fast food

A burger from The Habit in a Consumer Reports video posted online.

Consumer reports slams big fast food chains in ratings (Video)

Bigger is anything but better in the fast-food world. Consumer Reports readers slammed McDonald’s, KFC, Taco Bell and Sbarro, saying those gigantic national chains have the nation’s worst burgers, chicken, Mexican food and pizza, respectively. […]

07/02/2014

Rev. Peter Heltzel prays during a rally outside a McDonald's restaurant at the Empire State Plaza concourse on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Fast food workers from around New York state are urging lawmakers to let cities and towns set their own minimum wages. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Protesters target McDonald’s before annual meeting

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are expected to call on McDonald’s to raise pay for its workers outside the company’s headquarters Wednesday. The demonstration comes ahead of the fast-food chain’s annual shareholders […]

05/21/2014

A McDonald's restaurant sign. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

McDonald’s closes employee website amid criticism

McDonald’s Corp. has shut down a website intended to provide employees with work and life guidance after it generated negative publicity for the fast-food company. The McResource program has been criticized for creating unrealistic budgets […]

12/26/2013

Demonstrators rally for higher wages outside a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Fast-food strikes return amid push for wage hikes

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday. Organizers say walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies […]

12/05/2013

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Fast-food protests planned for 100 cities

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions would […]

12/02/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Unhappy meals ? young kids and fast food

A large number of young children, 2 to 5 years old, are eating fast food at least once a week. Researchers at the Public Health Institute were surprised by the findings. Phil and Lisa discussed […]

11/27/2013

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Pa. man had a ‘Whopper’ of a funeral

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Mourners at a Pennsylvania fast-food fan’s funeral wanted him to have it his way, so they arranged for his hearse – and the rest of the procession – to make one last drive-thru visit before reaching the cemetery.

01/26/2013

Taco Bell

Taco Bell testing `$1 Cravings’ value menu

NEW YORK (AP) – Taco Bell is testing a new value menu that could put it in more direct competition with the Dollar Menu at McDonald’s.

01/12/2013

Wendy's restaurant sign

Wendy’s moves past ’99 cents’ with new value menu

NEW YORK (AP) — Wendy’s no longer thinks a hamburger has to be 99 cents to be a deal. The fast-food company known for its Frosty shakes and square burgers is replacing its 99-cent value menu.

01/02/2013

Bacteria at the fast food playground

Have you ever thought about how much bacteria is swimming around in those playgrounds at fast food restaurants? Yesterday the State Assembly approved a bill that would expand food safety laws to cover both indoor […]

05/15/2012

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