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Taco Bell Will Offer Free Dinner Reservations At Its Test Kitchen

It’s no Wonka Chocolate Factory, but if you’re into trying stunt food before anyone else, Taco Bell will be inviting a limited number of people behind the scenes for a free meal in its test kitchen. [More]

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Chipotle Reveals Payment System Data Breach (Will Also Start Selling Dessert)

Burrito chain Chipotle is just beginning to rebound after a number of high-profile food borne illnesses, but last night the company revealed a bit of not-great news: Its payment system was hacked for several weeks. [More]

New Big Macs, Cheaper Drinks Help Boost McDonald’s Sales

New Big Macs, Cheaper Drinks Help Boost McDonald’s Sales

Last year, McDonald’s had all-day breakfast to thank for a boost in sales, beating earning expectations. Now, the company has its three sizes of Big Macs and cheaper drinks to hang its fatter wallet on. [More]

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Crack In The Subway Bubble? Number Of Locations Shrinks For First Time Ever

After years of growth, Subway is beginning to shrink. Sure, the chain remains the most popular eatery in the world (at least in terms of stores), with more locations than McDonald’s. However, the 100% franchised chain reported a net decrease in its number of stores in the United States this year for the first time ever. [More]

Wendy’s Recipe For A Big Mac: “Dash Of Shame… 2 Spoonfuls Of Disappointment”

Wendy’s Recipe For A Big Mac: “Dash Of Shame… 2 Spoonfuls Of Disappointment”

Whatever you feel about Wendy’s food, you have to respect any national brand that’s willing to let its Twitter account behave like that tipsy cousin at a wedding reception who doesn’t really care what you think about their outfit or dance moves. [More]

Irish Burger Chain Goes After McDonald’s For Trademarking Every ‘Mc’ Or ‘Mac’ Name

Irish Burger Chain Goes After McDonald’s For Trademarking Every ‘Mc’ Or ‘Mac’ Name

Names beginning with “Mc” or “Mac” are incredibly common, but selling food using some variation on either of these could result in a cease-and-desist demand from McDonald’s. Now one Irish burger chain is challenging McDonald’s ability to claim a trademark on every Mc/Mac eatery everywhere. [More]

This Burger King Ad Forces Your Google Home Device To Tell You About Whoppers

This Burger King Ad Forces Your Google Home Device To Tell You About Whoppers

You might think you’re the master of your own home, controlling all the internet-connected devices within it and bending them to your will with the touch of a button or an uttered command. But Burger King is trying to sneak into your home through the TV with a new ad that tries to trigger the voice-activated Google Home. [More]

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McDonald’s Hopes Mobile App Can Super-Size Your Spending By Tracking What You Buy

McDonald’s is looking for ways to reverse its decline in customer traffic and appeal to younger consumers so it can stay relevant. While fresh beef and functioning ice cream machines are important parts of the fast food giant’s future plans, even more important will be a mobile ordering app that will let it collect data on customers and offer them carefully tailored deals and upsells. [More]

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Taco Bell Continues Assault On Definition Of ‘Taco,’ Now Using Fried Egg As Shell

Taco Bell’s apparent longterm goal of proving that any item in your pantry can be turned into a taco shell continues. After folding Doritos, waffles, biscuits, croissants, and fried chicken into shell-like shapes, the fast food chain is now bending the definition of “taco” by putting some stuff inside a fried egg and calling it a Naked Breakfast Taco. [More]

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Stranger Buys McDonald’s Worker A New Bike So He Won’t Have To Walk 20 Miles To Work

A McDonald’s worker who had to walk 20 miles to and from work every day now has a new bike, after a customer learned he had no other means of transportation. [More]

McDonald’s Plans To Offer Fresh Beef Burgers In Most Locations Next Year

McDonald’s Plans To Offer Fresh Beef Burgers In Most Locations Next Year

In pockets of stores throughout Texas and Oklahoma, McDonald’s has been replacing its frozen beef patties with fresh meat for about a year. Now the fast food goliath says a majority of its stores nationwide will be serving up the non-frozen patties by mid-2018. [More]

Carl’s Jr. Is Replacing Bikinis With Burgers In New Ad Campaign

Carl’s Jr. Is Replacing Bikinis With Burgers In New Ad Campaign

For Carl’s Jr., selling food has long meant selling sex, with ads featuring women in skimpy bikinis and cutoff shorts chowing down on juicy burgers. The chain has decided to go with a more direct approach, and will now focus on using actual burgers to sell burgers. What a novel idea. [More]

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Panera & Chipotle Are Totally In A Fight Right Now

Don’t think fast food companies are taking consumers’ preference for “clean” food seriously? Just look at the war of words that has erupted this week between Chipotle and Panera Bread. [More]

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Man Says Leaking Waffle House Grease Is Damaging His Actual House

While living next door to a breakfast restaurant might sound like a dream come true to some, the neighbor of a Waffle House in Alabama says it was more of a nightmare, claiming grease and sewage from the business has leaked onto his property and damaged his home. [More]

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In Effort To Win Back Customers, Chipotle Menu Now Free Of Preservatives

Amid Chipotle’s effort to win back customers who may have strayed because of that whole food borne illness nightmare, the company has been trying to improve the customer experience. The company’s latest attempt to regain consumer trust involves removing all preservatives from its entire food menu. [More]

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McDonald’s Selling Bottled Big Mac & Filet-O-Fish Sauces… In Canada

For years, McDonald’s has been toying with consumers’ apparent love of its “Special” Big Mac sauce by hosting limited-time giveaways of bottles and containers of the condiment. Now, the company is ready to actually sell this sauce — along with the condiments for its Filet-O-Fish and McChicken sandwiches — but you’ll have to go to Canada to score a container. [More]

Police Looking For Daughter Who Assaulted Mom With McDonald’s Cheeseburger

Police Looking For Daughter Who Assaulted Mom With McDonald’s Cheeseburger

A woman in Indianapolis is wanted for alleged assault with a ketchup-y weapon, after an argument at a local McDonald’s resulted in someone taking a partially eaten cheeseburger to the face. [More]

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More McDonald’s Locations Testing Fresh Beef Patties

Even as McDonald’s competitors shifted toward higher-quality, fresher ingredients, the Golden Arches has largely stood by its frozen meat pucks. However, the company may finally be on the verge of a big change, adding hundreds of locations to its previously small-scale test of fresh beef patties. [More]