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6 Of America's Best Diners

Food & Wine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Taste
Food & Wine

These 23 spots represent a panoramic view of today's American diner.

Burger King Tests New Chicken Waffle Sandwich

Foodbeast | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

And it doesn't look so hot.

4 Organizing Trends You'll See in 2014

Laura Barrett | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Community organizing is changing. It's more social media driven and younger. Immigration advocacy alone has brought a new sector of young leaders int...

Fast Food Employees Get Fired Over Facebook

Posted 01.28.2014 | Taste

Ouch.

Back From Bulimia

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Adam Kirk Edgerton

There is no greater rejection than self-rejection. It is haunting, persistent, and colors the world in shades of pastels that are not reality. Everything and everyone seems brighter than you when you are afraid of yourself.

Can Obesity and Malnutrition Co-Exist? The Propagation of Fast Food in Developing Countries

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Herrera

Fast food companies are rapidly expanding from the Western world because of what they call "saturated markets." I'd say what they are really up against are "educated markets," and it's paramount that our educated awareness spread globally.

11 Fast Foods You Should Never Order

Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

White Castle Chowder. Need we say more?

Coping With Contagious Affluenza: Mindful Consumption

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Do we really need all this stuff? Why are we eating so much? Why can't we focus on what's happening right now? The symptoms and effects of affluenza are plentiful, but there is good news -- relief is possible, and it can be put into action right away.

McDonald's Can Afford To Pay More

Bloomberg | Christopher Flavelle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Bloomberg View: The restaurant industry, which employs one in 10 Americans, many of them earning low wages, says it can't afford an increase in the...

Pizza Hut Announces Game-Changing Move

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut plans to start offering pizza by the slice for the first time in two locations this week, part of a test to refashion its ...

Here's Some Good News For Calorie Counters

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts by an average of 78 per person, a new study says, more t...

Yes, You Can Lose Weight Eating Nothing But McDonald's, But That's Not the Point

Andy Bellatti | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Privilege is ultimately front and center here. Mr. Cisna could have stopped his fast-food diet at any point. Many Americans, however, are beholden to unhealthy eating out of necessity. We owe it to them to help build a healthier food system, rather than hold up fast-food chains as beacons of health while simultaneously chastising individuals for making "bad choices."

McDonald's Commits to Buying Sustainable Beef

BurgerBusiness | Posted 03.09.2014 | Home
BurgerBusiness

McDonald's Corp. has announced its commitment to begin purchasing "verified sustainable beef" during 2016 following a two-year ramp up during which it will "listen, learn, and collaborate with stakeholders from farm to the front counter to develop sustainable beef solutions."

McDonald's Releases Gross New Item

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

There are plenty of items from McDonald's locations abroad that we're jealous aren't in the U.S. -- we'd definitely be up for a McAloo Tikki burger. B...

What Happens When You Order 'A F*** Ton Of Mayo'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Do you like mayo on your burgers? If you do, you probably like a lot of mayo, right? Ever wondered what it would look like if you ordered a "f*** ton ...

Ask An Economist: Will Raising Fast Workers' Wages Strengthen the Economy?

Nick Norton | Posted 03.05.2014 | Detroit
Nick Norton

The Economic Policy Institute estimates that an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10/hour would raise the wage of nearly 30 million workers, increase GDP by around $32 billion during the phase-in period, and create 140,000 net new jobs over that period.

Fixing the Economy Through Collective Bargaining

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The reality is that there are fewer rich people in the US then many would have you believe and regardless of effort the majority of those that make it big already had a seat reserved by their parents before they got there.

Looking to 2014: The Emerging Movement for the Next New Deal

Richard Kirsch | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Is the political system in the United States capable of responding to the escalating crisis of stagnant wages, shrinking benefits, dissolving economic opportunity, and disappearing hopes of living anything that resembles the American Dream? It is a question I ask myself every day.

Are American Taxpayers Subsidizing McDonald's?

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Jennifer Delaney

Remember, next time you're ordering at the drive through, the person serving you has a better than 50/50 chance of needing some kind of public assistance funded by your tax dollars to survive, while the fast food company they work for pays low wages and turns a profit.

6 Real People Behind Your Favorite Food Brands

The Daily Meal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

From Orville Redenbacher to Marie Callender, from Wendy's to Mrs. Fields.

New Year's Resolutions For Big Food

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green

It was a big year for Big Food. More fast food chains pledged to stop using gestation crates. Country of origin rules -- mandating that meat suppliers...

OOPS! McDonald's Takes Down Employee Help Site After Controversy

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 12.26.2013 | Business

After yet another PR headache, McDonald's has taken down its employee resources website following what it deemed "unwarranted scrutiny and inappropria...

Could This Be The Future Of Tipping?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.23.2013 | Small Business

This holiday season, one tea chain is hoping to bring employees a little closer to its customers by footing the cost of their tips. Argo Tea has be...

McDonald's Tells Workers To Avoid Fast Food

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business

CNBC Oops, it happened again. McDonald's employee resources website is giving out even more odd advice for workers. This time, it's about the in...

The Year in Food: McD's, Big Food Tweets, Great Reads, and GMO Seeds

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.