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Police: Patron angered by ketchup pulls gun at McDonald’s

Authorities in Tennessee say an irate woman pointed a gun at fast food workers because they gave her ketchup instead of jelly.

Who created the McDonald’s Happy Meal? 40 years later, the answer is complicated.

How do we think about the 40th anniversary of the McDonald’s Happy Meal?

Taste Test: Arby’s three King’s Hawaiian sandwiches

Arby’s is offering three new King’s Hawaiian sandwiches for a limited time – the Big Kahuna, Smokehouse Brisket and Sweet & Spicy Luau Chicken, all with a King’s Hawaiian bun …

UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019

Third Avenue McDonald’s – the third location in Spokane – set for renovation

The McDonald’s on Third Avenue in downtown Spokane is planning a major renovation, according to permits issued by the city.

American eating habits are changing faster than fast food can keep up

Restaurants are getting dinged by the convenience of Netflix, the advent of pre-made meals, the spread of online grocery delivery, plus crushing student debt and a focus on healthy eating.

UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018

Seven fast-food chains agree to drop ‘no-poaching’ clauses

Seven fast-food chains have agreed to drop “no-poaching” clauses that bar employees from switching between company franchises, agreeing to end a practice critics say drags down wages for millions of …

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018

Eleven states launch investigation targeting fast-food hiring practices

Eleven state attorneys general – Oregon’s among them – are launching an investigation of contracts at fast-food chains that prevent their workers from switching franchises, targeting a practice some economists …

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.

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

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 …

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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 …

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.

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.

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

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. – …

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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.”