| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Burger King stock was on the upswing Monday after the fast-food company said its profit surged nearly 33% in the third quarter, beating predictions from Wall Street.
The Miami-based company said its adjusted net income soared to $81.1 million, or 23...
| Jan 5, 2014
California is home to both Silicon Valley and Hollywood, two of the world's greatest wealth-producing engines, and much of the state enjoys tremendous affluence. By some estimates, my own town of Palo Alto has the world's highest per capita...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Fast-food workers, union organizers and community supporters are expected to protest nationwide for higher pay Thursday as the restaurant industry criticizes the campaign as “part of an ongoing effort to replace fact with fiction while ignoring...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:53 AM
A woman has filed suit against McDonald’s Corp., saying she was burned by hot coffee that spilled on her at one of the fast-food chain’s Los Angeles restaurants.
The lawsuit comes 20 years after a jury awarded $2.9 million to a woman who was...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:04 AM
This time a year ago, Joe Flacco was still viewed as a quarterback who couldn't get his team to the Super Bowl. He was still playing for a big contract after betting on himself by declining the Ravens' initial offers.
He was still waiting for the Ravens...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:29 AM
The Taco Bell waffle taco is one of the newest hybrids from the "Live Mas" fast food giant. Beginning Thursday, 100 stores in Fresno, Omaha, Neb., and Chattanooga, Tenn., will begin selling the taco.
The Irvine-based company first began testing the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:42 PM
KFC is attempting to go from fast food to fast casual with a new upscale concept called KFC eleven, aimed at a younger, more stylish millennial set. The fried chicken chain is introducing salads, flat bread sandwiches and more to a test location in...
| 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...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:04 AM
At least 15 port truck drivers seeking to unionize at a Carson-based firm went on strike Monday night, kicking off a week's worth of planned labor actions.
Labor groups organizing strikes and rallies are aiming to draw attention to low-wage workers in...
| 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...