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2009-02-17 15:45:37

The Utah Highway Patrol said a truck lost its load of hamburgers on Interstate 15 Tuesday and another truck dumped beer on Interstate 84. Trooper Cameron Roden said the driver of the semi-tractor trailer rig carrying the hamburgers fell asleep behind the wheel on his way out of the Salt Lake City area just after 5 a.m. Tuesday and struck a wall and an overhead sign. The hamburger patties in the back of the trailer spilled out onto the north and southbound lanes of I-15, The Salt Lake Tribune...

2009-01-18 17:49:52

American fast-food chains are going after McDonald's value meal crowd in these recessionary times, food industry analysts say. A fast-food war is in the making, with Burger King Corp., Wendy's International, Inc., Taco Bell Corp., KFC Corp. and Sonic Corp. all trying to lure customers with more items costing $1 or less, Crain's Chicago Business newspaper reported Sunday. McDonald's Corp. competitors are ratcheting up the heat after McDonald's raised the price of its double cheeseburger to...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.