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]


Why Are So Many Restaurant Chains Closing Locations, Filing For Bankruptcy?

Bob Evan’s, Old Country Buffet, Cosi, Ruby Tuesday, Logan’s Roadhouse: these are just a few of the large restaurant chains that have closed locations and/or filed for bankruptcy protection in 2016 alone. These eateries generally have two factors working in their favor: name recognition and stores in high-traffic areas. So why are they doing so poorly? [More]


Subway Worker Accused Of Filming Women In The Restroom

A Subway employee in Seattle is facing charges of voyeurism and possession of child pornography after allegedly filming women in the restaurant’s bathroom without their knowledge. [More]

Help Us Figure Out Your Fast-Food Frequency

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When Greg Creed, the curiously Australian CEO of Yum Brands, recently boasted that “Half the U.S. population eats Taco Bell once a month,” we got to wondering: Just how frequently do people visit the country’s most popular quick-service eateries? [More]


Former Carnegie Deli Dishwasher Wants To Buy It And Keep It Open

Sandwich fans around the world were likely sad to hear last week that New York City’s famed Carnegie Deli would be shutting its doors for good at the end of the year. At least one person has stepped forward thus far to express interest in buying the business and keeping it open. [More]

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Burger King Customers Upset To Find Nasty Messages Written On Food Wrappers

We get it: everyone can have a bad day at work. But if you work in a consumer-facing industry, taking out those frustrations on your customers could cost you your job. [More]

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Feds Accuse Bar Of Charging Cover Fees To Non-White Customers

Federal law prohibits restaurants and bars from discriminating against customers on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin, but prosecutors say a popular Houston bar actively discouraged non-white customers by, among other practices, demanding cover charges that were not required of white customers. [More]


Sonic Drive-In Fires Worker Over Receipts With Offensive Language

A Sonic Drive-In in Fort Worth has fired an employee after two customers said their lunch receipts included offensive language. [More]

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Food Trucks Win First Legal Battle Over Rule To Keep Them Away From Restaurants

A restaurant might already have enough competition from other eateries next door, across the street, or even in the same building, so they probably don’t want yet a competing restaurant on wheels parking on their block. But when restaurants and food trucks share a similar menu, can a city require that they not share the same general space? [More]


McDonald’s Is Testing A Breakfast Happy Meal

McDonald’s just can’t stop riding the breakfast wave that has boosted the company’s sales and brought customers back through its doors, it seems: after scoring with all-day breakfast, the fast food chain is now toying with the idea of offering Happy Meals in the morning hours. [More]


Panera Nixing Artificial Additives In New “Clean Bacon”

In its continuing quest against artificial additives, Panera Bread says it’s made some recent changes to its bacon. Before you freak out, company executives want you to know it’ll still taste “bacon-y.” Because we all know there’s nothing worse than un-bacon-y bacon.



McDonald’s Nationwide All-Day Breakfast Menu Including McGriddles Launches Tomorrow

As it was foretold, so it has come to pass: McDonald’s is launching its nationwide all-day breakfast menu tomorrow, bringing McGriddles and both biscuits and McMuffin sandwiches to about 16,000 locations. [More]


NYC Health Officials Investigating Report Of Fried Rat Head Served At Popeyes

Let’s start with a warning: if you have recently eaten food, are planning to eat food in the near future, or ever want to eat food again, you might want to stop reading. Now that that’s covered, let’s talk about a Popeyes customer who claims she received a fried rat head with her chicken. [More]

Olive Garden Unlimited Pasta Passes Hit eBay With Prices Up To $4,500 Because Of Course

Olive Garden Unlimited Pasta Passes Hit eBay With Prices Up To $4,500 Because Of Course

Despite the fact that Olive Garden put 21,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes up for sale yesterday, 19,000 more than it offered last year, those passes sold out immediately. Demand remains, it seems, as there are already listings for the passes on eBay with asking prices up to $4,500. [More]

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Restaurant Customers Uninterested In Sit-Down Chains, Still Hungry

When you go out to eat, where do you go? Restaurant-watchers are noticing that business at sit-down establishments is dropping, while convenience stores, restaurants that deliver, and even supermarkets with ready-to-eat food are all increasing their business. [More]

Olive Garden Already Sold All 21,000 Unlimited Pasta Passes

Olive Garden Already Sold All 21,000 Unlimited Pasta Passes

You read that headline right. Even though Olive Garden is often desperate for customers, and despite the company’s boardroom brawls over breadsticks, people still have to get their hands on that unlimited Pasta Pass. [More]

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Lawsuit: Chipotle Worker Fired After Complaining That Coworkers Got Preferential Treatment

A new lawsuit filed in California claims that a former Chipotle worker was fired after she complained to her bosses that her coworkers were receiving preferential treatment, giving them coveted daytime shifts while she was stuck working at nighttime. [More]


Indiana Subway Closes For A Day After Customer Posts Video Of Worker Zapping Bugs

At Subway, you have a choice of topping for your sandwich — cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, peppers, you know the drill. But itty-bitty bug carcasses? No one is lining up for that extra protein. [More]