Are fast food workers the outsourced servants of today? David Cay Johnston argues that they are—and that they're worse off than the servants of 100 years ago. Take the fast food worker of 2013 and the family cook of 1913. On paper, today's full-time fast food worker earns a little more than the standard 1913 wage. Show More Summary
It’s a bit disgusting that a vast majority of us thrive on prepackaged foods or fast food. We don’t even really know the contents of what we’re eating, but as long as it doesn’t taste terrible and keeps us alive, we don’t care. If you’re tired of this mentality, and want to start knowing what [...]
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After a long period in which few people outside liberal circles talked about increasing the federal minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour, the issue is now in the headlines almost every day. Fast food workers will be striking in 130 cities around the country to demand a higher minimum wage on Thursday. Show More Summary
You’ve probably heard about the fast food workers’ strike, and you’ve probably heard people bitching at fast food workers to “get a real job” or just “get another job.” Whatever you think of the wage argument–and there are valid points...Show More Summary
What does it say about our culture when the landmarks locals use to give directions are all fast-food centric? Everyday Evidence of Fast Food Dominance: Tennis, Tantalizing and Tiny Tim is a post from: CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog
Designer Andrew Wendling has created a Tumblr that serves up a smartass response to the all-too-common brand request to "make the logo bigger." There's a reason so many fast food chains feature red and yellow in their signage: they're the two most attention-grabbing colors found in nature. Show More Summary
Just in time for dozens of year-end lists, a Mesa, Arizona couple might be up for the honor of the Biggest Overreaction to a Fast Food Mix-Up of 2013 after they allegedly assaulted workers in a McDonald’s restaurant because they forgot to include hash browns with their meals. Show More Summary
Fox News hyped baseless claims from fast food industry sources that the recent fast food protests were nothing but "rent-a-mob[s]" and misleadingly cited national labor statistics to minimize the fast-food workers' apparent need forShow More Summary
A new innovation called iDriveThru could enable hands-free fast food payments using RFID car windshield tags.
Sunday's WNJ will publish a major article on job losses and the changing nature of employment in Delaware.This comes fast on the heels of the Fast Food Thursday demonstrations for a higher minimum wage, and Representative Byron Short's...Show More Summary
On December 5, fast food workers in over 100 cities carried out their largest mass protest in history. The protests built upon similar events held in fifty cities in August. The national media wrote advance stories on the plight of low-paid...Show More Summary
Skip L.A's fast food joints and tacky souvenir shops. Instead, head to these farmer's markets, where you can snack on fresh food, and take home locally-made artisanal goods.
When I walk into a fast food joint these days I can't help doing a head count of all of the employees on ship in order to think about the aggregate hourly sales they'd have to make in order to pay for employee salaries, rents, utilities...Show More Summary
The quick-service restaurant (aka fast-food) industry is undergoing some cataclysmic changes. On one hand, the Service Employees International Union and its hordes of astroturf allies are unleashing their four-year old scheme to unionize fast-food workers and drive up the wages of these workers to $15 an hour. Show More Summary
New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez rallies with fired Domino's workers. In response to last week's strike by fast food workers, Manhattan Domino's Pizza provided a crystal-clear example of why fast food workers are striking and...Show More Summary
Last week, fast food workers in over 100 cities rallied in support of a $15 minimum wage. Voters in the city of SeaTac near Seattle approved a $15 minimum in November, and efforts are spreading to raise local minimum wages in Washington DC and other cities. Show More Summary
Taco Bell was reportedly slammed following the death of Doritos Locos visionary Todd Mills. The man who helped create the fast food chain’s insanely popular Doritos tacos lost his battle with cancer on Thanksgiving Day. Although the Taco Bell fan helped the company earn upwards of $1 billion in sales, fans were very shocked to... Show More Summary
Bad move, McDonald's? As fast food workers walked off the job in 100 cities this week amid demands for higher pay, the fast food giant thought it was a good idea to dish out some holiday tip suggestions to its employees—like how much to tip your massage therapist or...
Las Vegas Review-Journal Another fast-food strike came and went Thursday, led by groups such as the Service Employees International Union, Fast Food Forward and Fight For 15, all for the goal of more than doubling the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to a whopping $15 an hour.