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  • What's On The Menu In Ancient Pompeii? Duck, Goat, Snail, Researchers Say

    12/29/2020 9:09:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | December 27, 20207:37 PM ET | Reese Oxner Twitter
    A fast-food eatery — or thermopolium — discovered at Pompeii has been completely excavated, helping to reveal some top dishes of the ancient Roman city. The site is about 18 miles southeast of Naples, Italy. Luigi Spina/Archaeological Park of Pompeii ================================================================== Ever wonder what a 2,000-year-old fast-food restaurant might look like? Well, new photos from researchers might give you an idea. Archaeologists said on Saturday they excavated a complete thermopolium — a Roman food counter — in the ancient city of Pompeii. Researchers are analyzing the findings to create a more complete picture of the daily life — and diet...
  • The Rise and Fall of McDonald's Pizza, a Doomed Fast-Food Icon

    12/27/2020 10:14:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Kate Taylor
    Do you remember the McPizza? Gen Z probably doesn't. But, for children of the '80s and '90s, the dish brings back memories of a time when you could order a pizza alongside your burgers and fries. For some reason, McDonald's Twitter account also recently decided to reminisce about its lost pizza, tweeting: "remember when we sold McPizza." Memories of McPizzas past provide an opportunity to walk down memory lane, savoring the cheesy nostalgia of menu items lost but not forgotten. McDonald's first debuted its pizza in the '80s. Rivals mocked McDonald's attempts, with Pizza Hut even running ads calling the...
  • McDonald's discriminates against Black franchisees, lawsuit claims

    09/01/2020 6:55:59 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 1, 2020 | Jonathan Stempel and Bhargav Acharya
    McDonald’s has been sued by 52 Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination by steering them to depressed, crime-ridden neighborhoods and setting them up for failure. In a complaint seeking up to $1 billion of damages, the plaintiffs said McDonald’s has not offered profitable restaurant locations and growth opportunities to Black franchisees on the same terms as white franchisees, belying its public commitment to diversity and Black entrepreneurship. The plaintiffs said McDonald’s saddled them under its standard 20-year franchise agreements with stores requiring high security and insurance costs, and whose $2 million average annual sales...
  • Cop In California Gets Attacked And Beat Up In California Fast Food Restaurant

    06/18/2020 5:28:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/18/20
    Criminals are on the warpath because politicans are letting the mobs rule.  The politicans are betraying the lawful.In this video a police officer is getting attacked at fast food resturant.  No need for volume on this video.  I believe this is in California. https://twitter.com/Jali_Cat/status/1273667758409072645/video/1   
  • VANITY: Unhinged Liberals' New Talking Point ("More Deaths from COVID in U.S. than Vietnam or Korean Wars!")

    05/02/2020 8:35:39 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 62 replies
    Self ^ | 5/2/20 | Self
    From an Unhinged Liberal: More deaths from Coronavirus in the US than many wars - and of course that’s with lots of remediation in place. You do realize that’s more Americans (in just 3 months) than were lost in the Vietnam War (58,200), the First World War (53,402), the Korean War (36,574), the 2003 Iraq conflict (4,431) and the Afghanistan misadventure, the longest armed conflict in American history (2,445).
  • Drivers queue round the block for the ONLY Burger King drive-through open in the UK — as health chiefs warn over 'worrying' rise in traffic to highest since lockdown started and Wetherspoon's plans to reopen its pubs 'in or around June'

    04/29/2020 4:53:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:01 EDT, 29 April 2020 | Jack Maidment
    Drivers have queued round the block at the only Burger King drive-through open in the UK after health chiefs today warned that “worrying” data showed vehicle use was at its highest since lockdown began. Staff at the fast food restaurant in Havant were seen wearing masks and gloves over their uniforms as they handed burgers and fries to customers in Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon. It comes as the Director of Heath Protection for Public Health England (PHE), Yvonne Doyle, said there were more motorists than on March 23 — the day the lockdown started. She told the daily Downing Street...
  • 12 Ways To Save Millions Of Vulnerable American Lives By Banning More Things

