| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Oslo recently overtook Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world. That doesn't surprise me in the least. The last time I was in Oslo, a plain cup of coffee cost $4. Beer, while very good, was $8 a glass.
Whether you're in an outlandishly expensive...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
More than half of families of fast food workers receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast food...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Rallies over fast-food wages continued into the afternoon Thursday, with roughly 100 people congregating on the narrow sidewalk outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Silver Lake.
Many of the protesters were repeats from a morning event outside a...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Taco Bell is moving in on the morning market, angling to compete with fast-food rivals such as McDonald’s by launching a breakfast menu nationally on March 27.
The menu -- which the Irvine company said is its most extensive in more than 50 years...
| Jan 7, 2014
"In America," Oscar Wilde quipped, "the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience." And they often do it in the pages of Rolling Stone.
Last week, the magazine posted a mini-manifesto...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:23 PM
It’s not often that the so-called food cops have kind words for the fast-food industry, but there are a few of them in a new report on the offerings from restaurants such as McDonald’s, KFC and Taco Bell -- and how they are marketed to kids....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Here's some not especially breaking news: Lots of Americans are over-stressed, and lots of those very same Americans also are overweight. Surely, it would appear, stress must be one of the most fattening things outside of a KFC Double Down sandwich....
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Fourteen bipartisan members of the House of Representatives urged lawmakers Wednesday to block Chinese poultry from school lunches and other national nutrition programs because of the country’s poor food safety record.
In a letter, the 12...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Cook Out, the North Carolina-based fast food hamburger chain that's also known for its milkshakes, wants to open a restaurant on Route 17 in the Court House area.
Cook Out has filed plans to build a 1,589-square-foot drive-thru restaurant in the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When veteran tech executive Scott Maddux brought a digital video recorder into his home in 1999, the machine radically changed his boob-tube habits. At last, he could save shows to watch later and skip programs he wasn't ready to see. "I lived and...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Adult Swim will be expanding its reach this spring, when the network hits the road for a 12-week, 10-city national college tour sponsored by Ice Breakers mints and KFC.
The road trip will provide a much-needed study break for college students, as the...