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  • McDonald's Drive-Thru Passenger Pulls Out Replica AR-15 Rifle After Ice Cream Dispute

    08/18/2017 9:26:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Local10 ^ | August 16, 2017
    Jerry Henry fetches gun from trunk after driver gets angry about no ice creamA Delray Beach man wasn't happy that a nearby McDonald's didn't have any ice cream, so he pulled out a replica AR-15 rifle while he waited in the drive-thru line, police said. Jerry Henry was arrested Monday after the incident at the McDonald's on Linton Boulevard. More Crime Headlines South Florida man confesses to accidentally shooting wife 30 years after… Riviera Beach man accused of setting apartment on fire with children inside Boynton Beach man accused of raping girlfriends' daughters Delray Beach police said Henry was a...
  • Finally, Little Caesars lets you pick up a pizza without talking to anyone

    08/07/2017 3:56:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | August 7, 2017 | Lulu Chang
    It’s already the meal you turn to when you’re looking to expend as little effort as possible, and now pizza chains across the U.S. — and the U.K. — are looking to simplify the process to purchase a pie. The latest innovation comes from Little Caesars, which on Monday introduced its new Reserve-N-Ready service. The key to the service is a device known as the Pizza Portal, which is being heralded as the first heated, self-service mobile order pickup station in the fast-food industry. So what does this mean for you? In essence, you can now get your pizza without...
  • How Fast Food Chains Supersized Inequality

    08/03/2017 4:33:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 2, 2017 | Max Holleran
    When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans there was a brief moment of shocked compassion before racial anxieties flooded the Internet. Victims of the disaster were quickly recast as looters, criminals, and layabouts. They were government “dependents” seeking even more entitlements now that they were bona fide survivors. Some of these hideous opinions drew on the physical “evidence” of the bad character of hurricane survivors: their size. The mostly black bodies crowding the Superdome, getting on rafts, and being carried away by helicopters, were too large for online critics. Obesity, while common in the US and over-represented in the South, was...
  • Chick-fil-A patrons trash restaurant over cold nuggets

    08/02/2017 6:23:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 2, 2017 | 8:38pm | Fox News
    A pair of Chick-fil-A customers in Florida were unsatisfied with their local restaurant’s service — so they decided to trash the place on their way out.
  • Concerns over Donald Trump’s daily diet (The last three presidents before Trump ate junk food)

    07/30/2017 3:57:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Yahoo7 ^ | July 30, 2017 | Allison Yee
    As President of the United States, Donald Trump has an army of five personal chefs, ready and waiting to slave away in the kitchen to cater to his every dietary need. Instead, the POTUS’ favourite foods have been revealed – and it hasn’t left experts impressed. According to the Chicago Tribune, Trump eats “like a teenage boy”, indulging in fast food – he celebrated with a Big Mac and fries after he won the Republican presidential nomination - and knocking back cans of Diet Coke. By all accounts, he’s not a huge fan of breakfast, but if he does eat...
  • Schumer wants investigation into fast food packaging

    07/30/2017 2:40:21 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2017 | na
    Sen. Charles Schumer says the Food and Drug Administration should launch a formal investigation into the health consequences of chemicals used in fast food packaging. The New York Democrat on Sunday released a letter he sent to the head of the agency asking for the investigation into phthalates, which are used in plastics to make them more flexible. Some phthalates have been linked to health issues, both developmental and reproductive. People can be exposed to phthalates if they eat or drink food that's come into contact with containers made with the chemicals. Schumer pointed out that some types of phthalates...
  • Pizza Hut wants to create 3,000 jobs a month

    07/18/2017 9:54:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | July 18, 2017 | Fielding Buck
    Pizza Hut plans to hire 14,000 full- and part-time delivery drivers by the end of the year, the Texas-based chain announced Tuesday. That amounts to nearly 3,000 hires a month. The chain also announced a new delivery algorithm that “will account for variable factors such as weather, construction, traffic and other irregularities in the delivery pattern to enable safe, accurate deliveries,” according to a news release. Pizza Hut has more than 6,300 U.S. restaurants.
  • Panda Express Fined $600,000 for Unfair Treatment of Non-U.S. Workers

