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Man tasered inside Wendy's appears in court

Topix - Sun, 2018-06-10 16:40

A man who was shocked with Tasers after resisting officers at a Southwest Miami-Dade Wendy's made his first appearance in court, Friday morning. Thirty-five-year-old Joaquin Labaut faced a judge following the incident at the fast food restaurant located near Southwest 211th Street and U.S. 1. Cellphone video shot from across the street shows officers arriving and some employees and customers running out of both sides of the building.

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Breaking down calories

Topix - Sun, 2018-06-10 00:34

Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic dietitian, says calories are units of energy. And even though they are all technically the same, the effect they have on your body can differ depending on what kinds of food you eat.

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KFC delivery crisis - take 2

Topix - Sat, 2018-06-09 19:57

It seems the chicken is having issues crossing the road again as KFC branches are missing items on their menues. Don't panic, there is actually chicken at Kentucky Fried Chicken this time, but there are a few other items you won't be able to get.

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Dairy Queen plans to open Corral Centre location

Topix - Sat, 2018-06-09 15:15

If everything goes to plan, Brandon will see its first-ever Dairy Queen Grill & Chill open at the Corral Centre during the first quarter of next year. While Brandon already carries two longstanding treats-only locations, including one at Shoppers Mall and one at 904 18th Street, the upcoming location will serve not only frozen desserts, but also the restaurant's fast food burger line.

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Police recover stolen van with 14 show dogs inside in CA

Topix - Sat, 2018-06-09 10:21

Police recovered a van full of 14 show dogs that a thief stole and then ditched. VALLEJO, CA A dog handler transporting show dogs thought he was doing the right thing by leaving the car running when he went into a fast food restaurant.

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KFC chicken going 'Meat Free' in Uk to help fast food fans los...

Topix - Sat, 2018-06-09 05:25

The fast food giant is hoping to roll out the veggie option later this year, with plans to make it a staple of the menu by 2019. Meat-free chicken will feature the same spice blend of the real chicken, but will be part of a drive for healthier food at the chain.

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Global fast food giant Wendy's faces more protests from NZ workers

Topix - Sat, 2018-06-09 00:37

Wendy's workers are planning to protest against their employer in Auckland after a court ruling fell in favour of the fast food giant. Union national director Mike Treen said workers were protesting after Wendy's was given an interim injunction by the Employment Court on Friday to stop picketers trespassing on the company's land.

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Anthony Bourdain, globe-trotting chef who explored culture through...

Topix - Fri, 2018-06-08 22:17

When he would return to Los Angeles from his far-flung adventures, he'd hit up his favorite haunts: Olvera Street for taquitos drenched in avocado sauce, Myung In Dumplings in Koreatown for pillowy mandu, In-N-Out for greasy cheeseburgers. "There it is: my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles," Bourdain once said of the fast-food chain.

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Working Lunch: Bureau of Labor reveals unexpected gig economy stats

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2018-06-08 21:08
Data shows results contrary to what economists predicted

Fogo de Chão pays homage to Brazilian roots

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2018-06-08 20:05
Flagship HQ restaurant puts twist on churrascaria brand

Stun guns had little effect on angry man; arrest is a lesson, officials say

Topix - Fri, 2018-06-08 19:54

It took multiple officers to subdue the man. Police officials say the incident didn't end in tragedy because officers at the scene used restraint.

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Bourdain’s brash, unfiltered tongue was adored by legions of fans

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2018-06-08 19:53
Quotes from the chef and celebrity over the years

The food world mourns Anthony Bourdain

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2018-06-08 19:26
Fans turn to social media to remember a man who touched many lives

Are French fries the new fast-food battleground?

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2018-06-08 17:24
Jack in the Box joins frenzy over loaded fries

Chef, host and author Anthony Bourdain dies at 61

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2018-06-08 15:41
He was a blunt and brash representative of the culinary world

Democrats ask Justice, FBI for criminal corruption probe into EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Topix - Fri, 2018-06-08 15:12

Several House Democrats are asking the FBI and the Justice Department to investigate EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for potentially criminal behavior, including reportedly having an aide contact Chick-fil-A to see whether his wife could become a franchisee for the fast food restaurant. A letter from the lawmakers sent Friday asks FBI Director Christopher Wray and Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan to look into whether Pruitt, the former attorney general for Oklahoma, broke federal anti-corruption laws.

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Menu Tracker: New items from Chick-fil-A, Cracker Barrel, Papa John’s

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2018-06-08 14:50
Bruxie, Cantina Laredo, Culver’s, Denny’s, Just Salad, Panera Bread, Pollo Tropical and Wendy’s also add new sandwiches, salads and more. Contact Bret Thorn at  Follow him on Twitter: @FoodWriterDiary 

Kentucky Fried What? KFC will test a vegetarian alternative in UK

Topix - Fri, 2018-06-08 12:47

KFC has announced that it will break with its meat-loving tradition and begin testing a vegetarian alternative to chicken later this year in the United Kingdom. They're not just winging it: The US fast food chain said the move is in line with its UK commitment to reduce calories per serving by 20% by 2025.

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Getting a handle on harassment: 3 leaders lay out best tips - Fri, 2018-06-08 11:20
Sexual and other types of harassment are at the top of the heap in the daily news cycle lately, but they are problems that have long plagued every workplace, particularly restaurants. Three industry leaders tackle the hot-button issue head-on.