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Chick-fil-A’s “Mom’s Valet” Aims To Take The Stress Out Of Dining With Children

A simple trip for fast food can become anxiety-inducing when you throw a carful of excited kids into the mix. In an attempt to quell this chaos, Chick fil-A is testing a new service dubbed “Mom’s Valet.”
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Chick-fil-A Delays Reopening Its Only Standalone NYC Location After Several Health Violations Found

When there’s only one location of a chain restaurant in your city, you’re bound to notice when it abruptly closes its doors. New Yorkers who are usually willing to stand in long, winding lines to get their fill of the only Chick-fil-A in the city will have to wait a bit longer to get their chicken fix after health violations prompted the location to temporarily shut things down last week. [More]

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The World’s Largest, Most French Fry-Box-Shaped McDonald’s Is Now Closed

McDonald’s lost its biggest restaurant in the world last night. Which sounds like a sad thing, to folks who value size and fried potato shapes, probably, but don’t fret — an even larger location is in the works. [More]

Chipotle Manager Fired After 153 People Get Sick With Norovirus

Chipotle Manager Fired After 153 People Get Sick With Norovirus

What and who exactly is to blame for the norovirus outbreak that sickened more than 150 people who ate at a Boston Chipotle? We can’t say exactly, but there’s one person who is being hit with some of the blame. [More]

Competitors Looked To Their Wallets To Prepare For McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast

Competitors Looked To Their Wallets To Prepare For McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast

Competitors were happy to brush off the idea that they should worry about McDonalds’ new all-day breakfast, but the amount they spent on their own advertising tells a different story.  [More]

McDonald’s Testing Mac & Cheese Cups In Happy Meals

McDonald’s Testing Mac & Cheese Cups In Happy Meals

Would you like a cup of mac and cheese with your burger? That may not sound appealing to you, but the pasta dish is a major food group for small children, and the idea is getting a limited-time test in Cleveland. The cups would probably be pre-prepared, so frazzled franchisees wouldn’t have much to complain about regarding the new menu item. [More]

Imagine how tasty this buffalo chicken pizza will be when you know the chicken wasn't fed a continuous low dose of tetracycline.

Papa John’s Promises To Go Antibiotic-Free For Its Chicken Toppings, Poppers

We’ve never really understood the appeal of chicken on pizza, but hey — some people really like it. So this should be good news for them, as Papa John’s has announced plans to only source chickens raised on vegetarian diets and without antibiotics. [More]

Family Suing Burger King After Woman Suffers Seizure While Trapped In Burger King Bathroom, Later Dies

Family Suing Burger King After Woman Suffers Seizure While Trapped In Burger King Bathroom, Later Dies

The family of a New York City woman who died after being trapped in a Burger King bathroom is now suing the fast food chain, claiming that her death could’ve been prevented if restaurant employees had had a way to circumvent the door’s lock. [More]

Unfortunately, most McDonald's customers can only make this McGriddle tower before 10:30 a.m. (photo: Morton Fox)

McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Is Bringing Back Customers, But Don’t Expect Full Menu Anytime Soon

It’s been two months since McDonald’s began offering an all-day breakfast menu — which includes most popular early morning items, but not everything — nationwide. A new report indicates that the idea has been successful in luring back some lost McD’s customers, but not so successful that we’ll all be able to get McGriddles on our way home from work. [More]

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Study Claims Adult Happy Meals Could Lead People To Eat Smaller Portions

McDonald’s has long been criticized for using toys and other incentives in Happy Meals to get young kids craving fast food. But could the same “prize included” approach be used to encourage adults to eat smaller portions? [More]

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Jimmy John’s Jimmy John Decides Against Taking Sandwich Chain Public

With more than 2,000 sandwich-slinging stores across the country raking in some $2 billion a year in sales, Illinois-based Jimmy John’s seems like the perfect business to take public. But Jimmy John himself has decided against trying to cash in with an initial public offering. [More]

McDonald’s Offering Table Service, New Menu At California Restaurants

McDonald’s Offering Table Service, New Menu At California Restaurants

Walk in to just about any McDonald’s in the country and you’ll be faced with the same process: wait in line to order your meal, recite your desired order to the person manning the register, wait a bit longer at the counter for your food to be prepared, and amble around the restaurant to find seating. While this tried-and-true method has worked for decades, the Golden Arches is apparently ready to change things up and show its fancier side by testing table service at hundreds of locations in California.  [More]

California Taco Bell Offers Valet Parking For Customers

California Taco Bell Offers Valet Parking For Customers

Taco Bell has made its name selling high-cal, low-price junk food (note: that’s not an insult), but one California Bell is classing things up — at least temporarily — by offering a valet parking service to customers. [More]

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This Is The Original Taco Bell Building Being Relocated On The Back Of A Truck

It’s been nearly a year since we first told you about the possible demolition of a somewhat anonymous little building in Downey, CA, that nonetheless was the fountainhead from which an empire of gorditas, chalupas, and Dorito-shelled tacos burst forth. As we reported earlier this week, the original home of Taco Bell was to be relocated to the company’s headquarters in the middle of the night. Thankfully, folks came out to capture the move for posterity. [More]

Burger King Bringing Back Its Cheap Chicken Nuggets To Fight McDonald’s (Again)

Burger King Bringing Back Its Cheap Chicken Nuggets To Fight McDonald’s (Again)

Burger King doesn’t want you to go to McDonald’s, but because it can’t hire employees to fling themselves in front of customers trying to walk through the rival’s doors, it’s got to use what it already has in its arsenal. People love a good deal, so Burger King is bringing back a popular deal: 10 chicken nuggets for $1.49… again. [More]

Customer Files Class-Action Against McDonald’s Operator Over Hepatitis A Exposure

Customer Files Class-Action Against McDonald’s Operator Over Hepatitis A Exposure

More than 1,000 diners at a New York McDonald’s may have been exposed to hepatitis A by an employee, a new potential class-action lawsuit against the operator of the fast food restaurant claims.  [More]

Original Taco Bell Building Saved From Demolition, Will Be Moved To Taco Bell HQ

Original Taco Bell Building Saved From Demolition, Will Be Moved To Taco Bell HQ

After facing demolition for nearly a year, the Downey, CA, building where Taco Bell got its modest start will live to see another day. It’ll just see it from a different location: the fast food restaurant’s corporate headquarters in Irvine.  [More]

McDonald’s Might Replace Dollar Menu With “McPick 2” Micro Menu

McDonald’s Might Replace Dollar Menu With “McPick 2” Micro Menu

From all-day breakfast to tests of a $4.99 build-your-own combo meal bag, McDonald’s has pulled out nearly all the stops when it comes to getting customers inside the Golden Arches. Today, the fast food giant announced its latest initiative, a new take on the Dollar Menu: “McPick 2.”  [More]