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Fast-changing fast food: is it enough to tempt you?

Fri, 2016-02-05 22:28

Fast food is a fast-changing market - but are gourmet ingredients and updated offerings enough to change how often you indulge? ) If you've picked up a meal on the goal in the last couple of years, you've likely noticed that many vendors are introducing "healthier" meals, gourmet options and more ethically-sourced ingredients. On Monday, the parent company behind Tim Hortons and Burger King announced plans to serve only cage-free eggs come 2025, a decision which earned the praise of several different animal welfare groups.

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Oh Burger. McDonald's has a make-over

Fri, 2016-02-05 11:02

The fast food outlet in Roman Way will now feature new self-service kiosks, digital menu boards and tablet computers. The transformation follows local franchisee Philip Kempe's investment in improving the experience for local customers.

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Case study: despite bright spots, most campus food unhealthy

Fri, 2016-02-05 06:02

Only 12 percent of entrees and 36 percent of main dish salads served in and around California Polytechnic State University were found to be healthy, according to researchers at the university. The case study assessed California Polytechnic State University , a large public university in the Central Coast region of California, and found that only 36 of 314 entrees and 11 of 31 main dish salads were classified as healthy according to the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey , which focuses on the availability, affordability, and quality of healthful food choices.

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Drink-driver nabbed by police after falling asleep at fast-food drive-through

Fri, 2016-02-05 01:18

A 30-year-old drink-driver has been arrested in the drive-through lane of a Darwin fast-food restaurant after falling asleep behind the wheel while waiting for his order. McDonalds Ludmilla staff were unable to wake the man, who fell asleep in the driver's seat with the engine running at the pick-up window.

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Dunkin's customer visits slip amid fast-food deal fight

Thu, 2016-02-04 19:21

In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, a girl has a doughnut and a beverage at a Dunkin' Donuts in New York. Dunkin' Brands reports financial earnings on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

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Dunkin's preps for a deal fight as customer visits slip

Thu, 2016-02-04 19:21

" Dunkin' Donuts, feeling sidelined by a discounting fight in the fast-food industry, is planning to jump into the game with its own deals. The coffee-and-doughnut chain said Thursday that customer visits slipped at U.S. stores open at least 18 months in the last three months of the year.

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Wirral pupils given lessons in healthy eating

Thu, 2016-02-04 13:05

Wirral school children have been learning about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise as part of a project to tackle childhood obesity. Millfields C of E Primary School, Eastham, hosted a "Takeaway for a Change'" workshop led by Wirral Council's environmental health team with healthy cookery classes for children and parents, free food tastings and information and guidance.

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Terrified teen livestreams on Facebook after being shot three times in Burger King ambush

Thu, 2016-02-04 07:51

A terrified teenager filmed her ordeal after she was shot three times outside a Burger King drive-thru alongside her mother. Donesha Gantt, 18, livestreamed on Facebook as she was waiting for emergency services to rush to the scene after armed men attacked her car in Miami, Florida .

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Longmont police: Jack in the Box prank call leads to fire system activation

Thu, 2016-02-04 02:58

Longmont police are trying to determine who called a fast food restaurant early Sunday morning and persuaded the night manager to activate the restaurant's fire suppression system, dousing the food preparation area with a chemical. Sgt. Bruce Wittich said a night manager working his first shift alone at Jack in the Box, 1743 N. Main St., received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the company that installed the kitchen's fire suppression system.

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How fast food is changing with the times

Thu, 2016-02-04 02:58

Pizza Hut recently introduced a $5 menu that includes chicken wings and pasta, while Burger King started selling a five-item meal for $4. McDonald's launched a "McPick 2" deal in which diners can pick two items for $2.

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KFC just proved rumors of its mutant chickens are not real

Wed, 2016-02-03 21:08

KFC has won a lawsuit against three Chinese companies charged with spreading rumors that the fast-food chain uses mutated chickens with extra limbs. One rumor that gained traction last year claimed the federal government forced KFC to shorten its name from Kentucky Fried Chicken when it stopped using "real chickens" and started using these tube-fed "genetically modified organisms."

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The Five Best Tater Tots in Broward

Wed, 2016-02-03 14:38

They're a cross between a French fry and a baked potato, with a crisp outer shell and a mushy center texture.

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The truth behind the "Chick-fil-A diet"

Wed, 2016-02-03 09:07

Eating chicken nuggets every few hours? What experts have to say about the fast food chain's "healthy living" advice The truth behind the "Chick-fil-A diet" Eating chicken nuggets every few hours? What experts have to say about the fast food chain's "healthy living" advice Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1SWedel Drive through customers wait in line at a Chick-fil-A restaurant on August 1, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. From cookbooks to celebrities to your great aunt Bertha, there's no shortage of diet advice out there, whether you're seeking it or not.

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KFC wins payout over China mutant chicken rumours

Wed, 2016-02-03 05:35

A Shanghai court has fined three local tech firms for helping spread rumours about KFC fast food chain that included doctored photos of deformed chickens and allegations the birds had six wings and eight legs. In a statement, the Xuhui District People's Court said Yingchenanzhi Success and Culture Communication, Taiyuan Zero Point Technology and Shanxi Weilukuang Technology had "damaged KFC's reputation" and "caused it economic losses" by permitting the allegations to be posted on their social messaging accounts.

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Burger King rejects reports of potential exit from Vietnam

Wed, 2016-02-03 01:45

The US's fast food chain Burger King has dismissed media reports that it is leaving Vietnam after shutting down three stores here over the past year. Speaking to news website Dau Tu on Monday, CEO Nguyen Gia Thanh said it has closed two stores in Ho Chi Minh City as part of a plan in order to move them to better locations at reasonable rents.

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Wendy's Investigating Data Breach

Tue, 2016-02-02 21:09

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Why a top food-poisoning expert won't ever eat certain things

Tue, 2016-02-02 15:53

In the aftermath of an E. coli outbreak at Chipotle, which sickened dozens of people across the United States last fall, and led to an overhaul of the company's food safety practices, Americans reacted by avoiding the beloved fast food chain . Restaurants that once sported long lines were suddenly empty, a phenomenon that was almost surely happening nationwide.

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Yet Another Possible Credit Card Breach: This Time At Wendy's

Tue, 2016-02-02 15:53

Wendy's is investigating a potential security breach after discovering a pattern of fraudulent charges on cards used at locations in late 2015, according to a report. The global fast-food giant first received reports of the possible breach this month from payment industry contacts, reported KrebsOnSecurity , a blog that covers cybersecurity.

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100 Fast Casual Dinner Innovations - From Bespoke Pizzeria Menus to...

Tue, 2016-02-02 11:24

These fast casual dinner innovations range from bespoke pizzeria menus to seasonal fast food feasts that celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas. In addition to seasonal hamburger combos like White Castle's Thanksgiving slider menu that is made with Butterball's iconic turkey range, other standouts include casual translations of gourmet pasta meals.

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Burger King's Newest Milkshake Flavor Is... Interesting

Tue, 2016-02-02 06:10

Just when we thought weird fast food creations couldn't get any weirder , Burger King proved us wrong with a Dr Pepper milkshake. The chain debuted the new milkshake flavor last week; a press release says the ice cream blend is "hand spun with the one of a kind flavor of Dr Pepper."

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