(Cpt. Brick)

8 Things We Learned About Racial And Gender Wage Inequality In The Restaurant Industry

With nearly 11 million people working in the restaurant industry in the United States, the field has become one of the most populated in the workforce. But a new report finds that while there’s a plethora of positions in the restaurant business, there’s a stark difference between livable-wage and poverty-wage positions and it tends to further segregate employees by gender and race.  [More]

(Steven Pisano)

Man Experiences Every New Yorker’s Worst Fear By Falling Through Open Cellar Door In Front Of McDonald’s

You don’t have to be a New Yorker to fear the sidewalk grate — those shuttered cellar doors restaurants and other businesses have out front that are supposed to be safe to walk on — it can strike fear in the heart of any pedestrian, city dweller or tourist. One man embodied that common worry when he stumbled into an open sidewalk door in front of McDonald’s recently in the city’s busy Midtown neighborhood. [More]

A woman in North Carolina claims a Burger King restaurant served her a moldy sandwich.

Woman Claims Her Burger King Sandwich Came With Extra Ingredient: Mold

A North Carolina woman certainly didn’t get a recent Burger King breakfast “her way”: instead of a fresh sausage croissant, she claims she was given a moldy sandwich.  [More]

McDonald’s Franchisees Aren’t Lovin’ The All-Day Breakfast Menu

McDonald’s Franchisees Aren’t Lovin’ The All-Day Breakfast Menu

While consumers might be excited to have the opportunity to order brenner (breakfast for dinner) when visiting McDonald’s after a long day of work, that doesn’t mean the people cracking eggs and flipping sausage patties are excited. In fact, franchisees say the rollout of McDonald’s all-day breakfast has been less “lovin’ it,” and more nightmare.  [More]

Taco Bell Rolls Out New Website For Online Ordering Without The App

Taco Bell Rolls Out New Website For Online Ordering Without The App

Upon hearing the news that Taco Bell customers can now order and pay for food online by way of a new website, you might have some questions: Doesn’t Taco Bell already have an app for ordering and paying ahead? And doesn’t it already have a website? Yes and yes, but now the two things have become one. [More]

McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Menu Spotted In The Wild Ahead Of Nationwide Rollout

McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Menu Spotted In The Wild Ahead Of Nationwide Rollout

Despite the fact that McDonald’s new all-day breakfast menus are slated to roll out across the country on Oct. 6, it seems there could be a few locations who couldn’t wait: Consumerist reader Victor spotted an all-day breakfast menu at the drive-thru of his local Mickey D’s in Northern California this week, and sent in the evidence. [More]

Whataburger Employee Refuses To Serve Police Officers, Gets Fired

Whataburger Employee Refuses To Serve Police Officers, Gets Fired

If this is a fast-food trend, it’s one that deserves stern disapproval from both a human and a business perspective. A few weeks ago, an Arby’s employee reportedly refused to serve police officers food. Now after a Whataburger employee reportedly told two cops that the restaurant wouldn’t serve them, the company has apologized and says that the employee who refused the cops has been fired. [More]

After 50 Years With McDonald’s, Franchisee Declares “I Wanted To Get The Hell Out”

After 50 Years With McDonald’s, Franchisee Declares “I Wanted To Get The Hell Out”

Imagine you start with a company at the age of 16 and remain with it for half a century in a position that provides you with a not-insubstantial living. How does that relationship sour to the point where you pull the plug on it and publicly declare your frustration? [More]

This promotional image provided by Taco Bell shows some of the alcoholic beverages the fast food chain says it will soon be offering at a location in Chicago. Another location in San Francisco will have beer and wine, but no mixed drinks. The restaurant design is called “Taco Bell Cantina” and features an open kitchen and a menu of “tapas-style” appetizers in the evening. (Taco Bell via AP)

Taco Bell’s New Cantina Restaurants Will Serve Up Booze, Tapas

As we reported many months ago, Taco Bell has been prepping a booze-serving location in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. That store opens this week, and the company says it’s just the start of a plan to serve up more adult fare through a new “Cantina” version of the fast food mainstay. [More]

Tampa Bay-area McDonald's restaurants debuted a new chicken burger on Monday.