    06/28/2017 5:16:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    American-Statesman ^ | Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Ryan Autullo
    Panda Express has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve an investigation into whether the restaurant discriminated against non-U.S. citizens when reverifying their permission to work. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the investigation concluded that Pandra Express required lawful permanent resident workers to re-establish their work authorization when their green cards expired yet made no such requests to U.S. workers when their work verification documents expired. Under the agreement, Panda Express will pay a civil penalty of $400,000 and establish a $200,000 back pay fund to compensate workers who lost employment due to the company’s...
  • Whataburger announced they will be closing all restaurants as of February 2018 (sarcasm)

    06/28/2017 7:11:07 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 78 replies
    Channel 45 ^ | 6/29/17
    The CEO of Whataburger Preston Atkinson announced earlier this month that they will be closing the doors at all their restaurants as of February 2018. The fast food chain has been going down hill do to competition and not being able to get other states to allow them to build restaurants there.
  • McDonald's Hits All-Time High As Wall Street Cheers Replacement Of Cashiers With Kiosks

    06/23/2017 2:12:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 189 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/22/17 | Tae Kim
    Cowen says McDonald's will upgrade 2,500 restaurants to its "Experience of the Future" technology by year-end, which includes digital ordering kiosks. The firm raises its rating on McDonald's to outperform from market perform and price target for the shares to $180 from $142. Same store sales estimate for 2018 raised to 3 percent from 2 percent. McDonald's shares hit an all-time high on Tuesday as Wall Street expects sales to increase from new digital ordering kiosks that will replace cashiers in 2,500 restaurants. Cowen raised its rating on McDonald's shares to outperform from market perform because of the technology upgrades,...
  • 8 International Fast Food Chains That Need to Come to the States

    06/20/2017 12:27:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Spoon University ^ | March 23, 2016 | Megan Smith, Purdue University
    With everyone running off to various parts of the world for exciting spring or summer plans, it seems only natural to address an issue regarding the lack of international franchise success within the U.S. Aside from all the McDonalds’, Starbucks’, and KFC’s lining most street corners of metropolitan locations worldwide, other countries have a few delicacies they’ve been covertly keeping to themselves all this time. It’s okay, we’re here to reveal these mouthwatering fast food restaurants from all over the world in efforts to finally bring them to the United States. I don’t know about you, but I could go...
  • Review: You Probably Shouldn’t Eat at Chick-fil-A

    06/12/2017 11:31:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 156 replies
    eater.com ^ | 6/9/17 | Ryan Sutton
    People love Chick-fil-A, the poultry-centric fast-food chain whose corporate purpose is to “glorify God,” and whose strict Sunday closure means that every employee gets at least one day of rest. People love the carnival-like waffle fries, the neonatal ward-like hospitality, the cleanliness on par with a Silicon Valley chip manufacturer, the fresh-squeezed lemonade spiked with soft-serve ice cream, the aromatic peach shakes, the admirably bare-bones fried-chicken sandwich, the viral fan song set to the tune of the Beatles’s “Yesterday,” and the famous Polynesian sauce, an agrodolce condiment that looks like what would happen if a stop sign were melted down...
  • Trump Resistance movement takes aim at McDonald’s today

    05/23/2017 6:06:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    People's World ^ | May 23, 2017
    CHICAGO – On the heels of mass demonstrations against President Trump’s policies that have drawn hundreds of thousands of Americans into the streets, leaders of the Trump resistance movement will converge in Chicago May 23 with thousands of workers in the Fight for $15 for a “March on McDonald’s” that is expected to be the biggest-ever protest to hit the fast-food giant. On the eve of McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting, leaders of the Women’s March, Our Revolution, the Movement for Black Lives, MoveOn.org, Color of Change, NextGen and others will join forces with the Fight for $15 to demand that...
  • Taco Bell to add more than 50,000 workers by the end of the summer

