| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:18 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka had thousands of union activists on their feet, applauding his utopian ideal.
"People who work deserve to make enough to live and enjoy the good life," Trumka told the crowd in his speech Monday at the labor federation's...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:56 AM
McDonald's Corp. said sales jumped 1.9% in August, boosted by a big increase at its European restaurants.
The fast-food giant reported the sales increase at restaurants open at least 13 months compared to sales in August 2012.
The biggest gains came...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The world’s biggest burger chain is branching into a new realm of finger food, rolling out chicken Mighty Wings nationally starting Sept. 9.
The lightly-breaded, bone-in drummettes and wingettes will come in three-, five- and 10-piece options, the...
| 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
| 3:09 PM
McDonald's has decided to take its Mighty Wings national, just in time for football season. The fast-food giant's version of party wings is headed to a McDonald's near you Sept. 9.
McDonald's tested the wings at locations in Chicago and Atlanta before...
| Nov 18, 2012
HAVANA — "It's been 51 years since the event you Americans call the Bay of Pigs, but now Playa Girón is a popular beach destination for foreigners," the guide tells me. It is hard to imagine that the words "Bay of Pigs" could do anything but fill...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Even McDonald's Corp, the world's largest restaurant chain, isn’t immune to European instability and the slowing Chinese economy.
Citing the "increasingly challenging global economic environment,” the burger behemoth said its same-store sales...