August 28, 2013 |
Ahead of planned picketing by fast-food workers seeking $15-an-hour minimum wage, experts are pondering whether McDonald's, KFC and their quick-service ilk are strong enough to support such a drastic change. Data from research group Sageworks suggests that fast-food eateries are in a strong financial position, enjoying a relatively high 4.6% profit margin. Between August 2012 and 2013, the segment grew sales at its highest rate since the recession, enjoying a 12.9% boost, according to the group.
August 27, 2013 |
Forget the old-fashioned hamburger with a side of fries. This fall, Burger King is offering a burger with the fries built right in. On Sept. 1, the fast-food chain will introduce the French Fry Burger, a standard hamburger with four French fries inserted between the beef patty and the bun, the Associated Press reports. The French Fry Burger may not be a complicated culinary offering, but it is cheap: The burger and four fries between a bun will cost you just $1 from Sept. 1 through the end of the fall, according to the AP report. And if the four French fries in the burger curb your craving for a side of fries, you will save on calories: The French Fry Burger has 390 calories, while a burger and a medium side of fries will run you 650 calories, according to information on the fast-food chain's website.
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July 30, 2013 |
A super-sized order of French fries spilled onto Interstate 80 after a big rig caught fire early Tuesday morning in Auburn, north of Sacramento. The brakes of the big rig carrying a delivery to a Modesto Burger King caught fire near the Applegate Road off-ramp about 1 a.m. The fire ignited the front end of the trailer, according to Fox 40. Firefighters were able to put out the fire in 10 minutes, but the trailer was expected to remain...
May 31, 2013 |
Wouldn't it be great to just walk around with a burger in your face at all times, without the stress of actually having to hold it? If you can't find the strength it takes to bring a burger to your lips, Burger King's hands-free Whopper holder is here to help. To celebrate its 50th anniversary in Puerto Rico, the fast-food chain gave away 50 hands-free Whopper holders, reported Fox News. The holders went to the members of the Burger King loyalty program with the 50 highest scores.
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May 25, 2013 |
Two armed suspects robbed a Burger King on Thursday in Stockton. But when they got to the parking lot, they discovered one of the robbery victims -- a Burger King employee --had driven away in their getaway car , police said. According to Stockton police, the Burger King employee took the suspects' car and drove it around the block, out of sight, while the robbery was happening. Police arrested the alleged robbers -- identified as 23-year-old Jeremy Lovitt and 19-year-old Gabriel Gonzales -- in a nearby field after they fled on foot.
April 20, 2013 |
You can have almost anything delivered to your door. If you're craving pizza and wings with breadsticks at midnight, that's easy. Fresh sushi? Done. You can even order an entire week's worth of groceries. And the next time you need a Whopper, you can have Burger King deliver too -- if you live in Glendale. A Burger King franchise location in Glendale is piloting a new delivery program for the fast-food brand. Franchise owner Bob Stevens, who owns eight Burger King locations, began taking delivery orders at his store on North Central Avenue on April 9. Stevens' location is the first in California to deliver.