Going Viral


Have outrageous demands for a major company? Take to social media.

These days there are no shortage of ways to get your point, question, message or comment to anyone or any corporation you're trying to reach. Take the recent efforts of Nevada teenager Carter Wilkerson for example. On April 5th the 16-year-old tweeted Wendy’s asking how many re-tweets it would take to get free chicken nuggets for one year. The fast food chain replied 18 million to which Carter responded consider it done.

Then he got to work tweeting the story with the message “help me please.” And the ploy worked. His story quickly went viral and in just a couple weeks he was re-tweeted more than 3.4 million time, breaking the record of most re-tweets held by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.  read more »

Fast Food Sales


Fast food giants are gaining on their competitors, as customers start to forgo their growing bottom for their bottom line.

In the first quarter of the year McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s all posted an increase in sales with McDonalds posting the highest rise with 5.4%. This comes after all three of the restaurants repeatedly lost to businesses that offered healthier options such as Chipotle and Panera Bread.  read more »

Fast Food Protests


You might enjoy a quick and easy meal; but fast food is no longer sitting well with certain people.

Fed up with minimum wage and long hours workers at some of New York City’s biggest fast food chains stormed off the job and onto the picket line earlier this week. They are calling for the right to unionize and for an increase in minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour.

The workers from McDonalds, Wendy’s and Burger King chanted “supersize our wages” and tried to prevent customers from entering the restaurants. Hundreds of workers took part in New York’s rally and throughout the week they were joined by their colleagues who marched off the job in other cities.  read more »

A New Burger


Wendy’s is cooking up a new recipe; and every ingredient is being grilled.

You might not be able to re-invent a classic; but you can re-make it and that’s exactly what Wendy’s is attempting. Recently the company released its new Dave’s hot and juicy burger. The burger, which took two and a half years to perfect started selling in restaurants earlier this week. Called “Project Gold Hamburger” the process involved deciding to switch from white onions to red and to go with crinkled pickles.  read more »