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Domestically, McDonald's has been hit by its core customers' continued financial distress, as well as slowing service times at the drive-thru and an overly complex menu. In the international markets, McDonald's is still reeling from a food-quality scandal in China.
On Sunday afternoon, in one of the Washington Convention Center's many grey rooms, Andrew Slack told a few dozen progressive activists how The Hunger Games had helped organize striking fast food workers. He described how his organization, the Harry Potter Alliance, had taken its Odds in Our Favor campaign to a McDonalds, and how "we had fans and progressive activists going into McDonalds with a PDF, saying 'end your Hunger Games policies,'" before giving an iconic three-finger salute.
A neat little story out of Vermont, where a hippie stencil artist and self-described "defiant dude" who makes maybe $40,000 a year selling Eat More Kale t-shirts just won a three-year trademark battle against fast-food giant Chik-fil-A - annual sales $4.6 billion, or nine sandwiches per second - which had argued that his slogan's "misappropriation of Chick-fil-A's EAT MOR CHIKIN intellectual property likely to cause confusion" Bo Muller-Moore had protested his t-shirts, sweatshirts et al, designed to promote local agriculture, pose no threat to the giant - who, besides, don't even spell "More" correctly.
Although 1,140 of the 1,268 quickie hair salons are company-owned, management began rapidly expanding the franchise business this year. The expansion is expected to continue.
ARIES : "Too much happiness can make you unhappy," reported journalist Marta Zaraska in the Washington Post. Citing research by psychologists, she concluded that being super-extra cheerful can make you selfish, gullible and more prone to stereotyped thinking.
Starbucks has a new treat on tap for the holidays. It's seasonal and sugar-packed - a dessert and a drink in one.
While much of the rest of the nation is still struggling to recover from the 2007-2008 recession, the fracking boom in North Dakota has been a job-creating machine. The state is now the nation's second-leading oil producer, behind Texas, and it has the nation's lowest unemployment rate-2.8 percent in October-with more job openings than applications.
Tamara Clark, Founder of The Global Gazette , decided to relocate her family from Atlanta, Georgia to Abu Dhabi so her husband could fulfill his life long career goal to teach abroad. "When he accepted a job offer to teach here, we saw it as the perfect opportunity for our family."
McDonald's upcoming menu cuts will hit three entree icons hardest: Quarter Pounder, Premium Chicken Sandwich and Snack Wrap. The fast food giant will pare back on its Quarter Pounder with Cheese offerings from 3 Quarter Pounders on McDonald's menu chopping block McDonald's upcoming menu cuts will hit three entree icons hardest: Quarter Pounder, Premium Chicken Sandwich and Snack Wrap.
Paul Fox-Hetherington, 56, of Old Southend Road, Southend, allegedly stabbed a Burger King worker in the hand as he tried to rob the fast food restaurant in Southend High Street . He was arrested on Saturday and taken to Southend police station for questioning.
Pretty much every fast food restaurant that warrants the word "chain" has an app out to track loyalty points, speed up ordering or otherwise enhance the customer experience in hopes of bringing people back to the drive-through with features besides the taste of their food and the quality of their service. Pizza Hut's newest proposed app takes this a step further with their "subconscious ordering feature" developed in partnership with Swedish eye-tracking innovators Tobii .
Chris Perrin is part mad scientist, part glutton, and part culinary adventurer who is always ready to hit the kitchen to make something delicious. Cooking, especially for friends, has always been one of his deepest passions and explains ... For the most part, we believe the foods we buy and consume from the grocery store and in restaurants are safe.
Just as it seemed she had finally parted ways with David McIntosh - who was spotted holding hands with glamour model Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace last week - the busty brunette was spotted getting cosy with her ex over milkshakes. Despite their recent split, Kel and David put on a united front as they dressed in matching caps at Archie's Fast Food and Shakes in Manchester on Sunday.
"If there are things you don't like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different." - Dave Thomas That's great advice, and is the same advice that the iconic Grandmaster Flash not only pushed in his legendary song, but also lived.
Another split between city planning staff and regulators has emerged on a proposal to build a Popeye's chain restaurant at 5514-5520 West Markham Street, across the street from the War Memorial Golf Course pro shop. The Mid-town Development District Advisory Board approved the proposal Nov. 21, with some minor revisions.
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It's evening and a group of youngsters flocking a popular eatery in Nampally are waiting for a piping hot Shawarma, Arabian fast food that is popular here as an alternative to pizzas and burgers. Dozens of eateries in different parts of Hyderabad serve the delicacy, which is said to have arrived here about two decades ago but has grown in popularity only in recent years.