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Burger King's 'Black Burger' Even Has Black Cheese

Burger King Japan's culinary creation also has black buns, squid ink

(Newser) - Who knows how many cheeseburger-noshing rules will be broken by this new sandwich from Burger King, but hey—anything's better than meat-scented perfume , right? BK Japan's "Kuro Burger" (or "Black Burger") is apparently hitting restaurants there on Sept. 19, according to promotional images shown on... More »

Dozens Busted in 'Fight for $15' Fast-Food Protests

Demonstrators nationwide demand $15 an hour

(Newser) - Dozens of protesters have been arrested in at least two cities so far today during nationwide protests seeking $15 an hour for fast-food workers, reports the AP . At least three people in McDonald's work clothes in New York's Times Square and about two dozen demonstrators at a Detroit... More »

Fast-Food Workers Plot New Strike, Civil Disobedience

Many ready 'to do whatever it takes' for $15-an-hour wage

(Newser) - As fast-food workers battle for a $15-an-hour wage, they're getting ready to strike this week—and get arrested if they have to. McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's employees are among those planning a protest on Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports, and the effort will include broad civil... More »

Burger King Goes Canadian With $11B Tim Hortons Buy

Merger would move company's base, save a bundle in taxes

(Newser) - Burger King is confirming an $11 billion buy of Canada's iconic Tim Hortons coffee chain that will create Earth's third-biggest fast-food company and settle its headquarters in Canada—where corporate tax rates are conveniently around 26%, compared to a basic rate of 35% in the US. The merger... 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 »

Burger King Scraps Its 40-Year Slogan

'Have It Your Way' ditched for 'Be Your Way'

(Newser) - In what Burger King says is a move to "be connected to pop culture," the chain is ditching its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of "Be Your Way," which will be rolled out across the US in the weeks ahead. "We... More »

Burger King: Have a Whopper for Breakfast

Chain rolls out 'Burgers for Breakfast' menu

(Newser) - As fast-food breakfast competition heats up, Burger King has come out with a new morning offering: The food it serves the rest of the day. The chain says that more than 5,000 locations will serve its new "Burgers at Breakfast" menu, including items like Whoppers, cheeseburgers, and fries,... More »

Burger King Experiments With Apples in Burgers

Tomato-less burgers seem to be going over well in Japan

(Newser) - USA Today picks up on an odd food story out of Japan, where the burgers at Burger King tend to taste like apple pie. The reason? The new BK Ringo and the NY Whopper ditch tomatoes for slices of grilled apple. It also helps that the mayo is infused... More »

New at Burger King: Chicken Waffle Sandwich

But the first tasters aren't very enthused

(Newser) - Chicken and waffles, a comfort food favorite, is coming to ... Burger King? Yes, the fast food restaurant is testing out a chicken and waffle sandwich at select East Coast locations. How's it going? Foodbeast says it "looks like struggle," a sandwich that is essentially "a soggy... More »

Fast Food Strikes Return as Wage Debate Looms

Obama speaks up in favor of minimum wage hike

(Newser) - Fast food workers in 100 cities will walk off the job today, and protesters will show up in 100 more to call for drastically higher wages for the nation's lowest-paid workers. The movement started with a small strike in New York City last year, and has ballooned since, with... More »

Burger King's Version of Big Mac Returns

Chain brings back the 'Big King'

(Newser) - What has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame bun? Burger King's latest sandwich. The chain says it's bringing back its "Big King" sandwich, which looks a lot like the Big Mac made by McDonald's. Burger King says it's... More »

McDonald's Cuts Ties With Heinz Ketchup

Although most Americans couldn't get the brand at the fast-food chain anyway

(Newser) - Heinz brought in a former CEO of Burger King to run the ship a few months ago—and now McDonald's has severed ties with the ketchup company after 40 years, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . That means nobody eating at McDonald's will be slathering their fries with a Heinz... More »

The Hidden Cost of Cheap Fast Food: $7B in Aid

Maybe those burgers aren't such a bargain, after all

(Newser) - Think that dollar menu is a bargain? All that cheap fast food comes with a hidden cost to taxpayers, according to a new report. Researchers at UC Berkley have found that low-paid burger-flippers cost US taxpayers $7 billion a year in social welfare programs, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. A... More »

Burger King Tries to Woo You With Low-Cal Fries

'Satisfries' to be rolled out today

(Newser) - Burger King is hoping to lure back hungry-but-calorie-conscious customers with a new menu item: low-fat fries. The chain says the "Satisfries" being introduced across the country today have 20% fewer calories than its regular fries—and 30% fewer than McDonald's fries, reports the Wall Street Journal . The new... More »

Burger King Launches French Fry Burger

Hamburger topped with 4 fries weighs in at 360 calories

(Newser) - Burger King has plans to combine the crown jewels of fast food with a new burger concoction called the French Fry Burger. You heard right—a french fry burger. But it’s not as crazy as it sounds. Newsy reports: More »

Woman Finds Razor Blade in Burger King Burger

It fell on burger by accident, cops say

(Newser) - When Yolanda Orozco bit into her Burger King hamburger a few weeks ago, she took a look to see if there were onions. Instead, what she found was a razor blade between the meat and cheese, News 10 reports. "I was in shock," says the 46-year-old from Willits,... More »

Burger King Worker Hid Robbers' Getaway Car: Cops

Forcing alleged robbers to flee on foot; they didn't make it far

(Newser) - As far as foiled crimes go, this one belongs in the Hall of Fame: After allegedly robbing a Stockton, Calif., Burger King on Thursday night, two men emerged to find their getaway car had vanished. CBS Sacramento reports that Gabriel Gonzalez, 19, and Jeremy Lovitt, 23, then attempted to flee... More »

McDonald’s McRib Gets a Rival

Burger King rolling out its own boneless rib sandwich

(Newser) - The only problem with the insanely popular McDonald's McRib sandwich is that fans have to wait until October, or sometimes even later , to get one each year. Well, we have good news for you. On May 21, Burger King is releasing its own boneless rib menu item, the BBQ-sauce-slathered... More »

McDonald's Is Most Visited Business in America

Nearly half of US consumers visited at least once last month, says study

(Newser) - Just how popular are the golden arches? So popular that nearly half of US consumers visited them last month, according to a new study spotted by the Consumerist . The study, from the new Placed Insights service, sought to determine which businesses Americans visit most. Fast food dominates the list, but... More »

Retailers: Payroll Tax Hit Is Going to Hurt

Nearly half of consumers say they'll spend less: survey

(Newser) - Major retailers are preparing for customers with less cash in their pockets, thanks in part to the newly restored payroll tax, the Wall Street Journal reports. Rising gas prices aren't helping, either. Some 45.7% of consumers plan to spend less in the face of 2% lower take-home pay,... More »

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