(Mike Mozart)

McDonald’s Closes 700 Locations In First Half Of 2015

Just yesterday McDonald’s new CEO Steve Easterbrook claimed that he was in the midst of developing a turnaround plan for the once unstoppable fast food force. However, it appears his ideas on how to reverse sagging sales and criticism of labor practices comes a bit too late for about 700 locations that have already closed or are slated for closing this year. [More]

Popeyes Manager Says She Was Fired For Refusing To Pay Back Money Stolen By Armed Robber

Popeyes Manager Says She Was Fired For Refusing To Pay Back Money Stolen By Armed Robber

When a fast food eatery is held up, should the manager on duty be responsible for reimbursing the owner? Common sense might tell you “no,” but a former Popeyes employee claims that she was fired after she refused to pay her employer for the money stolen during her shift by an armed robber. [More]

McDonald’s CEO Says He Has Turnaround Ideas Up His Sleeve

McDonald’s CEO Says He Has Turnaround Ideas Up His Sleeve

Facing sagging sales, increasing criticism of its labor practices, and growing disenfranchisement from its franchisees, McDonald’s recently installed CEO Steve Easterbrook is at the head of a flagging company that was once viewed as an unstoppable fast food force. But Steve-E claims that he’s got some ideas on how to reverse the course before this burger Titanic strikes the iceberg. [More]

Taco Bell’s Founder Originally Intended To Start A Burger Empire

Taco Bell’s Founder Originally Intended To Start A Burger Empire

If you drive to Downey, CA, you can find the oldest existing McDonald’s eatery and the currently vacant building that housed the first Taco Bell. And the tie between the two famous fast food names goes deeper than that. It was in the parking lot of the very first McDonald’s that the man who would eventually create the Taco Bell empire dreamt of a fast food empire stretching from coast to coast. [More]

McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Test Will Not Include Full Breakfast Menu

McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Test Will Not Include Full Breakfast Menu

McDonald’s recently confirmed it would soon begin testing an all-day breakfast menu in the San Diego area, but when that test kicks off next week, fans of certain McD’s breakfast items may find themselves still hungry, as not everything from the morning menu will survive past 10:30 a.m. [More]

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Taco Bell Denies Its Loyalty Program Will Be Called “Taco Baller” Despite Trademark Application

How many soft tacos and burritos have traveled down your gullet without anyone ever recognizing the event? The number might be inestimable for some, but starting soon, Taco Bell customers will be able to mark each food occasion by way of a new customer-loyalty program the company is rolling out sometime this year. [More]

(Ken Fager)

McDonald’s Franchisees Say Company Has “Jumped The Shark”

For years, a number of McDonald’s franchisees have been griping with their corporate overlords about constant menu tweaks, limited-time offerings, and a push for bargain pricing. And the latest survey of franchisees seems to indicate that this tense relationship is only getting worse. [More]

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Some McDonald’s Locations Exchanging Free Egg McMuffins For Taco Bell Breakfast Receipts

If you’re the kind of person for whom a second breakfast is a matter of course, you might want to consider moving to northeastern Pennsylvania in the next few days: Some McDonald’s locations there have been offering up free Egg McMuffins this month in exchange for Taco Bell breakfast receipts. [More]

Exec Who Created Ronald McDonald Says McDonald’s Can Figure Out All-Day Breakfast

Exec Who Created Ronald McDonald Says McDonald’s Can Figure Out All-Day Breakfast

After years of teasing customers with the possibility of all-day breakfast, McDonald’s has finally begun small-scale testing of the concept in California. The former McDonald’s ad man who gave the world Ronald McDonald and the “You Deserve a Break Today” slogan says he’s sure that the fast food giant will figure out a way to make McMuffins at all hours of the day. [More]

McDonald’s Launching Line Of Bigger Burgers For A Limited Time

McDonald’s Launching Line Of Bigger Burgers For A Limited Time

In the latest in a series of changes announced by McDonald’s as it tries to win its way back into the hearts and mouths of consumers, the chain is launching a line of larger burgers starting later this month, for a limited time. [More]

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Here’s How You Get A Fast Food Chain To Foot The Entire Bill For Your Wedding

Want a fast food chain to sponsor your wedding, provide gifts and generally shell out a bunch of cash so you don’t have to? It’s simple! Just be born with one half of a chain’s name, meet and fall in love with someone who has the other half and voila! You’re getting hitched for free, courtesy of Burger King. [More]

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Escaped Pig Snaps At Customers While Blocking Burger King Drive-Thru

This just in: Word of fast food restaurant’s use of bacon has apparently spread beyond the human realm to the farm, where the news apparently prompted one pig to escape his confines and head for Burger King to disrupt mankind’s quest for animal products. [More]

McDonald’s To Raise Workers’ Wages, But Only At 10% Of U.S. Restaurants

McDonald’s To Raise Workers’ Wages, But Only At 10% Of U.S. Restaurants

The good news for McDonald’s employees looking for a raise — the company plans to pay workers more and offer new benefits. The not-so-good news — this only affects about 10% of the company’s locations in the U.S. [More]

(Mike Mozart)

McDonald’s Changing Grilled Chicken Recipe From 18 Ingredients To 12

McDonald’s is making yet another change to its menu. This time the company plans to simplify its chicken recipe by cutting out chemical-sounding ingredients that consumers might not recognize. [More]

(Jay Adan)

Impersonating A Police Officer To Cut Into Drive-Thru Line Frowned Upon By Actual Police

As badly as you think you want that burger and fries, is jail time really worth getting it a few minutes faster? A Texas man is facing some heat from the police after an off-duty officer said he saw him impersonating law enforcement to skip ahead of other customers in the drive-thru line at Whataburger. [More]

Pizza Hut Menu Additions Failing To Generate Additional Sales

Pizza Hut Menu Additions Failing To Generate Additional Sales

A few months back, Pizza Hut announced a complete menu revamp, adding a bunch of new crusts, drizzles, toppings and whatnot to their regular slate of pizzas. We sampled 21 of these additions ahead of their release, though we weren’t exactly blown away, and it looks like we weren’t the only ones unmoved by the changes. [More]

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Dunkin’ Donuts Considering Using Only Cage-Free Eggs

Leaning into the growing consumer demand for products that are sourced from animals who aren’t contained as strictly as in the past, Dunkin’ Donuts announced today that it’s looking into using eggs only from uncaged hens in all its restaurants. It’s also planning on buying pork in the U.S. only from suppliers that don’t put animals in gestation crates by 2022. [More]

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McDonald’s Confirms Testing Of All-Day Breakfast In San Diego Area

Following earlier unconfirmed reports that it would be trying out all-day breakfast, McDonald’s has confirmed the test. [More]