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Rachel Tepper

PHOTOS: The Fanciest McDonald's Food You've Ever Seen | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.27.2013 | Taste

McDonald's like you've never seen it before.

Fast Food Workers Are Not Your Slaves

Charles Clymer | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Charles Clymer

I'm sitting in a booth, and there's a couple in front of me. I'm not paying attention to them until I hear the man spill his drink. I still don't look up... until I hear the unmistakable sound of liquid pouring off a table onto the ground. For 20 seconds.

McDonald's To Serve... Vegetables!?!?!

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Want a side salad with that Big Mac? McDonald's says it will start giving customers the choice of a salad, fruit or vegetable as a sub...

We Tasted It: Burger King's Lower Calorie Fries

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 09.24.2013 | Taste

Satisfrying? Good enough.

Do You Eat Fast Food? (POLL)

Posted 09.20.2013 | MarloThomas


Chipotle Tests Entirely New Menu Category

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business

Something new is brewing at Chipotle -- literally. For the past several months, the country's second-biggest Mexican restaurant chain has been quie...

Should Salt Shakers Be Removed From the Table?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

For me, a table is not set without a salt shaker. Salt just belongs at the table, and has been part of how we welcome guests for a very long time.

The McEverything

Nick Chipman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Taste
Nick Chipman

Every single sandwich that McDonald's offers... combined.

This Man Has Eaten 12,000 Big Macs

Posted 09.17.2013 | Weird News

There's commitment, and then there's commitment. When you've eaten 12,000 Big Macs over the course of 30 years, it's probably the latter -- even if yo...

How Much Chicago Food Can Chicago Corruption Buy?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

What will $500 million buy you, in terms of orders of some great Chicago foods?

Frankly Classic: 6 Historic Hot Dog Joints

MiniTime | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel

(photo: Superdawg Drive-in) Duck franks? No thanks. Hot dogs topped with brie and quail eggs? We'll pass on the latest gourmet makeover craze and sti...

We Tasted It: McDonald's New Chicken Wings

Posted 09.12.2013 | Taste

Like KFC, but smaller and better.

McDonald's Debuts Steak

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | Business

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday that a key revenue figure rose 1.9 percent in August, driven by a strong performance in Europe. Its M...

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.

Fast Food Workers Seek Justice, Respect and a Living Wage to Lift Them Out of Poverty

Pearl Korn | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Fast food workers are drowning in economic hardship, trying to live on $7.25 per hour, and in some case a bit more. These workers are mainly women, with 25% being parents who can barely make ends meet on an average pay of less than $11,200 per year while working in a $200 billion industry.

10 Roadside Foods You Should Never Eat

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.03.2013 | Travel

Ah, the Great American Road Trip... and the calorie bombs that go with it. You may want to steer clear of these.

From a Moment to a Movement

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A happy Labor Day to all -- a day for a last summer outing to the beach, a three-day weekend to shop the sales, or maybe just a day to stay home and get ready for the school year. And, oh yeah, a day to honor working people. As Labor Day weekend approached, fast food workers in at least 50 cities went on one-day strikes to demand a living wage. One double-edged analogy that comes to mind is the Occupy movement. It created a venue to confront the chasms of inequality in American society and the power of Wall Street. But what Occupy did not do was to translate into a durable politics that led to real reform. That's what the fast food movement needs to do.

Fast-Food Strikes Lend Much-Needed Fire to Largely Dormant Labor Movement

Jerry Lanson | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business
Jerry Lanson

Employees walked out of about 1,000 restaurant. Many earn the $7.25-an-hour federal minimum wage. They're demanding $15 an hour instead, contending, as one Los Angeles striker told The Times' Steven Greenhouse, that "people can't survive on the minimum wage."

Happy Labor Day... for Wall Street

Les Leopold | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

Today, much of the "strength, prosperity and well-being" of our hard labor is being siphoned into the coffers of Wall Street. Perhaps, in honor of our labor we should remind ourselves how we are being robbed blind.

Raising the Minimum Wage: Good Ethics and Good Economics

Rep. Frederica Wilson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Rep. Frederica Wilson

In the wake of a Great Recession that hit low-income workers hardest, America is coming around to a simple fact: Raising the minimum wage is not only good ethics but also good economics.

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...

Texas Passes Law to Keep Junk Food in Schools (Yeah, You Read That Right)

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Even as the nation as a whole is moving ahead to improve student health, here in Texas the legislature has just taken a big step in the wrong direction.

Labor Day Is a Time to Mobilize

Ralph Nader | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The meaning Labor Day has been dulled by both rampant commercialism and public apathy. Shouldn't Labor Day be a time to gather, contemplate and celebrate more just treatment of all those who toil without proper recognition or compensation?

Denver Fast Food Workers Go On Strike

Posted 08.29.2013 | Denver

"We can't survive on $7.25" read some of the signs outside a Northglenn McDonald's near West 104th and Huron Street. Denver-area fast food workers ...

How to Make Fries That Taste Like McDonald's'

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Homemade french fries that taste just like McDonald's fries. Really.