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Fast Food Industry

These Workers Think Their Jobs Are Hurting The World

Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

They may feed millions of hungry consumers on a daily basis, but fast food workers say their job is hurting the world. More than 40 percent of fas...

Taco Bell Doritos Tacos About To Go National

Posted 02.17.2012 | Food

Depending on your orientation towards novelty in fast food, March 8th will either be a secular pseudo-holiday or the latest step on the well-trodden p...

The Jobs of the Future -- Or Not

Martin Ford | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Martin Ford

Could skilled machine operator jobs also be offshored? If the parts are moved around robotically so that the entire job consists of analysis, programming and control, then those tasks could potentially be done from anywhere.

Crispy Controversy: NYU Student Launches Protest Against Chick-Fil-A's 'Anti-Gay' Support

Posted 02.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Chick-fil-A is known nationwide for serving up plenty of savory Southern goodness, but one New York University student feels the restaurant's offering...

Are These Really America's Favorite Fast Food Chains?

Posted 02.14.2012 | Food

It's pretty easy to say which fast food chain is the biggest. By number of restaurants? Subway. By total revenue? McDonald's. Deciding which is th...

McDonald's Apologizes To Pit Bull Owners

Posted 02.07.2012 | Food

UPDATE: The AP's Sue Manning wrote a great piece on the McDonald's-Pit Bull controversy, focusing on divergent reactions within the highly vocal commu...

Fast Food Chain Debuts Bacon Milkshake

Posted 02.09.2012 | Food

Tired of going to the trouble of making your own bacon milkshakes at home? You're in luck -- as long as you don't live in the Northeast or Midwest. Ea...

10 Careers That Are Dying Out

Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

Much as it looks like the job market may be starting to turn around for some, certain careers look poised for long and difficult declines. Sewing ...

Town Ineffectually Fights Fast Food Signs

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 01.30.2012 | Food

A full 38 pages of Title 30 of the Municipal Code in Glendale, Calif., in Los Angeles county, are dedicated to the regulation of signs. The rules dict...

McDonald's Finally Ditches 'Pink Slime In Burger Recipe

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 03.05.2012 | Food

McDonald's said this week that it was no longer using the controversial ground beef additive known as "pink slime" in its hamburger recipe. Taco Bell ...

A Burger Breakthrough?

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters - By Gary M. Stern) - As the fast-casual restaurant buzz whets appetites across the nation, the recipe for success is anyone's guess, from Fi...

Joe Satran

Smashburger Aims To Pioneer New 'Paradigm' With International Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 01.09.2012 | Food

On Thursday, "better burger" chain Smashburger announced plans to open several locations throughout Latin America. The first two outposts are slated t...

Dunkin' Reveals Lofty Expansion Goal

Posted 01.05.2012 | Food

Dunkin' Brands opened its 10,000th location of Dunkin' Donuts in mid-December. That's a major milestone; only a few restaurant chains have made it to ...

Joe Satran

Junk Food May Cause Brain Damage

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 01.01.2012 | Food

It seems like there's a new study relating nutrition and brain development every week. Sometimes, health experts tell us to eat grilled tuna, high in ...

Joe Satran

Wendy's Cooks Up A Whole New Look

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 12.20.2011 | Food

Over the past few months, Wendy's aficionados in Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Virginia Beach, Toronto and Columbus, Ohio, have had a glimpse into the future. ...

Multibillionaire To Shake Up Fast Food Industry

Posted 12.12.2011 | Food

Reliance Industries became India's biggest company by fueling the subcontinent's cars and homes with oil and gas. But for its next venture, the $50 bi...

Man Who Pulled Gun On McDonald's Employee Is Caught Returning Hours Later

Posted 11.30.2011 | Food

Colorado Springs: home of the U.S. Air Force Academy, hordes of evangelical Christians and, now, one of the world's dumbest hamburglars. The city's...

Burger King To Be Deposed As Number Two Burger Chain

Posted 11.30.2011 | Food

In August, Burger King got rid its longtime mascot, a bizarre king wearing a golden crown. The coup d'etat replaced the king with a more domestic embl...

Fast Food Restaurants Join The Tea Party

Posted 11.21.2011 | Food

Tea is not quite, as they say, as American as apple pie. For centuries, steeping leaves, or bags of leaves, in hot water, to create a bitter beverage ...

Why Making Fast Food Healthier Is Pointless

AP | By CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 12.03.2011 | Food

NEW YORK -- Americans talk skinny but eat fat. No matter that First Lady Michelle Obama has been on a crusade for a year and a half to slim down the ...

Subway Tests New Upscale-Looking Cafe Model

AP | By FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 10.25.2011 | Food

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (Associated Press)-- The spacious restaurant with its chic lighting, flat-screen TVs, stuffed chairs, pastries and bistro sandwiches ...

America's Biggest Food Chains

Posted 10.09.2011 | Food

QSR magazine, a trade publication for the fast food industry, has released this year's QSR 50 list of the biggest food chains in America, as ranked by...

WATCH: The Pizza Chain With The Most Effective Commercials

Posted 09.26.2011 | Food

A new study of ad effectiveness among American pizza chains places Pizza Hut at the top of the ad heap. The study ranked pizza chains' ads based on a ...

Could Quiznos Go Belly Up?

Posted 09.20.2011 | Food

According to the Wall Street Journal, sandwich chain Quiznos has shut 1500 of its 5000 stores—30%—in the past year, and now faces serious risk of ...

Chipotle Reveals Big Plans

Posted 09.20.2011 | Food

Chipotle currently only offers breakfast in one of its outlets, in the Dulles International Airport. Customers have said fantastic things about the of...