Stories tagged: Fast Food
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 12:16 p.m.
Some fries, valentine? Fast food chains aim for sweethearts
Is that love in the air or french fries? White Castle, KFC and other fast-food restaurants are trying to lure sweethearts for Valentine’s Day.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
In age of kale and quinoa, fast-food success depends on burgers and nuggets
McDonald’s has posted positive U.S. same-store sales for eight of the past nine quarters. Shares of Burger King’s parent company are trading near an all-time high. It’s not kale salads …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
McDonald’s to close 169 outlets in India in franchise battle
McDonald’s India has announced it will close nearly 170 McDonald’s outlets in northern and eastern India after the American fast food giant decided to terminate a franchise agreement with its …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
McDonald’s free ice cream promotion marred by app glitch
A McDonald’s promotion for free ice cream cones to celebrate National Ice Cream Day went awry over a glitch with the fast food giant’s mobile app.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
McDonald’s rolls out delivery to New York in bid to renew growth
McDonald’s will expand delivery service to 1,000 more U.S. restaurants this week, including locations in the New York area, part of a gambit that the 77-year-old chain can find a …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Spokane’s first McDonald’s on North Monroe coming down to make way for a new one
Spokane’s first McDonald’s restaurant on North Monroe is coming down to make room for an updated McDonald’s at the same location
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
McDonald’s shareholder meeting brings roar of protests but few surprises
McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday attracted hoards of protesters outside the burger giant’s suburban Chicago headquarters. Inside, though, the meeting produced few surprises.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
KFC is offering a steamy side for Mother’s Day: A free Colonel Sanders romance novel
For Mother’s Day, KFC has released a steamy romance book, “Tender Wings of Desire.”
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Retail is dying? Tell that to fast-food chains losing top talent
There’s plenty of talk about the retail industry dying, with malls closing and the slump stressing iconic chains like Sears and J. Crew, but healthier big-box giants such as Wal-Mart …
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Can McDonald’s finally make a premium burger work?
McDonald’s has launched a line of premium mix-and-match sandwiches it calls Signature Crafted, a pricier option it hopes customers will bite onto despite their focus on value. The Signature Crafted …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Large fries? Extra sauce? Why McDonald’s wants to track all your dining habits
By year’s end, the world’s largest burger chain will roll out nationwide a mobile ordering system that will collect a wealth of data about the habits of customers.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
McDonald’s to offer mobile order-and-pay toward end of 2017
McDonald’s Corp. says it will launch mobile order-and-pay and curbside pickup across its U.S. restaurants toward the end of the year.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
Taco Bell will take popular chicken-shelled chalupa off menu
A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast-food chain’s menu despite its popularity. Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch says the …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
McDonald’s hopes to lure customers by giving longtime menu items a face-lift
Old favorites are getting new life under the Golden Arches. Last month, McDonald’s rolled out two new sizes of Big Macs – the Grand Mac and the Mac Jr. – …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
McDonald’s testing the use of fresh beef in some burgers
McDonald’s is testing the use of fresh, never frozen beef for its Quarter Pounder hamburgers.
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Once underfed, Brazil’s poor have a new problem: obesity
Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for over two years but one business is still growing. Fast food. And as it expands, so does the country’s obesity problem.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
Taco Bell adds boozy Vegas flagship in bid to energize brand
Yum Brands Inc., now more reliant on its Taco Bell chain to fuel growth, is opening a booze-serving flagship restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip to help invigorate the Mexican-food …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
McDonald’s turnaround revs up abroad as revenue beats estimates
McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook has more tricks up his sleeve than serving Egg McMuffins all day.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
Sorry: No rules against large orders at drive-thrus
DEAR MISS MANNERS: Many of us who use drive-thrus regularly are often on our way to work. Unfortunately, we often end up behind someone who has placed an order for …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 5:37 p.m.
Report grades restaurant chains’ work to rid meat supply of medically important antibiotics
Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill passed with flying colors, but KFC and Olive Garden were among the laggards in commitments to eliminate medically important antibiotics from their meat and …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Chipotle’s latest freebie: Kids eat free on Sundays
Chipotle’s latest burrito giveaway is for children. The company is offering free kid’s meals on Sundays during the month of September.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
McDonald’s expands all-day breakfast menu
McDonald’s this fall is expanding its all-day breakfast menu to include McGriddles and the option of biscuits for a wider swath of the country.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
McDonald’s to move to Chicago, take over Oprah’s old digs
McDonald’s is moving back to Chicago and taking over the old home of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Thu., May 26, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
McDonald’s CEO says company is making changes customers want
McDonald’s, under intense pressure in a competitive industry, sought to reassure its shareholders Thursday that it is making changes to its food and service that customers want.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Hamburger chain Wendy’s says Todd Penegor is now CEO
Wendy’s says Todd Penegor is now CEO and president of the hamburger chain, a move that was previously announced late last year.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
McDonald’s testing fresh beef at 14 Dallas restaurants
McDonald’s says it’s testing fresh beef at 14 restaurants in Dallas, but that it’s too early to say whether fresh beef could replace its frozen patties nationally. The Oak Brook, …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 5:32 a.m.
McDonald’s tests McNuggets without artificial additives
Like the indestructible Twinkie, Chicken McNuggets are practically a culinary punchline, a symbol of hyper-processed fast food with a list of ingredients that reads like a chemistry exam. But now …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
‘Fight for 15’ campaign to target McDonald’s stores April 14
McDonald’s customers stopping in for a Big Mac on the eve of Tax Day may be greeted by demonstrators calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Massachusetts Chipotle store closed on norovirus fears
Chipotle store in Massachusetts was closed Wednesday after the local health board said an employee there tested positive for norovirus.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
McDonald’s top executives to get hefty raises
McDonald’s is planning some big raises for its top brass, according to a filing late Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.