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McDonald's to expedite Build Your Own Burger concept

Restaurant chain McDonald's has announced plans to fast track build-your-own burger concepts in the wake of another quarter of down sales for the fast food giant.

'Poutine a la burger' comes to Canada, a la Burger King

Say what you will about poutine, but Canada's answer to fast food is not only delicious, but full of fattening comfortable bliss. Burger King already has poutine on the menu in Canada, but for a limited time only, they're adding a chopped up Whopper.

Taco Bell launches mobile app for ordering food

Technology has already been rapidly integrated into most industries and, in recent years, mobile has been making huge strides. The latest trend appears to be ordering fast food through a mobile app.

Processed foods lead to disease: Healthy diet will combat risks

Diets filled with processed foods are now known to increase the risk of cancers and autoimmune diseases along with obesity. Researchers have discovered that taking processed foods out of the diet and eating healthier will help prevent disease.

Swastika burned into McDonald's bun shocks, angers woman

Morehead City - A North Carolina woman was shocked and angered when she found a swastika burned into the bun of her McDonald's chicken sandwich.

KFC pours on the salt while other restaurants cut down on sodium

In an era when many businesses are cutting back to embrace the health food trend Kentucky Fried Chicken is putting more salt than ever before on their offerings.

Why that fast-food burger you just ate includes wood pulp

Many fast-food items produced by leading global brands include the oft-overlooked ingredient microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) or "powdered cellulose." It's better known as wood pulp.

Op-Ed: Fast food reduces your ability to enjoy life? Apparently, yes

Toronto - Of all the information available about fast food, a new study may well be the most disturbing. The new study by University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management indicates that fast food can actually reduce your ability to appreciate pleasures.

McDonald's introduces $12 burger

McDonald's in Switzerland unveiled, part of its Signature Line, called "The Prime" and it goes for a little more than $12 USD.

Otter terrorizes patrons at fast food restaurant

The patrons of Skippy's Fast Food in Alesund, Norway, were horrified last week when a wounded otter made its way into the establishment.

McDonald's employee accused of selling heroin in Happy Meals

Pittsburgh - A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was arrested Wednesday and charged with selling heroin in the Happy Meals from the drive-thru window.

Chipotle to launch branded entertainment miniseries on Hulu

Chipotle Mexican Grill launches a branded entertainment miniseries on Hulu on February 17, satirizing modern industrial agricultural processing.

Reducing the super-size myth

Des Moines - A recent high-school science experiment has shed new light on the seemingly ages-old mindset about the health dangers of consuming fast food, putting the spotlight not on what you eat but how you eat.

Burritobox: The world's first burrito vending machine

West Hollywood - For many years, burritos have been a major staple in fast food. That may change now that a new vending machine has brought burritos from simply fast food, into the realm of instant food.

Pizza Hut to start selling pizza by the slice

Pizza Hut, one of the top-three U.S. pizza chains, started selling single-slice pizza Tuesday at two of its newest locations in two new locations in York, Neb. and Pawtucket, R.I.

McDonald's takes down website due to ridicule and bad feedback

Oak Brook - On Thursday, McDonald's confirmed that it had suspended its McResources employee website due to all of the negative feedback and bad press that the site has brought to the fast food giant.

Fast-food workers in nearly 100 cities plan 'walk off' protest

In a push for higher pay, fast-food workers in nearly 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, according to protest organizers.

Man deemed unfit parent after refusing to take son to McDonald's

New York - A Manhattan man is filing a defamation suit against a court-appointed psychiatrist who allegedly told a judge that he was an unfit father and should be denied parental visits because he refused to take his son to McDonald's.

More than half of fast-food workers need public assistance

No longer are fast food workers the pimply faced kids seeking to earn some quick cash. Today many fast food restaurant workers are middle aged or retired adults seeking to survive financially.

Funny Or Die parodies Chipotle's 'imagination' advertisement

Following the release of Chipotle Mexican Grill's long-form animated advertisement, comedic site Funny Or Die issued a spoof of the commercial - tying Chipotle's video to a commentary on consumer manipulation.

NC Gov signs bill to protect fast food from lawsuits & soda bans

As cities like NYC are working to increase people’s access to healthy foods and discourage the consumption of unhealthy foods, North Carolina policy-makers have shown they have a different priority—protecting the fast food industry and its profits.

Dairy Queen installs treadmills for its workers

Minneapolis - Fast food giant Dairy Queen recently made the decision to install treadmills for employees at its headquarters in Minnesota. The company is trying to promote better health and fitness practices among its employees.

Girl, 9, confronts McDonald's CEO on childhood obesity

At the McDonald's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, a 9 year-old girl faced the company's CEO in objection to the fast food giant's poor nutrition - just days after the return of the "mega potato" in Japan.

Domino's Pizza introduces donut shaped pizzas

If pizza isn't good enough for you, hopefully Domino's Pizza's solution will accommodate your needs by putting together all the classic fast food restaurant menu items.

Cash is on the fast track out of the fast food industry

You can now add fast food to the long list of industries that are turning away from cash and coin in order to embrace the enormous potential of mobile payment technologies.

Op-Ed: Processed chicken free of human body parts says factory worker

The confessions of a chicken processing plant worker caused much clucking on a Reddit thread but when it comes to chicken nuggets, the insider gave re-assurance that processed chicken products contain nothing in the way of human body parts.

Fast food fan, David Kime, gets Burger King drive-thru funeral

York - David Kime Jr., 88-year-old Pennsylvania man of West York, got a Burger King drive-thru funeral on Saturday. He bade goodbye with a pass through his favorite fast food stop and his favorite burger, lettuce on the WHOPPER JR., placed on his casket.

McDonald's adds chicken wings to menu in select cities

Chicago - This week McDonald's is launching chicken wings in a limited market. The new item, "Mighty Wings", will be only offered for a limited time.

McDonald's Japan does 60-second service or free burger promotion

From January until February, McDonald's Japan is launching its 60-second service. If your order isn't fulfilled in 60 seconds or less, you get a free burger out of it.

Burger chain advertises food served with edible wrappers

A Brazilian-based fast-food chain has come up with a way to serve its burgers with an edible wrapper. The company just recently launched a major ad campaign on this unique way of serving.
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