    04/07/2020 7:25:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 7, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Just think of that: We can save nearly 2 million lives every year with these personal and collective sacrifices. In addition, we can prevent an estimated 100 million sicknesses and injuries! Those of us who have raised concerns about the tradeoffs of shutting down the nation indefinitely based on speculative models lacking essential data have been told we’re heartless, pro-death, un-Christian sickos who should be ejected from society and banned from all platforms.How dare we worry about things like money, the next generation’s education, the carnage of a destroyed economy, the deliberate wreckage of all non-pandemic medical services, the desolation...
  • Burger Robot to Replace Fast Food Workers With a Wage of $3 an Hour

    03/01/2020 7:50:52 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 86 replies
    The Mind Unleashed ^ | February 29, 2020 | Aaron Keisl
    If your job is working at a restaurant flipping burgers you may soon find yourself replaced by a robot that works for only $3 an hour. The new robot named Flippy developed by Miso Robotics costs less to employ than a minimum-wage worker. Currently, Miso Robotics charges an up-front fee of between $20,000 and $30,000 to install Flippy into restaurants. The LA Times reports: “As a result, Miso can offer Flippys to fast-food restaurant owners for an estimated $2,000 per month on a subscription basis, breaking down to about $3 per hour. (The actual cost will depend on customers’ specific...
  • McDonald's in Russia Turns 30

    01/31/2020 2:55:17 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 2020
    The U.S. fast food giant opened its first chain in Moscow on this day 30 years ago, in the final months of the Soviet Union. McDonald’s opened the doors of its first restaurant in Russia 30 years ago, on Jan. 31, 1990. With 900 seats, it was the largest McDonald’s in the world at the time. Muscovites started queuing at 4:30 a.m. for their chance to get a taste of the famous American fast food. McDonald’s sold 34,000 burgers on its first day — smashing the burger chain’s previous first-day record of 9,100. Around 27,000 Russians applied to work at...
  • 5 Perfect Ways To Celebrate Trump’s Inevitable Acquittal

    01/24/2020 9:18:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | January 24, 2020 | David Marcus
    Acquittal Day is just around the corner, here are some tips to make the most of yours. In a few days time, Americans, well, some Americans anyway will have cause for celebration as the impeachment of Donald J. Trump will be over and he will still be living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Americans from coast to coast, or at least inside the coasts, will watch that Grinch grin curl over Mitch McConnellÂ’s face and feel their hearts grow two sizes too big.On this day when the gavel falls on the failed attempt to overturn the election of 2016, let us...
  • How They Made: World’s First Cheeseburger Robot

    01/14/2020 4:41:48 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 31 replies
    Make: Community ^ | January 8, 2020 | Anonymous
    It’s San Francisco, so naturally there’s some controversy. Burgers are the number one segment of restaurant food, ripe for disruption by robotics, and the VCs are pouncing. Robots might take away fast-food jobs, or create better ones, so the labor activists are activating. But today I just want to understand how they made it. How two young engineers could invent a complicated culinary robot that makes cheeseburgers from scratch. Really good ones. I’m on my second visit to Creator, the world’s only robotic hamburger restaurant. Since opening doors in September 2018, it has built a rep for quality and innovation,...
  • CHICK-FIL-A IS NOT THE MOST REPUBLICAN FAST FOOD CHAIN, AND IT’S NOT EVEN CLOSE

    11/27/2019 11:00:32 AM PST · by Perseverando · 76 replies
    Goods Unite Us ^ | May 3, 2019 | Unattributed
    If you think that restaurants are not politically polarized, you’re wrong. They are. Chick-fil-A is an obvious example. In the summer of 2012, Chick-fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy drew attention for his statements on same-sex marriage. Many politicians and consumers responded to these comments both in support and in opposition. Still, in 2019, people are still adamantly debating Chick-fil-A and its stance on LGBTQ+ matters due to recent reports of the donations from its corporate foundation. While many people associate Chick-fil-A with their conservative religious and political views, most people don’t realize that many other restaurants are much more conservative than...
  • Trump Chest Pain Reports After Walter Reed Hospital Visit

    11/16/2019 5:57:50 PM PST · by blueyon · 121 replies
    heavy.com ^ | 11/1/6/19 | Jessica McBride
    A contributor for the Hill is claiming that President Donald Trump visited the hospital due to chest discomfort. “#BreakingNews Sources tell me from Walter Reed the President was being checked out for chest discomfort. No other information is available at this time,” Andrew Vernon wrote on Twitter on the evening of November 16, 2019. Vernon’s Twitter page profile says that he is “President & CEO. Opinion Contributor @thehill. @ColumbiaMSPH Alum & @UMaine Alum. @USArmy Veteran. #GoHabsGo.” The chest pain report has not been confirmed by other sources. However, earlier in the day, the White Hosue confirmed that President Trump had...
  • McDonald's Corporation Announces Leadership Transition

