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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 »

Gizmodo: Twitter Hacker Is a Boston-Area DJ

Culprit is Tony 'iThug' Cunha, says website

(Newser) - Gizmodo says the hacker who took over the Twitter feeds of Burger King yesterday and Jeep today also left an "Internet paper trail" that reveals his identity. Introducing Tony "iThug" Cunha, described by Gizmodo's Sam Biddle as a DJ in the Boston and Providence areas and... More »

@BurgerKing Proclaims Chain Sold to McDonald's

Twitter page gets McDonald's logo, Fish McBites image, in hack

(Newser) - Twitter has suspended Burger King's account ... at Burger King's request, after an apparent hack today, reports the AP . Things got wacky just after noon Eastern time: The fast-food company's Twitter picture was changed to a McDonald's logo, the background picture changed to McDonald's new Fish... More »

Formidable! Burger King Returns to France

Chain departed the country in 1997

(Newser) - Call it The Remembrance of Onion Rings Past. The French are buzzing over the return of Burger King after an absence of more than 15 years, reports the New York Times . The first Burger King opened on Paris' Champs Elysées in 1980, but fast food was a foreign concept... More »

Fast-Food Workers Strike in NYC

Organizers hope to unionize, raise hourly wage

(Newser) - Fast-food workers walked off the job today across New York City in what may be the biggest effort yet to unionize the industry's workers, reports Reuters . The one-day protest was hitting the likes of McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Papa Johns, Kentucky Fried Chicken, etc. The main gripe... More »

McDonald's Sales Take First Dip in Almost a Decade

Company cites competition, lower demand

(Newser) - Mark it on your calendar, folks: October 2012 was the month Americans finally got sick of McDonald's. OK, that might be overstating it, but last month broke a nearly decade-long winning streak for the golden arches, as same-store sales fell 2.2%, their first drop since 2003, the Chicago ... 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 »

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