Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Friday, May 27, 2005
"Eric Schlosser and I, we wrote the script, kind of based on a town in Colorado where all the various sides are represented. It's sort of the human effects of that industry; I guess that's how you'd describe it. ...It's the teenagers who work at the fast food places, and immigrant labourers who come across the border, working in the packing plants, and an executive."
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
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Monday, May 23, 2005
Sunday, May 22, 2005
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Friday, May 20, 2005
"Overeating is bad for you, not getting enough exercise is bad for you. Blaming McDonald's for your expanding waistline is like blaming MasterCard for your overspending." -Les SayerYou can read all about Les and his diet on his website.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
- Papa John's - 78 up 2
- Wendy's - 75 up 1
- Little Caesar - 74 up 1
- Taco Bell - 72 up 4
- Burger King - 71 up 3
- Domino's - 71 down 4
- Pizza Hut - 71 down 4
- KFC - 69 down 2
- McDonald's - 62 down 2
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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Labels: Sonic Drive-In
Monday, May 16, 2005
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Sunday, May 15, 2005
Drunk drivers in Australia may soon be targeted in fast food drive-thrus. Police have had success targeting drivers with late-night fast food cravings. [Sunday Mail]
Heinz is testing new "SqueezMe!" ketchup packets in UK fast food restaurants, individual ketchup packets "designed to open with no fuss, and dispense with no muss." [NY Daily News]
Fast food is being blamed for a dramatic rise in obesity in France. [IHT]
Saturday, May 14, 2005
The deal gives Burger King the right to use the NFL trademarks in its advertising and promotions, but it doesn't mean the fast-food chain's logo will be displayed on NFL broadcasts or in stadiums. Burger King is expected to launch key promotions surrounding the kickoff of the NFL season and the NFL playoffs, culminating with Super Bowl XL in Detroit.
Labels: Burger King
Friday, May 13, 2005
the acquaintance of Ayala's husband, who lives in Nevada, lost the finger in an industrial accident in December and was cooperating with authorities.The news comes on the day Wendy's starts their free Frostys weekend, an effort to rebuild customer confidence in Wendy's after the weeks of confusion surrounding the source of the finger.
Labels: Burger King
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
In a not at all surprising move, the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association has quickly posted a press release refuting the claims of the study and calling into question its research methods: "The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences has released a highly flawed study on restaurants in Ontario which is riddled with contradictions."
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
"31 Star Wars toys spanning all six Star Wars movies...pull-back vehicles that speed away, wind-up figures, water squirters, plush toys and image viewers with scenes from each Star Wars episode." -StarWars.com [list of toys]They will also give away bigger prizes (money, cars, electronics, etc) in the "Choose Your Destiny" promtion. Burger King kicked off the promtion tonight with a TV ad during American Idol. It was the first of 10 ads (Adweek).
Labels: Burger King
Monday, May 09, 2005
related: KFC operator roasts Pamela Anderson 'inaccuracies'
Sunday, May 08, 2005
Friday, May 06, 2005
Local news reports that "the results are a cross between a supermarket-bought frozen pizza, a delivery from a chain such as Domino's and eating at a pizzeria where the pie comes straight from the oven. They're not for fussy pizza connoisseurs, but they will satisfy a quick craving."
Thursday, May 05, 2005
- Pizza Hut's new "Full House XL" pizza totals 2,240 calories
- Burger King's 730-calorie "Enormous Omelette the King of Breakfasts" and 1,090-calorie "Ultimate Double Whopper"
- Hardee's "Monster Thickburger, the mother of all hamburgers" with 1,430 calories
- Ruby Tuesday's "Ultimate Colossal Burger" with 1,781 calories
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
"If someone basically overeats or they're just not using self-discipline, that should not be the basis for going after a bunch of people with money." -Rep. Corbin Van Arsdale (AP)update 5/6/05: Bill passes in Texas House
also, Cheeseburger provision passes in Minnesota
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
"Most walk-up [DSL] service is $6 an hour," said Michael Hansen, McDonald's regional systems manager. "So, at $2.95, we're 25 percent of that." (NBC 5, Dallas)
"Dubbed the Beer Barrel Belly Buster, the burger comes with 10.5 pounds of ground beef, 25 slices of cheese, a head of lettuce, three tomatoes, two onions, a cup-and-a-half each of mayonnaise, relish, ketchup, mustard and banana peppers - and a bun." (AP)
"I thought it was candy because they put candy in your ice cream ... to make it a treat. So I said, 'OK, well, I'll just put it in my mouth and get the ice cream off of it and see what it is.'" -Clarence Stowers (finger finder) [CNN]
UPDATE: May 6, 2005: The man who found the finger refused it return it to the owner so that it could be reattached.
UPDATE: May 12, 2005: And now, finally, he offers to return it.
Monday, May 02, 2005
Bitove said KFC buys its chickens from the same places that sell to grocery stores and to other restaurants in Canada, and company officials "regularly and randomly audit our suppliers to augment government oversight and better ensure that chickens are treated ethically." -CJAD 800 Radio
"These advisers' dual roles have created a deep split in the scientific community. Some critics say that working for a large food company compromises the credibility of scientists' research and makes them look like part-time company representatives."
Sunday, May 01, 2005
It will be interesting to see how this scathing critique of the fast food industry will be turned into a "fictionalized thriller".
The cattlenetwork.com also has some words about that "that plotless little book that blamed most of mankind’s ills on the devilishly clever world domination agenda put together in a smoke-filled back room by Ronald McDonald" being made into a film.
"We generated our grease-stained grades by analyzing the percentage of people who say they eat at fast-food restaurants two to three times a week..., the number of McDonald's per capita...and, finally, the percentage of folks who are clinically obese and the percentage who prefer almost anything to fresh produce."Boston, Providence, RI, and Rochester, NY came out on top (less fast food and obesity), while Dallas, Las Vegas, and Houston rounded out the bottom of the list.
Girish Dharod operates eight Burger King restaurants in several Minnesota cities, including Rochester and Apple Valley. The signs and menus all look familiar, and the food tastes like regular Burger King fare, yet there's something missing.
That's because Burger King recently cut off its franchise contract with Dharod, who is now running the restaurants outside the company's sanction.