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2008-12-20 07:28:55

McDonald's says it likely will become the first restaurant chain in Japanese history to surpass a half-trillion yen, or $5.6 billion, in yearly sales. Officials of McDonald's Holdings Co. Japan says sales are likely to top 500 billion yen in the 2008 business year, 37 years after the first golden arches was opened in Tokyo's Ginza district, Kyodo, the Japanese news agency, reported Saturday. The sales figures cover some 3,754 restaurants, including outlets directly controlled by McDonald's...

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2008-11-19 15:24:41

The world's second-largest hamburger chain, Burger King, said on Wednesday that it will limit sodium in its "Kids Meals". Burger King is the first fast food restaurant to take this step. The company, based in Miami, said it will limit sodium to 600 milligrams or less in all its Kids Meals. "We are proud to be the first quick-service restaurant to publicly commit to limiting sodium in Kids Meals," Burger King Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Chidsey said in a statement. The Kids Meal...

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2008-11-17 08:21:35

The next time you order a Big Mac from McDonalds, remember most fast foods contain ingredients derived from corn, according to a new study. Of the hundreds of fast food servings offered worldwide, scientists could only identify 12 servings of food that could be traced back to something besides corn. A. Hope Jahren, a professor at the University of Hawaii, and Rebecca A. Kraft led the study. During the study, researchers sampled 480 servings of hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and fries...

2008-11-12 09:00:30

CKE Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: CKR) announced today period 10 same-store sales for the four weeks ended Nov. 3, 2008, for Carl's Jr.(R) and Hardee's(R) as well as third quarter results for the twelve weeks ended on the same date. Fiscal Year to Brand Period 10 Third Quarter Date ---------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- FY 2009 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2008 ---------------- -------- -------- -------- -------- --------...

2008-10-18 06:00:19

Public health officials in North Bay, Ontario, say the number of people sickened by E. coli bacteria at a fast food restaurant has risen to 131. Local Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Whiting told the Toronto Star she expected the number to increase further in coming days because the bacteria's incubation period that can last as long as 10 days. She said three of the victims were being treated in hospitals after the outbreak last weekend at a Harvey's restaurant. The victims range...

2008-10-15 09:00:23

CARPINTERIA, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced today period nine same-store sales for the four weeks ended Oct. 6, 2008, for Carl's Jr.(R) and Hardee's(R). Brand Period 9 Year to Date FY 2009 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2008 Carl's Jr. +1.6 % -1.1 % +3.2 % +0.7 % Hardee's +0.8 % +1.3 % +1.0 %...

2008-10-01 06:00:40

By Elizabeth Weise Coming soon to an apple, a pound of hamburger or a head of lettuce near you will be a label that says what country the item came from. The labeling has been a long time coming. It predates by years concerns about domestic and imported foods after E. coli outbreaks and chemical contamination. First proposed in 2002, the country-of-origin legislation finally took effect in full on Tuesday. All meats, fish, and fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables must be identified...

2008-09-18 06:00:26

By Heidi Knapp Rinella The good news: We may have solved the mystery of the whereabouts of hot dog buns like Woolworth's used to serve, which are being sought by Sandra Ashenmil. Mike O'Brien noted that they were the New England-style split-top buns so many readers are searching for, "grilled on both sides and then the hot dog was served in it." Noting that they're not sold in local supermarkets, he recommended the "excellent" version at More Than Bread Sanborn Bakery, 5230 S. Valley View...

2008-09-13 06:00:20

By Eric Kurhi HAYWARD At Wednesday's annual Healthy Aging Fair at Centennial Hall, there definitely was such a thing as a free lunch, and was it ever popular. A half-hour before the doors to the dining hall opened, the line of senior citizens was 75 deep and growing rapidly. They snaked down the hall of the bustling convention center, with shorter lines forming in the peripheries for the free health screenings, which are the real point of the event. "It's like a job fair, but better,"...

2008-09-03 15:00:42

LEWISTON - The 100 Pine Street Wellness and Recovery Center will hold its third annual Block Party and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. The end of Pierce Street between Pine and Ash will be blocked off for the event. The center is a nonprofit agency that works with adults 18 and over who have a mental disability of some sort. The day will include a dunk tank, craft table, bake sale table, yard sale and games for the kids, as well as pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs and...


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