When I tell people that our family tradition is to get takeout on the single greatest American holiday dedicated to home-cooking, they don’t know how to react.
By Travis Daub
Alice Waters, owner and former chef of the legendary Chez Panisse restaurant and maven of the slow food movement, says the best way to combat fast food culture is through “edible education.” Waters offers her Brief but Spectacular take on…
By PBS NewsHour
Despite a recently passed law allowing licensed Texans to carry handguns in plain view, Whataburger, the iconic Texas restaurant chain, will not allow the open carrying of guns on its properties.
By Andrew Mach
Scientists say there are no health benefits to trans fats, which are used in processing food and in restaurants, usually to improve texture, shelf life or flavor. They can raise levels of "bad" cholesterol and lower "good" cholesterol, increasing the…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
By Joshua Barajas
“I’m back, America.” And with a throaty chuckle, another fast food chain dusts off an old mascot to address the nation. A couple of weeks after McDonald’s Hamburglar robble-robbled back into our lives, KFC announced Tuesday that the fried…
When the Congressional Budget Office assessed the president's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 last year, it predicted 500,000 jobs could be lost. But a new study suggests that the fast-food industry could gradually increase the minimum wage…
By Ariel Min
When the Mexican fast-food chain learned of its pork supplier’s violation of standards concerning housing for the pigs, it stopped serving pork at some 600 restaurants across the country for the first time.
By Nora Daly
Frequent fast-food consumption may slow children’s academic growth, according to a new nationwide study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics.
By Anna Christiansen
The largest fast-food employee protest is poised to happen across the nation today. Organizers, including fast-food workers from KFC, Burger King, McDonald’s and other convenience restaurants, are demanding a pay bump to $15 an hour and fervently pushing to unionize.
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