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Slow Cooked Fast Food

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Fast food companies are taking consumers behind the scenes to reveal just how fast their food really is.

Most people assume when they pull up to a drive thru window their burger and fries are being pulled off a conveyor line and slapped in a to-go bag. Now some of the biggest names in quick meals are working to dispel that opinion.

McDonald’s has announced that it plans to start using fresh beef in its burgers. Restaurants such as Burger King and KFC are moving towards all white meat chicken and chicken free of any antibiotics.  read more »

Competitive Eating

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It's the most important meal of the day; and it's beginning to taste a little competitive.

Right now McDonald’s is the fast food leader when it comes to your early morning fix. Its menu of sausage McMuffins, hot cakes and hash browns make up 20% of the company's U.S. sales. And to keep the edge the company is now looking to expand its breakfast hours from 10:30 to 11 AM.

But now customers are bring served up a few extra options courtesy of Taco Bell. On March 27th the company is rolling out its first ever breakfast menu. It will feature items such as the AM crunchwrap, waffle taco and bacon and egg burrito. For the first time ever the company will also offer customers coffee.  read more »

Influential Burgers

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Everyone has a favorite burger; but is yours cooked with a little influence?

Almost every restaurant offers up its variation of the hamburger. And whether it's gourmet or golden arches the American classic is never hard to come by. But how big of an impact does your latest burger have?

According to Time magazine the most influential burger of all time is the White Castle burger. The magazine says the now iconic square patty that debuted in 1921 was the first burger to spawn a fast food empire. By 1930 the company had ten locations around the country. But it's not the only burger restaurant with a little pushing power.  read more »

A Fast Food Expansion

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Taco Bell is serving up some changes to its menu.

Taco Bell says it is expanding testing of some new items as it prepares to roll out its breakfast menu sometime next year. The new items hot off the grill include waffle tacos, scrambled eggs and sausage. For those trying to watch their waistline taco bell will also offer yogurt parfaits and oatmeal.

Right now the new items are being tested in five Southern California restaurants but the company is expanding that to locations in Fresno California, Omaha Nebraska and Chattanooga Tennessee. Taco Bell's president says the waffle taco has been a big seller in the current test locations and he wants to make sure they can handle demand before rolling it out to all 6,000 restaurants across the country.  read more »