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'Humiliated' Customer Sues Fast-Food Giant

Curtis Brooner got stuck in a Burger King bathroom

(Newser) - All Curtis Brooner wanted was to wash his hands—and says he got humiliation, an injury, and an hour in a stinky bathroom. Now the Portland man who claims he was stuck in a Burger King bathroom for over an hour in December is suing the fast food giant, KATU... More »

McDonald's Worker Fights Back After Man Loses It Over Straw

'My family, they know how to box,' she says

(Newser) - A Florida man infuriated by his failure to find a plastic straw lunged at and grabbed a McDonald's worker. Unfortunately for him, the young woman knew how to box, according to Kinie Biandudi, who shared video of the altercation . Mother Brenda Biandudi, who recorded the video, tells the Washington ... More »

McDonald's Brings Back a Familiar Sandwich

McRib is returning to most locations, for a while

(Newser) - The on-again, off-again McRib is back on again. McDonald's announced Thursday that its fan-favorite boneless pork sandwich, last sold a year ago, will be available for a limited time at 9,000 of 14,000 restaurants nationwide. The 480-calorie McRib first launched in 1981, with The Takeout snarking that... More »

McDonald's New Breakfast Sandwiches Have a Lot More Meat

Introducing the Triple Breakfast Stack

(Newser) - Because sometimes, a single layer of sausage, meat, and cheese is just not enough: McDonald's is adding a new breakfast item to its menu, the Triple Breakfast Stack . The sandwiches are basically oversize versions of the fast-food chain's pre-existing McMuffin, McGriddle, and biscuit products, except these have two... More »

Burger King's 'Nightmare' Is Appropriately Named

It's 'clinically proven to induce nightmares'

(Newser) - The "Nightmare King" isn't just a seasonal name thrown on Burger King's latest burger. The quarter-pound beef burger topped with chicken, cheese, bacon, onions, and mayo, on a green sesame seed bun, is "clinically proven to induce nightmares," according to the burger chain. A new... More »

Burger Chains' Antibiotics Grades: Two As, 22 Fs

Report raises concerns over 'spread of antibiotic resistance'

(Newser) - Craving a fast-food burger? You'll be hard-pressed to find one that gets a passing grade from experts on antibiotic use in meat. A report out Wednesday—a collaboration by the Natural Resources Defence Council, Consumer Reports, Center for Food Safety, and other groups—gives 22 of 25 top US... More »

Irish Utterly Lose Their Minds Over ... Krispy Kreme

Dublin 24-hour drive-thru shuts down after one week due to chaos

(Newser) - Honking horns, bumper-to-bumper traffic, and tempers converged upon the Irish capital of Dublin over the past seven days—and it was all due to tasty fried dough. Mashable reports that the Sept. 26 grand opening of the city's first 24-hour Krispy Kreme drive-thru quickly resulted in long lines of... More »

Philly Fast-Food Worker Threw Hot Oil at Customer, Cops Say

It all unfolded at a Checkers

(Newser) - Police say a Philadelphia fast-food worker threw hot oil at customers during an argument at the drive-thru window. Police allege the employee threw the cooking oil through the window during a dispute with three women over an order at about 3 a.m. Saturday at a Checkers restaurant. A 20-year-old... More »

Subway to Franchisees: Sell $5 Footlong Only If You Want To

Complaints over slim margins on cheap sandwich has led to pullback on program

(Newser) - Customers love Subway's $5 Footlong deal; franchisees, not so much. That's why the chain's CEO has decided to let individual owners decide whether they want to offer the sandwich at that price to their customers, per USA Today . Trevor Haynes tells the paper that, after hearing complaints... More »

Chick-fil-A Makes Big Leap in a Fast-Food First

Chain will do 12-week trial run of meal kits in Atlanta

(Newser) - Meal kits are all the rage: The $2.2 billion business supplying consumers with fresh ingredients to be turned into a delicious dish at home is likely to see 25% to 30% annual growth over the next five years, USA Today reports, citing food industry consulting firm Pentallect. Now, Chick-fil-A... More »

