McDonald's Facebook page on July 27.
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July 27, 2011 McDonald's says it overhauled its Happy Meal after listening to customers. But which ones? Turns out the company is actively reaching out to mom bloggers, whom it calls "key influencers" in the conversation over healthy eating.
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July 26, 2011 McDonald's will begin rolling out new Happy Meals in September, downsizing the french fries and putting a fresh fruit or veggie in every box. As a result of the changes, the chain says it's cutting calories of its most popular Happy Meals by about 20 percent.
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There, behind the sirloin steak and baked potato, is Outback Steakhouse's calorie-rich blue cheese wedge salad.
July 20, 2011 Nearly 1 in 5 foods contained 100 or more calories than the restaurant stated, a new study finds. Researchers checking the calories counts found most were within 10 calories of the figures on the menu.
More healthful options for kids are coming to IHOP restaurants and some other chains.
July 13, 2011 The National Restaurant Association is encouraging restaurants to offer choices that emphasize nutrition over empty calories in meals for children through a new program called Kids Live Well.
Chipoltle Mexican Grill scored well with Consumer Reports readers.
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July 1, 2011 In-N-Out Burger, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Chick-fil-A are among those that got good ratings. The big boys — Burger King, KFC, McDonald's and Taco Bell — didn't fare so well.
June 21, 2011 McDonald's is tops with young fast-food-loving men, according to a social media survey. Of the men who said they are overweight, 21 percent said they ate at fast-food chains more than seven times in the last three months.
A Taco Bell Cheesy Beefy Melt.
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April 19, 2011 A law firm that claimed fast-food company Taco Bell was using too much filler in its beef product said Monday it was calling it quits on the lawsuit. Taco Bell had launched a multimillion dollar campaign defending its beef, which it says has always been 88 percent meat.
Commander Seasoned Beef from Taco Bell's "Super Delicious Ingredient Force" ad campaign.
January 28, 2011 Will Taco Bell's Super Delicious Ingredient Force defeat Baron von Bland? A cartoon is part of the fast-food chain's spirited defense of its seasoned beef. A lawsuit claims many of the ingredients aren't beef at all.
September 2, 2010 Burger King has agreed to be bought by a private-equity group for $3.26 billion.
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