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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1999 | Kenneth Ma, (949) 248-2157
The Planning Commission has approved a recommendation to the City Council for a final approval for a fast food restaurant at the Ortega Business Plaza. Bravo Burger is planning to construct a 2,350-square-foot fast-food restaurant on a parcel of land at the business center that faces Rancho Viejo Road. The restaurant will also include an 800-square-foot outdoor dining patio and a drive-through.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2014 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Los Angeles police detectives Thursday announced a $50,000 reward in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man at a Jack in the Box restaurant in Pico-Union last year in hopes the money will motivate witnesses to come forward. Jesus Eduardo Vargas was riding his bicycle in the 2100 block of West Pico Boulevard about 7:20 p.m. on July 1 when he was confronted by two men. Vargas was then chased inside the fast-food restaurant, where he got into a physical altercation with one of the men in front of the counter, according to a surveillance video released by police.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1988 | CHARLES PERRY
Here's a sign we don't often see: African Fast Food. It's an accurate one, though. The Food Nest is a fast-food restaurant serving Nigerian dishes from a steam table. It's in a shopping center two blocks south of the Beverly Center, and rather dwarfed by it. As a restaurant, it's just a plastic-tabletop little place with nothing much in the way of decor but the odd African mask or piece of folkloric art.
SCIENCE
January 16, 2014 | By Melissa Healy
Imagine for a moment that all of the nation's fast-food establishments--all the striped awnings and golden arches, the drive-thru windows, the beckoning dollar deals and wafting odor of French fries--were to vanish overnight. Would the number of our kids who carry an unhealthful amount of extra weight plummet? The answer is very likely no, says a study published Thursday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Because if you shut off the supply of 24-ounce fountain drinks, bacon cheeseburgers, fried chicken and stuffed tacos, the children who frequently eat at fast-food restaurants will go home and do what they generally do when not eating at a fast-food restaurant: They'll snarf cookies and chips, chug sugar-sweetened soda from a bottle, and heat up frozen pizzas.
NEWS
January 29, 1987
The first fast-food restaurant in Walnut, a Taco Bell, has been approved by the City Council and is expected to be completed in March on Nogales Street south of Amar Road. City Manager Linda Holmes said it is not known how much sales tax will be generated but said the city will need retail sales tax revenue when funds from developers' fees end as housing developments are completed. The city will end new development when the population reaches 30,000, which is expected in four years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2001
Three gunmen fired shots inside a McDonald's restaurant in Panorama City during a robbery Thursday night, Los Angeles police said. No one was injured during the 8:20 p.m. robbery at the fast-food restaurant in the 9100 block of Van Nuys Boulevard, said Officer Jason Lee, an LAPD spokesman. The gunmen robbed customers as well as the restaurant cash register, Lee said. The robbers apparently fired into the ceiling before escaping with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
Oxnard major crime detectives were looking Monday for a man who robbed a fast-food restaurant on Vineyard Avenue at gunpoint the night before. The robber--wearing a black, hooded jacket with blue shorts and black and white tennis shoes--walked into El Pollo Loco restaurant about 9:40 p.m. Sunday, pointed a black handgun at a cashier and demanded money, an Oxnard police spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1998 | JENNIFER HAMM
Police on Saturday were looking for a man who robbed a fast-food restaurant. The man, described as in his 20s and with a medium build, fled with an unknown amount of money about 4:30 p.m. Friday at In-N-Out Burgers, 2070 Harbor Blvd., police said. After showing a gun to an employee, the man demanded cash, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 339-4416.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Laura wants to know what happens to the rest of the chicken when a fast-food restaurant makes nuggets. But that's not the real question here. The real question is: What's in a nugget? You might not want to know. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions According to a recent paper in the American Journal of Medicine, about half of the typical nugget is chicken meat. The rest is fat, blood vessels, nerves, glands, skin and ground bone. Ew. So in response to Laura's question, there's plenty of chicken left over from the nugget-making process to be sold separately.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu and Alana Semuels
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK - In the aftermath of the recession, hundreds of workers in low-wage industries have tried to call attention to how difficult it is to survive on the minimum wage. Thursday might have been their biggest effort yet. Fast-food workers in an estimated 60 cities protested outside 1,000 stores, turning out at the crack of dawn to call for union representation and a wage of $15 an hour. Organizers of the effort, bankrolled largely by the SEIU and promoted by a slew of community groups, said it was the largest protest ever to hit the fast-food industry.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Expect self-serve kiosks at fast-food restaurants and more part-time workers as the Affordable Care Act continues rolling out, according to Andy Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc. Also, don't expect many more of CKE's Carl's Jr. restaurants to open in California, Puzder said in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal .  The 62-year-old CEO has been a vocal critic of President Obama's signature healthcare law, pulling...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2012 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
Without a single liquor store, and legally smoke-free for nearly three decades, the tiny hillside town of Loma Linda brims with pride about its devotion to health and spiritual well-being. So news that the first McDonald's was coming to town, with its special-sauce-slathered Big Macs and 500-calorie sheaves of large fries, has triggered enough political reflux to put City Hall on the defensive. A noisy group of doctors at the city's landmark Loma Linda University Medical Center definitely isn't lovin' it. Already, there are whispers of election day payback and crafting a ballot measure to choke off a proliferation of fast-food joints.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2011 | Greg Braxton and Joe Flint
McDonald's customers will soon be able to have local school sports, movie previews and heartwarming human interest stories to go with their fries -- McTV is here and in high definition. In one of the most unusual twists in niche programming, the global fast-food chain is launching the McDonald's Channel, a digital network of exclusive original content targeted at dine-in customers. The programming will be customized to specific communities around the individual restaurants, and will include local news and entertainment features, such as spotlights on upcoming films, albums and TV shows.
HEALTH
August 15, 2011 | By Daniela Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
The kids may have a blast at those fast-food restaurant playgrounds — but so did kids the day before, and the day before and the day before. So who's making sure they're kept clean? There are no national guidelines, and within states, counties and cities, oversight often falls through the cracks: Health departments may inspect restaurants for cleanliness and food safety but not necessarily the play areas. This really steams mother-of-four Erin Carr-Jordan of Chandler, Ariz., who has embarked on a crusade after encountering what she called "unacceptable" conditions at a McDonald's playland in Tempe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2011 | By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
Anna Harrald likes to eat at Taco Bell because the hard-shell tacos are "nice and cheap and good. " From KFC and El Pollo Loco, the chicken she stores in a friend's refrigerator will feed her for days. The 46-year-old homeless woman, who sleeps by a canal along the 710 Freeway in Long Beach, is one of at least 141,000 people in Los Angeles County eligible to use their food stamps at local restaurants under a state program aimed at helping the elderly, homeless and handicapped get a meal.
NEWS
April 2, 2011 | By ANDREW ZAJAC, Reporting from Washington
In the latest attempt to gain ground against the nation's epidemic of obesity, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules Friday that require restaurant and fast food chains to post the calorie content of standard items on their menus. But the rules, which would also apply to vending machines, coffee shops and convenience and grocery stores but not to movie theaters, bowling alleys and airliners, underscored the herculean challenge in helping Americans reduce their calorie intake: Despite decades of trying, the United States has made little or no progress against one of its biggest public health challenges.
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