Hristina Byrnes 24/7 Wall Street Published 9:50 AM EST Dec 17, 2018 Americans love fast food. So much so that around 40 percent of us consume it every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Young adults, ages 20 to 39, are most likely to reach for the ready-to-eat meals, followed by middle-aged adults. The fast food industry has been under attack as criticism of its unhealthy menu items has intensified. Even though prices of French fries, cheeseburgers, and chicken wings have remained relatively low, especially compared to other restaurant options, consumer preferences shifted to healthier choices such as wraps, sandwiches, and salads prepared with fresher ingredients. To address shifting consumer preferences, some quick-service restaurants have begun to offer healthier items, but mostly fast food chains concentrate on low prices – and now they are staging a comeback. They have performed much better in 2018 than in the last five years, with … [Read more...] about In-N-Out, Shake Shack among top regional fast food chains
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When it comes to their favorite fast-food chain, consumers want to “eat mor chikin” at Chick-fil-A, a new survey finds. As USA Today reports, the chicken-sandwich chain maintained its lead, remaining as the favorite chain by a comfortable margin over second-place Panera Bread, finds the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s Restaurant Report 2018. Texas Roadhouse outpolled Cracker Barrel and LongHorn Steakhouse, both in a second-place tie, among full-service chain restaurants. And Pizza Hut and Papa John’s came up even among pizza chains. This year, the survey is based on interviews with 22,500 customers who are asked about the quality of products, services and satisfaction with more than 380 companies in 46 industries and 10 economic sectors, ACSI says. Measured on a scale from zero to 100 points, with 100 being the best, both categories scored restaurants on food accuracy; waitstaff behavior; food quality; beverage quality; restaurant cleanliness and layout; … [Read more...] about Chick-fil-A is the top-ranked fast-food restaurant … again
Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 10:01 p.m. UTC Jun 3, 2018 Jamika Ruffin is a part-time Burger King cashier trying to make ends meet on about $9.25 an hour. "The money they pay me is not worth what you have to put up with when it comes down to these customers," said the single, 25-year-old Highland Park mother of two, adding that after taxes and child care expenses there's not much left. "It needs to go up more." On Monday, she and about 150 other lower-wage workers will have a chance to make their case for better wages to four key Democratic representatives to Congress — Sander Levin, Royal Oak; Dan Kildee, Flint; Debbie Dingell, Dearborn, and Brenda Lawrence, Southfield — at an open, town hall-style meeting at 11 a.m. at Wayne County Community College in Detroit. Ruffin said she could be collecting public assistance instead of working. "But," she added, "I prefer to get up and work and show my kids there's … [Read more...] about Fast-food workers demand pay increase: Are unions the answer?
WASHINGTON - It's Sports and Fitness Day at the White House. That meant President Donald Trump - a man who has spoken out on the dangers of exercising and devours McDonald's, KFC chicken, chocolate cake and double scoops of vanilla ice cream - spent his afternoon lecturing the nation on the importance of staying fit. The fitness event Wednesday afternoon on the White House lawn focused on how much children benefit from team sports and featured activities including flag football, baseball, golf, volleyball, soccer and track and field. For the most part, Trump avoided all of the above at the event, looking on in his suit and tie while others took part. But at one point, he appeared to step into a baseball batting cage and take a swing. The fleeting moment caught on camera was one of the rare occasions during Trump's presidency - outside of his leisurely golf outings - where there was photographic evidence of him engaging in exercise. Trump is perhaps the most sedentary, least healthy … [Read more...] about Trump, fast-food lover and exercise avoider, tells nation about importance of fitness
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