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America's infatuation with cheap fast food wanes

Sun, 2014-11-09 15:41

The hospitals of the Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri no longer serve fast food in their cafeterias, after ending a contract with McDonald's in 2012 - two years ahead of schedule. In Kentucky, Kosair Children's Hospital signed up to serve Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets to its patients when it opened in 1986.

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In Brief: Beef or Chicken? Beef prices hit fast-food chains

Sun, 2014-11-09 02:07

Rising beef prices might not mean the cost of a Whopper is going to skyrocket, but it could mean you'll be encouraged to order a chicken sandwich instead. Beef prices have climbed in part because of rising demand overseas and droughts in recent years that have caused livestock producers to shrink their cattle herds.

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Sat, 2014-11-08 22:03

Dear EarthTalk : I hear that many school cafeterias have nutrition standards no better - even worse - than those of fast food chains. What can be done about this? -- Betsy Edison, Nashville, TN Americans have done a great job making sure that our kids have something to eat at school regardless of socioeconomic status, with the National School Lunch Program providing low-cost or free lunches to upwards of 31 million students at 92 percent of U.S. public and private schools.

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Beautiful oak trees illegally butchered in fast food restaurant...

Sat, 2014-11-08 17:48

The recent illegal chopping down of a half-dozen 20-year-old live oak trees under the cover of darkness at the Wendy's on Kirby Drive is getting serious attention from city officials. In fact, the mayor's office is gathering the facts about the incident and is coordinating with Trees for Houston to seek damages for the act or replacement of the trees - or both.

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No On Line Bids For Old Wendy's Store

Sat, 2014-11-08 16:48

Angola, IN By: Jim Measel - Angola City Engineer Bill Boyer said in an e-mail on Saturday morning that an on line auction for the demolition of the old Wendy's restaurant in downtown Angola did not produce any bids. The deadline for bids at passed at noon on Friday.

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McDonald's Wants You to Have It Your Way - Here's Why It Won't Matter

Sat, 2014-11-08 12:39

It's like Garanimals for diners who get to pick and choose their ingredients. Image: McDonalds Operator's Association of Southern California ) menu hasn't kept pace with industry changes, the burger chain admits, and in a bid to stop the dramatic slide in its business, it is giving managers more leeway in choosing items that better reflect local tastes while allowing for greater customer personalization of their sandwiches.

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Never get these in restaurant

Sat, 2014-11-08 08:34

The fast food universe is an interesting one. Every day, millions of customers walk into outposts of fast food chains all across the globe, place their order, and walk away with exact copies of the same dish folks are eating at every other location, all of which are assembled in the blink of an eye.

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Burger King tests India market with 12 outlets over next three months

Sat, 2014-11-08 04:30

US fast food chain Burger King Worldwide will open about 12 outlets in India over the next 60-90 days, Rajeev Varman, chief executive of the hamburger chain's India unit, said on Saturday. The chain announced last year a tie-up with the Everstone Group to develop the Burger King brand presence in the country.

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Racing Weight: Cut Your Calories By Watching What You Drink

Sat, 2014-11-08 01:30

Recently I made a late night run to a fast food drive-through with my wife and a friend. Our friend ordered some kind of burger and a medium drink.

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Taking veggie burgers to the next level, or GMO bull?

Fri, 2014-11-07 21:25

No matter what die-hard vegans/vegetarians may think of the meatless patties and other non-animal-based foods they love, there are few carnivores that willingly consume such substitutes. When forced to change by medical reasons such as a need to reduce LDL cholesterol levels, for example, meat lovers will grimace, load up the food with ketchup to disguise the taste, and frequently sneak off to the nearest fast-food outlet when no one is watching.

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Beef Prices Hit Fast Food Chains Amid Higher Demand and Droughts

Fri, 2014-11-07 17:14

Rising beef prices might not mean the cost of a Whopper is going to skyrocket, but it could mean you'll be encouraged to order a chicken sandwich instead. Beef prices have climbed in part because of rising demand overseas and droughts in recent years that have caused livestock producers to shrink their cattle herds.

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Shooting Investigation In North Las Vegas

Fri, 2014-11-07 16:09

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Minimum wage is based on nothing but politics

Fri, 2014-11-07 11:58

Protesters rally outside of a Wendy's in support of raising fast food wages from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Getty Images Of all the instruments government might employ to fight income inequality and reward work, the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 per hour, is one of the bluntest.

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Wayback Burgers makes way to Bellevue

Fri, 2014-11-07 07:59

The Triple Triple Burger started as a novelty item on Wayback Burgers' menu, but stayed due to demand. The first franchise in Washington opened up Oct. 30 at the Evergreen Village in Bellevue.

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Wendy's Unveils Cost-Cutting Plans

Fri, 2014-11-07 03:49

Wendy's Co. unveiled a cost-cutting effort on Thursday to save up to $30 million as the fast-food chain faces record-high beef costs and pressure from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Taco Bell Has McDonald's -- and Chipotle -- in Its Sights

Thu, 2014-11-06 23:35

Overall, all three concepts are growing worldwide, but Taco Bell is the star domestically. Last year, the average unit for both Pizza Hut and KFC did under $1 million in sales in the U.S. while Taco Bell did $1.4 million.

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Beef or Chicken? Beef prices hit fast-food chains

Thu, 2014-11-06 19:25

This Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 file photo shows a Whopper sandwich at a Burger King restaurant in Allison Park, Pa. Soaring beef prices have hurt fast-food restaurants that feature the meat as the centerpiece of their menus: Burger King, Wendy's and McDonald's _ the nation's three biggest burger chains _ all say they're dealing with higher beef costs.

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Police: Robbers with a shotgun tie up McDonald's workers in Tremont Street robbery

Thu, 2014-11-06 18:24

There's also a convenience store right there with numerous junkies and drunkies constantly hovering around the front door and harassing people who enter and exit. Your opinion matters.

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Raise the bottom

Thu, 2014-11-06 17:22

Aleyna Lopez can barely afford lunch at McDonald's, or new clothes besides her uniform, on $9 an hour. Not to mention rent, school, groceries and so on.

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Smartphone apps make fast food even faster

Thu, 2014-11-06 13:12


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