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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 | Food
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.

Subway Debuting New Bread

Posted 12.19.2013 | Business

Attention sandwich-lovers: Subway is releasing a new Jalapeño cheese bread on Jan. 1. An earlier iteration of the bread was released six years ago, a...

Joe Satran

Chipotle's Pizza Venture Looks Nothing Like This

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 12.18.2013 | Business

Chipotle is getting into the pizza business. Actually, make that "Chipotle has gotten into the pizza business." In secret. This past May, the comp...

Humble Hamburger Conquers Land Of Haute Cuisine

Agence France Presse | Sara Puig | Posted 05.09.2014 | World

The US food industry's responsibility in fueling rising obesity levels is put under the microscope in a documentary released in the United States this...

What Is the Real Cost of Healthful Food?

Jim Moret | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

I suggest that while eating healthful foods may, on first blush, appear to be more expensive, it costs us more dearly if we don't.

Dave Jamieson

Tea Party Rep: Fast-Food Workers Shouldn't Ask For Higher Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a conference call with reporters earlier this week, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) said he doesn't support an increase in the federal m...

The Fight for 15

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Originally posted at AcronymTV.com Fast-food workers walked off their jobs in over 100 cities on Thursday, demanding a living wage. The actions ...

It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Earns In An Hour

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

A McDonald's employee working overtime for nearly four months straight would make as much as the company's former CEO earned in just 60 minutes, accor...

Nelson Mandela's Job Title

Laura Barrett | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Organizers don't pound the drum on their own behalf, they are too busy winning issues. But at moments like this, the importance of organizing is revealed. It moved a nation, and our world through the genius of it's foremost practitioner, Nelson Mandela.