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How Crazy Rich You'd Be If You'd Invested in Chipotle, Starbucks And More

Thrillist | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

As an exercise in regret and jealousy, we've dug through thousands of feet of stock ticker tape (i.e. Yahoo and Google Finance) and picked out six food-based stocks that would've been very wise investments.

Was That a Glacier I Froze Next to at the Top of Kiersage Pass?

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Lionel Rolfe

At the entrance of the trail where it became forest, were beautiful, almost luminous red flowers -- I don't remember what kind. It seemed as if they were either welcoming us or warning us. Once you enter the forest, you begin a steep climb to the top.

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.

Workers Fight for Fair Wages and Will Win

Michael Stewart | Posted 09.11.2014 | New York
Michael Stewart

On a cold November morning in 2012, some 200 fast food workers at places like McDonald's and Burger King started an improbable journey with a one-day strike at a handful of restaurants to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

I Will Never Buy an iPhone

Eric Trules | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology
Eric Trules

I know it's the best device out there. "The best cell phone ever." Everyone on the planet tells me so. They all have one. My wife has one. Her best ...

McDonald's Files 'McBrunch' Trademark

BurgerBusiness | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business

McDonald's could pick just two of these items -- they're all better ideas than biscuit tacos -- and have the beginnings of a delightful McBrunch program.

Dave Jamieson

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

McDonald's Has Its Worst Month In 10 Years. Again.

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

Ronald McDonald is having a second helping, and not the good kind. McDonald’s reported Tuesday that global sales at stores open more than a year...

Bad News For McDonald's | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business

It's the kind of thing that won't go away until change happens. Guess what? It's happening! Subscribe to Upworthy ...

Diasporic Dining: Fast Food Inc.

Francis Levy | Posted 09.05.2014 | Food
Francis Levy

The fact that many fast food outlets are manned by minorities also creates the image of the plantation, since the wages paid by these outfits amount to the equivalent of slave labor. The movie Food, Inc. dramatized an infernal process that's camouflaged by the genius of modern packaging and design.

Dave Jamieson

Hundreds Arrested As Fast-Food Workers Strike Across The Country | 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...

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.

Fast Food Workers Need a Real Break Today

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A couple of generations of school kids have grown up on the catchy McDonald's advertising jingle, "You deserve a break today." But during every working moment of those years McDonald's workers have gotten anything but a break when it comes to working hours and worse, their wages for those hours.

Did the CEO of Big Mac Tell a Whopper to His Shareholders?

Josh Golin | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Golin

If, come September, we do in fact see Ronald McDonald in schools, it won't only be bad news for children -- it will be bad news for Don Thompson's reputation.

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...

Arguments Against Raising Minimum Wage Don't Hold Up

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

One in four U.S. employees are low-wage workers. That is 20 percent higher than in the United Kingdom, and the highest percentage among industrialized nations. So how'd that all anti-union stuff work out?

Can This Guy Save McDonald's?

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business

McDonald’s U.S. president is stepping down, a sign the chain may be getting more aggressive in its battle to stay relevant in its home country. ...

Witness The Big Cheese: Wendy's Gouda, McD's Cheddar Melt

BurgerBusiness | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business

It follows the return of the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger (melted Cheddar) and Pretzel Pub Chicken (Muenster cheese) to Wendy's menu.

Alexander C. Kaufman

How One McDonald's Became The Epicenter Of The Ferguson Conflict | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business

At the center of the storm in Ferguson, Missouri, is an unlikely setting: McDonald’s. The Golden Arches on West Florissant Avenue, a main thoroug...

Where To Find The 'Healthiest' Fast Food Fries

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.15.2014 | Taste

Need a greasy-good pick-me-up?

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food Companies Just Lost A Big Fight In California | 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...

McLenin's: The Taste of Communism

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

After imposing a "full embargo" on imports from the West, Russia has made it clear that the latest sanctions are politically motivated. Russians are likely to lose access to certain items that have long stopped being viewed as Western luxuries.

The High Cost Of Sitting Down With Industry

Andy Bellatti | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The nutritional fable goes something like this: Rather than criticize industry for its questionable practices, health organizations should "sit at the table" with industry leaders and see what compromises can be reached. This all sounds wonderfully cooperative and democratic, but it also ignores some stark realities.

McDonald's Tests Combo Bag Value Meal

BurgerBusiness | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste

McDonald's is testing a new twist on its Dollar Menu & More in selected stores in Georgia. The $4.99 McDonald's Combo Bag invites customers to choose ...

What's the Next Book Title Corporate America Will Sneak into Kids' Libraries?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.08.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

"Won't someone please think of the children?" We'd like to think somebody is thinking about the children, but for the right reasons.