As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Tag: fast food
Ever think about how that processed sugar, white flour and trans-fat grease in fast food is not all that different than drugs? That’s the message some Oakland teenagers present in their new music video, Are You Loving It?
An American-owned company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.
Corporate sponsorship of professional events for nutritionists has been on the rise. But should the gatekeepers of nutrition information be taking free meals and snacks from McDonald’s and Hershey’s?
The pizza chain is closing 155 stores. Sure, malls have been hit hard, but Sbarro’s problems are bigger: These days, diners are more likely to opt for “fast casual” options like Chipotle.
One-third of adults worldwide are overweight. Globalization has made high-calorie foods readily available at low cost almost everywhere. In 1980, less than 40 percent of Mexican women were overweight. By 2008, almost 70 percent were.
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.
French dining is world famous, but it has a dirty little secret: Many restaurants rely on microwavable, premade meals. A bill that’s already cleared one big hurdle in the French National Assembly would force restaurants to label when their food is made in-house from scratch – and penalize those who lie about it.
The French may have a global reputation as gastronomes, but the majority of their restaurant spending now goes to fast food chains, a new survey finds. The change comes amid shrinking lunch breaks and growing laxity among the French when it comes to their famously rigid food culture rules.
Fast-food workers in New York City are on strike for the second time in six months, demanding higher wages that they can live on. Workers complain that $7.25 an hour, New York’s current minimum wage, is not enough to live in the city.
Who says healthy doesn’t sell? McDonald’s, Panera Bread and other restaurant chains that offered more lower-calorie food choices saw a 9 percent jump in food and beverage sales from 2006 to 2011, a new report finds. Restaurants without these options saw sales drop.
Food, glorious, food. It’s that time of year people: Bay Area Bites brings you the best in food news for 2010.
In this two-part package, we look at the national trends and topics that sizzled over the past 12 months and serve up some local flavor on the side.
Feel free to weigh in with your own edible highlights from the year that was.