Fast Food Restaurants: Stop With The "Free" Promotions Already

Fast Food Restaurants: Stop With The "Free" Promotions Already

Dear Quiznos, KFC, Arby’s, and any other food chain that wants to offer freebies without first securing full buy-in from your franchisees: please stop it. Either the coupons are honored or they’re not; there is no try.

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Which Restaurants Are Making Your Kids Fat?

Which Restaurants Are Making Your Kids Fat?

Subway’s kids’ meals came out on top. Only a third of its Fresh Fit for Kids meals, which include a mini-sub, juice box, and one of several healthful side items (apple slices, raisins, or yogurt), exceed the 430-calorie threshold. Subway is the only chain that doesn’t offer soft drinks with kids’ meals.

So how do you improve the nutrition of your kid’s meal the next time you eat at a restaurant? A spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association gave the following advice:

“Don’t be too alarmed even when [studies] come out and seem hopeless,” said Dawn Jackson Blatner, an American Dietetic Ass>ociation spokeswoman. “With a few swaps and switches, people really can make healthier choices at these fast-food joints, especially when the decisions are made before going in.

Grocery Shrink Ray Hits Arby's In OK-KS-MO-AR

Grocery Shrink Ray Hits Arby's In OK-KS-MO-AR

Starting this week, a few portions are smaller and prices higher at Arby’s in the OK-KS-MO-AR region. Here’s the aftermath:

UPDATE: Arby's Responds To Roast Beef Confetti Query

UPDATE: Arby's Responds To Roast Beef Confetti Query

A few days ago, we told you about Mark’s Arby’s Roast Beef sandwich which was made with beef-confetti rather than the slices of beef which are normally served. Mark fired off a letter to Arby’s and actually received a reply. In case you were losing sleep thinking about how such an enigmatic sandwich came to be, Arby’s supplies an explanation. Original not-safe-for-lunch photo and Arby’s response, inside…

Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich, Now With Beef Confetti?

Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich, Now With Beef Confetti?

Reader Mark writes,

Arby's Coupon Entitles You To Save 1 Cent

Arby's Coupon Entitles You To Save 1 Cent

Reader Brent wanted to pass along this valuable coupon that entitles you an Arby’s Flatbread Melt Combo for $4.99. Brent thought he would get in on the action himself and headed down to Arby’s, but then realized the normal price for the combo is $5.00, merely 1 penny more. He used the coupon anyway. Brent’s letter, inside…

The Really Big Guide To Secret Menu Items

The Really Big Guide To Secret Menu Items

UPDATE: We’re looking to update this list. Click here to help!

Not content ordering from the menu? Need to have that extra little bit of class that comes from “knowing the chef”? [More]

Drunk Crashes Car Into Arby’s, Makes A Run For The Border

Police arrested 47-year-old Davis Katlaps of Lake Oswego, Ore., and charged him with driving under the influence after he reportedly blew .283 on an Intoxilyzer

Oregon’s legal limit is .08.

Fast Food Industry To Go Self-Service?

Fast Food Industry To Go Self-Service?

Fast Food News is claiming that the time will soon come when you will no longer need to rely upon a teenage Deadhead taking a break from popping his pimples to cook up your burgers: the fast food industry is moving towards self-service.