Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hardee’s New Hamburger

It's an entire cookout all on one bun.

"Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are cramming a summer cookout into one burger. An upcoming menu item is made with a beef patty that’s topped by a split hot dog. The meaty duo sits on a layer of Lay’s potato chips between hamburger buns. Ketchup, mustard, tomato, red onion, pickles and American cheese. The meal will have 1,030 calories and 64 grams of fat. Unfortunately for Bostonians, neither Hardee’s nor Carl’s Jr. has an outlet in New England. The closest Hardee’s is 205 miles away, in Lake Katrine, N.Y.; the closest Carl’s Jr. is a 553-mile drive to Toronto. Both chains are owned by CKE Restaurants."

Time for my one meal of the day and I've got quite a drive ahead of me.


"Labor activists seeking $15-an-hour wages marched on McDonald’s Corp. headquarters Wednesday, ahead of the fast-food chain’s annual meeting on Thursday. The event drew 5,000 demonstrators, including McDonald’s cooks and cashiers, according to the rally’s organizers, who said it was double the size of last year’s protest about wages. McDonald’s said few of its workers participated in the demonstration. The company described the event as part of an $80 million publicity campaign backed by the Service Employees International Union. A group called Fight for $15 began pressuring fast-food chains to raise wages and allow workers to unionize in 2012. “We’re tired of relying on food stamps to feed our own families,” said Kwanza Brooks, a McDonald’s employee and member of Fight for $15. “We need $15 and the right to form a union and we need it now.” McDonald’s announced plans in April to increase pay at US company-owned stores by at least $1 above the local minimum wage. The company also will begin offering vacation benefits. But 90 percent of McDonald’s stores are independent franchise operations."

Thus hastening the death of McDonald's. They get $15 and a union and watch an institution collapse and close down. 

You can have pizza for breakfast this morning if you like. Maybe we could try Tecce’s (put it on the DoT's credit card).