McDonald's Offering Free Fries Every Friday

Giveaway will last rest of 2018

(Newser) - National French Fry Day fell on a Friday the 13th this year, but McDonald's is going to make it happen on a lot of other Fridays. The chain says it will give away free french fries every Friday for the rest of 2018 to customers who download the McDonald'... More »

Cop Complains Burger Was Tainted. He Got It Wrong

Tim McCormick thought dirt had been put on his burger

(Newser) - A Fort Myers police officer noticed something unusual on his Burger King receipt: The word "POLICE" appeared on the ticket, something Tim McCormick hadn't seen done before. And he suspected there was something nefarious going on: The News-Press reports he took to Facebook on Wednesday with a big... More »

New Jimmy John's Sub Is a 'Cardiologist's Nightmare'

The 2,190 calories in the Gargantuan exceeds the US government's recommended daily intake

(Newser) - Construction workers and college students are apparently ravenous. Those are the ones, among others, being targeted by the Jimmy John's sandwich chain with its newest offering: the JJ Gargantuan , a 2,190-calorie beast that exceeds in caloric content what the US government recommends most people should eat in one... More »

A Subway Near You May Be Closing Soon

Fast-food chain says it's closing 500 US stores, but opening 1K internationally

(Newser) - Sandwich lovers may soon have to drive a few more miles more for their footlongs. Bloomberg reports that Subway Restaurants will be shuttering 500 or so of its US stores, leaving about 25,400 open. (No specifics yet on which locations are closing.) This latest round of closures follows... More »

Sonic in Mississippi Takes a Stand Against Pot Smokers

With a laminated sign and everything

(Newser) - The "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service" sign apparently needs an update. The Sun Herald reports on a sign that's been getting some attention since it was taped up in the drive-thru window of a Sonic in Gulfport, Miss., about two weeks ago. "ATTENTION," the laminated... More »

In-N-Out Burger Files Legal Action Against YouTube Prankster

He claimed to be CEO, demanded food

(Newser) - In-N-Out Burger isn't laughing about a YouTube prankster who claimed to be the company's CEO making a surprise visit. The burger chain has gone to court to seek a restraining order against prankster Cody Roeder, whose videos appeared on his popular "Trollmunchies" YouTube channel, the OC Register... More »

Fast-Food Chain Introduces New Pickle-Based Drink

Get your pickle juice slushes this June at Sonic

(Newser) - Pickle juice is having a bit of a moment (a disgusting, disgusting moment), Food & Wine reports. You can get your whiskey shot with a pickle juice back at hip bars, and pickle juice sports drinks are apparently a thing. Now USA Today brings news of a brine too far:... More »

Chain Has New Employee— a Burger-Flipping Robot

Meet Flippy

(Newser) - Welcome to 2018: Robots are cooking hamburgers now. Fast-food chain CaliBurger is using a robot called Flippy at its Pasadena, Calif., location, KTLA reports. A human employee loads up the grill with raw burger patties, and Flippy uses thermal imaging, 3D and camera vision to detect the temperature and size... More »

KFC Customers Get Their Chicken Back, With a Catch

Now there's no gravy at many UK locations

(Newser) - Winner winner chicken dinner? Sure, but likely without the gravy. That's the conundrum KFC is facing in the UK, where feathers were ruffled earlier this month when the fast-food chain had delivery issues that resulted in a chicken shortage and mass restaurant closings . Now, even though all but about... More »

KFC Suffers Mass Closures Over Lack of Chicken

Some 600 of its 900 UK locations were closed Monday

(Newser) - The chicken has crossed the road, "just not to our restaurants," explains KFC UK in a tweet addressing its weird problem: no chicken. USA Today reports about 900 of the chain's roughly 21,500 locations are in the UK, and only 300 of them were open Monday... More »

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