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How your favorite fast foods were really invented


Whether you’ve a penchant for pizza or you’re a diehard fried-chicken fan, chances are you sometimes indulge in a fast-food feast. But have you ever thought about the origins of your fast-food favorites? We delve into the past to bring you surprising facts about the invention of burgers, French fries, hot dogs and more.




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Combo meal deals and price discounts on fast food encourage us to eat more junk. It’s time for policy action

Australians love to eat out, especially fast food. About a third of household food budgets are spent on food prepared outside the home, with most of us consuming it on average two or three times a week.

The high level of fast food consumption in Australia is a serious health concern. Accordingly, the marketing tactics of the fast food industry warrant close attention.

Our new study, published today, examined the price promotions offered by the biggest fast food chains in Australia.

We found the “combination meal deals” and “limited time” offers from the major chains provide strong

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Black and Hispanic youth unfairly targeted by fast food TV ads

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A new report examines fast-food marketing practices to children and highlights stark racial and ethnic disparities. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images
  • The latest research shows the growing disparity between ads aimed at marginalized groups versus their white peers.
  • Fast-food restaurants, such as McDonald’s, Domino’s, and Taco Bell, spent over $1.5 billion on TV ads in 2019 to target Black and Hispanic kids.
  • In 2019, Black youth viewed 75% more fast-food ads than their white peers, while no healthy items were promoted on Spanish-language TV.
  • Almost all fast-food ads promoted full-calorie, adult-sized, regular menu items (not kids’ meals) over
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Craving Junk Food On A Weight Loss Diet? Try These Healthier Versions Of Fast Food You Miss

Without a doubt, we all can agree that controlling calories and losing weight is one of the most challenging things to follow. We have to change our lifestyle, stick to rules of dieting and exercise daily. All these things, in the beginning, can be overwhelming for you, but once you get the hang of it, this challenge starts to ease out. While dieting, we give up many of our favourite goods, the greasy pizza, the tempting looking burger, and the delicious, sweet goodness of a cake. But what if we told you that you can still have these things and

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Fast food industry impacted by worker shortage

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Fast food restaurants are feeling the effects of an employee shortage that’s impacting the entire restaurant industry, and it could mean changes for your next meal.

The shortage has affected operations and prompted some national chains to hike wages and add new incentives.

“No doubt it’s been a perfect storm for everyone out there, and from a macroeconomic level, this is something I’ve never seen in my career ever before,” said Chipotle Senior Manager of National Recruiting Joe Albano.

Albano said Chipotle is seeking

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After a day-long Ramadan fast, sometimes you just want a decadent dessert

Pistachio rice pudding

Eleven months out of the year, the Arab-American coffee shops, restaurants, and bakeries of Dearborn, Michigan, bustle with business throughout the day. But when the holy month of Ramadan arrives, daylight activity in the area slows down. Observant Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, which began this year on April 12 and will end May 12.

When night falls, and the fast is broken, however, Dearborn’s many eateries come alive again.

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In the Detroit area, the sun sets at this time of year around 8:30 p.m. and rises at 6:30 a.m., meaning that

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