some workers with the touch-screen technology in an effort to save on labor costs. By the end of the year, thousands of Wendys locations across the country will be offered the kiosks, while franchise-operated stores will have the option of whether to use the technology. ... This year, minimum-wage rose to $10 an hour in California and will gradually rise to $15. Wendys president and chief financial officer, told Investors Business Daily that labor costs have gone to five to six percent in the past year. ... On social media, there were mixed...
  • Blind Louisiana Man Sues McDonald's for Refusing Him Drive-Thru Service

    06/01/2016 7:39:25 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 1, 2016
    Blind Louisiana Man Sues McDonald's for Refusing Him Drive-Thru Service McDonald's has until mid-June to respond to a federal lawsuit accusing it of discrimination for refusing to serve blind customers who walk up during late-night hours when only the drive-thru window is open. The plaintiff, Scott Magee of Metairie, Louisiana, said in court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago that he was laughed at and turned away from the drive-thru window at a McDonald's in the New Orleans suburb late at night last August. It wasn't the first time that had happened, Magee alleged. Many McDonald's restaurants nationwide...
  • Chick-fil-A just fixed one of customers' top complaints

    06/01/2016 6:45:34 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/1/2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Chick-fil-A is rolling out a new app that will let customers avoid waiting in line at the register. The app, called Chick-fil-A One, will allow customers to order and pay for their food in advance, then pick it up at a counter designated for online orders. That's big news for fans of Chick-fil-A, which is typically slammed with customers during regular meal times, making long lines inevitable. The app will also allow users to customize and save their favorite orders. Michael Lage, a veteran of Facebook and Google who helped develop the app, says it will change how customers, particularly...
  • Ex-CEO of McDonalds: $15 Minimum Wage To Cause Job Loss Like Youre Not Going to Believe

    05/25/2016 2:58:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Former McDonalds CEO Ed Rensi appeared on Fox Business Network and warned progressive groups against $15 per hour minimum-wage hikes. I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry its cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee whos inefficient [while] making $15 an hour bagging French fries, Rensi said Tuesday. Its nonsense and its very destructive and its inflationary and its going to cause a job loss across this country like youre not going to believe, Rensi added....
  • Heres How Taco Bell Makes A Taco Shell Out Of Fried Chicken

    05/24/2016 1:31:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 19, 2016 | Venessa Wong
    Back in September, a small number of Taco Bell customers were introduced to a new concept: a taco shell made of fried chicken, used to make what was then dubbed the Naked Crispy Chicken Taco. It was the Tex-Mex chains response to KFCs Double Down, a sandwich that uses fried chicken fillets for buns. This creation was offered only as a small test in Bakersfield, California. It later made its way to restaurants in Kansas City in mid-April. And its not over yet. Taco Bell told BuzzFeed News that the product renamed the Naked Chicken Chalupa following the successful...
  • Wendys moves to self-service ordering as minimum wage rises

    05/12/2016 12:07:32 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 150 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 12, 2016 | John Sexton
    Investors Business Daily reported Wednesday that fast food chain Wendys will be expanding the use of self-service kiosks in response to the rising minimum wage: Wendys said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages. It will be up to franchisees whether to deploy the labor-saving technology, but Wendys President Todd Penegor did note that some franchise locations have been raising prices to offset wage hikes Other fast food chains are also experimenting with self-service kiosks. McDonalds...
  • Subway Is In Big Trouble

    05/06/2016 6:31:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 128 replies
    breaking911 ^ | May 3, 2016 | T. Grant Benson
    Subway Revenue Drops as It Closes Hundreds of U.S. Restaurants Subway Restaurants revenue fell in 2015 for the second straight year, a sign one of the fast-food industrys stalwarts is losing ground to newer chains. Revenue dropped 4.3 percent to $1.11 billion last year, according to the companys Franchise Disclosure Document, which was filed with the Minnesota Department of Commerce last week. Subway owner Doctors Associates Inc. also is slowing its pace of new restaurant openings and shuttering hundreds of underperforming locations. Fast-casual chains such as Panera Bread Co. have been taking share from Subway restaurants in the U.S., bringing...
  • McDonalds customer charged with ROBBERY for putting soda in a water cup

