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KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training

Aug. 9, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide has agreed to provide sensitivity training at those outlets following a May incident at a KFC in Mississippi in which a deaf woman felt she was being mocked. Disability Rights Mississippi, a nonprofit...

The Latest: Ohio State trustees' group will head Meyer probe

Aug. 2, 2018 8:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State's investigation of coach Urban Meyer's handling of abuse claims against an assistant coach (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Ohio State trustees have appointed a special committee to investigate coach Urban Meyer's handling of a fired assistant coach's domestic...

Yum's sales figure edges up, but falls short of expectations

Aug. 2, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yum reported a key sales figure for the second quarter that fell short of Wall Street expectations, with results mixed for its Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut chains. The Louisville, Kentucky company said sales rose 1 percent at restaurants open at least a year. Analysts expected an...

Utah man sues McDonald's alleging his drink was drugged

Aug. 1, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who alleges in a new lawsuit that a McDonald's employee spiked his drink with a heroin substitute said he had just seated his three young boys on the couch with their happy meals when he took a drink from his Diet Coke while he read work emails on his computer. Trevor...

KLA-Tencor and Pfizer jump; IPG and Chipotle slide

Jul. 31, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: KLA-Tencor Corp., up $11.12 to $117.42 The maker of equipment for manufacturing semiconductors surpassed analyst estimates in its fourth quarter. Illumina Inc., up $35.12 to $324.36 The genetic testing tools maker raised its...

50 years on, McDonald's and fast-food evolve around Big Mac

Jul. 30, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it isn't changing the makings of its most famous burger. The company is celebrating the 1968 national launch of the double-decker sandwich whose ingredients of "two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese,...

Chipotle beats market expectations with key sales figure

Jul. 26, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle said Thursday that a key sales figure rose beyond market expectations in the second quarter, helped by higher menu prices that offset a drop in the number of diners visiting. The burrito chain is still trying to recover from a series of food scares that devastated its sales....

Visits slip, but higher prices help lift McDonald's US sales

Jul. 26, 2018 12:37 PM EDT

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Higher prices are helping McDonald's ring up more sales in the U.S., even though people are visiting less often. McDonald's said Thursday that customers spent more on average per visit during the second quarter, partly because people also added more extras onto their orders. Still,...

2 Illinois IHOP franchises settle harassment suit for $975K

Jul. 19, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two International House of Pancakes franchises in the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis will pay nearly $1 million combined to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of several employees. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit in September and announced the...

Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

Jul. 18, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Wednesday approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the watered-down measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. The legislation aims to lower secondhand smoking risks ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid...