| Jul 11, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Smashburger is finally in town, bringing its brand of so-called better burgers to Thousand Oaks on Wednesday.
The Denver-based chain comes with a luminous pedigree. Founder Tom Ryan has shaped menus and marketing campaigns at McDonald’s, Quiznos,...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Carl’s Jr., the stalwart but occasionally star-crossed California burger chain launched seven decades ago with a single hot dog cart, was supposed to get a second chance on Wall Street this week. Instead, owner CKE Inc. has decided to postpone its...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:33 AM
KFC is taking airplane food to a whole new level, pairing with Japan Airlines to serve its fast-food chicken on holiday flights between Tokyo and eight U.S. and European destinations.
The chain's Japanese operation will provide a meal of a drumstick,...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 8:14 AM
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A week before Thanksgiving, an animal advocacy group is accusing Butterball of abusing and neglecting turkeys at some of its facilities.
The activist group Mercy For Animals said an undercover investigation into several...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:34 AM
That young white dude munching on a burger with his girlfriend at the local quick-service restaurant? He’s the typical customer at chains such as In-N-Out, Starbucks and more.
From a survey of 38,000 customers of various fast-food and fast-casual...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:07 PM
In less time than it takes some computers to power up, Wendy’s can get a customer in and out of its drive-through.
The fast food chain needed 129.75 seconds to clear a car through its queue last year – 16 seconds better than 2010, and...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:24 AM
An Idaho dairy farm linked to Burger King, In-N-Out and other food companies has been accused by an animal rights group of “some of the most abusive treatment of animals” it had ever seen.
Undercover video footage (warning: images may be...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 9:21 PM
The freight train slowed through downtown and screeched to a stop in front of Luis Luna. He scrambled under a boxcar and climbed onto narrow beams that crisscrossed the undercarriage.
He lay on his back, suspended 12 inches off the tracks. His nose...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 8:49 AM
McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest hamburger chain, keeps churning out a profit – this time due to unexpectedly balmy weather and new products such as oatmeal and Chicken McBites.
The company netted $1.27 billion in income, or $1....
| Apr 24, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Restaurant sales may be recovering nicely in the U.S., but eateries are increasingly looking abroad, where diners are more accepting of innovations such as Pizza Hut’s new cheeseburger-crusted pies in the Middle East.
Think it’s a joke? A...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Burger King Corp.promised Wednesday to switch to only cage-free eggs and pork -- a day after the reemergence of mad-cow disease focused national scrutiny even more on Americans’ food sources.
The fast food giant, one of the largest in the world,...