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APNewsBreak: McDonald's workers file sex harassment claims

May. 22, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. The workers — one of them a 15-year-old from St. Louis —...

Asian stocks marginally higher on backdrop of US-China talks

May. 17, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were marginally higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials held a new round of talks seeking to avert a trade war between the world's two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.4 percent to 22,925.04 and South Korea's Kospi index also...

Darden Restaurants settles age discrimination suit

May. 3, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based corporation that owns the Olive Garden restaurant chain has settled a federal lawsuit after one of its other chains allegedly told job candidates it doesn't hire "old white guys." The Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday that Darden Restaurants agreed to pay $2.85...

Robot fast-food chefs: Hype or a sign of industry change?

May. 3, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Robots can't yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but they can cook up vegetables and grains and spout them into a bowl — and are doing just that at a new fast casual restaurant in Boston. Seven autonomously swirling cooking pots — what the restaurant calls a "never-before-seen...

IHOP fires server over racial slur on customer's receipt

May. 3, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) — A pancake restaurant chain has fired a black server at a suburban Kansas City restaurant after she printed a racial slur on a black customer's receipt. The Kansas City Star reports that IHOP (EYE'-hop) President Darren Rebelez said in an email that the server's action last month at a...

Nacho Fries a hit at Taco Bell, but KFC drags Yum Brands

May. 2, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell's new Nacho Fries were a hit with diners, with a quarter of all orders including the $1 spicy fries since they became available earlier this year. Still, sales growth at its parent company Yum Brands was weaker than expected, hurt by a chicken shortage at KFC chain restaurants in...

Tokyo stocks higher in quiet Labor Day trading

May. 1, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tokyo stocks were marginally higher Tuesday while most other major Asian markets were closed for public holidays. The White House's announcement that it would postpone a decision on imposing hefty tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum products from some countries helped...

McDonald's sees breakfast slowdown, but results still strong

Apr. 30, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer people came to McDonald's for Egg McMuffins and other breakfast items as competition for morning diners has heated up. But the company still posted strong first-quarter financial results and its stock soared more than 5 percent Monday. The fast-food chain said the number of customer...

New Chipotle CEO plans menu 'tweaks,' and maybe drive-thrus

Apr. 25, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new CEO at Chipotle plans to make "simple menu tweaks," redesign its restaurants and expand its delivery service in the coming months. Another longer-term possibility: drive-thrus, which CEO Brian Niccol said are an "interesting proposition for Chipotle." Niccol didn't offer specifics...

Burger King grows; Tim Hortons to get makeover

Apr. 24, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new burger and a spicy chicken sandwich sold well at Burger King, helping boost profits for its owner Restaurants Brands. But the company's other chain, Tim Hortons, didn't do as well, and Restaurant Brands plans to remodel those stores to try to get more people to come in to buy its...