Tag Archives: fast food

Russians Line Up For Opening Of Former McDonald’s

Reuters reports: It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the Filet-O-Fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday, as McDonald’s restaurants flung open their doors in Moscow under new Russian ownership and with …

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Russian Burger King Partner Won’t Close Its 800 Stores

Axios reports: Burger King on Friday said that its business partner controlling approximately 800 restaurants in Russia has “refused” to suspend operations in the country. “We contacted the main operator of the business and demanded the suspension of Burger King restaurant operations in Russia. They have refused to do so,” David Shear, the president of Restaurant Brands International, which owns …

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Russia’s Shuttered McDonald’s See Trademark Squatters

The Washington Post reports: McDonald’s is now closed in Russia, part of a wave of companies exiting the country after its invasion of Ukraine sparked sanctions from the West. But a local alternative, Uncle Vanya, appears to be gearing up to take a bite of the Russian burger business — with a strangely familiar logo. Though none of these new …

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KFC And Pizza Hut To Suspend Operations In Russia

The Guardian reports: After a number of major western brands, including McDonald’s, Starbucks, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, bowed to public pressure and suspended operations in Russia, the Kentucky-based Yum! Brands followed suit. It said it was suspending 70 KFC company-owned restaurants in Russia and finalising an agreement to suspend all 50 Pizza Hut outlets in partnership with its master franchisee. Yum! …

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Owners Bury Bible In Foundation Of New TX Chick-Fil-A

The Christian Post reports: Chick-fil-A, the largest fast-food restaurant chain in the United States, will soon open its second location in Marshall, Texas, where the franchise owners’ buried an open Bible in the building’s foundation as a reflection of their faith in God. The franchisees, David and Holley Snow, owners of the first Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Marshall that will open …

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McDonald’s Tests “McPlant” Burger In Several States

CBS News reports: McDonald’s will offer its first vegetarian option in the U.S. next month, taking its new McPlant meatless burger for a test drive on U.S. menus, the fast-food giant announced Thursday. “Eight McDonald’s restaurants across the U.S. will be testing the McPlant for a limited time starting Nov. 3 while supplies last,” McDonald’s said in the announcement. The …

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Burger King Tests Plant-Based “Chicken” Nuggets

CNN Business reports: Two years after launching the Impossible Whopper, Burger King is testing out Impossible nuggets. Starting on October 11, Burger King restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa, Boston, Massachusetts and Miami, Florida will serve eight-piece plant-based nuggets made by Impossible Foods for a limited time. The product will be prepared in oil used for meat and cheese products, Burger …

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McDonald’s To Franchisees: Close Indoor Dining Again

Reuters reports: Some U.S. fast-food restaurants are closing indoor seating areas or limiting hours of operation because of the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19, according to franchisees. McDonald’s Corp. had temporarily closed indoor dining at nearly all U.S. locations in early 2020, but it reopened 70% by last month. In Wednesday’s conference call, McDonald’s executives recommended franchisees consider …

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Burger King Comes For Chick-Fil-A With Pride Promo

The New York Daily News reports: Burger King became the latest entrant in the ongoing fast food fracas over fried chicken sandwiches, but the chain announced it was coming for one of the front-runners in more ways than one. The tweets were a clear reference to Chik-Fil-A which has been called out for donating to right-wing causes, including anti-LGBTQ initiatives, …

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1.5M Free Donuts Given In Krispy Kreme’s Vax Promo

The New York Daily News reports: After already giving away more than 1.5 million doughnuts to the inoculated since March, the Winston Salem, North Carolina-headquartered doughnut chain has announced it will double the pleasure during National Doughnut Day. On June 4, Krispy Kreme will give two free doughnuts to Americans who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot – …

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McDonald’s To Launch Meatless “McPlant” Burger

USA Today reports: The global fast-food giant shared exclusively with USA TODAY Monday that it has developed a new plant-based platform dubbed McPlant with tests of the burger expected in some markets around the world next year. In a move that could kickstart a new round of the Chicken Sandwich War, McDonald’s also confirmed its new Crispy Chicken Sandwich would …

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McDonald’s Sues Ex-CEO, Alleges Lying About Affairs

CNBC reports: McDonald’s is suing its former CEO Steve Easterbrook for allegedly lying during the company’s internal probe into his behavior. The fast-food chain’s board announced in November that it had terminated Easterbrook for having a consensual relationship with an employee and tapped Chris Kempczinski as his successor. A probe allegedly revealed that Easterbrook lied to the company and destroyed …

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Steak ‘N Shake To Close Dozens Of Outlets For Good

The Washington Post reports: The impact of the coronavirus on businesses has prompted the parent company of the fast-food restaurant Steak ‘n Shake to close 57 of its stores for good. Biglari Holdings will close 51 corporate-owned locations and six franchise locations, according to its first-quarter report. Net sales decreased nearly 37 percent during the first quarter of 2020 compared …

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Chipotle Settles Class Action False Ad Suit For $6.5M

Courthouse News reports: Under a settlement approved by a federal judge, Chipotle will pay consumers $6.5 million to settle claims that it ran a misleading ad campaign pledging to serve only non-GMO food. Through ads using phrases such as “G-M-Over It,” the fast food chain touted itself as the first in the United States to use only ingredients derived from …

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Farmers Warn Of Possible French Fry Shortage

Bloomberg News reports: Potato processors are rushing to buy supplies and ship them across North America in order to keep French fries on the menu after cold, wet weather damaged crops in key producers in the U.S. and Canada. Cool conditions started to hit growing regions in October, lashing potatoes with frost. Farmers in Alberta and Idaho were able to …

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Salvation Army “Saddened” By New Chick-Fil-A Policy

Fox News reports: The Salvation Army has responded to Chick-fil-A’s announcement Monday that the fast-food chain’s charitable arm will not be donating to the faith-based organization in 2020, despite providing donations to the organization for several years. “We’re saddened to learn that a corporate partner has felt it necessary to divert funding to other hunger, education and homelessness organizations — …

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McDonald’s Cans CEO Over “Consensual Relationship”

The Associated Press reports: McDonald’s chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates. …

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McDonald’s Joins Fast Food Rush To Veggie Burgers

The New York Daily News reports: McDonald’s is going above and beyond with its new burger. The fast-food giant has partnered with Beyond Meat to create a sandwich dubbed the PLT, made with plant-based “beef,” lettuce and tomato (ignoring the fact that lettuce and tomato are also plants). The new menu item will be tested at 28 locations in Ontario, …

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Beyond Meat: KFC To Test Vegan Fried “Chicken”

CNBC reports: Colonel Sanders will soon be serving vegan fried chicken to see if customers think it’s finger lickin’ good. KFC will start testing plant-based fried chicken from Beyond Meat in an Atlanta restaurant on Tuesday. The test makes the Yum Brands subsidiary the first national U.S. fast-food chain to introduce a Beyond chicken item, beating Popeyes and Chick-fil-A. The …

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Burger King Launches Vegetarian Whopper [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Would you like that Whopper with or without beef? This week, Burger King is introducing a version of its iconic Whopper sandwich filled with a vegetarian patty from the start-up Impossible Foods. The Impossible Whopper, as it will be known, is the biggest validation — and expansion opportunity — for a young industry that is …

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