In the United States, you get the extra salt for free.
April 16, 2012 Fast-food items in the U.S. are much saltier than the same items in Europe, according to new research. France and the United Kingdom had the least salty food overall.
Calorie counts like the one on this McDonald's drive-thru in New York are intended to help people make healthier choices. But researchers say they're often too confusing.
February 24, 2012 Is that veggie pizza at the local pizza chain 1,680 calories, or 2,960? Fast-food menus with calorie counts that are supposed to help eaters make healthier choices often aren't much help, a new study reports.
An employee packs a customer's takeout order at a Panda Express restaurant in Los Angeles.
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February 22, 2012 Food court mainstay Panda Express is now in the midst of a major transformation. It's adding premium products like Angus steak and portobello mushrooms, and new flavors to keep pace with an increasingly sophisticated American palate. But that fiendishly tasty orange chicken isn't going anywhere.
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Signs for "Bypass Burgers" and "Flatliner Fries" are seen in the window of the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. A man who suffered a heart attack in the restaurant was wheeled out on a stretcher Saturday.
February 16, 2012 Slogans for Las Vegas restaurant the Heart Attack Grill include "Taste worth dying for." But the burger joint's shtick of serving "quadruple bypass" burgers collided with reality Saturday, when a patron suffered a heart attack while eating at the restaurant.
January 18, 2012 Fast-food restaurants would love to break into the lucrative home delivery market. But can a delivered french fry be a crispy one? We tested Burger King's new home delivery service to find out.
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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