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McDonald's Ditching Controversial Ingredients

Fewer preservatives, same calories

(Newser) - McDonald's, which is trying to shake its image for serving processed junk food, said Monday that it's eliminating some unpalatable ingredients from its most popular menu items. That includes making Chicken McNuggets and other items without artificial preservatives, and removing high-fructose corn syrup from its burger buns, the... More »

Corpse Spends Weekend at Fast-Food Restaurant

It wasn't discovered for three days

(Newser) - The crew over at Hungry Jack's on Wanneroo Road in Westminster, Western Australia, might want to step up the restroom maintenance. Case in point: A dead man sat in a bathroom at the fast-food restaurant for three days before he was discovered on July 18, the AFP reports. Police... More »

Dress Like a Cow, Get Free 'Chikin'

Tuesday is Chick-fil-A's annual Cow Appreciation Day

(Newser) - Want a free entrée from Chick-fil-A? All you have to do is head to one of the fast food joint's more than 2,000 locations Tuesday dressed as a cow. It's part of the 12th annual Cow Appreciation Day , Consumerist reports; the day is a celebration of... More »

Wendy's Hit by Huge Credit Card Hack

Almost 1 in 5 outlets nationwide affected

(Newser) - Wendy's has apologized and offered help to customers affected by a massive cyberattack that has affected nearly one in five of its restaurants nationwide. The company says credit and debit card data was stolen by malware in payment terminals at 1,025 US locations, all of them franchisee-owned, Restaurant ... More »

These Chili's Workers Don't Just Serve, They Believe

GQ magazine profiles the 'super-trainers'

(Newser) - You may never look at Chili's the same way again after reading a lengthy new profile at GQ . The company need not worry, though, because this is a flattering piece about how the chain is a "strange and singular" place to work. The first clue would be the... More »

Elon Musk's Brother to Sell Organic Fast Food

The Kitchenette will open in Memphis in August

(Newser) - Healthy food might finally be as affordable as a Big Mac. Elon Musk's brother plans to open a healthy fast-food restaurant in August with each menu item costing $5 or less, reports Food & Wine . The Kitchenette—the brainchild of 43-year-old Kimbal Musk and co-founder Hugo Matheson—is set... More »

Burger King's New Item Involves Cheetos Breading

It's mac and cheese plus Cheetos

(Newser) - Love mac n' cheese? Love Cheetos? Burger King hopes you'll love Mac n' Cheetos. The new 310-calorie snack is basically mozzarella sticks but stuffed with macaroni along with the cheese and cased in Cheetos-flavored breading, per Time . So far, reviews are mixed. One Twitter user says it's the... More »

Top 10 Fast-Food Chains for Customer Satisfaction

Chick-fil-A is tops, McDonald's at the bottom

(Newser) - The bad news keeps on coming for Chipotle . The restaurant saw the biggest drop in this year's American Customer Satisfaction Index for fast-food restaurants, reports Consumerist . It was No. 2 last year and No. 9 this year—but at least it's ahead of McDonald's, which finished dead... More »

Chipotle Just Got Dethroned as the No. 1 Mexican Chain

Moe's Southwest Grill is now king of the casual, fast burrito

(Newser) - A faltering Chipotle has stumbled yet again, this time losing its place as the No. 1 casual, fast Mexican restaurant to a chain that has about a third the number of eateries as Chipotle, USA Today reports. With more than 650 restaurants to Chipotle's 1,900-plus, Moe's Southwest... More »

Introducing Burger King's Whopperito

Right now, you can apparently only get it in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Today under the heading of "Why, God, why?": Burger King has introduced a new menu item called the Whopperito. As you might expect, it's made up of the Whopper ingredients (beef, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles, onions) but inside a tortilla instead of on a bun. Grub... More »

Coming Soon: Wendy's Self-Serve Kiosks

Thanks to minimum wage increases

(Newser) - By the end of the year, Wendy's plans to have self-service kiosks available in all of its US restaurant locations, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The fast food chain made the decision after New York and California passed legislation that will eventually raise minimum wage to $15 per hour... More »

McDonald's Is Testing Fresh Beef in Its Burgers

Starting with 14 restaurants in Dallas

(Newser) - McDonald's says it's testing fresh beef at 14 restaurants in Dallas, but claims it's too early to say whether fresh beef could replace its frozen patties nationally, the AP reports. The company says the test is limited to its quarter pounder patties. "Like all of our... More »

McDonald's Is Cleaning Up the McNugget

Mickey Dee's is testing recipe free of artificial preservatives

(Newser) - While the Big Mac is getting bigger , McDonald's Chicken McNuggets are getting "cleaner." Since early March, McDonald's has been testing a "simpler recipe" free of artificial preservatives (McNuggets are already free of artificial flavors and colors) at 140 restaurants in Oregon and southwest Washington state.... More »

Arby's Bacon Thief Said He Was From the Future: Cops

Would-be Chuck Norris 'kicked crap out of' cars

(Newser) - If we were able to time-travel, our first pit stop in the past might aspire higher than fast food—but even time-travelers have to eat, and we bring you the case of Dante Rashad Anderson. The 36-year-old is being accused of robbery, assault and battery, and destruction of property after... More »

McDonald's Is Making a Major Menu Change

Bye-bye, McWraps

(Newser) - Well, so much for that "healthy" experiment: McDonald's is doing away with McWraps. The wraps, introduced in snack-size in 2006 and entree-size in 2013, were meant to "attract younger, healthier eaters," millennials, and customers who would otherwise eat at Subway, Bloomberg reports. But the wraps took... More »

Your Fast Food May Come With Side of Industrial Chemicals

Would you like infertility with that?

(Newser) - People who eat fast food may have higher levels of potentially infertility-causing industrial chemicals in their body, according to a new study . Bloomberg reports researchers were looking specifically at DEHP and DiNP, two types of phthalates found in everything from cosmetics to window blinds. They studied nutrition data from nearly... More »

Chick-fil-A Shuns Iceberg Lettuce

No nutritional value, says a rep

(Newser) - Chick-fil-A has shunned a not-so-nutritious food item. No, it's not the classic Chick-fil-A Sauce, which boasts 140 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 120 milligrams of sodium per serving. Instead, it's … iceberg lettuce. "We have a mandate: Never use iceberg lettuce," David Farmer, the restaurant'... More »

Cops: Woman Bites Wendy's Worker Over Wrong Order

She apparently didn't want the spicy chicken

(Newser) - A Wendy's order that was either changed at the last minute or wrong ended up with a wounded manager and an arrested customer Monday night in Richmond, Va., WTVR reports. According to what the worker told cops, 25-year-old Lovely Robinson had placed an order at the drive-thru and was... More »

Burger King Is Getting Into the Hot Dog Game

'Probably the most obvious product launch ever'

(Newser) - Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23, the AP reports. It may seem like a jarring addition for those who know the chain for its Whoppers,... More »

McDonald's Salad Worse Than a Double Big Mac

Canadian kale salad offers more calories, salt, and fat: CBC

(Newser) - The CBC has uncovered a great example of why you should always read nutritional labels: A kale salad McDonald's is serving in Canada contains more calories than a Double Big Mac. The "Keep Calm, Caesar On" salad—made with lettuce, baby kale, crispy chicken, and Asiago Caesar dressing—... More »

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