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What's Wrong With Fast Food Workers Earning a Living Wage?

Dale Hansen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The goal of $15 per hour is likely a pipe dream. But with around $8.5 billion in income, $3.5 billion in dividend payments, and another $67 million in executive compensation (2012), it seems McDonald's can afford to increase wages some.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Taco Bell Owner's Next Big Thing Is Vietnamese Fast Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business

Yum! Brands is hoping bánh mì sandwiches can be the next burrito. On Friday in Texas, the fast food behemoth behind Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut ...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Tim Hortons

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.11.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Who exactly was Tim Horton? How long have his outlets been sneaking over the border? And what happened to the apostrophe?

Dave Jamieson

House Republicans Go To Bat For McDonald's In Fast-Food Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A legal dispute over whether McDonald's can be held accountable for the labor law violations of its franchisees spilled into Congress on...

Krugman Debunks Classic Argument Against Raising Wages

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

Paying fast-food workers $15 an hour won't cause big companies like McDonald's to cut jobs, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. ...

Dave Jamieson

Hundreds Arrested As Fast-Food Workers Strike Across The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- About two dozen of this city's fast-food workers marched Thursday afternoon to a street corner that's home to a McDonald's, a Wend...

PHOTOS: Demonstrators Arrested At Fast Food Protests In Cities Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Dozens of people participating in fast-food protests were arrested in New York, Chicago, Miami and other cities Thursday, according to police and orga...

McDonalds Can Make History -- and Rescue Its Brand -- With Sustainable Food

Jim Slama | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Jim Slama

Resisting change or simply failing to act would be a high-risk strategy for McDonald's in a fast-paced marketplace that includes many buyers who demand good food.

Low-Carb Beats 'Low-Fat'? Take a Closer Look

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Don't be fooled by the promises of riding your way to good health and a slim figure on a river of ice cream and butter. Stick with what scientists have known for decades: A low-fat, plant-based diet is decidedly best for our health.

'Better' Burgers Worse For Your Health, No Better For The Climate

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Food
Elliott Negin

Americans' love affair with beef has consequences beyond our borders. According to Boucher's 2012 study, U.S. beef consumption helps drive tropical deforestation, which is now responsible for about 10 percent of the world's carbon emissions. As demand for beef goes up worldwide, so does deforestation.

'The Onion' Mocks Subway

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy

Have you been eating footlong subs all on your own? STOP. You're not supposed to do that. "The Onion" takes on the idea that anyone should eat "an ...

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food Strikes Coming To 150 Cities, Organizers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

If Irvin Ortega doesn't show up for his scheduled shift at an Oakland McDonald's this week, it will mark the third time in the past year and a half th...

Why Are We Getting Fatter And Fatter?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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McDonald's Says Russian Officials Shut Down 12 Locations

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business

MOSCOW, Aug 29 (Reuters) - McDonald's said on Friday that a total of 12 of its branches in Russia had been temporarily closed over the state food sa...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Burger King Denies Deal Is About Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business

For years, Burger King has tried to take down the Big Mac with the Whopper, its own version of a deluxe burger. Now the long-suffering fast-food chain...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Burger King Fans Call For Boycott Over Tax Dodge

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- Burger King is getting whopped over its plan to avoid U.S. taxes by fleeing to Canada. People flooded the fast-food chain’s Facebook ...

Jillian Berman

This Is What The Future Of Fast Food Looks Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

When your grandchildren go out to lunch many years from now, they'll probably still be able to order fast-food burgers and fries, but the meal -- and ...

This Bride Drunkenly Ordering Taco Bell Is Our New Idol

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.22.2014 | Weddings

Everyone knows that after knocking back a few drinks, there's a good chance a sudden craving for tacos will strike. So why would your wedding night be...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Cinnabon

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.20.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

No trip to the mall is complete without a visit to that shrine to the noble cinnamon bun: Cinnabon.

Dave Jamieson

Wendy's Worker Says She Was Fired For Being Sick

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business

A 6-year veteran Wendy's worker in Alabama is alleging that management fired her for "job abandonment" while she was being treated for an ovarian cyst...

3 Big Mistakes You Make When Ordering Takeout

OWN | Posted 08.18.2014 | OWN

You're tired, you're stressed, and you're hungry. After a long day, it's hard to resist the temptation of takeout. While food to-go is often high in c...

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food Companies Just Lost A Big Fight In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Delivering a blow to McDonald's and other fast-food chain owners, the California State Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would expand the rights...

Burger King's French Fry Experiment Totally Failed

The Associated Press | Candice Choi | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants after less than a year. The Miami-based chain sa...

Fast-Food Workers Could Face Robot 'Armageddon'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

For three decades now, the idea that robots will replace fast-food workers has been more of a pipe dream of tightwad business owners than a reality. B...

Chicken Fries Are Back At Burger King

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste

Today, Burger King brought chicken fries back to life and almost broke Twitter.