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Fast Food Industry

The 5 Unhealthiest Fast-Food Kids' Meals

The Daily Meal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We tracked down the unhealthiest kids' meal combos at fast-food chains, and they're not always the ones you'd expect.

Fast Food Logos Make It Harder To Feel Happy

Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business

Golden arches, red pigtails, a smiling Colonel Sanders -- these iconic fast food symbols may seem harmless enough, but new research reveals a darker t...

The Minimum Wage Should Be Raised

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

Raising the minimum wage would pump billions of dollars of consumer spending into the American economy. And unlike the vast government subsidies to businesses, this would be at no cost to taxpayers.

7 Shocking Facts About Food Industry Marketing You Should Know

BuiltLean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

These companies are not trying to make you healthy -- they are trying to sell you a product. With that in mind, let's take a look at a few ways these manufacturers can lure you into thinking their prepackaged, processed foods are better for you than they really are.

Psyched Out by McDonald's: The Psychological Phenomena Behind McDonald's Latest Commitment to Health

Sonya Bentovich | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Sonya Bentovich

Hold your applause for fast food giants like McDonald's -- call them out on their ineffective commitments and hold them to a higher standard.

Chain To Grow Food Near Crippled Power Plant

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business

TOKYO, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A Japanese fast-food chain has announced plans to grow rice and vegetables on a farm 100 km (60 miles) from the crippled Fu...

Slow Food: The Movie

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

The Slow Food movement is the subject of a new documentary from director Stefano Sardo. Slow Food Story (which might just as easily be titled Petrini Story) chronicles the evolution of the organization.

Why America Should Not Tolerate Low Pay for Fast Food Workers

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

The meager wages that fast food workers are paid in the United States compared to other parts of the Western world reveals much about where our national interests lie and the degree of pro-government involvement with the corporate world.

McViolation: How American Fast Food Operators Break the Law

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Labor Day may be over, but if the recent strikes in 60 cities are any indication, fast food workers intend to keep turning up the heat on a vast American industry built around poverty wages.

WATCH: What Fast Food Restaurants Don't Tell You About Your Meal

Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Fast food restaurants across the country have begun listing calorie counts on their menus to allow consumers to make more informed decisions about wha...

Fast Food Workers Strike 'For Our Dignity'

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

"We come to work on time, do what the manager says, and help make money for a billion-dollar company. If we all walk out, they don't make that money. So all we want is that equal respect. We help them, now they have to help us."

This Wendy's Training Video From The '80s Is Trippy, Brilliant

Posted 08.18.2013 | Business

This Wendy's "Grill Skills" training video from the 1980s doesn't require much of an introduction. We suggest you watch it all the way through for ful...

Just Wages for Fast Food Workers: Split the Bill?

Bruce Pietrykowski | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Bruce Pietrykowski

Fast food workers are taking to the streets to demand better pay. They're asking for a wage of $15 an hour. Is this a fair wage? Is it a "living wage"? The demands of fast food workers have caused many people to think about the meaning of a fair day's wage for a fair day's work.

Report Reveals Big Problem At McDonald's

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

McDonald’s franchisees say the company is becoming “much more controlling” and trying to pass costs on to operators in an aim to cope with slow ...

Why One Fast Food Restaurant Pays Its Workers A Living Wage

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business

Fast food workers' wages have become a topic of controversy in recent weeks, as employees took to the streets claiming fast food giants aren't paying ...

Fast Food Strikes: Raising Wages and Saving the Economy

Richard Brodsky | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

These are hard-working folks, often with two jobs, who simply can't survive on what they are paid. Think about it. Work 50 hours at $8 bucks an hour, and your weekly pre-tax income is $400, or about $20,000 annually. Raise a family of four on that.

Jillian Berman

LOOK: The Faces Of This Week's Fast Food Worker Walkouts | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business

Hundreds of fast food workers in New York City, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis and other cities are walking off their jobs this week, demanding higher wa...

Mark Gongloff

No, The McDonald's McDouble Is Not The 'Greatest Food In Human History' | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

I may be a little late to this, but it is never too late to point out how stupid it is to argue that the McDonald's McDouble cheeseburger is the "grea...

Fast Food Workers To Walk Out Across The Country This Week

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Fast food workers across the country are walking off their jobs this week in protest of what they describe as low wages and unfair labor p...

Eleazar David Melendez

LOOK: White Castle's New Restaurant Layout Is BOTH Futuristic And Retro | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business

White Castle is getting a makeover. The Columbus, Ohio, fast food chain last week unveiled what a executives are calling the “kitchen of the futu...

Fast Food Fantasy

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Imagine if we -- the food customers -- rallied around a higher standard to serve our collective satisfaction. Could we really stand up to Big Food? Would we be biting off more than we could hope to chew and swallow, or might we really change the food supply?

Everything That's Wrong With a Nine-Year-Old Scolding the CEO of McDonald's

Chez Pazienza | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Chez Pazienza

The good news for Hannah Robertson is that in the same way it's not her authentic belief system that led her to be a social activist, it's not her fault that it's wrong she's been put in that position.

Top 10 Lies Told by McDonald's CEO at Annual Shareholder's Meeting

Michele Simon | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

Last week at McDonald's annual shareholder's meeting, CEO Don Thompson got caught off-guard when a team of 15 advocates descended upon corporate headquarters to question the fast food leader's relentless exploitation of children and communities of color.

McDonald's Fined For Marketing To Children

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

Brazil has a simple message for McDonald's: Stop luring our kids to the golden arches with shiny toys, just to hit them with fatty foods once they arr...

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food, Retail Strikes Expected In Chicago | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

Labor groups are predicting that hundreds of Chicago-area fast-food and retail workers will walk off the job for a one-day strike on Wednesday, just w...