An economist with the Rand Corporation argues that Los Angeles' fast-food ban failed because it merely blocked new construction or expansion of "stand-alone fast-food" restaurants in neighborhoods where that style of restaurant was uncommon to begin with. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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The founder and chairman of Shake Shack, Danny Meyer, visits the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters demonstrate outside a McDonald's in Chicago. Hundreds of workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's and other fast-food chains were expected to walk off their jobs Thursday to push the companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour, according to labor organizers. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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What's on the menu at Tim Hortons? Coffee and doughnuts --” and also sandwiches and pastries. meddygarnet /Flickr hide caption

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At 820 calories, Maggiano's tiramisu packs in more than the tiramisu served at Olive Garden (510 calories) or Macaroni Grill (690 calories). But it pales in comparison with the version served at Carrabba's, which has 1,060 calories. Maggiano's hide caption

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Is that Subway? Middle East analyst Holly Dagres is on a hunt for fast-food lookalikes in Tehran. Holly Dagres hide caption

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Goodbye, Sodas. McDonald's says it will now market and promote Happy Meals only with milk, water or juice. Bill Parrish Photography/PR Newswire/AP hide caption

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People gathered outside a Wendy's restaurant in New York City on Monday as part of a one-day strike calling for higher wages for fast-food workers. Justin Lane/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Long John Silver's Big Catch platter will net you 33 grams of trans fats in one meal. Courtesy of Clare Politano/Center for Science in the Public Interest hide caption

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