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America's saltiest fast foods

Fast food, in all its greasy glory, tends to get a pretty bad rap. And no wonder: For the most part, fast food chains’ offerings are loaded with fat, calories, and cholesterol, and contain very little in the way of nutrients. But there’s another health hazard lurking in your fast food as well: …

Would You Buy Organic Fast Food From Ray Allen?

While Ray Allen may not be officially retired, he hasn’t played since the 2013-14 season and doesn’t seem all that eager to come back. Until he moved on in a new direction, however, people were always going to wonder. Now, it appears that direction is Grown, a new fast food and drive-thru …

Is Taco Bell really the healthiest fast food chain? Taco Bell thinks so.

Fast food restaurants aren’t exactly known for their healthy options. Mainly because healthy options at fast food joints are few and far between. …

New York City's plan to mandate salt warnings at fast food chains put on hold

Department of Health sodium warning now in limbo after judge issues a temporary stay on the rule, in favor of the National Restaurant Association<p>New York City’s enforcement of its first-in-the-nation rule mandating salt warnings on some restaurant menus has been put on hold the day before it was …

Here's why fast food prices just got even cheaper

If you’re a fast food fan, we have some good news for you. You can now get even more food for less money. A price war has been going on between many …

Why fast food is cheap. Really cheap.

Maybe you bought fast food recently, and maybe you noticed it was cheap, like, really cheap. The reasons for that are both macroeconomic, and because consumers are adapting to big changes in the restaurant business.<p>Venessa Wong, deputy business editor at Buzzfeed, recently wrote about the …

Calculator reveals time it’ll take you to work off that burger and fries

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips — or so the saying goes.<p>Even if the pounds packed on by fast food don’t stay on an entire lifetime, it …

Thousands Of Independent Restaurants Are Closing As Chains Expand

The number of independent restaurants in the U.S. shrank by 7,100 between fall 2014 and fall 2015, new research shows.<p>Americans are increasingly choosing chain restaurants over their independent counterparts, despite all the hype over locally-cultivated foodie-ism, new research shows.<p>Restaurant …

The New-Age Fast Food Philosophy

<i>by guest blogger Gillian Francella, multimedia journalist and converted vegan/vegetarian</i><p>Swap your potato chips for kale chips, nix the soda, and grab some fresh-pressed juice... Forget hamburgers! It's all about fried quinoa and vegan options! The fast-food chains you grew up with are gradually …

The Organic Coup, America’s first certified organic fast food restaurant, headed to San Francisco - Inside Scoop SF

Just five months after opening its first shop in Pleasanton, <b>the Organic Coup</b> — which touts itself as America’s very first USDA-certified fast food restaurant — is aiming to open a San Francisco outpost later this month.<p>The brainchild of former Costco execs <b>Erica Welton</b> and <b>Dennis Hoover</b>, the 100% …