| Oct 18, 2013
There are many things we're not supposed to do while driving: texting, talking on a cellphone and eating top most lists. Headsets and multimedia systems with voice recognition help alleviate the dangers of texting and cellphones, and now fast-food...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Ah, if only Mrs. Mannerly were around today — and stationed at every theater lobby in America.
She would not tolerate a cell phone going off, or texting or talking, or a myriad of other audience sins that have the potential of ruining a night in...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Critical violations of state sanitation and safety laws recently observed by inspectors at 12 South Florida restaurants prompted the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to cite the owners and briefly suspend operations.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Just when you thought the hybrid food craze was over, a restaurant in Chicago decides to make a burger with macaroni and cheese buns. We saw noodle buns with the ramen burger earlier this year, but we're talking about macaroni and cheese here. And for a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Ill. — As rain soaked the shredded remains of Washington neighborhoods on Thursday, damage assessment teams began surveying the wreckage. Their findings — and the initial ones were almost uniformly grim — will be used in...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
KFC has introduced a new menu item for people who absolutely have to have their fried chicken while driving. The KFC Go Cup fits in your car's cup holder and will never leave you stranded in traffic without your favorite fried chicken ever again.
| Sep 12, 2013
Re "Getting worked up over low wage," Column One, Sept. 10
Thank you for reminding readers that fast-food workers are pitifully underpaid. KFC employee and union activist Naquasia LeGrand's story is inspirational. Her struggle for fairness is the...
| Sep 18, 2013
2401 W. Devon Ave. 773-274-8600
Looks like: Barbie's Dreamhouse, thanks to pink walls and a crystal chandelier
Smells like: Coriander and cumin
Sounds like: Cabbies conversing in spitfire Urdu and the tinkling of metal skewers as cooks scrape the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Craving a burger off a fast-food dollar menu? Chances are that it now costs more than a buck.
Customers are still reeling from McDonald's move last week to update its Dollar Menu, which for more than a decade offered burgers, fries and other items for...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Finding just the right smartphone notification for a text, email or alarm is a big decision. People that choose animal sounds should have their phones taken away. But what if you could make your phone smell like your favorite food every time you got a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The good news this Labor Day: Jobs are returning. The bad news this Labor Day: Most of them pay lousy wages and provide low, if not nonexistent, benefits.
The trend toward lousy wages began before the Great Recession. According to a new report from the...