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
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 Paul Freedman, The Conversation
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
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…
By PBS NewsHour
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…
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 Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
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 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…
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