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  • Backed by Fight for $15 and TIMES UP, McDonalds workers file sex harassment claims

    Andrew Burton/Getty Images Two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. The workers — one of them a 15-year-old from St. Louis — alleged groping, propositions for sex, indecent exposure and lewd comments by supervisors. The legal effort was organized by Fight for $15, which campaigns to raise pay for low-wage workers. The legal costs are being covered by...

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  • We compared McDonald's premium burgers against Shake Shack and Five Guys — and the winner surprised us (MCD, SHAK)

    Hollis Johnson/Business Insider McDonald's Signature Crafted burgers are the chain's attempt at premium, "better burgers." The premium lineup is helping the chain's sales numbers, according to an April earnings call. When compared against two other major "better burger" chains, Shake Shack and Five Guys, we found them to hold their own in terms of quality. McDonald's attempt to latch on to the meteoric rise of the better burger trend is yielding decent results.  In the company's last...

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  • ICYMI: Airbnb teams with NAACP; Wendy’s battles No. 1; Hortons faces No. 2

    If you missed it ... In a week when some internet users heard "Laurel," some heard "Yanny" and some heard "animals," this also happened: •After facing claims of racial discrimination, Airbnb is teaming up with the NAACP to attract more black hosts and guests. Under the program, starting in Miami-Dade County, the NAACP will assist Airbnb in recruiting more black users, a move both groups hope will bring more diversity and weed out instances of discrimination -...

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  • Mortgage rates at 7-year high; royal wedding trading cards; costly potatoes

    Number of the day 4.61 percent That's what 30-year U.S. mortgage rates hit this week - the highest level in seven years. By contrast, the 30-year rate averaged 4.02 percent a year ago, which means monthly payments now are about $35 more for each $100,000 that you owe. Their wedding is Topps Prince Harry...

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  • You can get free McDonald's chicken nuggets delivered to you this week — here's how

    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Postmates, a food delivery app, is delivering free McDonald's chicken nuggets this week. To claim your free nuggets, download the Postmates app or create an online account and enter your delivery address. An end date to the deal has not been revealed, so get them before they're gone.  Chicken nuggets, specifically McDonald's chicken nuggets, should really be in a food group of their own. Like, can the FDA just recommend six servings per day already? This week, you...

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  • Why so many fast food logos are red

    McDonald's. Arby's. Wendy's. Burger King. Jack in the Box. In-N-Out and more all use the color red heavily in their logos, why? The answer goes back thousands of years. Following is a transcript of the video. Hmmmm... These companies have something in common. Can you spot it? Well, besides all being fast food chains… They’re all red. And it's not a coincidence. Color is one of the many tactics companies use to connect with customers. And if swearing off fast food wasn’t hard enough, those...

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  • Khloé Kardashian Reveals the First Thing She Ate After Giving Birth to True (Hint: Fast Food)

    After giving birth to her daughter True Thompson, Khloé Kardashian was lovin’ It. In a recent post on her app, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star revealed the first food she ate post-labor was a McDonald’s hash brown. “I love how I said the first thing I was going to have after labor was a smoothie and what I actually ate was a McDonald’s hash brown,” the reality star wrote. “LOL! What can I say, True and I worked up an appetite!” Kardashian, 33, was vocal about her cravings throughout her...

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  • US citizens are standing up against poverty – the UK should follow suit

    As the Poor People’s Campaign begins six weeks of protest in the US, it’s time for a concerted fight against poverty in two of the richest nations in the world The recent “McStrikes” in the UK may not have involved a lot of people but they have symbolic importance. As the workers involved have pointed out, a £10 minimum wage demand is hardly asking the earth of a highly profitable global company. However, on top of the issue of a living wage, the strikers’ sharp focus on zero-hour contracts is...

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  • Food Makers Vow to Cut Trans Fats Globally

    The World Health Organization is pressing producers of trans fats to accelerate work to prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths from heart disease each year.

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  • I'm gluten-free and survived on nothing but fast food for 5 days — here's what happened

    Starbucks cut its gluten-free breakfast sandwich this month, and angry customers are complaining about it on social media. This is partly because the gluten-free options for food that can be eaten on the go are extremely limited in the United States. An estimated 2.7 million Americans follow a gluten-free diet in the US. But despite this, fast-food restaurants have done little to appeal to the growing population of people who avoid foods like bread and pasta made with wheat. In an effort to...

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  • Here's what it costs to open a Taco Bell restaurant (YUM)

    Kate Taylor The cost of opening a new Taco Bell restaurant is between $1.2 million and $2.6 million. Taco Bell also charges a $45,000 franchise fee, an ongoing royalty fee equal to 5.5% of gross sales, and a marketing fee equal to 4.25% of gross sales.  Opening a Taco Bell restaurant requires a lot of cash. Startup costs, which include construction expenses and a $45,000 franchise fee, average between $1.2 million and $2.6 million for a new restaurant, according to the company's franchisee...

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  • We tried the fancier, pricier burgers McDonald's is betting on to boost its sales — here's the verdict (MCD)

    Hollis Johnson/Business Insider McDonald's lineup of premium burgers is helping the fast-food giant's sales numbers, it said in April.  These premium burgers use select ingredients and are marketed as higher-quality menu options. We tried them all and found that they are, on the whole, a higher quality than McDonald's classic burgers, and they have a price to match.  McDonald's is betting on better burgers.  In the company's most recent earnings call in April, McDonald's CFO Kevin Ozan said...

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  • Employees from Costco, Walmart, and Target share their worst horror stories — and they'll make you rethink how you act when you shop

    Anat Givon/AP Images Walmart, Target, and Costco employees — as well as workers at all retail stores — sometimes come up against pretty difficult customers. Business Insider spoke with a number of retail workers about some memorable and negative experiences they've had on the job. Their stories just go to show that it's always a good idea to be courteous while shopping. Walmart, Target, and Costco employees have seen some pretty gnarly things on the job. Many retail workers, in fact, can...

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  • This is what the McDonald's menu looked like the year you were born

    Reuters McDonald's menu items have evolved greatly over the years since the franchise was first created. After customers clamored for it for years, McDonald's finally introduced an all-day breakfast menu in 2015. Happy Meals, first sold in 1979, were inspired by the toys that would come in kids' cereal boxes.  For roughly three-quarters of a century, McDonald’s has been serving burgers and beverages that taste the same in Alaska as they do in Alabama, but the menu has definitely changed over...

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  • McDonald's turns up heat on sales and cooks up strong profits

    Shares in the world's biggest fast food chain by revenue rose nearly 5 percent.

    International Business Times UK