    05/11/2017 10:59:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 10, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    Taco Bell, the Yum Brands Inc. YUM, +0.36% fast-food Mexican chain, said Tuesday that it will fill 3,500 newly-created jobs in May, and seeks to fill 50,000 more jobs by the end of the summer. The hiring spree is part of a previously-announced plan to create about 100,000 U.S. jobs over the next five years through an additional 1,000 U.S. locations. Yum Brands shares are unchanged in premarket trading, and up 17.4% for the past year compared with a 16.6% rise in the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.22% [continued]
  • Here's what McDonald's plans to do to win back 500 million lost customers

    03/01/2017 11:24:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 196 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 1, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    McDonald's has a traffic problem and its executives know it. Now they have a plan they think will turn it around. The company lost more than 500 million customers to close competitors since 2012, Chris Kempczinski, McDonald's USA President told investors gathered in Chicago Wednesday.
  • Filipino food chain Jollibee draws crowd in Winnipeg

    02/24/2017 12:33:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Western Investor ^ | February 21, 2017
    Hundreds of Winnipeggers braved -27 C temperatures for the early-morning opening of Canada’s first Jollibee restaurant in mid-December 2016. The Filipino food service franchise said 500 people were lined up by the time the restaurant opened at 7:30 a.m. Jollibee is the ninth-largest fast-food company in the world with more than 3,000 stores, and is considered the McDonald’s of the Phillipines. It is best known for its pineapple-topped hamburgers, Chickenjoy fried chicken and Jolly spaghetti. Winnipeg was chosen as the first Canada location because it has the largest population of Filipinos, per capita, in the country. “We are very encouraged...
  • Popeyes sold to Burger King parent for $1.8 billion

    02/22/2017 12:52:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Atlanta Business Journal ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jacques Couret
    Love that Chicken from... Ontario? Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) will buy Atlanta-based Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI) for $1.8 billion. Popeyes shareholders will get $79 in cash a share at closing -- a premium of 27 percent based on Popeyes’ 30-trading day Volume Weighted Average Price as of Feb. 10. The deal, expected to close by early April 2017, brings the New Orleans spicy chicken brand to the Ontario, Canada-based company that owns Burger King and Tim Hortons. Popeyes will continue to be managed independently in the United States. RBI plans to continue developing the brand at...
  • In 1 Chart, What Your Favorite Fast-Food Items Would Cost With $15 Minimum Wage

    02/18/2017 8:22:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 17, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    For Americans hitting the drive-thru at their local McDonald’s, a $15-an-hour minimum wage could hit them in their wallets. According to a January report released by James Sherk, a former research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation, fast-food prices would rise by 38 percent under a $15-an-hour minimum wage and cause a 36 percent drop in employment. Sherk’s research comes after several cities and states across the country voted to raise their minimum wages, with increases typically phased in over the next five years. Additionally, several Democrats have advocated a $15-an-hour minimum wage at the federal level, as...
  • Pizza Hut plans to open more stores, create 11,000 jobs

    01/28/2017 1:08:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 19, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    Pizza Hut is about to go on a hiring spree. The pizza chain said Thursday it will hire 11,000 new pizza makers, delivery drivers and store managers. "While we don't have a set deadline, we know we are headed into one of our more busy times of the year and our restaurants across the country are working hard to hire team members that will deliver a quick and reliable pizza experience for pizza lovers nationwide," Kelly McCulloch, Pizza Hut's senior director of human resources, told CNBC. The company said the hiring is part a plan to expand the number of...
  • '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 it’s important to document these consequences, lest policymakers elsewhere decide that the $15 movement is worth embracing.