    04/21/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 45 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 21, 2016 | Chris Summers
    A McDonalds customer has been charged with robbery after he emptied a cup of water and filled it up with soda from a machine in a restaurant in Arkansas. Cody Morris, 18, and two pals went to a drive-thru in Springdale and and asked for large cups of water. But they then parked their car and dumped their cups before filling them up with soda. [snip] But Morris reversed his car and drove off, allegedly hitting the manager as he made his getaway. Police arrested Morris at a nearby bowling alley. It is unclear if he will face any charges...
  • Picture: Hardees Restaurant Installs Self Order Stations

    04/21/2016 6:16:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 159 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 20 Apr 16 | Andrew Mark Miller
    A little while back we told you about how the CEO of Hardees/Carl’s Jr. was thinking about replacing employees with machines thanks to the ridiculous minimum wage hike to $15.Well, it appears he has done it.It was only a matter of time before this started to happen and you can expect to see more of this in the future.
  • McDonald's tests smaller Big Macs, which kind of defeats the purpose of a Big Mac

    04/20/2016 3:25:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | April 20, 2016 | Clint Rainey, Grub Street
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pushing pause on that mission to simplify, McDonald's has moved in the other direction and unleashed a whole family of different-size Big Macs. Yesterday, the original size was joined by smaller and larger extremes in two test markets, Dallas and central Ohio. Columbus Business First reports the trio will remain on store menus until June 6, at which point the chain will see how customers reacted. At the more petite end is the new Mac Jr., a single-layer sandwich supposedly designed to be easier to eat, although the menu has six plain, smaller-size burgers already. The largest size has been...
  • How White Castle Will Adjust to a $15 Minimum Wage in New York

    04/11/2016 8:07:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/11/2016 | by MARK ANTONIO WRIGHT
    This is something thats become a bumper sticker, Jamie Richardson tells me. But it hasnt really been thought through. There is a better way to get people out of poverty than hiking the minimum wage. Richardson is a vice president at White Castle, the chain of famously white-painted and turreted burger joints specializing in slider-style hamburgers in the Midwest and Mid Atlantic. (Let me pause for a moment: If youve somehow made it through life without visiting this family-owned American treasure, stop reading this article, make like Harold and Kumar, and get yourself to the Castle . . . Ill...
  • In Texas, health care workers quit jobs to work at McDonalds (video in the link)

    04/10/2016 4:04:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Here’s an unusual story out of Texas which seems to defy all the conventional wisdom about employment trends and wages. The local press has noticed that nursing homes are having trouble filling the health care jobs at their facilities these days. That’s particularly curious when you consider that healthcare has consistently been one of the fastest growing job markets in the country for several years now. So where are all of the trained healthcare workers who would normally fill those jobs? It seems that an increasing number of them have packed it in and left for jobs flipping burgers. (KXAN...
  • Carls Jr. CEO wants to try automated restaurant where customers never see a person

    03/18/2016 7:49:09 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    KFOR.com ^ | 17 Mar 2016 | KFOR-TV & K. Querry
    NEW YORK A CEO of a fast-food company is causing a stir on social media after claiming that he wants to create a fully automated restaurant. We could have a restaurant thats focused on all-natural products and is much like an Eatsa, where you order on a kiosk, you pay with a credit or debit card, your order pops up, and you never see a person, Carls Jr. CEO Andy Puzder told Business Insider. Puzder says the automated restaurant would be cheaper since he wouldnt have to worry about rising minimum wage. If youre making labor more expensive, and...
  • Domino's Just Unveiled a Radical Pizza Delivery Car That Took 4 Years to Build

    02/25/2016 5:06:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Ad Week ^ | October 22, 2015 | David Gianatasio
    Hey, Domino's, sweet ride! Behold the Domino's DXP (Delivery eXPert), a modified Chevrolet Spark tricked out with a warming oven and space for 80 pizzas, sides, two-liter bottles of soda and dipping sauces. (The driver's seat is the only seat, because, like cowboys, pizza delivery dude/-ettes ride alone.) There's even a puddle light that projects the Domino's logo onto the ground. (Please, no jokes about the gutter being the perfect place to see this particular brand's emblem.) Alas, the DXP isn't shaped like a slice of pizza, but we can't have everything in this life....
  • McDonald's Sales Rise After US Launch Of All-Day Breakfast

