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Five held as Chinese food scandal widens

Chinese police have detained five people in an investigation into a supplier of meat to fast-food chains including McDonald’s Corp KFC parent Yum Brands Inc. and Starbucks , agencies reported Wednesday. 428 more words


What Is Your Disgustingness Threshold? Here's Why It Doesn't Matter. [By Alissa Fleck]

We hear stories all the time about the vile, revolting things found in meals from fast food chains. Some can be written off as mere urban legend, while others can be substantiated with indubitable  263 more words

Culture & Society

McDonald's, Yum Brands hit by new food safety scare in China

McDonald’s Corp and Yum Brands Inc are embroiled in a new scandal over food safety in China after one of its suppliers came under investigation for allegedly selling expired beef and chicken. 269 more words


Fast foods as 'gratification' may quickly lead to obesity

Fast food is a proven contributor to obesity, and now a small study out of Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center suggests women who eat those meals while stressed may pack on more pounds. 289 more words


Junior Bridgeman: A different kind of franchise player

The first time Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman learned how the smart money thinks was over breakfast at the Hyatt Regency in Oakland with former Milwaukee Bucks owner Jim Fitzgerald. 1,205 more words