Florida McDonald’s Franchisees Testing Ground Chicken Burgers

Who needs a regular old hamburger — or a turkey burger, or a chicken filet — when you can get a burger made from ground chicken instead? At least that’s the thought process for the operators of 202 McDonald’s restaurants in Florida’s Tampa Bay area. [More]

Subway, Burger King, Taco Bell, 17 Others Earn “F” Grades For Antibiotics Policies

Subway, Burger King, Taco Bell, 17 Others Earn “F” Grades For Antibiotics Policies

While recent moves by McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A to reduce the use of antibiotics in the meat they serve may indicate a shift in the industry’s attitude about drugged-up cows and chickens, the overwhelming majority of large fast food and family restaurant chains continue to source beef and poultry raised on unnecessary antibiotics that could result in the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. [More]

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McRib Returning, But Only To 55% Of U.S. McDonald’s

Last November, the McRib returned in all its glory to nearly three-quarters of McDonald’s U.S. locations. This year, however, the (real) meat patty with (fake) ribs will be a bit harder to find, as many franchisees have decided to forgo the limited-time item. [More]

(Morton Fox)

Restaurants Prep For All-Day Breakfast Battle With McDonald’s

In just a few short weeks, McDonald’s will find out whether its move to offering all-day breakfast was a great idea or a rotten egg, but family restaurant chains that rely on breakfast to make their bottom lines aren’t waiting to find out and are launching promotional assaults to win the hearts (and wallets) of America’s pancakes and sausage eaters. [More]

McDonald’s Will Transition To Using Only Cage-Free Eggs In U.S., Canadian Restaurants (Eventually)

McDonald’s Will Transition To Using Only Cage-Free Eggs In U.S., Canadian Restaurants (Eventually)

McDonald’s is hopping on the cage-free bandwagon, announcing today that it’s going to transition to sourcing only cage-free eggs for its U.S. and Canadian restaurants over the next decade. [More]

Wendy’s Brings Back Pulled Pork Sandwich To Close Out Summer Of Fast-Food Pulled Pork

Wendy’s Brings Back Pulled Pork Sandwich To Close Out Summer Of Fast-Food Pulled Pork

For a while, it looks like this might be the Summer of Pulled Pork. Or like pulled pork would be the new bacon. There would be some very headline-friendly thing that would happen with pulled pork. Some regional chains picked up the trend, but now Wendy’s is only jumping on the porkwagon at the end of the traditional barbecue season, bringing back their pulled pork sandwich and fries. Yes, fries. [More]

(CBS New York)

Two Vehicles Crash Into N.J. Wendy’s In Second Car Accident At Restaurant In 3 Months

They say lightning never strikes twice, but no one ever said cars can’t come crashing through the window of a single Wendy’s more than once. To wit: two vehicles collided with each other in Paramus, N.J. yesterday, sending them both into a Wendy’s that was hit by a car in June. [More]

(Nicholas Eckhart)

Arby’s CEO Apologizes After Florida Police Officer Was Reportedly Refused Service

The CEO of Arby’s has apologized to a Florida police department after an employee at a local restaurant reportedly refused to serve a uniformed officer. [More]

McDonald’s Franchisees Vote In All-Day Breakfast, Will Start October 6

McDonald’s Franchisees Vote In All-Day Breakfast, Will Start October 6

After months of speculation, testing, and fretting over egg shortages, the day is finally here: McDonald’s franchisees have cast their votes, and all-day breakfast is going nationwide. Maybe they’ll use up those margarine stashes more quickly than anticipated. The menu varies slightly according to whether the restaurant is in a “biscuit market” or a standard breakfast market, but the important part is that it’s breakfast. All day. [More]