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  • If You Really Love LGBTQ People, You Just Can’t Keep Eating Chick-fil-A

    06/12/2018 9:35:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 124 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 12, 2018 | Noah Michelson
    So you can imagine how upsetting it was for me when Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, proudly came out as a homophobe in 2012 by claiming, “We are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’ and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.” Even worse, the company put its money where Cathy’s vile mouth was by donating millions of dollars each year...
  • United Kingdom fake chicken? KFC to experiment with fried faux-meat in Britain

    06/07/2018 1:20:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Sun Journal ^ | June 6, 2018 | Tim Carman, The Washington Post
    WWTCD? The colonel, most likely, would lose his mind over the recent news that KFC in Britain is experimenting with a vegetarian version of the founder’s famous fried chicken. You know, the top-secret Original Recipe chicken, the one with 11 herbs and spices that (reportedly) only two executives have access to at any one time. As part of a countrywide campaign to slim down, KFC UK is heeding the new guidelines issued by Public Health England, which recommends that British adults consume only 400 calories at breakfast and 600 apiece at lunch and dinner. KFC UK told the Daily Mirror,...
  • Chick-fil-A location hiring ‘hospitality professionals’ for $18 an hour

    05/29/2018 6:11:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WGHP-TV ^ | May 29, 2018 | Staff
    SACRAMENTO — A Chick-fil-A in California is hiring “hospitality professionals” for $18 an hour in an effort to help “improve their lifestyle.” Starting June 4, those working under the title at the Sacramento location will receive a raise from $12.50 or $13 to $17 or $18, KXTV reports. California’s minimum wage is currently $11 an hour. “The people is the real key component to successful businesses,” said owner Eric Mason. “We’re looking for people who are looking for long-term opportunity.” In addition, all employees will receive paid sick leave and leadership employees will get paid time off. Those interested can...
  • Police: LA Woman Faked Finding Razor Blade In Fast Food Sandwich

    05/24/2018 9:02:15 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    WAFB ^ | 5-24-20128 | Kali O'Rourke
    EUNICE, LA (RNN) – A Louisiana woman was arrested after police say she falsely claimed to have been injured by a razor blade while biting into a sandwich from a fast food restaurant. Correill Bradley, 29, is charged with criminal mischief and theft, with other charges still possible, according to the Eunice Police Department. On May 15, Bradley went to the hospital and claimed she had received an injury in her mouth from a foreign object inside her food at a major fast food chain. The woman said she went through the drive-thru and purchased a sandwich. When she bit...
  • A Fast-Food Problem: Where Have All the Teenagers Gone?

    05/06/2018 9:13:08 AM PDT · by Theoria · 143 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 May 2018 | RACHEL ABRAMS and ROBERT GEBELOFF
    A quarter-century ago, there were 56 teenagers in the labor force for every “limited service” restaurant — that is, the kind where you order at the counter. Today, there are fewer than half as many, which is a reflection both of teenagers’ decreasing work force participation and of the explosive growth in restaurants. But in an industry where cheap labor is an essential component in providing inexpensive food, a shortage of workers is changing the equation upon which fast-food places have long relied. This can be seen in rising wages, in a growth of incentives, and in the sometimes odd...
  • McDonald's to kick off Dollar Menu this week, priming it for massive growth in 2018

    01/02/2018 4:42:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 148 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 2, 2018 | Sarah Whitten
    McDonald's looks pretty golden-headed into 2018. The combination of McDonald's planned rollout of fresh, never-frozen beef, its recent relaunch of its Dollar Menu and woes at other restaurant chains could help the restaurant boost its same-store sales and grab more market share in the industry. The burger giant's stock ended 2017 up more than 41 percent, the largest stock move in the restaurant industry during the year, and more than one analyst is calling for more gains in the new year.
  • Struggling Subway is now facing a franchisee revolt

    12/14/2017 7:27:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 124 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/13/17 | Josh Kosman
    .....The struggling sandwich chain has seen customer traffic plummet a whopping 25 percent over the past five years.... In a Nov. 30 memo to franchisees that revealed the stomach-churning drop, Subway’s owners promised $25 million to boost marketing this spring for the company’s 44,000 locations and to bring back a limited-time, $4.99 footlong sandwich promotion..... ....the crucial footlong deal — aimed squarely at the McDonald’s dollar menu — is in danger because of a revolt by franchise owners, who fret that doubling down on discounts will further shave their already thin profits. More than 400 of them have signed a...
  • A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

    12/12/2017 4:40:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 11, 2017 | ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL
    Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.William Ruiz Sánchez spends his days grilling burgers and slathering fried hot dogs with pepperoni and cheese at his family’s restaurant. Refrigerators and fire-engine red tables provided by Coca-Cola feature the company’s logo in exchange for exclusive sale of its drinks. Though members of the Ruiz family sometimes eat here, they more often grab dinner at Domino’s or McDonald’s. For midday snacks, they buy Doritos or Cheetos at Oxxo, a convenience store chain so ubiquitous here that...
  • The Atlantic: Trump's Food Choices Grow More Disconcerting

