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Burgerville workers at the chain's 92nd and Powell Street location just voted 18-to-4 to unionize. The store is now the only fast food union in the nation with formal recognition. Members of the Burgerville Workers Union have been campaigning for over two years to receive recognition from management.
Despite all the negative press fast food gets for being unhealthy or having poor customer service, on social media, creativity still rules. BrandBastion's analysis found that out of all the positive comments received by QSR brands, a whopping 79.8 percent were about the ad creative itself. This indicates a chance for brands to ...

MAXTON — The Hardee's fast-food restaurant in Maxton is closed after a fire this morning damaged the building, authorities said. The fire was reported at 5:09 a.m., according to a release from Chief Tammy Deese of the Maxton Police Department. The business is located at 642 N. Patterson St.
Cooking culture is dying, garden goodies are here to help. Nowadays, food has become a cheap, quick and a common way for Americans to fill their tummies. Processed and fast foods have become a staple of the American diet, and we've forgotten the value of a home cooked meal. This style of eating is ...
In an effort to better retain those employees, many fast-food restaurants located along busy highways in border communities like Salem, New Hampshire, and Plaistow offer starting wages much higher than the state minimum in an effort to not only entice low-wage workers from Massachusetts but to retain ...
It's four ways fast food joints trick us into eating more . . . Decision anchoring. The first option we see tends to stick in our mind, and there's a good chance we'll ... They know we feel guilty for eating fast food. So on the menu, they play up the healthier ingredients, like making sure you can see the lettuce and ...

Fast food outlets should be banned from opening within 400 metres of schools in England, according to leading child doctors. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health urged the government to introduce the measure as part of its updated childhood obesity strategy, published this summer.
Knuckle Sandwich, the absurd, minigame-laden RPG about a boy working in a run-down diner, landed on Kickstarter earlier this week, and hit its $25,000 AUD (roughly $19,000) goal within 12 hours. Tom compared it to EarthBound, the psychedelic 1994 SNES RPG, when he played a portion of it in 2015, ...
Fast-food value menus have evolved rapidly since Wendy's introduced the concept way back in the day. We now live in a world where a chicken sandwich is considered a side, and where the number of $1 items has hit the double digits. But not all value menus are created equal. Behold: Here are the best ...
The two slipped out of their circus enclosure in Bremen and strolled to a nearby McDonald's restaurant. The two vegetarians eschewed the fast food chain's menu, and instead chewed on meadow grass opposite the fast-food outlet. After almost thirty minutes, police brought the two wandering camels back to their enclosure.
Employees at a Mississippi fast-food restaurant say people smoking marijuana in its drive-thru will not be served after a patron blew smoke in an employee's face. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reported Friday that a sign in the window of a Sonic in Gulfport says: "If you are smoking weed in the drive thru you will ...
But a new study claims that eating meals prepared in restaurant kitchens—be it fast food or otherwise—could add harmful phthalates to your body. Really quick refresher: Phthalates are a type of chemical commonly found in food packaging and processing products (things like to-go boxes, food-handling ...
Other fast-food chains seem focused on social-media-baiting gimmick items (Taco Bell's fries, Starbucks's Instagram Frappuccinos) or food priced so cheaply, there's no way it could be good for you. But Chick-fil-A has always thrown most of its weight behind improving the customer experience. Visit any ...
Fast Food Restaurant Sued Over Sexual Harassment Allegations. A federal agency is suing the owner of an Alabama fast food restaurant over allegations that several young employees were sexually harassed by a team leader. April 2, 2018, at 11:56 a.m.. Fast Food Restaurant Sued Over Sexual Harassment Allegations.
“Naturally fast food” U.K. restaurant chain, Leon, has slowly been increasing its range of vegan-friendly menu items. Now, two new savory dishes and five plant-based desserts have joined the diverse menu. Leon lunch-goers will soon have the option of ordering Meatless Meatballs: vegan meatballs with ...
Somewhere in there we all need to eat — and we all know how “eating through a window” — driving through the local fast food establishment — might not be the best choice for a healthy and fit diet. At times, necessity overrides our wants. Driving through or stopping in for a quick meal at a fast food shop ...
Fast food chain Arby's and its franchisee Beavers' Inc. are facing a federal lawsuit after several teenaged female employees were allegedly sexually harassed at an Arby's in Atmore, Alabama. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission sued the companies Friday. According to the lawsuit, Arby's hired ...

