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  • Texas woman calls 911 to complain about wait for nuggets

    June 12, 2017 2:29 PM

    WACO, Texas - Police in Central Texas say a woman fell into a foul mood when a fast-food restaurant took too long in delivering her chicken nuggets and she called 911 to complain. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Monday the woman wanted the nuggets given to... more »
  • Not lovin' it: Internet mocks new McDonald's uniforms

    April 26, 2017 2:26 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's new uniforms are prompting some teasing online, with comments saying the gray-toned shirts and aprons make employees look like they're part of totalitarian regimes. Among the comparisons being made on social media to an image of the new uniforms: characters from Star Wars and The Hunger... more »
  • Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef

    March 30, 2017 11:06 AM

    NEW YORK - Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef. The fast food giant says it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime next year at most of its U.S. locations. Employees will cook up the never-frozen beef on a grill when ordered.... more »
  • Back to burgers: Carl's Jr. ditches bikini-clad ads

    March 30, 2017 10:56 AM

    Carl's Jr. and Hardee's are ditching the bikinis and getting back to the burgers. The chains are famous for advertisements featuring models and celebrities like Paris Hilton, Kate Upton and Emily Ratajkowski munching on burgers while scantily clad. A new commercial for the chains shows the imagined Carl Hardee Sr.... more »
  • McDonald's worker jumps through drive-thru window, rescues officer

    March 15, 2017 3:49 PM

    DORAL, Fla.- A McDonald's employee rescued a police officer Tuesday after she became unconscious at the restaurant's drive-thru window. Surveillance footage shows the employee, Pedro Viloria, jumping through the window as he sees a customer slowly pull away. Viloria said the customer, an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer with... more »
  • McDonald's rolls out new Chocolate Shamrock Shake

    February 3, 2017 4:17 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Participating McDonald's restaurants are rolling out five different variations of the Shamrock Shake next week. Their McCafé menu will feature the original Shamrock Shake, a Chocolate Shamrock Shake, a Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappé, a Shamrock Hot Chocolate and a Shamrock Mocha. The new Chocolate Shamrock Shake is... more »
  • McDonald's to introduce two new Big Mac sizes

    January 19, 2017 5:53 PM

    McDonald's is set begin selling two new sizes of the Big Mac. The Grand Mac will have two beef patties that will weigh in at a whopping one-third of a pound. The fast food giant will also release the Mac Jr. alongside the Grand Mac. The sandwich will... more »
  • Taco Bell is going national with fried chicken taco shell

    January 11, 2017 3:07 PM

    IRVINE - Taco Bell plans to go nationwide this month with its latest concoction: a taco with a shell made entirely out of fried chicken. Taco Bell says the shell of the Naked Chicken Chalupa is made up of all-white seasoned chicken. The rest of the taco is packed with... more »
  • New Burger King restaurant in Helsinki has sauna inside

    May 18, 2016 3:40 PM

    HELSINKI, Finland - In wacky fast food news, a Finnish Burger King recently opened with a 15-person sauna installed inside the restaurant. Also included inside of the Helsinki-based fast food restaurant is a shower room, locker room and media lounge with TV and gaming facilities, making the establishment a... more »
  • Burger King's next conquest: Hot dog king

    February 10, 2016 1:04 PM

    NEW YORK - Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time, starting Feb. 23. Burger King says it will offer hot dogs at all 7,100 of its... more »
  • Mississippi man accused of attacking parents over fast food

    November 26, 2015 3:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a Mississippi man is accused in Louisiana of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn't get any for him. Jefferson Parish spokesman John Fortunato says 32-year-old Ronald Pritchett faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and... more »
  • Survey says Chick-fil-A is highest in consumer satisfaction

    June 30, 2015 4:24 PM

    A new survey released a statement grading fast food restaurants based on customer satisfaction. According to an American Customer Satisfaction Index Survey, Chick-fil-A is the restaurant most likely to have their customers leave happy. Experts say the reason for this is Chick-fil-A's choice to focus on one product rather... more »
  • Fast food worker treated at hospital after fire

    April 21, 2015 8:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fast food restaurant employee was taken to an area hospital during a fire at the business Tuesday evening. Firefighters said they responded to the Sonic on Coursey Boulevard and found smoke billowing from the back door. It took about fifteen minutes to get the blaze... more »
  • Fast-food curb in South LA did not cut obesity rates

    March 19, 2015 1:51 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A new study says a Los Angeles law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of the city did not curb obesity or improve diets. The zoning ordinance passed in 2008 limited the opening or expansion of fast-food... more »
  • Multiple injuries in fast food gun battle

    October 3, 2014 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an armed bystander wounded a gunman who injured several people overnight in shooting at a Baton Rouge fast food restaurant. Officers said the injured gunman was admitted to a local hospital, and will be booked into the parish prison after his release. Detectives... more »
  • Fast food protests expected in push for higher pay Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:07 AM

    NEW YORK - Hundreds of workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's and other fast-food chains are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday, according to labor organizers of the latest national protest to push the companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. This time organizers said they... more »
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    September 1, 2014 5:08 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers in a couple... more »
  • Fast food workers accused of overcharging students

    March 27, 2014 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested four fast food workers recently in connection with a scheme to overcharge university students who paid for meals at the student union McDonald's with a school-issued card. Investigators said records showed at least $31,000 in overcharges were made while the scheme went on,... more »

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