    01/25/2016 12:57:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/25/2016 | BBC News
    McDonald's sales were better than expected in the fourth quarter, helped by the launch of all-day breakfasts in the US. Global same-restaurant sales at the fast food giant grew 5%. McDonald's extended US breakfasts beyond 10:30am in October, saying it was customers' number one request. The company, working to turnaround its business under chief executive Steve Easterbrook, said the breakfast change helped US sales grow 5.7%. Fourth-quarter revenue fell 4% to $6.4bn (£4.5bn) due to the strong dollar, but profits rose 10% to $1.2bn, McDonald's said.
  • McDonald's in Iran? It's VERY complicated

    01/18/2016 11:43:35 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    wsbt ^ | 1-18-2016 | Heather Long, CNNMoney
    How McDonald's gets to Tehran American titans like McDonald's or Apple are left in a very awkward place by the deal. There's clear demand for their products (at least from some Iranians), and it's a "new" market of 80 million people, about 60% of which are under age 30. The problem is, U.S. companies still can't open a store or restaurant in Iran. However, a European subsidiary could. "If a company like Apple or HP wants to get involved with Iran, it would have to do it with their foreign subsidiaries," explains Patrick Clawson, research director at the Washington Institute...
  • KFC's secret recipe for Africa

    01/15/2016 7:03:34 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/15/2016 | Earl Nurse
    With over 1,000 restaurants in the continent, KFC is the leading fast food chain in Africa. But its dominance is limited to South Africa, home to about 80 percent of them. Despite its success, the company faces many challenges as they try to establish the brand in other regions, for example by making sure its food is relevant and recognizable to Africans. Serving jollof rice, a spicy dish native to West Africa, is one way in which KFC is improvising to win over palates in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria.
  • Family Sues After Woman Gets Trapped In Queens Burger King Restroom, Dies

    12/12/2015 4:02:05 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 70 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10 Dec 15 | CBS staff
    A Queens woman died after allegedly getting trapped in a local Burger King restroom, and now, her family has sued the fast food chain. As CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported, Shirley McCarthy’s family has also detailed what happened during her final moments at the Burger King on 82nd Street in Jackson Heights. The incident happened on Sept. 27. McCarthy’s boyfriend, Ricardo Knox, still struggles to cope. “I wake up every morning and it feels like I’m in a dream,” Knox said. “Shirley didn’t deserve to die in that bathroom. She wanted to live like everybody else. God bless her soul.” Knox...
  • 'Britain's biggest cat' is addicted to Big Macs and weighs 1.5 stone

    12/11/2015 8:12:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 15:32, 11 Dec 2015 | By Red Williams
  • McDonald's unveils 'McPick 2,' to replace Dollar Menu

    11/18/2015 4:24:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 17, 2015 | The Associated Press
    It's the Dollar Menu, take two. McDonald's hopes it has a catchy, new deal that will be as hugely popular as its Dollar Menu. Starting Jan. 4, the fast-food chain will launch the "McPick 2" menu, which will let customers pick two of the following items for $2: a McDouble, a McChicken, small fries and mozzarella sticks. The offering has gained the necessary votes from franchisees to make it onto the national menu, and will be available in U.S. restaurants for a five-week run starting Jan. 4. After that, McDonald's said it may change the details of the offering, but...
  • Dear Striking Fast-Food Workers: Meet The Machine That Just Put You Out Of A Job

    11/10/2015 9:05:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/10/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Today, U.S. fast-food workers will strike across 270 cities in a protest for higher wages and union rights that they hope will catch the attention of candidates in 2016 elections, organizers said. The walkouts will be followed by protests in 500 cities by low-wage workers in such sectors as fast food and home and child care, a statement by organizers of the Fight for $15 campaign said on Monday. The protests and strikes are aimed at gaining candidates’ support heading into the 2016 election for a minimum wage of $15 an hour and union rights, it said. The strikes...
  • We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best

    10/29/2015 9:15:51 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2015 | Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson
    The fast-food breakfast wars are upon us. With McDonald's starting all-day breakfast, Burger King responding in kind, Wendy's flailing in the breakfast arena, and Taco Bell revamping its morning menu, the competition is more intense than ever. But in the midst of the battle, some weaknesses are rising. We tested three main breakfast items from the major fast-food chains. We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson Oct. 28, 2015, 9:02 AM 1,083,325 35  facebook  linkedin  twitter  email  print fast food...
  • If McDonalds goes under it will be because they followed liberals to disaster

