Saturday, April 30, 2005
Friday, April 29, 2005
Troops in Baghdad have it 'their way' - Baghdad, Iraq - The Army and Air Force Exchange Service's newest Burger King in Iraq opened at the International Zone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 12. The IZ PX food courtyard is now home to a Burger King, Pizza Inn, Gyro King and coffee shop.
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Annoyed by Spurlock’s blatant irresponsibility in eating McDonald’s three times a day for 30 days straight, not exercising between meals and then belly-aching about gaining 24-pounds, seeing his cholesterol level rocket out of control and generally feeling like shit, fitness expert and muscle-bound bodybuilder Chazz Weaver has taken up the challenge of the 30 day McDiet himself, claiming at the beginning of the experiment that he won’t only avoid the danger of becoming Grimace as Spurlock did, but he’ll actually lose weight in the process.
Anna Ayala, 39, waived extradition during a brief hearing before the same judge who issued a warrant for police to search Ayala's suburban Las Vegas home April 6. Records from that raid have remained sealed.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Sure he looks friendly, with his big smile, colorful jumpsuit and playful repartee. But get ready for some McAttitude.
Ronald McDonald - the iconic character that is not only a corporate mascot but also a global symbol of everything good and bad about America - is undergoing a makeover that will change his look, sense of humor and role at the fast-food chain.
"We're letting Ronald escape from the playpen," said Larry Light, McDonald's global chief marketing officer. "So, Ronnie is going through a retraining program - taking courses in humor that kids can look up to rather than adults look down at."
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005
"People have got to be responsible for their own actions," said Rep. Herb Kirsh, D-York, one of the bill's sponsors. "Nobody makes you go there."
Under the Common Sense Consumption Act, restaurants and their employees would be shielded from civil liability claims if you gained weight, became obese or developed other health problems.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Authorities said Gregg Luttman made an obscene gesture at the clerk, cursed staffers and nearly hit an employee with his truck. When police tried to arrest him, Luttman allegedly scuffled with an officer and kicked out the back window of a cruiser.
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Saturday, April 23, 2005
Anna Ayala, 39, was arrested Thursday night at her Las Vegas home on a charge of attempted grand larceny, including a penalty enhancement for inflicting more than $2.5 million in losses on Wendy's. She also was charged with grand larceny in an alleged real-estate swindle not related to the Wendy's case.
The arrest ends a public-relations nightmare for the national burger chain, which saw sales plunge at least 30 percent at its San Jose-area franchises after the March 22 report.
Friday, April 22, 2005
Allied Domecq PLC, the British parent of Canton-based Dunkin' Donuts, announced Thursday that it agreed to a $14.2 billion takeover by French rival Pernod Ricard SA.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Net income for the first quarter rose to $161 million, or 53 cents per share, from $142 million, or 47 cents per share, a year ago.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Make that hip with a decidedly Southern accent. Or, in the words of Gregg Dedrick, KFC's relatively new president who is eager to fix the feathers on his much-maligned bird: "old-school cool."
Monday, April 18, 2005
Here's the Enormous Omelet Sandwich blueprint: one sausage patty, two scrambled eggs, two slices of American cheese and three strips of bacon on a fluffy sesame-seed submarine roll.Total calories: 730. Fat grams: 47. Dietary fiber: 2 grams. Carbs: 43 grams.
Fast-food companies are forming a coalition to lobby on farm legislation and international trade issues worldwide, former Agriculture Secretary and U.S. Trade Representative Clayton Yeutter said April 12 in Washington.
Saturday, April 16, 2005
McDonald's: Took note that Texans preferred burgers with mustard, onions and pickles and created the "Texas Homestyle Burger."
Wendy's: "Texas Double Cheeseburger" with two 2-ounce patties, mustard, onion, pickles, lettuce and tomatoes.
Burger King: "Texas Double Whopper," a traditional Double Whopper with mustard and jalapeños – no ketchup, no mayo.
Friday, April 15, 2005
The Golden Arches are celebrating a golden anniversary.
Fast food giant McDonalds celebrates 50-years in business Friday. Since company founder Ray Kroc opened the first McDonalds on April 15, 1955, the chain has grown to more than 31,000 restaurants in 119 countries.