Police said a man who attempted to rob a fast food outlet in south Belfast was "wrestled" out of the premises by three members of staff. The man entered the premises on the Ormeau Road at around 4am today and approached the till area. A PSNI spokesman said: "He was wrestled out of the premises by three members of staff. He left the scene empty handed. "The suspect was wearing a white motorcycle helmet with red stripes, a green khaki jacket and dark coloured jeans. He was carrying a black sports bag with a white stripe". Police said the members of staff were not injured but were left "very badly shaken". Police have appealed for information. … [Read more...] about Man who attempted to rob south Belfast fast food outlet ‘wrestled’ out of premises by staff
Mike Stobbe Associated Press Published 6:29 AM EDT Oct 3, 2018 New York – A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That’s about 85 million people. It’s the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. An earlier study found a similar proportion of children and adolescents ate it on any given day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday. It’s based on a survey of about 10,000 adults over four years. The study did not find a difference between men and women. But higher-income families ate fast food more often than lower-income families, and blacks ate it more than other racial or ethnic groups. Health officials say too much high-calorie fast food can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other health problems. … [Read more...] about Study: 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day
PUBLISHED: 18:18 02 October 2018 Liz Coates Taco Bell looks to be coming to Great Yarmouth Picture: Taco Bell Taco Bell American fast food chain Taco Bell is looking for staff for its new outlet in Great Yarmouth. There are some 26 in the UK already and the company announced this year they would be expanding further.The restaurant will be the first in Norfolk with the closest branches being in Essex.A post on jobs’ website Indeed said it was expected to open in mid December.The location of the restaurant has not been revealed but town centre manager Jonathan Newman said he hoped it would not be an out-of-town offer.He said several empty shops were ripe for Taco Bell including the former Spud-u-like shop in Regent Road.The restaurants serve a variety of Tex-Mex foods that include tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, novelty and specialty items.Most of them are operated as a franchise. … [Read more...] about US fast food giant Taco Bell could be launching first Norfolk restaurant
Staff and wire reports Updated 9:05 AM EDT Oct 2, 2018 Flint – Police say a pickup collided with a group of protesters calling for the right to form unions in Flint, injuring several people. Police Chief Tim Johnson says he doesn’t believe the crash Tuesday morning near a fast-food restaurant was intentional and that the driver “seemed pretty shaken up.” Johnson initially said four or five people had non-life-threatening injuries, but later said eight were hospitalized. The pickup was later hit by a utility truck. Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer was among those participating in the protest. She wasn’t injured and a post on her Twitter account says she’s “incredibly sad that so many people were hurt.” The Flint Journal reports that Johnson says those who were struck were at the end of a group of protesters walking along a street. He says the driver “acted like he didn’t see them.” Whitmer … [Read more...] about Truck hits fast-food protesters in Flint; several hurt
Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 10:01 p.m. UTC Jun 3, 2018 Jamika Ruffin is a part-time Burger King cashier trying to make ends meet on about $9.25 an hour. "The money they pay me is not worth what you have to put up with when it comes down to these customers," said the single, 25-year-old Highland Park mother of two, adding that after taxes and child care expenses there's not much left. "It needs to go up more." On Monday, she and about 150 other lower-wage workers will have a chance to make their case for better wages to four key Democratic representatives to Congress — Sander Levin, Royal Oak; Dan Kildee, Flint; Debbie Dingell, Dearborn, and Brenda Lawrence, Southfield — at an open, town hall-style meeting at 11 a.m. at Wayne County Community College in Detroit. Ruffin said she could be collecting public assistance instead of working. "But," she added, "I prefer to get up and work and show my kids there's … [Read more...] about Fast-food workers demand pay increase: Are unions the answer?