Stories tagged: Fast Food
WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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. – …
TUESDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.”
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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, …
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 2:55 P.M.
KFC executive says chain going through ‘re-Colonelization’
Kentucky Fried Chicken is channeling Colonel Sanders to revive its business.
FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016, 11:29 A.M.
House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements
The House has approved legislation to give supermarkets, fast-food chains and other food establishments some relief from government calorie labeling rules.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 2014
Catherine Rampell: Congress ultimately culpable in corporate misdeeds
Customers can be so demanding. First they criticized fast-food joints over nutritional content. Now they’re getting picky about tax and labor practices.
SUNDAY, AUG. 3, 2014
Millennials test fast food industry
Most consumers will tell you they prefer fresh, tasty, healthy food over processed, greasy, assembly-line fare. Millennials, though, may be the first generation to back that up with their wallets. …
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
Boomers can’t deny brush with junk food
We baby boomers were the first fast-food/junk-food generation. Lucky Charms – sugar lumps in the guise of a breakfast cereal – was created in 1962.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2010
Creating quick, healthy meals is essential for busy families
Moms like me, whose children have moved on to college and beyond, might get misty-eyed about morning cuddles and bedtime stories, but you won’t find us waxing nostalgic about the …
FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2010
Calorie counts can’t be trusted
Dieters can’t believe everything they read: The food at many popular chain restaurants and in the freezer section of the supermarket may contain a lot more calories than advertised. A …
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009
Whopper Bar offers array of burger toppings
Now Whopper lovers can really have it their way. Beginning Tuesday, Burger King Corp. will give them their hearts’ desire with its first Whopper Bar in Universal CityWalk, a 30-acre …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2008
BK ad campaign fails taste test
Burger King’s “Whopper Virgins” ad campaign is the company’s latest salvo in its long food fight with rival McDonald’s – but it appears to have missed the mark. Critics have …
MONDAY, MAY 28, 2007
What visitors think of our food
Summer beckons and the idea of driving off and testing road food has a certain appeal, even if gas prices are topping $3 a gallon. Roadfood.com is a bit too …