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Burger King tried it when the corporation's official Twitter page sent out this tweet at 4 a.m. Monday: "Women belong in the kitchen."
The fast food giant quickly followed up its troll tweet with:
"If they want to, of course. Yet only 20% of chefs are women. We're on a mission to change the gender ratio in the restaurant industry by empowering female employees with the opportunity to pursue a culinary career."
The tweet was meant to coincide with Women's month in America, but Burger King's followers said the tweet was in poor taste and called for BK to delete it.
But Burger King doubled down.
"Why would we delete a tweet that's drawing attention to a huge lack of female representation in our industry, we thought you'd be on board with this as well? We've launched a scholarship to help give more of our female employees the chance to pursue a culinary career.
"Our 'thought process' is that women are shockingly underrepresented in our industry, and we thought it was time we did something about it. We've created a scholarship to give more of our female employees the chance to pursue a culinary career."
BK's followers were not impressed with the scholarship offer. One Twitter user accused BK of trying to run interference for the Royal Family after Meghan Markle and Harry Windsor's disastrous tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.
The manager of a fast food restaurant in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood is demanding answers from city officials after she was put on hold while trying to report a carjacking attempt.
City leaders and business owners have been working together on a plan to curb high crime in Atlanta's most affluent neighborhood, home to rapper Cardi B, singer Tyrese Gibson, and the governor of Georgia.
Karen Harris, the manager of Ru San's Sushi and Seafood in Buckhead, wants the city to do more to address crime, Fox 5 News reports.
"It certainly isn't the responsibility of our staff to catch the bad guy," said Harris, "That responsibility falls on our elected officials and our mayor."
"It's always been a safe place for our patrons in the community to walk and get great food," said Harris.
According to Harris, a customer left his child in his car parked outside the restaurant to pick up a to-go order on Saturday. She said a man attempted to break into the car and the child ran inside the restaurant to get help.
Staff members snapped photos of the man fleeing the area. This screengrab shows an employee on the phone with 911 while the suspect flees in the background.
"The concerning part was our employees were on hold with 911," said Harris, "Luckily, one of our employees knew an APD detective who she called who was able to dispatch APD."
Police arrested the carjacker and identified him as 34-year-old Andrew Robert Fike. Fike was booked into the Fulton County jail and charged with attempting to enter a vehicle, obstruction, loitering and prowling.
Atlanta's Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently addressed the high crime in Atlanta. Bottoms privately expressed support for the "Buckhead Security Plan” which includes sending up drones over Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza and using metal detectors at the doors and drug sniffing dogs inside the malls.
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Subway's public relations team rushed to get ahead of a potential PR disaster from a lawsuit claim that the franchise serves mystery meat to its customers.
A lawsuit filed by two plaintiffs in California claims an independent laboratory tested a Subway tuna fish sandwich and found the sandwich did not contain tuna or even fish.
"The products are made from a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by Defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna," the lawsuit alleged. "Defendants identified, labeled and advertised the products as 'tuna' to consumers, when in fact they were not tuna."
The news prompted rampant speculation that Subway cuts corners by serving dog, cat or even human flesh that are cheaper by the pound than wild-caught tuna from the sea.
"These claims are meritless," a Subway spokesperson said in a statement to MSN's Insider. "Tuna is one of our most popular sandwiches. Our restaurants receive 100% wild-caught tuna, mix it with mayonnaise and serve on a freshly made sandwich to our guests."
Subway's spokesman claims a serving of tuna contains only skipjack and yellowtail tuna from fisheries.
The spokesperson added: "Subway will vigorously defend itself against these and any other baseless efforts to mischaracterize and tarnish the high-quality products that Subway and its franchisees provide to their customers, in California and around the world, and intends to fight these claims through all available avenues if they are not immediately dismissed."
In 2020, Subway lost a lawsuit in an Irish court that ruled Subway sandwich rolls could not be legally defined as "bread" because of the high sugar content.
Alexis Skyy claims she suffered food poisoning after eating a Travis Scott burger from McDonald's.
Alexis said she threw up after eating one of the burgers offered as part of a limited time only specialty meal at McDonald's fast food restaurants.
The Love & Hip-Hop cast member posted a copy of her receipt to her Instagram Stories. She captioned the image: "I'm sorry but I have to throw up after eating that sh*t."
The marketing campaign has faced public criticism and negative feedback from franchise owners who didn't want the Travis Scott meal on their menus.
The meal includes a Quarter Pounder with cheese, fries, bacon with BBQ sauce and a Sprite beverage, which Scott claims is his favorite meal.
McDonald's is also battling the rumor that the Travis Scott meals include human body parts.
The 28-year-old mumble rapper was signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. music production house, Very G.O.O.D. Beats, and Epic Records in 2012. He shares a 3-year-old daughter, Stormi, with Kylie Jenner, 23.
Alexis, 26, is best known as rapper Fetty Wap's baby mama. The ex-couple share a daughter, Alaiya.
Alexis first appeared as a cast member on VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood in 2017.
McDonald's franchise owners are pushing back against a promotion featuring mumble rapper Travis Scott.
McDonald's launched the odd marketing partnership with the hip-hop star despite pushback from franchise owners who say his vulgar lyrics aren't appropriate for their family atmosphere.
Starting today, Sept. 8 through Oct. 4, McDonald's customers can order the "Travis Scott Meal" featuring a Quarter Pounder with bacon and lettuce, medium fries with barbecue sauce and a Sprite beverage with extra ice.
The company sat down with Scott to design the meal - which he says is his favorite.
A McDonald's promo campaign reads, "For $6, you can eat like Travis."
"This is the first time in nearly 30 years we've introduced a superstar's name to our menu," said Morgan Flatley, McDonald's U.S. chief marketing officer.
