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Here’s Where Voters Can Score Election Day Freebies & Deals

You might have heard that tomorrow is Election Day, a day when Americans will vote not only on who will lead our country for the next four years, but also on numerous ballot initiatives that could affect consumers in many states. To mark the occasion, several businesses are offering up special freebies and discounts. [More]

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McDonald’s Preparing To Launch Mobile Order-And-Pay Tech Next Year

While many fast food chains already offer mobile ways to order and/or pay for your food before you ever step foot in the restaurant, McDonald’s has yet to launch its own version of that kind of technology. But the company says it’s now finally getting ready to roll out a new mobile order-and-pay service, slated to arrive next year. [More]

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McDonald’s Suing Florence For $20M After City Says No To Location Near Famed Cathedral

When you think of historic landmarks and centuries-old architecture, do you picture the Golden Arches gleaming nearby? If not, then you agree with the city of Florence, Italy, which recently put the kibosh on McDonald’s plans for a new location near its famed Duomo cathedral. The fast food giant has filed a $20 million lawsuit in response. [More]

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Popeyes Customer Dropping Lawsuit Over Lack Of Knife With Fried Chicken Order

Well, that was quick: only a few days after filing a lawsuit against Popeyes claiming that the lack of a knife in his order caused him to choke on his fried chicken, a Mississippi lawyers is dropping his complaint. [More]

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McDonald’s Ends “Create Your Taste” Customized Burger Program

For the better part of two years, McDonald’s has tested the “Create Your Taste” menu that allowed diners to customize their burger by choosing from more than 30 premium ingredients without ever talking to an employee. While the fast food giant says those tests went well, the Golden Arches now plans to end the experiment in favor of a more simplified version.  [More]

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Taco Bell Employee Accused Of Using Martial Arts Against Unruly Customer

While there’s no doubt that fast food workers often have to deal with upset, unruly, or otherwise difficult customers, law enforcement tends to frown on situations where employees take matters into their own hands — or, as illustrated recently at a Taco Bell, into their own feet(?). [More]

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Popeyes Customer Sues Over Lack Of Knife In His Order After Choking On Chicken

A man who claims he choked on a piece of Popeyes fried chicken has sued the fast food chain, claiming that his pain and suffering from the incident could’ve been avoided if a plastic knife had come with his order. [More]

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Sonic Bringing “Pancake On A Stick” Back Next Spring

Is it too much for you to handle utensils in the morning? Sonic Drive-In thinks it has the answer in the form of a blast from the past: the chain is bringing back its previously popular “Pancake on a Stick” to restaurant menus this fall. [More]

Chipotle Cutting Off All Investments Into Asian-Inspired ShopHouse Brand

Chipotle Cutting Off All Investments Into Asian-Inspired ShopHouse Brand

In the midst of trying to convince customers to come back and eat at Chipotle a year after its national food safety crisis first started, it seems the chain doesn’t have the resources to cultivate other efforts, like its Asian-inspired ShopHouse chain. [More]

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Arby’s Will Offer Venison Sandwiches This Fall In 6 Deer-Hunting States

In its continuing quest to convince hungry consumers that it is the meat destination, Arby’s is adding a new protein to the menu in certain locations this fall: customers will be able to order venison meat sandwiches at participating restaurants in six states where deer hunting is popular. [More]

Everyone Gets A Free Taco From Taco Bell On Nov. 2

Everyone Gets A Free Taco From Taco Bell On Nov. 2

Whether you were weeping with joy or sadness after the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series last night, know this: there is a free taco waiting for you a week from now, if you choose to accept it. [More]

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Philly Fast-Food Workers Fired After Gross Confessions On Facebook Live

After a Facebook Live video posted over the weekend showed workers at a Philadelphia Checkers restaurant smoking cigarettes in the kitchen and talking about having sex with customers went viral, the company says those employees will lose their jobs. [More]

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Chipotle Reassures Customers That Guacamole Supply Is Not Threatened By Avocado Shortage

Despite an ongoing avocado shortage that has already affected some in the food industry, Chipotle is reassuring customers that no, the chain will not run out of guacamole, and no, prices for the stuff won’t go up. [More]

$20 Million Lawsuit Accuses KFC Of Misleading Ads For “Family Fill Up” Meals

The ads for KFC’s Family Fill Up meal show an overflowing bucket of fried chicken, but the reality of what you get with your order may not be so bountiful. A KFC customer in New York is suing the fast food chain for $20 million, accusing it of deliberately misleading customers about how much chicken they get with this offer. [More]

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McDonald’s Has All-Day Breakfast To Thank For Beating Earnings Expectations

McDonald’s is probably patting itself on the back right about now: the Golden Arches managed to beat earnings expectations and also achieved solid growth in same-restaurant sales for the most recent quarter. The company says the boost is due in part to its all-day breakfast menu, “McPick” promotions, and its recently revamped chicken nuggets. [More]

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Police: KFC Worker Pulls Gun On Boss, Returns For Paycheck The Next Day

A dispute between an employee of a New Mexico KFC and his boss escalated to the point of pulling out weapons, but that didn’t stop the aggrieved worker from showing up the next day to collect his paycheck. [More]

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McDonald’s Franchisees Say Company Should Kick “Discounting Addiction”

Though McDonald’s has been riding high on all-day breakfast since its launch last year, the company’s franchisees say the novelty is fading. Part of the problem, several complain, is McDonald’s love of discounts. [More]

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Is Taco Bell Testing An All-Day Breakfast Menu?

Have you heard of this crazy idea that breakfast foods can be consumed throughout the day? It’s a concept that has worked out pretty well for McDonald’s — so is Taco Bell was apparently willing to give it a try? [More]