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WATCH: The Best/Worst Fast Food Invention Ever

Posted 10.04.2013 | Comedy

Recently, KFC debuted the "Go Cup," which is really nothing more than a plastic container filled with fried chicken that fits neatly in one's car cuph...

Can Fast-Food Workers Even Afford to Eat Fast Food?

The Daily Meal | Posted 12.01.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Today, with the growing demands for fast-food outlets to shape up and offer healthy options on their ever-expanding menus, prices have been rising. And from the Fiesta Taco Salad at Taco Bell to the Big Philly Cheesesteak at Subway, some fast-food menu items are a bit pricier than you might expect.

Let's Retire These Damaging Mainstream Nutrition Beliefs, Please

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Our public health situation is so fragile that bland toothless nutrition messaging will not do the trick. The American public deserves helpful and accurate information that can help guide them to health.

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...

26 Films Every Food Activist Must Watch

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Films and short videos are a powerful way of increasing awareness of in the food system. With equal parts technology and artistry, filmmakers can bring an audience to a vegetable garden in Uganda, a fast food workers' rights protest in New York City, or an urban farm in Singapore.

Fast Food Chain Announces Big Expansion

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business

ST. LOUIS -- The fast-food chain Hardee's is expanding into the Northeast with a plan to open about 200 new restaurants in the next five years. The e...

Bad News For McDonald's Drive-Thru

Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

Fast food is slowing down. Customers are waiting longer than ever to drive away with a quick meal, even at fast food behemoths like McDonald's. The...

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."