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Kitchener to Open a Rotating Take-Out Window in Oakland

Kitchener to Open a Rotating Take-Out Window in Oakland

| February 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

A take-out window with rotating foods? That’s what Kitchener, a community kitchen in Oakland, hopes to open later this spring with Kickstarter funding.

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Order Up! Food Businesses Find an Appetite for Bitcoin

Order Up! Food Businesses Find an Appetite for Bitcoin

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

From a Subway sandwich shop to a Peruvian chicken food truck, customers have a growing number of options for satisfying their hunger with Bitcoin. For food vendors, accepting the virtual currency offers substantial financial benefits – and risks, too.

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Food Trends that Fed and Fueled the Bay Area in 2013

Food Trends that Fed and Fueled the Bay Area in 2013

| January 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Here are some of the Bay Area’s tastiest and trendiest foods and drinks of 2013.

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KQED’s Forum: Should Food Stamp Users be Blocked from Buying Junk Food?

KQED’s Forum: Should Food Stamp Users be Blocked from Buying Junk Food?

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The federal food stamp program, known as SNAP, supports one in seven Americans at a cost of around $80 billion each year. With almost 70 percent of adult Americans overweight, some nutrition advocates want to prohibit SNAP recipients from using food stamps to purchase junk food such as soda and chips. Opponents say that such restrictions would unfairly target the poor and limit their food options. KQED’s Forum discusses the issue.

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Fast-Food Workers Cry Poverty Wages As McDonald’s Buys Luxury Jet

Fast-Food Workers Cry Poverty Wages As McDonald’s Buys Luxury Jet

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thousands of restaurant workers protested Thursday in cities around the country, calling for an increase in wages to $15 an hour. Many fast-food workers make so little that they rely on public assistance to get by, even as profits at many franchises have nearly doubled in recent years. But not everyone agrees that raising the minimum wage will fix the problem.

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Food Mash-Ups: The Most Popular Combos of the (Dying?) Craze

Food Mash-Ups: The Most Popular Combos of the (Dying?) Craze

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The food mash-up craze — combining two (or more) items into one — has very nearly run its course. Here are some of the most popular food mash-ups.

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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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