KFC Owner Says There’s No Evidence Scarred Little Girl Was Asked To Leave

(Spidra Webster)

The day after anonymous sources cast doubt on the story of a little girl being asked to leave a KFC because her facial scars were bothering customers, the owner of the franchise where the alleged incident occurred has come out to say that he can find no evidence that it ever happened. [More]

McDonald’s, Taco Bell Bring Up Rear In Latest Customer Satisfaction Survey

McDonald’s, Taco Bell Bring Up Rear In Latest Customer Satisfaction Survey

While McDonald’s may be the most well-known fast food company in the world, it’s also the least-loved by American consumers. For the fifth year in a row, and for the 18th time in 19 surveys, the Golden Arches has come in dead last among its competition in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. [More]

Ask and ye shall maybe receive.

Guy With Hidden Camera Asks Fast Food Workers To Remake His Orders More Like The Ads

While it’s no news to anyone who has eyes in their head that fast food reality barely ever lives up to those glistening tomatoes, perky lettuce and perfectly chargrilled patties in the ads, what if you simply asked for your food to be remade in its commercial image? Either you’d get a lot of laughing in your face, or heck, maybe you could convince someone to try a little bit harder just for you. [More]

KFC Apologizes For Workers Who Said Scarred Girl Was Scaring Customers

KFC Apologizes For Workers Who Said Scarred Girl Was Scaring Customers

Wow, this weekend was full of big companies apologizing to traumatized girls. First came the JetBlue incident with the youngster barred from using the bathroom, now comes a “Sorry about that” from KFC, which is having to do damage control after the family of a little girl in Mississippi claimed they were told to leave the restaurant because their daughter’s facial scars were scaring other customers. [More]

Group Petitions Target To Ban Guns Following Open-Carry Demonstrations

Group Petitions Target To Ban Guns Following Open-Carry Demonstrations

A petition to ban guns at Target stores has garnered thousands of signatures after recent open-carry demonstrations at the retail stores. [More]

Customer Sues Burger King & Military Over Needle-licious Triple Stacker

Customer Sues Burger King & Military Over Needle-licious Triple Stacker

Back in 2010, an Army sergeant in Hawaii was chowing down on food bought from an on-base Burger King when he claims he chomped into some needles that were definitely not on the nutritional info for the sandwich. Now, after years of negotiating a settlement have proved fruitless, he’s suing both the fast food chain and the Army and Air Force Exchange that sold him the burger. [More]

Arby’s Testing Auntie Anne’s-Branded Cheddar Pretzel Nuggets

Arby’s Testing Auntie Anne’s-Branded Cheddar Pretzel Nuggets

In the most exciting development in fast-food cross-brand synergy since Taco Bell started serving up tiny Cinnabons, Arby’s is testing cheddar-filled Auntie Anne’s pretzel nuggets in some of their outlets in the Midwest. As you might expect based on that “cheddar-filled” description, we know that Wisconsin is one test site. [More]

Let’s Get Summer Started With Photos Of A Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger

Let’s Get Summer Started With Photos Of A Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger

Let’s face facts — If you’re reading Consumerist at all today, it’s probably while sitting bored in a half-empty office wondering why you didn’t just make this a four-day weekend like your co-workers Sue, Linda, Ted, and Steve. We feel for you, honestly. While we can’t do anything to get you out of work any earlier, we can try to summer-up your afternoon with photos of a huge cheeseburger on glazed donut buns. [More]

On Second Day Of Protests, McDonald’s CEO Says “We Pay Fair Wages” To Workers

On Second Day Of Protests, McDonald’s CEO Says “We Pay Fair Wages” To Workers

While protesters seeking higher wages for fast food workers gathered for a second day near McDonald’s corporate headquarters outside of Chicago, the chain’s CEO told the company’s investors that there is nothing wrong with what McDonald’s employees are paid. [More]

McDonald’s HQ Tells Employees To Stay Home To Avoid Protests

McDonald’s HQ Tells Employees To Stay Home To Avoid Protests

As thousands of people, including hundreds of McDonald’s workers, staged a protest near McDonald’s corporate headquarters in the Chicago suburbs, the halls of those offices were apparently quite vacant, as the company told many of its 3,200 HQ employees to stay home today in order to avoid the scene. [More]

Joining all the creepy mascots that have come before him is Happy the new McDonald's Happy Meal mascot.

Poll: Is McDonald’s New Happy Meal Mascot The Creepiest Fast Food Shill Yet?

Here’s a little secret about me. I hate mascots. Seeing grown adults running around in gigantic animal-like costumes makes my skin crawl. The sense of dread that washes over me when I see them also translates to their cartoonish counterparts hawking hamburgers, ice cream and other fast food fare on television. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of creeptastic mascots out there seeking to give us nightmares. [More]

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Taco Bell Goes Smaller For A Change, Testing Crunchwrap Sliders

In recent years, Taco Bell has had a tendency to go large with many of its menu items, slapping XXL on its burritos and nachos, and selling “Big Box” combo meals along with 12 packs of tacos. But it looks like the fast food chain is now testing Shrink-Rayed “slider” versions of its Crunchwrap thing. [More]

Response To Chipotle’s “Please Don’t Bring Guns” Statement Is Predictably Divided

Response To Chipotle’s “Please Don’t Bring Guns” Statement Is Predictably Divided

Another chain eatery has put itself in the middle of the debate over gun rights after Chipotle announced yesterday that it would rather its customers didn’t bring firearms into their stores. Not surprisingly, the response to this decision has resulted in praise and condemnation, with little in between. [More]

McDonald’s Adding Go-Gurt Option To Happy Meals

McDonald’s Adding Go-Gurt Option To Happy Meals

In an effort to further change its image, McDonald’s announced today that it will soon be adding a yogurt option to its kids meals in the form of Yoplait’s kid-friendly Go-Gurt. Whether or not this is actually a healthier choice all depends on what you substitute the yogurt for. [More]

(Chris Martino)

Rep. Slaughter Asks McDonald’s To Switch To Antibiotic-Free Beef

Some 80% of antibiotics sold in this country go to farmers to put in animal feed, and while the livestock and pharmaceutical industries now like to pretend it’s for disease prevention, the primary motive for shoving drugs down animals’ throats is because antibiotics have the happy side effect of encouraging growth. The practice is so widespread that it would take one of the country’s largest beef-buyers to result in any effective change, which is why New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has called on McDonald’s to ditch drugged-up meat for good. [More]

Would You Like Guacamole With Your McDonald’s Meal?

Would You Like Guacamole With Your McDonald’s Meal?

You might react to this concept with either horror or curiosity: McDonald’s is testing guacamole as a condiment and dipping sauce at its restaurants in southern California, and they’re testing a fancy new Guacamole Burger in Denver. For 89 cents, they’ll put guacamole on anything. Anything? [More]

McDonald’s DIY Seasoned Fries Seem Like A Big Mess Waiting To Happen

McDonald’s DIY Seasoned Fries Seem Like A Big Mess Waiting To Happen

We’re not against the idea of seasoning french fries with flavors like “garlic parmesan” or “zesty ranch” (much better than the failed “blasé ranch”), but we are a bit concerned that the DIY seasoned fries being tested by McDonald’s might result in a huge mess. [More]

Rather than expand breakfast into lunch time, Burger King is making burgers part of breakfast.

Burger King Adding Burgers And Fries To Its Breakfast Menu

People have long asked fast food chains like McDonald’s and Burger King to make their breakfast menu available all day, no one really thinks to go the other way by putting burgers on the breakfast menu. But it looks like BK is going to try just that, with “Burgers at Breakfast.” [More]