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April 11, 1991 | MINNIE BERNARDINO
Around 1750 the Earl of Sandwich put some meat between two slices of bread and gave fast food a good name. It was several hundred years before American ingenuity came along to ruin its reputation. But fast food doesn't have to mean a hapless piece of meat or produce that's been fried to a frazzle, wrapped in layers of paper and plastic and sold for the cheapest possible price. Fast food can be made from scratch, served with pride and consumed with pleasure.
December 30, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
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.
April 15, 1993
Japan's Yaohan Department Store Co. said Wednesday that it plans to open 3,000 fast-food restaurants in China by the year 2011. Yaohan, based in Numazu, Japan, already operates burger restaurants in Japan in a joint venture with Mos Food Services Inc. Yaohan's U.S. subsidiary, Yaohan U.S.A. Corp. in Los Angeles, also operates a supermarket in Costa Mesa. The China project will be launched by Yaohan and Mos plus China Venturetech Investment Co.
August 6, 2008
Re "Fast-food meddling," Opinion, July 31 I disagree with Joe R. Hicks' position on the Los Angeles fast-food moratorium. I have seen the devastating effects of long-term consumption of foods that are high in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and low in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. In neighborhoods where fast-food restaurants predominate, regular consumption of such foods contributes to epidemics of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in adults and children.
May 23, 2001 | STEVE LOPEZ
If, like most people, your enduring lament is that there just isn't enough time in the day, here's some good news. Fast food just got faster in Southern California, where great minds refuse to stop dreaming. If you don't get your order within 30 seconds of paying for it at the drive-through window, McDonald's will hand you a coupon for a free Big Mac on your next visit.
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