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Taco Bell Announces Big Recall After Customer Finds Metal

2.3M pounds of seasoned ground beef has been yanked from restaurants, distribution centers

(Newser) - Yo quiero Taco Bell, but that side of metal slivers—not so much. CNN and USA Today report the fast-food chain recalled about 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef Friday from distribution centers and restaurants in nearly two dozen states after a customer says they found a metal shaving... More »

KFC's New Offering Leaves Twitter Stunned

Yes, that's a fried chicken and doughnut sandwich

(Newser) - Move over, Heart Attack Grill: KFC is pairing fried chicken with glazed doughnuts in meals that may just make your heart and soul glaze over. Called "Chicken and Donuts," the menu items include a sandwich—a chicken fillet bound by two glazed doughnuts—or, for basket lovers, chicken... More »

Morgan Spurlock Is Back, Dealing With 'Big Chicken' This Time

'Super Size Me 2' focuses on fast food and chicken processing

(Newser) - Last time out, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate only fast food for a month. This time, he's the one dishing out the fried stuff, the AP reports. Spurlock has gone from being an avid Big Mac consumer in Super Size Me to serving his own fast-food chicken sandwiches in... More »

Wendy's Is Hiring 20K New Workers

Chain plans to launch breakfast menu nationwide

(Newser) - Wendy's plans to roll out breakfast offerings like the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit and the Breakfast Baconator at all 6,000 or so of its US restaurants next year—and it needs 20,000 new employees to serve them. The fast food chain currently serves breakfast at around 300... More »

$5K Lawsuit Targets Chicken Sandwiches

Craig Barr accuses Popeyes of deceptive business practices

(Newser) - A Tennessee man is suing Popeyes Chicken because, he says, they ran out of chicken sandwiches. Craig Barr filed the $5,000 suit Wednesday after what he called repeated attempts to buy the sandwich at different locations, NBC News reports. "I can't get happy; I have this sandwich... More »

CSPI: Seriously, Think Twice Before Eating These

The 2019 'Xtreme Eating' List includes food from Sonic and Cracker Barrel

(Newser) - Like to indulge when going out to eat? Might be veggie-shake time after you read this. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has posted its 2019 "Xtreme Eating" list for the most health-challenging foods in America, Fox News reports. Each includes a day's heaping of saturated... More »

Burger King's Impossible Whopper Is Coming to You

Nationwide rollout happens in a week

(Newser) - A nationwide Impossible Whopper is just a week away. Burger King announced Thursday that its vegan burger—expanded to six additional markets following an increase in foot traffic in its initial test market of St. Louis—will be sold at all 7,200 locations across the country for a limited... More »

Chick-fil-A Worker Jumps Out Drive-Thru Window in Heroic Save

Logan Simmons took what he thought was quickest way out to help a choking child

(Newser) - He went to work ready to serve up chicken sandwiches; he left work a hero. Logan Simmons, a 19-year-old Chick-fil-A employee in Hall County, Ga., went to work on Wednesday just like any other day—except it didn't turn out to be like any other day. Simmons, who was... More »

Prank by Wendy's Worker 'Totally Unacceptable'

Now ex-employee took a bath in a kitchen sink in Florida, went viral

(Newser) - It's bad enough to think of fast-food workers not washing their hands before handling food, so the latest story out of a Florida Wendy's is giving plenty of customers angst. CBS Miami reports on a viral video that was apparently shot on Snapchat and started circulating on Facebook... More »

Burger King's New Customer Base: People in Traffic Jams

Service is in Mexico City now, Los Angeles in future

(Newser) - Getting stuck in traffic in Mexico City is no bueno, though Burger King is working to improve the experience with a "Traffic Jam Whooper." As AdAge reports, a new delivery service in one of the world's most congested cities allows drivers stuck in traffic to order food... More »

Oh, McDonald's Is Not Going to Like This

'No one is happy all the time. And that's OK.'

(Newser) - Burger King wants you to have it your way—no matter your mood. The fast-food chain is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month by offering so-called "Real Meals" like the Blue Meal (sad), Salty Meal (bitter), YAAAS Meal (excited), Pissed Meal (mad), and DGAF Meal (Don't give a f***),... More »

Carl's Jr. Reveals Its 4/20 Offering

CBD-infused burger will sell in Denver for $4.20

(Newser) - Cannabidiol or CBD, the nonpsychoactive component of cannabis, is turning up in everything from jelly beans to soda . Now, Carl's Jr. is jumping on the trend, becoming the first major fast-food chain to release a CBD-infused burger. Despite its name, the "Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight"—made... More »

'Paucity of Meat' on Mexican Pizza Enrages Taco Bell Patron

Meanwhile, a missing order of hot wings from Domino's spurred a separate incident

(Newser) - Two cases of fast-food fury to report on, starting with an incident out of Spartanburg, SC, on Wednesday, when a customer at a Taco Bell drive-thru apparently didn't appreciate what the Smoking Gun calls "a paucity of meat" on his Mexican Pizza. A police report indicates that a... More »

Taco Bell Fans Go Loco for New Feature: Delivery

For a limited time, you can even get your grub for free if you order more than $12 worth

(Newser) - You no longer have to run for the border—the border will now come to you. Taco Bell announced Thursday that it has started offering delivery across the US, with orders able to be placed either directly on its website or via Grubhub, Business Insider reports. If you have enough... More »

McDonald's Lost a Big Mac Trademark. BK Pounced

Burger King restaurants in Sweden are now selling 'Not Big Macs'

(Newser) - So you're a fast-food giant that loses a trademark for one of your most popular offerings—what's the worst that can happen? Your rival could decide to mercilessly troll you, for one. That's what's happening to McDonald's in the EU, where the chain recently lost... More »

'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 »

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