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By Don Thompson, Associated Press
The proposal awaiting final action before the California Legislature adjourns Wednesday would create a new Fast Food Council made up of four workers’ delegates alongside four employers’ representatives and two state officials that would set minimum standards for wages, hours…
Low-wage, essential workers who can’t do their jobs from home are facing an unequal playing field as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue. In California, many of the state’s 556,000 fast-food workers have protested what they call a widespread…
By Ivette Feliciano
Fast food is a staple of American culture, but in recent decades there has been a new focus on health and wage inequality. Jeffrey Brown talks to author Marcia Chatelain about the complicated history of McDonalds in the Black community:…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport, Alison Thoet
McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.
By Joseph Pisani, Associated Press
By Paul Freedman, The Conversation
Like a murderously rebellious child, the fast-food industry did eventually kill the restaurant chain that had thought up so many of its innovations.
By Travis Daub
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 PBS NewsHour
Three years since a small group of fast-food workers began protesting in demand of higher pay and better conditions, a minimum wage of $15 an hour is becoming a reality for many across the country. Jeffrey Brown gets two perspectives…
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 Andrew Mach
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.
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