But the company's collaboration with the rapper has left some franchise owners baffled. They expressed their displeasure in emails and other forms of communication with McDonald's headquarters.
But one franchisee understands the company's desire to connect with Gen Z, young adults who aren't as brand loyal as their parents.
"I think [the corporate marketing team] did their homework," said Brent Upchurch, whose family owns and operates 30 McDonald's restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida.
Scott has 32.3 million Instagram followers and 4.4 billion YouTube video views. The 28-year-old shares 2-year-old daughter Stormi with Kylie Jenner, 23.
Upchurch told the Sun-Sentinel Scott's social media influence alone is worth the hassle.
Scott "has a massive [social media] following. From that perspective, it makes all the sense in the world. I can't condone that language and those lyrics. But I think that's how the younger generation talks."
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Kentucky Fried Chicken is suspending the use of the slogan "It's Finger Lickin' Good" amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement on Monday, KFC said the use of the 64-year-old slogan "doesn't feel quite right."
"We find ourselves in a unique situation – having an iconic slogan that doesn't quite fit in the current environment," KFC officials said in the statement. "While we are pausing the use of It's Finger Lickin' Good, rest assured the food craved by so many people around the world isn't changing one bit."
KFC said the slogan will not be suspended permanently and they will bring it back "when the time is right."
The CDC recommends washing your hands frequently and avoid touching your face with contaminated hands to prevent the spread of the virus.
Pro-Trump supporters Kanye West and Steve Harvey bonded over lunch at Kanye's favorite fast food restaurant Chik-Fil-A.
Kanye and Steve grabbed lunch at a Chik-Fil-A location in Atlanta on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Kanye posted a snap of Steve on Twitter.com. He captioned the image: "Me and Steve Harvey was hungry."
Steve’s career was nearly canceled 4 years ago when he expressed his support for newly-elected President Donald Trump.
Steve, 63, previously joked about supporting Kanye for president on The Steve Harvey Show. "If Donald Trump wins, I'll go on the ticket with Kanye," he said. "But I gotta tell you, I'm just going for vice president. I'm gonna let Kanye be president."
He continued: "I don't want to b going to all the meetings and everything. I want to be the Joe Biden. I just wanna fire off, just say stuff, just be out there talking. You know Joe Biden just say whatever he wants to say. 'Mr. Harvey?' 'Hell, no!'"
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A Florida man is charged with killing a Burger King employee after the man's girlfriend complained that her fast food order was taking too long.
Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, 37, (left) was arrested for the murder of Desmond Joshua, 22, in the parking lot of a Burger King restaurant on east Colonial Drive in Orlando at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Workers say the restaurant was very busy on Saturday, and there were long lines inside the restaurant and in the drive thru.
The Orange County Sheriff's Officer said a woman upset that her order was taking too long got out of her car yelling she was going to call "her man" to come back to the restaurant and handle the situation.
After the woman caused a scene, an employee refunded her $40 and asked her to leave, according to the affidavit.
The woman left in a black sedan and returned in a white truck driven by Rodriguez-Tormes, who confronted Joshua and demanded he fight him in the restaurant parking lot.
Rodriguez-Tormes put Joshua in a headlock and began choking him. The affidavit said a witness separated the two men, and Rodriguez-Tormes went to his truck to retrieve his firearm.
According to a witness, Rodriguez-Tormes told Joshua, "You got two seconds before I shoot you," and then shot him.
Rodriguez-Tormes got back in his truck and fled the scene. He later told police he dismantled the gun and discarded the pieces in a place "which cannot be located."
Joshua was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, CLickOrlando.com reports.
Rodriguez-Tormes is charged with murder, destruction of evidence and weapons possession.
A video recorded by an emotionally troubled police officer has gone viral online. The female officer -- who has been dubbed "Officer Karen" on social media -- appears to meltdown in a McDonald's drive thru after not receiving an English muffin with her order.
The Caucasian officer said she pulled into a McDonald's drive-thru after working a long shift. The hungry officer ordered an English muffin meal and a cup of coffee.
She said an employee asked her to pull forward and wait for her order. An employee then came out with the cup of coffee, but, apparently, the muffin wasn't ready.
Through tears, the officer said she told the employee to forget about the muffin because she was afraid an employee would put something in her food.
There have been many reports of fast food workers lacing police orders with non-edible items or flat out refusing to serve the police.
Some social media users sympathized with the officer. They recounted their own trips to McDonald's that ended badly when a food item was left off their order. But none could recall crying over the missing item.
Hopefully the officer will be placed on desk duty while she seeks therapy for her apparent emotional problems.
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Kanye West and Chic-Fil-A are feeding the hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. Kanye's charitable collaboration with the fast food giant has helped provide over 300,000 meals to the needy in Los Angeles.
The hip-hop superstar namechecked the fast food firm in his 2019 track "Closed On Sunday," and he partnered with them to help Christian non-profit the Los Angeles Dream Center provide food and other items to those in need since March.
According to Fox News, Dream Center founder Matthew Barnett thanked Kanye and the firm for helping him and his team serve around 11,000 meals a day since first receiving donations - transforming the organization into a hub for those in financial difficulty due to Covid-19.
"The Los Angeles Dream Center has transformed into the Grand Central Station of food distribution and other basic essentials," Barnett told Fox in a statement. "I'm so grateful that our team has stayed healthy, and that we've found a safe way to meet the urgent needs within our community.
"I can't say thank you enough to the various donors who've made this a reality. This is what a neighborhood, a community, and a church should always look like."
The "Jesus Walks" rapper has also made donations to the We Women Empowered charity in his native Chicago, Illinois.
Kanye is reportedly the second richest Black man in America (don't quote me).