December 30, 2013 |
The latest entry in the fast-food value menu competition comes from Burger King, with the launch of its King Deals on Monday. The offerings include more than 20 items that are priced starting at $1. The list includes the new Rodeo Crispy Chicken sandwich and the Rodeo Burger -- both a dollar each -- as well as chicken nuggets, a double cheeseburger and a crispy chicken wrap. If that sounds mighty familiar to the value menu at another quick-service giant, consider that McDonald's updated its Dollar Menu just this fall.
December 30, 2013 |
An estimated 1 million people are expected to swarm into Times Square in New York City on New Year's Eve to watch the famed ball-drop in person. How many of them will end up at the Applebee's restaurant nearby is uncertain, but the price they'd pay for their attendance is no secret: The eatery is charging patrons $375 a head for its "NYE Extravaganza. " If you're younger than 12, your ticket would cost a mere $250. Same deal goes for the Applebee's off Broadway a few blocks away - the world's largest, according to its Facebook page.
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November 2, 2013 |
Pico Rivera residents Luz and Jose Mendez arrived at Los Angeles International Airport around 8 a.m. Friday to catch a flight to Cancun for vacation. Before they boarded, the couple decided to stop at the Terminal 3 Starbucks for coffee. In line, they suddenly saw a group of people running toward them and then heard a series of gunshots. “Down! Down! Down! There's a shooter!” someone yelled. MORE: Eyewitness accounts of LAX shooting In the terminal food court, Demetrius Trammel was inside the Gladstone's 4 Fish restaurant kitchen when he saw a mob of people running frantically.
October 28, 2013 |
Burger King stock was on the upswing Monday after the fast-food company said its profit surged nearly 33% in the third quarter, beating predictions from Wall Street. The Miami-based company said its adjusted net income soared to $81.1 million, or 23 cents a share, from $61.1 million, or 17 cents a share, during the same period a year earlier. Revenue at the chain, which last month unveiled its Satisfries line of lower-fat French fries, tanked 40% to $275.1 million but still exceeded estimates.
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.