The world of Fast Food is filled with both successes and failures. We are all familiar with the successes that have become a part of our regular vocabulary. Big Mac, Whopper, Burrito Supreme… the list really could go on and on. But, we tend to forget how many failures pave the way for those successes and how difficult it is for large scale restaurant chains to alter or add to their menus at all.
Here at Foodio54 – we wanted to remind you of just a few of those failed attempts that never made the cut at some of the most popular fast food restaurants in America.
1 – McLobster – McDonald’s
Time Period: 1993
McDonald’s has never had much luck trying to add anything to their seafood options. The McLobster was an attempt to add a menu item for people with dietary restrictions that … Read More »
Last month the headlines were abound with articles ridiculing the proposed budget for McDonald’s hourly employees making $7.25 hourly. The budget journal, a result of McDonald’s joining forces with Visa, proposed that its workers have two full-time jobs and pay as little as $20 a month for health insurance and $600 a month for rent. It was unrealistic and laughed at by all.
Now labor organizers are calling upon fast-food workers across the country to go on strike August 29th to pressure restaurant chains to raise the hourly wage from an average of $8.94 to $15. One-day job walkouts are expected to take place in New York City, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Detroit.
The spokesperson for the website promoting the event, LowPayIsNotOk.org, has stated that companies like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Little Caesars, Subway, … Read More »
It seems Taco Bell is not going down without a fight. The fast food giant says the recent allegations that it was mislabeling “taco meat filling” as “beef” are bologna, and is using this opportunity to try to improve the perception of quality with customers.
The company took out the ad below in many major newspapers, and more can be found on its website
In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the Beasley Allen law firm is suing Taco Bell for $5 million for false advertising because Taco Bell has the audacity to call its meat “beef.”
The firm claims that Taco Bell’s “seasoned ground beef” or “seasoned beef” is actually mostly random bits of pieces of other things and not actually beef. So what horrible bits are claimed to be in the meat? Chicken beaks and pig snouts? No, it’s the less disgusting “isolated oat product” that is used to increase the volume of the small amount of real beef that’s actually in there.
Who will actually win though? According to the FDA Sec. 319.15:
Chopped beef, ground beef. “Chopped Beef” or “Ground Beef” shall consist of chopped fresh and/or frozen beef with or without seasoning and without the addition of beef fat as such, shall … Read More »
Warren Strickland plead guilty of disordely conduct on Tuesday, January 19, for throwing my all time favorite Taco Bell item, a double decker taco, at the restaurant manager, Carol Dzimtrowicz. Why would he throw something as wonderful as a double decker taco you ask? According to Mr. Strickland he ordered 3 tacos, and received 2, then he claims when he returned to get the third taco, he was given a different type of taco from the one he ordered and he found it to contain spit. He came back into the restaurant and at this point the manager thought he was just trying to get free food and Mr. Strickland threw the taco in her face.
Between high school and college I worked for many years at several different McDonald’s locations. In all that time I only know of 1 … Read More »