The Service Employees International Union poured around $10.8 million into fast-food efforts in 2017, down from around $19 million the previous year, according to an analysis of Labor Department filings by The Center for Union Facts, a conservative group critical of unions and the fast-food campaign.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – If you picked up an extra value meal with a quarter-pounder from McDonald's sometime in the past six weeks, you didn't just get a meal. Advertisement. You also helped out local K9 units. In fact, New Mexicans ate more than 23,000 quarter-pounders, fries and washed it all down ...
Drifter's, with two restaurants in Colorado Springs and another in Texas, states its mission as "rescuing the reputation of the 'fast food' hamburger." And with its California style and simple menu, the comparison to In-N-Out is inevitable. Drifter's is proud of that simplicity. And it should be. The burgers are ...
If your Easter plans this year don't involve a magnificent homemade feast, and you somehow manage not to eat your weight in jelly beans, chocolate eggs, and ham, it's possible you might actually get hungry at some point on Sunday. The good news is that you have a full smorgasbord of options to pop in ...
After analyzing the results, they found that the levels of chemicals were 35 percent higher in those who regularly ate at restaurants, cafeterias and fast food places. They also discovered that individuals who ate cheeseburgers and other fast food sandwiches had phthalates levels 30 percent higher than those who did not eat ...
Fast-food chain Burgerville has earned die-hard fans in the Pacific Northwest by serving up local, seasonal fast food (think Tillamook Cheddar cheeseburgers, Walla Walla onion rings, and huckleberry milkshakes). Now Burgerville fans have something new to talk about: The chain's employees are trying to ...
Newsflash: Fast food chains all across the country are adding plant-based dishes to their menus. And we're not just talking about salads, because you can get those just about anywhere nowadays. Think veggie burgers and broth bowls — even Crunchwraps that pass the vegan test. Next time you want to ...
Before the 1979 revolution—before religious clerics took control of the country—Iran's capital, Tehran, was a cosmopolitan city that glittered with Western influence: secularism, mini-skirts, and fast food chains such as McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken. But the new ruler, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, ...
A new fast food spot has opened up shop in the neighborhood. Called Logan Eats, the fresh addition is located at 3129 W. Armitage Ave. (between Albany Ave & Kedzie Ave) in Logan Square. This newcomer—located in the former Cemitas Puebla space, which closed last year—specializes in ...
I was sitting in my office working on a big case, power ranking fast food milkshakes, when my secretary interrupted me. She's this dame with soulful, brown eyes and a sweet, boyish face. She's got broad shoulders for days, wear slacks, and always says spunky, no-nonsense things like, “Can you stop ...
A man has been arrested for allegedly robbing four fast food restaurants during a near three-week period in Prince George's County. Alan Michael Josey, 21, has been charged with several counts of commercial armed robbery and is being held without bond. The armed robberies took place on the 15700 block of Livingston ...
During his first appearance on First We Feast's "Hot Ones," figure skater Adam Rippon devoured the hot wings, and the questions, like a true champion. While chowing down on increasingly spicy chicken doused in hot sauce Rippon revealed some pretty great stuff including an unsuccessful stint in Little ...
Drive-thru burglar strikes multiple area fast-food restaurants. Email. share; share ... Police are looking for a man they say has robbed at least four fast-food drive-thrus here in Upper Darby and Philadelphia in recent days. ... Until he's caught, police have some advice for the owners of these fast-food spots.
In recent years, fast food has undergone a revolution, with the biggest companies expanding with offerings such as with Taco Bell's certified vegetarian menu and Chick-fil-A's grilled chicken and salads. That, alongside the rise of fast-casual, relatively eco-friendly purveyors like Chipotle and Shake Shack, ...
Vegetarian fast food is inherently plant-based, but just because a menu says it's vegetarian or vegan doesn't always mean it's the healthiest option. Dieticians say it can have just as much, if not more, calories and fat as non-vegetarian options. “Look at the sides. Look at the salads. Consider the portion ...
One junk food meal: That single fast food meal can narrow your arteries, leading to an increase in blood pressure. And the quick spike in blood sugar from eating foods high in refined sugars causes a surge in insulin, leading to a quick blood sugar drop. That leaves you tired, cranky and hungry for more.
This is one of those weeks when NFL teams post cheesy photos of newly signed players sitting at a desk and signing their contracts. It has become a free-agency staple. Well, Josh McCown decided to post his own picture on social media, though he was nowhere near an office. He was in Texas. In his car.
