From Crispy Chicken Sandwich tacos at Taco Bell to “new” fries at Wendy’s, there’s no shortage of shiny new items to draw the attention of the fast food connoisseur. The chicken sandwich wars also continue, two years after Popeyes kicked off the craze. And with many restaurant chains raising their prices, the business of keeping fast food fresh and interesting is more important than ever.

But these enticing eats are created for more reasons than just driving up a company’s bottom line. In fact, many of the most famous fast food items of all time did not rack up

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Whether you’ve a penchant for pizza or you’re a diehard fried-chicken fan, chances are you sometimes indulge in a fast-food feast. But have you ever thought about the origins of your fast-food favorites? We delve into the past to bring you surprising facts about the invention of burgers, French fries, hot dogs and more.




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For the seventh year in a row, Chick-fil-A has earned the top accolades in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) in the limited-service —  a.k.a. fast food — sector. 

The ACSI measures cleanliness, mobile app reliability, quality, staff helpfulness and more. According to its press release, Chick-fil-A secured the number one spot for the seventh consecutive year, even though their customer satisfaction score dropped by 1% from 2020 to 83. The industry standard customer satisfaction rating remained 78. 

CHICK-FIL-A USES CONVEYOR BELTS TO TRANSPORT FOOD AT SOME LOCATIONS, VIRAL TIKTOK SHOWS

Domino’s was the leader in pizza with a

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Two national pizza chains recently changed their supply chain policies after a report exposed cruel animal treatment in their meat processing. After you read this story, you may hope another well-known chain will do some similar reflecting. A worker at the world’s biggest donut destination has posted a nearly one-minute video illustrating the epic amount of waste that occurs every time a single franchise location closes. Here’s how many trays they trashed.



a store front at day


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Via Meaww, TikTok user and Dunkin’ employee @kath.dias captured video of the trays and trays (and trays) of goods that

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While Gen X indie movie hero Kevin Smith is busy on the set of Clerks 3, Globe Hall is getting ready to bring his Mooby’s Pop-Up Pick-Up Experience to town.

The latest in a string of pop-culture pop-ups to arrive in Denver, this one is the rare event endorsed by the creator and not just cashing in on some cinematic trend, copyright be damned. Mooby’s was the fictional fast-food restaurant in Clerks, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob

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Restaurants can’t catch up with the demand for ketchup.

Prices for ketchup packets have gone up 13% since January 2020, according to data from Plate IQ, a restaurant industry technology platform, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. A shortage of America’s favorite condiment is the latest to hit the foodservice industry amid an increased demand for takeout amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Ketchup is the latest food shortage to hit restaurants and fast food chains.

Ketchup is the latest food shortage to hit restaurants and fast food chains.
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Gone are the days of shared ketchup bottles at tables, now replaced by individual packets at many restaurants across the country.

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