    12/03/2017 10:37:42 AM PST · by Simon Green · 166 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/02/17 | James Hamblin
    A new memoir implicates the Filet-O-Fish in a 2,400-calorie dinner. “Trump’s appetite seems to know no bounds when it comes to McDonald’s, with a dinner order consisting of two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.” This 2,400-calorie meal is among the details in a forthcoming book by Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and aid David Bossie, as described in a preview by The Washington Post. A dinner of that size would offer caloric energy for a full day. The 3,400 milligrams of sodium more than doubles the American Heart Association’s recommendation of 1,500 milligrams per day. The...
  • Woman calls Taco Bell 'racist' for not being able to order french fries

    11/08/2017 8:59:23 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2017
    An unnamed woman was recorded calling a Taco Bell employee racist for not letting her order french fries. The video, reportedly taken in an unidentified Taco Bell restaurant in the U.S., shows a possibly drunk woman looking up at the menu while trying to order a medium-sized french fries at the counter. The employee tells the woman that they do not carry french fries, to which the woman responds, “You’re Burger King, you don’t sell french fries?”
  • Chick-fil-A Ranks No. 1 as America's Favorite Fast-Food Restaurant

    10/24/2017 10:27:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2017 | Christine Thomasos
    Chick-fil-A, the fast food chicken chain with Christian values, is the No. 1 fast food chain in the nation. Even though the restaurant is closed on Sundays when most of its competitors are open, Chick-fil-A still manages to generate more revenue than its competitors, Business Insider reported Thursday. "To determine the most popular fast-food chain in each state, Foursquare looked at which chains received the most visits on average per location in every state based on the total number of visits to each chain divided by the number of locations in that state," Business Insider noted. Many have speculated that...
  • Fast food lunch that won't cost more than a five-spot

    10/15/2017 12:40:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    KPRC-TV ^ | October 11, 2017 | Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert
    Fast food is supposed to fast and cheap; but by the time you order an entree, side and a drink, you can easily spend $8 or more. Consumer expert Amy Davis scoured fast food menus to show you how you can fill up for $5 or less. There are a lot of fast food chains now offering $5 deals. Those didn't make Davis' cut because you'd need more than $5 after taxes. We wanted to see which fast food chains could fill up our tanks mid-day if we have nothing more than a five dollar bill. Forget about those combo...
  • Legal Marijuana Lights Up Sales for McDonald's and Taco Bell

    09/30/2017 12:26:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 29, 2017 | Melina Delkic
    McDonald's is experiencing a feeding frenzy thanks to lots of people in legal pot states suddenly having the munchies. A joint study by Consumer Research Around Cannabis and Green Market Report found that 43 percent of people who bought recreational marijuana in the last four weeks chose McDonald’s as their go-to fast food spot. Another 18.3 percent went to Taco Bell, 17.8 percent went to Wendy’s and 17.6 went to Burger King. The study looked at Denver; Las Vegas; Washington, D.C.; Sacramento, California; and Portland, Oregon—all of which have legalized the wacky tobaccy. There's probably no link between pot consumption...
  • Morgan Spurlock's Long-Awaited Super Size Me Sequel Is Here

    09/10/2017 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Food and Wine ^ | September 8th 2017 | Christopher Rosen
    Thirteen years after Morgan Spurlock’s hit documentary Super Size Me put the fast-food industry on blast and the filmmaker on the map as one of the modern era’s best-known documentarians, Spurlock is back with a sequel. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! will have its world premiere on Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival (screening details for those in Toronto for the fest can be found here). Whereas in the original film, the Oscar-nominated Spurlock attempted to eat only McDonald’s food products for a 30-day period, Super Size Me 2 finds the filmmaker opening up his own fast-food establishment,...
  • OMG! Popeye’s Employees Brawl With Customers After Pregnant Manager Attacked

    09/07/2017 11:31:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 88 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    You don’t see this everyday. A wild brawl broke out at a Popeye’s in Texas after a pregnant manager was attacked. The melee was captured on a cellphone. New York Daily News reports: A Texas Popeyes owner is defending his team after several workers were caught on camera pummeling four female customers in a wild brawl. Vedo Kemraj told KSAT that his staff jumped into the altercation to defend their pregnant general manager, who was allegedly being kicked in the stomach during the fight. “If you see someone is pregnant, you’re not going to hit them,” Kemraj said. “I don’t...
  • A Carl's Jr. owner was banned from his own kitchen after being caught on camera

    08/25/2017 4:58:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Aol. ^ | August 23, 2017 | Kate Taylor
    Jack Webb, the co-franchisee of a Carl's Jr. in Alberta, Canada, was discovered to have committed multiple food safety violations while being filmed by in-store security cameras, CBC reported. The first clip of 10 shared with CBC shows Webb almost elbow-deep in barbecue sauce. Webb is mixing the sauce with his bare hands, a clear violation of food safety measures, going so far as to refuse a spoon when a worker offers it to him. Other clips show Webb mixing sauces and scooping them from one container to another with his bare hands. In one case, he uses a spatula...
  • 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.