Fast Food

The Fastest-Growing Jobs of This Decade

Hospital rooms, shopping floors, and fast-food counters: This is where the future of U.S. employment lives. We think.

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Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

How much would it take to make that possible again?

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When Low-Wage Workers Can't Afford the Food They Stock Themselves

The awkward ethics of a Walmart food drive.

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A Win For McJobs: Seattle's Mayoral Candidates Both Support a $15 Minimum Wage

A once crazy idea gets a little more mainstream.

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Why the Fast-Food Worker Strikes Are Doomed

Even if you're rooting for food service workers to have much higher wages.

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The Many, Many Jobs That Won't Earn You Enough to Live in Your City

What happens when a city becomes unaffordable to the people who keep it running?

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The Uneven Geography of America's Fast Food Jobs

Workers in seven metro areas are striking, but their wages are even worse elsewhere.

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What's the Most-Loved Burger in Your City?

This map of Twitter data will show you.

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Does Living Near Fast Food Restaurants Increase Your Risk of Obesity?

Research looking at African Americans in Houston finds a significant correlation.

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What $27 Will Get You in Gaza City: One Bucket of KFC Chicken

The brand is so popular that Palestinians are willing to pay a team of smugglers to run orders through underground tunnels.

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The Best Idea Yet To Get People to Curb Their Junk Food Consumption

Are you listening, Mayor Bloomberg?

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If Only All Subway Sandwich Shops Were Actual Subway Stations

Baltimore gets an edible fantasy transit system.

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The Business Case for Saying No to National Chains

Brooklyn's Barclays Center is proving itself a leader in fostering a strong hometown identity.

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Inside Fast Food Workers' Historic Fight for Living Wages

New York's 'McJobs' workers go on strike for the first time.

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Should a Fast Food Company Be Sponsoring the Olympics?

Londoners are often singularly skeptical toward corporate sponsorship, as the latest fight over McDonald's shows.