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McDonalds Plans To “Slim” Down Their Menu

According to Yahoo News, McDonald's plans to cut the number of items on its U.S. menus and use fewer ingredients in food as it moves to speed up service, bolster sales and offer consumers personalized options to compete better with Subway and Chipotle Mexican Grill

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Video: Fast Food Ads vs. Reality

We've all seen the ads for the various major fast food restaurants. The pictures of their menu items look so amazingly delicious! Why, you can just smell the wonderful aroma of fresh, juicy beef...warm, fluffy buns, and crisp, farm-fresh lettuce, tomato and onion, right? Well, I think you'll agree that what we see isn't always what we get; and one YouTube video producer set out to find the fast food that looks the most like it does in their ads.

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Fast Food Fun Facts

Did you know that oysters were once considered "fast food?" That one of our Founding Fathers favored potatoes that were "...served in the French manner?" Would you believe the founder of Taco Bell was NOT Hispanic?

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Earl Pitts 11/6/13: Suggested Selling

Generally speaking, Earl Pitts knows what he wants...especially at a drive-thru window. We all know what happens when you pull up to your favorite fast-food place, and from out of the speaker comes a mumbling voice, suggesting the latest special or featured item on their menu. This type of "suggested selling" does not set well with Mr. Pitts, and he'll explain why here.

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Subway Pledges to Make Every Footlong Sandwich Actually a Foot Long

If you thought Subway wasn’t going to budge an inch on its stance regarding the scandal over how long its footlong sandwiches really are, you’re wrong.

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US Government Mandates Fast Food Nutrition Labeling
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US Government Mandates Fast Food Nutrition Labeling

In an effort to help people make more informed choices when eating away from home, the federal government is introducing mandatory nutrition labeling for fast food menus and vending machines.

Items sold at movie theaters are exempt, which is odd given what calorie bombs those snacks can be.

The problem is that few Americans pay much attention to the nutrition labeling on even the packaged foods brought into their homes.

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