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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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 18 comments

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.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs

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.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

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.
In the Media by Joe Duarte - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Natty Walker - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Natty Walker - 31 comments

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.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by Milton Este

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.
In the Media by Michael Essany

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 10 comments

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 13 comments

Mickey D's of Japan, making fast food more convenient

With plans to shut down at least 100 stores across the country, McDonald's Japan plans to utilize its home delivery service. Instead of going there, Mickey D's comes to your home.
In the Media by Can Tran

McDonald's sues Milan for 24 million Euros over eviction

McDonald's is suing the City of Milan for 24 million Euros in damages after the city authorities evicted the fast-food chain from a shopping arcade, a major tourist attraction, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Burger chain promotes two different five-patty burgers

A burger chain in Japan is marketing two new massive sized burgers, one beef and one fried shrimp. Both meals consist of five patties each.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Wendy's updates logo for first time in 30 years

Fast-food chain Wendy’s has announced the company is updating its classic logo that has been in place since 1983. According to the company's press release, this is the sixth time the hamburger chain has updated in its 40 year+ history.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

University study pays participants to eat fast food daily

Saint Louis - A university in St. Louis, Mo. is conducting a study on obesity and looking for participants. The researchers are willing to pay up to $3,500 to individuals who are willing to eat fast food daily for three months.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 12 comments
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