| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:54 AM
The sense of malaise settling over much of the restaurant industry seems to have missed a spot: the still-growing fast-casual segment that includes chains such as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread.
A new report from researchers at the NPD Group...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:42 PM
McDonald’s U.S. marketing head Neil Golden will leave his post early next year after working for the company for 24 years, the fast-food giant confirmed Tuesday.
As chief marketing officer since April 2008, Golden helped introduce the McCafe...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:44 AM
In a boost that even Chief Executive Don Thompson described as “modest,” McDonald’s said its global same-store sales rose 0.7% in July.
The gauge, which measures sales at stores open at least 13 months, also showed a 1.6% surge in...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The Dollar Menu at McDonald's may soon see higher prices and new offerings as the fast food company mulls a nationwide launch of a "Dollar Menu and More" concept this year, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.
McDonald's Corp., which has recently...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:57 AM
McDonald’s this week said it would offer value menu customers a side of salad, fruit or vegetables as an alternative to French fries in a move that some analysts attributed to an attempt to boost static sales.
The arrangement will be set in motion...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Nancy Salgado has worked at McDonald’s for 10 years and struggles to support her children with a wage that keeps her under the poverty line.
So she called the fast-food behemoth’s employee hotline, known as McResources, in hopes of finding...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fast-food workers and their supporters are calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage as they prepare to picket in nationwide protests Thursday.
That raises the question: If they’re successful, will burger prices soar?
Expert opinion is mixed. The...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Burger King has launched a low-fat, crinkle-cut French fry to appeal to health-conscious consumers, the second-largest burger chain announced Tuesday.
Dubbed "Satisfries," the new fries are taking aim at the fried spuds from rival McDonald's. Burger...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Starbucks transformed coffee culture around the world. Can it do the same with tea?
The Seattle-based company on Thursday is opening Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar, its first ever tea house, in New York City.
Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar will serve tea...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:56 AM
The Fig & Olive restaurant chain drips with foodie cred.
The eateries, which started in Manhattan, feature fancy olive oils and celebrity sightings. An average diner's check easily breaches $50. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is the antithesis of...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:25 PM
SACRAMENTO — Low wages paid by the fast-food industry come with a high public cost for California taxpayers, academics and advocates for the working poor told state lawmakers.
Workers at hamburger, pizza and other, mainly franchise, eateries are...