McDonald’s adds new perks for employees as fast-food chains battle for workers (MCD)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images McDonald’s is debuting new career and academic advising tools for workers, the fast-food giant announced on Tuesday.  The move follows McDonald’s announcement earlier this year that it plans to triple employee tuition assistance.  Fast-food chains are looking for creative solutions to win over workers as competition for labor heats up.  McDonald’s is […]

McDonald’s quietly killed its best deal as fast-food chains battle to win over budget shoppers (MCD)

Hollis Johnson McDonald’s cut the Happy Meal from its $ 1 $ 2 $ 3 menu.  Previously, the $ 3 Happy Meal was one of the best deals you could get at McDonald’s, representing a discount of up to 25%.  The change comes as McDonald’s and fast-food rivals grapple with how to best win over budget-conscious customers. […]

We tried loaded fries from major fast-food chains to see who does it best — and the winner is shocking

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Many fast-food chains have some form of loaded fries on the menu.  We ranked loaded fries from the major chains that offer them. Amazingly, Taco Bell was found to have the best loaded fries, despite only just launching french fries in January. Loaded fries are the very definition of decadence. Strips of fried […]

The year’s biggest fast-food feud was a battle over the NFL’s national anthem protests that ended with a CEO stepping down

BI Graphics Hollis Johnson The pizza culture wars were the biggest fast-food feud of 2017. In November, Papa John’s founder and CEO John Schnatter said that NFL player protests were hurting pizza sales.  Pizza Hut said the next day that the protests weren’t impacting sales.  Everyone freaked out.  On Thursday, Papa John’s announced that Schnatter […]

Foursquare data reveals the most popular fast-food chain in every state — and America has a clear winner

Foursquare released data to reveal the most popular fast-food chain in every state.  The data analyzed the number of visits and locations in that state.  Chick-fil-A dominated the map.  Americans are passionate about fast food. To determine the most popular fast-food chain in each state, Foursquare looked at which chains received the most visits on average per […]

Junk technology: A ridiculous history of fast-food PR stunts

Who doesn’t love a good, over-the-top marketing stunt? Recently we’ve seen a lot of those, including Pizza Hut’s Pizza Parka, a coat made out of the same insulating materials as its delivery pouches. Because why not? That ridiculous product from Pizza Hut shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, this is the same company that […]

The healthiest breakfasts you can order at 11 fast-food chains

Flickr/atlnav If you’re on a budget and low on time, a fast-food breakfast might be your best bet every once in a while. Whether you’re headed to Burger King or Starbucks, there are usually a few healthier options to choose from. For this list, we tried to prioritize breakfasts that contain whole food ingredients like […]

An on-demand delivery startup has started selling healthy fast-food out of a former McDonald’s

Melia Robinson/Business Insider Jeff Nobbs, founder and CEO of on-demand food delivery startup Mealmade, is working to upgrade fast-food out of the most ironic of places: an abandoned McDonald’s restaurant. Founded in 2015 out of the on-demand mecca that is San Francisco, Mealmade caters to the customers whose specialized diets (think paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free) are ignored […]