    10/21/2015 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 164 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I saw a sad but not totally unexpected news item from John Hawkins this morning regarding one of America’s premiere dining outlets… McDonald’s. The House That Ronald Built has fallen on hard times, with some estimates indicating that a significant portion of the franchises are currently insolvent or seriously in the red. The dire warnings from franchise owners are including phrases such as, “these are the final days.” (Yahoo News) McDonald’s franchisees believe the brand is in a “deep depression” and could be facing its “final days,” according to a new survey.“We are in the throes of a deep depression,...
  • McDonald's franchisees say the brand is in a 'deep depression' and 'facing its final days'

    10/16/2015 9:10:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 238 replies
    BI ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | Hayley Peterson
    McDonald's franchisees believe the brand is in a "deep depression" and could be facing its "final days," according to a new survey. "We are in the throes of a deep depression, and nothing is changing," one franchisee wrote in response to the survey by Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski. "Probably 30% of operators are insolvent."
  • Inequality in everything: The rich get better breakfast sandwiches, too

    10/13/2015 3:38:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | October 13, 2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    Earlier this year, New York Times food critic Pete Wells was moved to write 841 words about breakfast sandwiches. It was a love letter of sorts, an ooey gooey ode to the most basic form of one of the most basic morning foods. But it was also a complaint: A new restaurant called BEC short for Bacon Egg and Cheese was about to open in Manhattan, and he was less than pleased. Breakfast sandwiches, Wells explained, are nothing if not practical, prepared quickly and eaten on the go, stuffed with modest ingredients and sold at a reasonable price....
  • McDonald's employee praised for act of kindness after photo goes viral

    09/24/2015 10:51:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | sept. 24, 2015 | Fox News staff
    A Chicago McDonalds employee who closed the register during the dinner rush to help a disabled customer is being praised by the fast food chain.
  • Report: Two police officers refused service at a Whataburger in Lewisville, Texas

    09/16/2015 8:41:11 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 51 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 9/16/15 | Twitchy Staff
    Here we go again. A Whataburger fast-food restaurant in Lewisville, Texas reportedly refused to serve two off-duty police officers last night because they were cops: Cops say a Whataburger employee refused them service, said "We dont serve police officers. http://t.co/iIOcLWFpNl pic.twitter.com/s6rrghz4zr
  • This new report paints a troubling picture of Americas fast food chains

    09/15/2015 7:40:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 15, 2015 | Julia Calderone and Dave Mosher,
    An alliance of consumer, health, and environmental groups have released a new report showing how the nation's top 25 fast food companies by sales stack up on their policies regarding antibiotic use in their meat. The results are dismal: The report gave 20 of the 25 companies failing grades for not effectively responding to a "growing public health threat by publicly adopting policies restricting routine antibiotic use" in meat.
  • New York state OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

    09/10/2015 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2015 8:00 PM EDT | Deepti Hajela and David Klepper
    New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hourthe first time any state has set the minimum that high. Gov. Andrew Cuomos administration formally approved the increase Thursday, a move the Democratic governor announced at a labor rally with Vice President Joe Biden. Cuomo said he would work to pass legislation setting a $15 minimum for all industries, a promise that comes as more and more cities around the country move toward a $15 minimum wage. Every working man and woman in the state of New York deserves $15 an hour, the governor...
  • New York state APPROVES $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers...first time ANY state...

    09/10/2015 3:55:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/10/15
    New York state APPROVES $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers...the first time ANY state has set it that high New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour the first time any state has set the minimum that high. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration formally approved the increase Thursday a move the Democratic governor announced at a labor rally with Vice President Joe Biden. Cuomo said he will work to pass legislation setting a $15 minimum for all industries a promise that comes as more and more cities around the country...
  • Arby's Fires Manager, Suspends Employee After Police Controversy

    09/03/2015 8:57:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    The CEO of Arby's Restaurant Group has offered free meals to all police officers in the Miami area following a controversial incident in South Florida. The incident involved an Arby's employee and a uniformed Pembroke Pines Police officer. The employee reportedly refused to serve the officer. The head of the chain issued an apology to the Pembroke Pines Police Department after the incident was reported The chain confirmed to NBC 6 the manager involved has been fired and the employee has been suspended indefinitely. According to the incident report, Sgt. Jennifer Martin said she was using the drive-thru when the...