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San Francisco Kitchen Lends Low-Income Food Entrepreneurs A Hand

San Francisco Kitchen Lends Low-Income Food Entrepreneurs A Hand

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tech startups aren’t the only businesses incubated in Northern California. Since 2005, the nonprofit group La Cocina, Spanish for “kitchen,” has been providing equipment, mentoring and access to capital to promising small food businesses in the Bay Area.

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Why U.S. Taxpayers Pay $7 Billion A Year To Help Fast-Food Workers

Why U.S. Taxpayers Pay $7 Billion A Year To Help Fast-Food Workers

| October 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

Fifty-two percent of low-wage fast-food workers rely on public assistance programs like food stamps and Medicaid just to make ends meet, a fresh analysis finds. Many are adults supporting families. But some conservative economists say raising the minimum wage to $15 – as protesters are demanding – wouldn’t help matters.

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McDonald’s President Was Caught Off Guard By Low-Wage, Single Mom

McDonald’s President Was Caught Off Guard By Low-Wage, Single Mom

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton has been criticized on social media for his videotaped response to an employee who confronted him and complained that she doesn’t make enough to feed her kids. But a spokeswoman for the company says McDonald’s has a long history of promoting from within.

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The Fast-Food Restaurants That Require Few Human Workers

The Fast-Food Restaurants That Require Few Human Workers

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

As fast-food workers go on strike in cities across the country, opponents argue robots could replace them if their demands for a higher minimum wage are met. But robots for fast food exist already — kind of.

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For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table

For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table

| August 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Fast food and restaurant work used to be seen as an entry point for the young. Today, the average such employee is 29, and nearly a quarter are parents. For these workers, current wages are hardly enough to support them, let alone their families.

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Largest Strike So Far By Fast-Food Workers Set For Thursday

Largest Strike So Far By Fast-Food Workers Set For Thursday

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In 50 cities across the nation, many employees at fast-food restaurants have pledged to walk out. They’re hoping to draw attention to their campaign for an increase in the minimum wage.

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Bacon and Beer Festival Comes to San Francisco

Bacon and Beer Festival Comes to San Francisco

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Beer and bacon? That’s the idea behind the first-ever San Francisco Beer and Bacon Festival this Sunday, where you can taste things like bacon marmalade with a craft brew.

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Photos: San Francisco Street Food Festival

Photos: San Francisco Street Food Festival

| August 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Too many plates, too little stomach space at the San Francisco Street Food Festival. Take a look at some crowd favorites.

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Photo Slideshow: San Francisco Night Market

Photo Slideshow: San Francisco Night Market

| August 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eat your way around the world at the San Francisco Street Food Festival’s Night Market.

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Where In The World Are There No McDonald’s?

Where In The World Are There No McDonald’s?

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

McDonald’s may seem to be everywhere, but there are still 105 countries without the fast food giant, from Ghana to Jamaica to Yemen to Tajikistan. In six countries, McDonald’s once had a presence, but due to economics, and sometimes politics, the franchises closed.

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Bay Area Food Tours: Behind the Scenes With Edible Excursions Founder Lisa Rogovin

Bay Area Food Tours: Behind the Scenes With Edible Excursions Founder Lisa Rogovin

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Edible Excursions owner Lisa Rogovin explains what a typical week for a food tour company operator looks like. It’s not all about what she eats.

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Fast-Food Strikers Demand A ‘Living Wage’

Fast-Food Strikers Demand A ‘Living Wage’

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Picketers in seven cities say McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food chains should pay employees $15 an hour. But the restaurant industry says that would force those companies to cut jobs.

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Palm Oil In The Food Supply: What You Should Know

Palm Oil In The Food Supply: What You Should Know

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Health concerns surrounding trans fats led many food manufacturers to abandon partially hydrogenated oils. Palm oil has helped fill the void. But guess what? It’s high in saturated fat.

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Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids’ Meals And Toys

Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids’ Meals And Toys

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kids’ meals have never been a huge moneymaker for Taco Bell, so the move is probably a lot less financially painful for the company than it would be for, say, McDonald’s. Nutrition advocates have long criticized the plastic playthings included in fast food kids’ meals.

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