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10 Best Fast-Food Chains in US

Nary a Burger King or Dairy Queen to be found

(Newser) - McDonald's and Subway may be the fast-food kings in America, but are they the best fast-food options in the states? Not even close, according to a Business Insider ranking of the 25 best fast-food restaurants in the US. With the help of Restaurant Business' 2016 data, Business Insider looked... More »

Mysterious Burger Heiress Is Now a Billionaire

Lynsi Snyder receives the remaining portion of her In-N-Out shares

(Newser) - Lynsi Snyder, the mysterious heiress to the In-N-Out Burger fortune, turned 35 years old Friday—which means she's now a billionaire. Per the trust put in place by her grandparents, the founders of the California-based chain, Snyder has been receiving stakes in the company for the past 10 years;... More »

Mysterious Burger Heiress Gets Extremely Candid

Lynsi Snyder reveals painful details of her past in new interview

(Newser) - Lynsi Snyder, the 34-year-old billionaire heiress and president of the In-N-Out burger chain, is frequently described as "reclusive," "private," even " mysterious ." But in a new, nearly 10-minute video interview with I Am Second , Snyder gets surprisingly candid about her past. Snyder, granddaughter of the... More »

Man Stops for Food in Middle of Police Chase

Fleeing the law is hungry work, apparently

(Newser) - A night on the lam can really work up an appetite. The AP reports a hungry Arizona man stopped at In-N-Out in the middle of a police chase Wednesday night. Officers tried to pull over 35-year-old Joshua Adkins around 10:30pm for an outstanding warrant, but police say he refused... More »

Tens of Thousands Demand In-N-Out Serve Veggie Burgers

Vegetarians are tired of just fries at popular chain

(Newser) - It already has animal style, so why not vegetable style? Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition demanding the California-based In-N-Out burger chain add a veggie option, USA Today reports. According to the petition , which has received more than 30,000 signatures, vegetarians eating at In-N-Out... More »

In-N-Out Sues Startup Over Burger Deliveries

It wants DoorDash out of the In-N-Out business

(Newser) - Popular chain In-N-Out is suing a California startup to make sure customers actually have to put on pants if they want their burger and fries. Eater reports In-N-Out filed a lawsuit against DoorDash, which lets customers order food from hundreds of restaurants through its website and app, on Nov. 6... More »

Man Accused of International In-N-Out Burger Scheme

Prosecutors say Craig Stevens peddled fake franchises

(Newser) - Craig Stevens allegedly had what sounded like a great offer: Purchase an In-N-Out Burger franchise and bring the fast-food chain to the Middle East. That would be pretty major, considering a slim five US states are home to In-N-Out Burger locations. The only problem? The company has "adamantly" refused... More »

Widower's Dinner Date: Photo of Late Wife

Man in viral photos is happy to talk to anyone who asks about love of his life

(Newser) - Determined not to forget his true love after her death five years ago, an elderly man has been bringing along a photo of her during his outings to a California burger joint. Multiple patrons have spotted the widower at an In-N-Out Burger, seated with a photo of his deceased wife... More »

America's Worst Burgers Found At...

McDonald's, per 'Consumer Reports' subscribers

(Newser) - Love biting a McDonald's burger? Then you're likely not a Consumer Reports subscriber. Some 32,405 subscribers weighed in on their experiences at 65 fast-food and fast-casual chains, and they handed McDonald's the title of worst-tasting burger (on a scale of 1 to 10, the chain's... More »

In-N-Out Burger Run by Female Billionaire, Age 30

Bloomberg shines just a little light on the mysterious Lynsi Torres

(Newser) - As far as company owners go, Lynsi Torres has to be among the most intriguing. A Bloomberg article attempts to put a finger on the mysterious In-N-Out Burger president who, at age 30, is one of the youngest female billionaires on the planet. As Seth Lubove reports, she ended up... More »

Animal Cruelty Video Shows Abuse at Major Dairy Farm

Idaho operation supplies Burger King, other chains

(Newser) - Yet another tough-to-stomach video is out detailing the abuse of animals in the fast-food industry, this time at a huge dairy farm in Idaho. The video by Mercy for Animals shows workers at Bettencourt Dairies punching, kicking, dragging, and stomping on cows, reports the Miami Herald . Because Burger King gets... More »

Best Burger Joint Is ...

Five Guys tops new survey; McDonald's near bottom

(Newser) - The folks at Five Guys will be pretty happy with a new survey from Market Force Information. The chain easily ranked as the No. 1 burger joint in a poll of 7,600 consumers across the nation, reports the Huffington Post . It scored the best in taste, quality, service, cleanliness,... More »

McDonald's Dumps Beef Plant Linked to Abuse

Joins In-N-Out in exodus over video of abused cows

(Newser) - McDonald's is quickly backing away from the California beef plant linked to animal abuse in an undercover video that's reverberating around the meat industry, reports ABC News . The fast-food joint joins In-N-Out as the second major chain to dump Central Valley Meat after the feds shut it down,... More »

Beef Plant in Abuse Video Supplied In-N-Out, Schools

Burger chain cancels contract with Calif. slaughterhouse

(Newser) - The California slaughterhouse closed down for alleged animal abuse counted the In-N-Out burger chain among its biggest customers, reports ABC . The Central Valley Meat plant provided between 20% and 30% of the beef used in the chain's burgers, according to an In-N-Out spokesman, who says the chain canceled its... More »

Shh! Secret Restaurant Menus

Fast-food places have plenty of little-known options

(Newser) - In-N-Out Burger’s “secret menu” (veggie burgers, etc.) has gotten way too famous to really be considered a secret anymore—but Coupon Sherpa rounds up little-known items at other fast-food joints:
  • Chili’s: Though it’s not on the menu anymore, you can in fact still order the
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Even Celeb Chefs Enjoy Fast Food

They admit their last indulgence to Esquire

(Newser) - Sure, fast food gets a bad rap. But even famous chefs cop to eating it, and Esquire has the details. You may notice a certain theme:
  • Alton Brown: Chick-Fil-A, last week
  • Tyler Florence: In-N-Out double-double burger, the other day
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America's 10 Most Noxious Eats

(Newser) - From fries drenched in salad dressing to cheeseburgers mashed between glazed donuts, Americans are not known for always possessing the most refined palettes. Minyanville takes a look at some of the worst offenders.
  • The KFC Famous Bowl, described as tasting like “your nephew’s half-eaten dinner plate”, mixes fried
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In-N-Out Burger Clogs Neighbors' Arteries

Traffic jams around popular joint hurting other businesses, owners claim

(Newser) - In-N-Out Burger's customers aren’t “in and out” as fast as its Southern California neighbors would like. Businesses near some oversubscribed locations are frustrated at drive-through lines that block their own entrances and exits—and some are ready to sue, the Los Angeles Times reports. “We've lost a... More »

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