| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Just in time for the London Olympics, McDonald’s is kicking off a promotion that focuses not on quarter-pounders and caramel frappes but instead on “favorites under 400 calories.”
The chain has been getting grief for being one of the...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:18 AM
CKE Inc., the owner of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast food chains, expects its initial public offering of 13.3 million shares will price between $14 and $16 a share.
The Carpinteria company will offer half of the shares; its sole...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Chick-fil-A executives and brothers Dan and Donald Cathy run one of the most controversial fast-food chains around. Doing so makes them some of the richest men in the country.
The privately held Atlanta company is valued at $4.5 billion, according to...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:11 AM
So much for being a square. Fast food chain Wendy’s, known for its angular burger patties and slightly musty reputation, is going glamorous.
The classic Baconator and Hot 'N Juicy sandwiches are now joined by burgers piled high with extravagant...
| 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....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Sales at McDonald’s restaurants slipped 1.5% last month, but not because of global economic difficulties or fast-casual competition.
The fast food behemoth attributed the slide to the difficulty of comparing February’s performance against...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:10 PM
When it comes to customer service, the fast-food industry is bookended by two chicken chains, according to a recent survey topped by Chick-fil-A.
KFC was at the bottom of a list compiled by consulting firm Temkin Group, which asked diners how they...
| Feb 17, 2013
Saturday's third round of golf in the Northern Trust Open was like the line in the old TV series "Naked City."
There were eight million stories at Riviera. Here are three.
Barber can cut it
Blayne Barber, 69-70-72—211; two under, tied...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Since the beginning of the republic, there has been a dynamic tension between constantly expanding diversity driven by immigration and the relentless homogenizing force of common American culture. And there’s nothing like a long drive on an...
| Feb 2, 2013
If the cult of ramen still mystifies you, you could do worse than to grab a counter seat at the new Little Tokyo branch of Shin-Sen-Gumi, a small restaurant chain that introduced high-quality ramen from Japan's Hakata region to Los Angeles. Most ramen...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Fast-food giants McDonald’s and Pizza Hut are thinking small after the Super Bowl, with new menu offerings that take after the small plates, tapas and portion-controlled craze.
McDonald’s this week is adding seafood for the first time to its...