The agency tracks the number of fast food restaurants in every county in the United States and calculates the number of restaurants per capita in each, using census data. The department defines a fast food restaurant as any limited service restaurant in which customers pay before receiving their food.
It seems that a particular fast food restaurant has truly mastered the art of viral marketing. No, it's not McDonald's or KFC. In fact, if you live in America, odds are you've never heard of this place. It's Jollibee, the Philippines' undisputed fast food king. I learned about Jollibee years ago. See, my father is from ...
While robots may eventually come to the fast-food world, Flippy, the burger-flipping robot, isn't to blame this time. Instead, it's regular old tech that some fast-food restaurants are adding into the mix: Things like mobile apps, delivery, and self-order kiosks that are easy for customers to use, but have a learning ...
CRESSONA, Pa. -- You won't just find Mrs. T's Pierogies in grocery stores now during Lent, you'll be able to find them a fast food restaurant chain in our area. The next time you're in a Long John Silver's, think twice before you pick up your go-to side dish. "I like pierogies, so I'd rather have pierogies than ...
(CNN) -- Vegetarian fast food is inherently plant-based, but just because the menu says it's vegetarian or vegan, doesn't mean that it's automatically healthy. Dietitians say it can have just as much, if not more, calories, saturated fat and sodium as non-vegetarian options. "Look at the sides. Look at the salads ...
If your way of curbing calorie guilt at a fast food restaurant is to go for the vegetarian option, you might be in for a shock. Characterised by illusions of virtue, it turns out that the veggie dishes are no less healthy than their meaty counterparts, with experts claiming that they are often higher in calories and ...
Packed on a weekday lunchtime with a queue stretching out onto the street, newish healthy Hong Kong fast-food restaurant Meen seems to be a hit. Located just off Queens Road Central, its exterior is unassuming. Inside, Meen has light wooden floors and an open ceiling with exposed black pipes.
What I don't understand is that, within this tipping conversation and tipping economy, fast food workers are always left out. And this dynamic exists despite the fact that they probably work harder than everyone. If you're working for McDonalds or Burger King, you're on your feet for eight hours, you're dealing ...
A review of studies on fast food and heart health found that having fast food more than once a week was linked to a higher risk of obesity. Eating it more than twice a week was associated with a higher risk of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and death from coronary heart disease. This is disturbing, as ...
SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) - The Saraland Police Department is asking for your help to identify two people who police say entered a fast food establishment and harassed an employee both verbally and physically. The two suspects were seen leaving the scene in a blue BMW. Police did not give the exact ...
A new chicken fast food spot has made its debut in the neighborhood. Located at 30255 Loop 494 in Kingwood, the fresh addition is called Slim Chickens. This new spot comes from the folks behind Cain Holding Group, with more Slim Chickens franchises planned for the greater Houston area.
A Cookout restaurant just opened in the former Popeye's location on High Street in Jackson, and it made us wonder: Which fast food joint will open a metro Jackson location next? And which one should? We're asking you, dear readers, to vote in this special March Madness Fast Food Sweet 16 bracket ...
For decades, fast-food chains have chased quick sales with limited-time promotions and products (R.I.P. McDonald's McPizza and Wendy's 2012 luxe hamburger with lobster claws and caviar) and revenue-minded marketing intended to drive incremental foot traffic to restaurants. But with changing ...
"Just because a restaurant or fast food menu item says it's vegetarian or vegan, it doesn't mean that it's automatically 'healthy.' It can have just as much, if not more, calories, saturated fat and sodium as non-vegetarian options," said Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian and author of "Plant-Powered for Life.".
He was supposed to revolutionize a California fast food kitchen, churning out 150 burgers per hour without requiring a paycheck or benefits. But after a single day of working as a cook at a Caliburger location in Pasadena this week, Flippy the burger-flipping robot has stopped flipping. In some ways, Flippy ...
Photo by Greg Eans, Messenger-Inquirer.com | geans@messenger-inquirer.com Edna Case stands on Friday outside of Fazoli's on Frederica Street where she is employed in Owensboro. Case knows most customers by name at the restaurant. Greg Eans. Anyone walking into Fazoli's -- during Edna Case's ...


 

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