    11/03/2019 3:47:11 PM PST · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    prnnewswire ^ | 11-3-19 | mcdonalds
    McDonald's Corporation ("McDonald's") (NYSE: MCD) today announced that its Board of Directors has named Chris Kempczinski, most recently President, McDonald's USA, as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Kempczinski has also been elected to the McDonald's Board of Directors. Kempczinski succeeds Steve Easterbrook, who has separated from the Company following the Board's determination that he violated company policy and demonstrated poor judgment involving a recent consensual relationship with an employee.
  • Wendy's Packs A Southern Punch with The Carolina Classic Burger

    10/20/2019 3:04:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Franchising ^ | October 17, 2019
    his week Wendy's is bringing its beloved Carolina Classic Burger to all restaurant menus across North and South Carolina. To pay homage to some of the best flavors of the South, this regional twist on a classic Wendy's burger is back by popular demand – but only for a limited time. Featuring zesty chili, diced onions, mustard and tangy cole slaw topped on a Wendy's quarter pound fresh, never frozen beef patty*, customers can get it all with the Carolina Classic. Previously sold in Charlotte-area restaurants, this flavor-filled burger is now expanding to the rest of the state and throughout...
  • Pizza of the future? AI being used to make pizza at T-Mobile Park

    10/15/2019 5:38:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | October 3, 2019 | Deedee Sun
    Artificial intelligence could be used to make your next pizza, if you order one at T-Mobile Park. A Seattle startup called Picnic has developed a machine capable of turning out hundreds of pizzas an hour. The CEO of the company said the machine can also help solve a staffing shortage in the food services industry. “You can make different pizzas, each one in a row,” said Clayton Wood, CEO of Picnic. The machine gets the pizza order from an iPad app that was developed in-house, at the company’s office and lab in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood.
  • KFC offering new fried chicken and doughnut sandwich

    09/18/2019 9:05:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 | By Tisha Powell
    KFC is shaking up the fried chicken sandwich craze with something sweet. The fried chicken chain announced Tuesday it's testing out a doughnut fried chicken sandwich in select markets. The sandwich will feature a fried piece of chicken filet between two glazed doughnuts for $5.99.
  • McDonald's acquires Israeli-founded Apprente to accelerate drive-thrus

    09/12/2019 6:20:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | September 12, 2019 | Eytan Halon
    Apprente staff, which includes employees with PhDs in machine learning and computational linguistics, will become part of McDonald's Global Technology team following the acquisition. American fast food giant McDonald’s Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire Apprente, a Silicon Valley start-up founded by Israelis that specializes in conversational voice-based technology. The acquisition of the company, McDonald’s said, will “allow for faster, simpler and more accurate ordering at the Drive-Thru,” and could be incorporated into mobile ordering and kiosks in the future. No financial details were disclosed regarding the acquisition of the company, which has raised $4.8 million in two...
  • Just When You Think McDonald’s Couldn’t Get More Mechanical…

    09/11/2019 1:40:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The idea behind fast food is speed and efficiency. When it comes to fast-food chains, McDonald’s is always on the cutting edge of getting people fed quickly—too quickly, some say. In the rush to gobble down food, much of the joy of eating is lost. Fast food is a soulless commodity that neglects the spiritual appreciation of flavor and taste. It can turn what should be a dining place into a biological fueling station. The bad news is that it has just gotten worse. Just when you think the fast-food giant has reached a peak of efficiency, it comes out...
  • McDonald's Just Got Some Surprising New Competition From A Company That's Suddenly A Huge Threat

    09/10/2019 5:29:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Inc. Magazine ^ | September 10, 2019 | Chris Matyszczyk
    The trouble with too many fast-food restaurants is that they're often so close together. It's like car dealers who line up in auto malls, waiting for customers to greet each brand in turn, as if it's a wedding line. With the fast-food joints, rivals can see what the competition is doing by just looking out of the window. Which makes me wonder what the staff at McDonald's are going to be thinking next year. You see, one of McDonald's peskier rivals -- Wendy's -- just announced that it's going to start doing something that may seem a touch obvious. It's...