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The Chain Gang

  1. the chain gang
    Here’s What Made Hundreds of People Sick at That Ohio ChipotleLocal health officials say it was Clostridium perfringens, which occurs when food is left at unsafe temperatures.
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    It’s Almost Time Again to Remind Yourself the Pumpkin Spice Latte SucksWith the end of summer comes the return of America’s worst coffee drink.
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    Nobody Can Figure Out What Made 700 People Sick at That Ohio ChipotleTests have come back negative for salmonella, E. coli, and other bacteria.
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    Here’s How Much Papa John’s Sales Plummeted After the Racial-Slur IncidentApparently, consumers didn’t like it when founder John Schnatter used a racial slur during a conference call.
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    Starbucks Loses California Wage-Theft CaseThe coffee chain will now have to pay workers for any work they do after their shift ends.
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    Papa John’s Begins Scrubbing All Images of FounderThe company sent a seven-page email to franchisees with instructions on how to erase any trace of John Schnatter.
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    Another Chipotle Is Closed After Customers Complain of Getting SickMore than 170 people have filed reports about getting ill at a location in Ohio.
  8. wine pairing of the week
    How to Pair Wine With Chick-fil-AThe chicken chain’s soft, comforting sandwiches demand a wine that feels a little special.
  9. the chain gang
    John Schnatter Removed As Papa John’s SpokespersonHe resigned as chairman after admitting to using a racist slur during a conference call.
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    Fast-food Companies Move to Make Workers’ Lives Slightly Less MiserableThe practice effectively amounted to franchises “owning” their employees.
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    Papa John’s Founder Resigned After Using a Racial Slur on a Conference CallHe used it on a conference call that was intended to coach him on public relations crises.
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    Starbucks Will Go Strawless by 2020In doing so, the coffee chain will keep an estimated 1 billion plastic straws out of landfills.
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    Starbucks Barista Fired for Insulting Customer With a StutterThe barista wrote “SSSam” on the customer’s cup shortly after imitating his stutter.
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    The Trouble With TabletsWorkers say they have a couple of issues with the tech designed to make their lives easier.
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    McDonald’s Makes Cold Brew Now, and It Sounds DisgustingGuar gum, tripotassium citrate, and cold-brew extract, anyone?
  16. wine pairing of the week
    How to Pair Wine With Shake ShackIf eating a Shack Burger isn’t a reason to open a nice bottle of wine, what is?
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    World Finally Finds Out Why IHOP Changed Its NameUh, burgers.
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    Starbucks Just Got More ExpensiveThe cost of the chain’s brewed coffee has gone up by 10 to 20 cents at most U.S. stores.
  19. marketing gimmicks
    Why Is Everyone Falling for IHOP’s ‘Name Change’?Next week, IHOP will become IHOb… maybe.
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    Howard Schultz Is Leaving Starbucks — and Remaining Coy About Politics“I intend to think about a range of options, and that could include public service.”
  21. racism
    New Poll Reveals Starbucks’s Reputation Is Officially in the DumpsA respected survey puts its standing among consumers at a ten-year low.
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    Kim Jong-un Reportedly Wants an American Burger Chain to Open in North KoreaThis, according to a new CIA report, anyway.
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    A California Chick-fil-A Will Pay Its Workers $17 an HourThe controversial chicken chain is breaking new ground on employee pay.
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    The Company Behind Krispy Kreme and Panera Is Buying Pret a MangerLuxembourg-based JAB Holdings is purchasing the British chain for a reported $2 billion.
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    Chipotle Will Move Its Headquarters to California — Right by Taco BellCan Chipotle’s version of cheesy chalupas be far behind?
  26. racial discrimination
    Here’s How Starbucks’s ‘Racial Bias Training’ Is Going to WorkThe coffee chain has offered a preview that involves workbooks, group activities, and Common.
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    Arby’s Made an Objectively Better Portrait of Brandi Chastain Out of SauceAll it needed was a piece of sandwich paper and a few hours.
  28. lawsuits
    He Tried to Buy Breakfast at Burger King — He Ended Up Spending 3 Months in JailThe store claimed his $10 bill was fake. It wasn’t, and now he’s suing for $1 million.
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    Workers in 9 Cities File Sexual-Harassment Complaints Against McDonald’sReported incidents were allegedly ignored, mocked, or worse.
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    Starbucks Welcomes People to Sit in Cafés Without Buying AnythingStores are now open to everyone “regardless of whether they make a purchase.”
  31. waffle house shooting
    The Waffle House Hero Raised Nearly $250,000 for Shooting VictimsJames Shaw Jr. will split the money evenly among victims and their families.
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    Papa John’s Is Selling Its Garlic Sauce in One-Gallon JugsGet ready for “128 fluid ounces of golden, garlicky bliss.”
  33. racial discrimination
    Waffle House Faces Boycott After Another Black Customer Is Violently ArrestedThis time, it was a North Carolinian in a prom tux.
  34. racial discrimination
    Starbucks Bathrooms Are Now Open to Anybody Who Walks In“We don’t want to become a public bathroom, but we’re going to make the right decision.”
  35. Shake Shack Has Abandoned Plans for Completely Cashless StoresThe robot uprising has been thwarted, for now.
  36. terrible receipts
    IHOP Prints N-Word on Teen’s Receipt, Apologizes With $10 Gift CardThe server has naturally been fired.
  37. racial discrimination
    Men Arrested at Starbucks Settle With Philly for $1, Plus $200K Education FundPhiladelphia had to promise to set up a $200,000 public-school program benefiting young entrepreneurs.
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    Fast Food Just Keeps Getting CheaperMcDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, and Dunkin’ Donuts have all rolled out new dollar menus in the last four months.
  39. the chain gang
    Has the Era of Whimsical Starbucks Frappuccinos Already Come to an End?It’s planning to cut the number of limited-time stunt drinks by 30 percent this year.
  40. waffle house shooting
    The Waffle House Hero Has Raised More Than $172,000 for the Shooting’s VictimsThe separate GoFundMe benefiting him, meanwhile, has now topped $180,000.
  41. the chain gang
    Subway Will Put 500 More Stores Out of Their MiserySidewalks everywhere are smelling better already.
  42. waffle house shooting
    Waffle House Store Reopens After Shooting, Pledging Sales to Victims’ FamiliesThe chain says employees asked to return to work.
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    Get Ready, NYC: McDonald’s ‘Fresh’ Beef Is HereThe reviews are so-so!
  44. horrible things
    Waffle House Shooting Suspect Found By PoliceTravis Reinking was apprehended by Nashville police on Monday afternoon.
  45. the chain gang
    Internet Wants to Believe McDonald’s Is Converting Play Areas Into Pot LoungesA tremendous sounding — and sadly fake — story has gone viral.
  46. taste test
    Is Shake Shack’s New Veggie Burger Any Good?A Grub Street investigation.
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    Men Arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks Say They Feared for Their Lives“Anytime I’m encountered by cops, I can honestly say it’s a thought that runs through my mind.”
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    Here’s the Starbucks 911 Call That Got Those Two Black Customers ArrestedThe dispatcher tells officers there’s “a group of males inside causing a disturbance.”
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    Starbucks Will Close All Its Stores in May for Racial-Bias TrainingTo “ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome.”
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    Starbucks Will Close All of Its Stores for Racial-Bias TrainingOn May 29, all 8,000 U.S. locations will be coached to “prevent discrimination.”
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