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Wells Fargo analysts ‘weigh in’ on Chipotle portion sizing after restaurant chain faces backlash online

Chipotle Mexican Grill has been facing criticism online after social media users accused the restaurant of using fewer ingredients in its popular burrito bowls — and therefore, serving decreased portion sizes of the menu item. The phrase “Chipotle small portion size” has at least 58 million videos on TikTok centered on the restaurant’s burrito bowl sizes. In an effort to try to combat the decrease…

McDonald’s USA president talks $5 meal deals: Customers are ‘really stretched’

McDonald’s USA president Joe Erlinger assured customers on Tuesday that he understands their concerns over inflated prices. Erlinger appeared on NBC’s “Today” show to promote the start of the fast food chain’s $5 value meal deal. With the deal, customers will get their pick of one of two sandwich options — a McDouble or a McChicken — plus small fries, four-piece McNuggets and a small…

America’s top restaurants for customer satisfaction

Inflation has made dining out more of a luxury these days, but despite higher prices, Americans’ satisfaction with their restaurant experiences has actually risen a bit over the past year – and the people have spoken when it comes to the places they love most. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Restaurant and Food Delivery Study 2024, released Tuesday, found consumers’ overall satisfaction with full-service…

Chipotle’s 50-to-1 stock split on deck

Chipotle’s highly anticipated 50-for-1 stock split is on deck and may be one of the largest in the New York Stock Exchange’s history.  Shareholders of the popular Mexican fast-food chain’s common stock as of Tuesday’s close of trading will receive the additional shares, which will begin trading Wednesday. At current levels, the stock, which closed at $3,193.74 per share Monday, would price at $63.86.  “The…

You’ll never believe 16 Handles’ unusual new frozen yogurt flavor: ‘Make them smile’

A frozen yogurt chain announced an unusual addition to its summer flavor lineup. 16 Handles, the New York-based chain with over 30 locations throughout the United States, announced the new limited-time flavor in a press release on June 20. “The bright yellow soft serve tastes like crisp, salty fries and has real potato French fry pieces mixed in, creating the ultimate sweet and salty combination,”…

Olive Garden parent CEO says fast food inflation driving customers to sit-down franchises

Sit-down restaurant prices at fast food chains are pushing some customers to skip the drive-thru in favor of the genuine casual-dining experience, according to Darden Restaurants CEO Rick Cardenas. Cardenas said Darden, which owns popular franchises including Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse, has not yet benefited from the trend, but noted competitors like Brinker International, which owns Chili’s, and Applebee’s parent Dine Brands have begun…

Hollywood Arby’s shutters doors after more than 5 decades in business following minimum wage hike

Hungry people strolling down Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard may find themselves wondering who has the meats after Arby’s closed its long-standing location after more than five decades in business. The fast food joint’s iconic cowboy hat sign was captured by FOX 11’s SkyFOX camera on Tuesday reading, “Farewell Hollywood. TY for 55 great years.”  The restaurant near Bronson Avenue closed on Saturday, according to local reports. …

California fast food wage hike has had detrimental impact, puts businesses in ‘jeopardy,’ critic says

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s successful push to hike the minimum wage for many of the state’s fast food workers is having a devastating impact on businesses, who have been forced to cut labor costs to survive, critics say.  Prices at major brands like Chipotle, McDonald’s and other fast food giants have increased in a move to keep up with the $20 per hour workers have…

National Burger Day deals from the chains, many for all week long

Tuesday, May 28 is National Burger Day and to celebrate, many restaurant chains around the United States have been offering deals — both on Tuesday and all throughout the week. While many places claim to have invented the hamburger, what is not in question is that the iconic sandwich remains popular well more than 100 years after it was invented. Americans eat about 50 billion…

Burger King to release $5 value meal to compete with McDonald’s

Fast-food chain Burger King will be debuting a new value meal ahead of schedule as competitor chains launch meal deals of their own.  “We are bringing back our $5 ‘Your Way Meal’ as agreed upon with our franchisees back in April,” a spokesperson for Burger King said on Thursday, May 23. The news was first reported by Bloomberg News.  NEARLY 80% OF AMERICANS NOW CONSIDER…

How it Started… How it’s Going: Fast-food prices soar under Biden

Fast-food is beloved in America because it is cheap and convenient.  At least it used to be. The recent inflation report for April showed that since President Biden took office, the cost of eating out at restaurants is up nearly 22%. However, fast-food has been hit particularly hard, with prices dramatically rising at the most popular restaurant chains beginning even before the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

Prices at California Chipotle, McDonald’s and other fast-food chains are rising following minimum wage hike

Prices at Chipotle, McDonald’s and other fast-food giants in California are rising after a minimum wage hike went into effect.  “Chipotle said in an investor call Wednesday that prices at its nearly 500 California restaurants climbed 6% to 7% during the first week of April compared with last year, playing out across its menu,” The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.  “The state isn’t making it…

Labor group demands California’s $20 minimum wage for fast food workers extend to all sectors

A fair wage advocacy group is demanding that California’s new $20 minimum wage law for fast food workers be extended to all sectors to help working-class people who are struggling with the state’s high cost of living.  FOX Business spoke with Saru Jayaraman, president of One Fair Wage to discuss what she described as the skyrocketing levels of home insecurity and food insecurity post-pandemic.  Fast…

McDonald’s $25 ‘deal’ goes viral, users blame California’s minimum wage increase: ‘Your new normal’

A viral social media video about a $25 McDonald’s “deal” recently sparked an online debate about California’s minimum wage increase. A TikTok user who posts videos under the username @shannon_montipaya shared the video on Mar. 27. She was in the drive-thru of a Southern California McDonald’s location when she saw a sign for a 40-piece Chicken McNugget meal deal, which also included two large fries….

These 5 popular fast-food chains went out of business, but why?

If one thing rings true about the American cultural fabric, it’s our enduring love affair with fast food.  Over the last hundred years or so, countless fast-food chains have emerged that offer convenience, affordable fare and unique dining experiences. But as consumer preferences change over time, some franchises fail to keep up.  TACO BELL, PIZZA HUT GOING ‘AI-FIRST’ WITH FAST-FOOD INNOVATIONS Sometimes, bad business decisions…

Shake Shack shades Chick-fil-A with free chicken sandwich on Sundays: ‘Eat More Antibiotic-Free Chicken’

Shake Shack appeared to throw some shade towards Chick-fil-A when announcing a free chicken sandwich only-Sunday promotion during the month of April. “Here at Shake Shack, we pride ourselves on our Chicken Shack which is available 7 days a week,” the fast food restaurant chain wrote in a press release, appearing to point at Chick-fil-A’s closed on Sunday policy. The burger joint pointed to their…

Taco Bell charging for sauce packets part of ‘new cantina chicken menu’

Taco Bell has a new sauce at their locations, but depending on what you order, it could cost you. While packets of other condiments, like the chain’s mild, hot, fire and diablo sauces, are free of charge, the new avocado verde salsa sells for 20 cents per packet, unless a customer orders certain items. “One packet of avocado verde salsa comes with every order off…