The nationwide fight for fast-food workers to raise their standard of living is getting louder and more organized. On Thursday, September 4, employees of major companies like McDonald's and Burger King will protest in 150 major cities, including Miami.
Burger King's merger with Canadian coffee join Tim Hortons is official. While the company will keep the burger chain's corporate headquarters right here in Miami, the corporation will become a corporate citizen of Canada. That means they'll be paying their corporate tax bill to our northern neighbor ... More >>
Fast food workers across America as getting tired of the vast difference between the salaries of the corporate bigwigs and their meager earnings. The difference, by the way, is astounding. According to a Nerdwallet report, if broken down into an hourly wage, the CEO of McDonald's would earn $9,247 ... More >>
When it comes to eating on the go, vegans might think like they're up a creek without a paddle. Faced with menus packed with burgers, chicken nuggets, and cheesy burritos, they can feel hopeless to score anything quick and easy. But surprisingly, there are meatless options at even the most meat-hea ... More >>
The Indiana Pacers came into Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat feeling real king shit about themselves, having beat the Heat 90-84 just eight days ago. They acted as if THIS GAME was no big whoop, after acting like the first meeting was the meaning of their entire life. They had the auda ... More >>
Pollo Tropical. Snapper. TGIF Friday's. Dunkin Donuts. McDonald's. Miami City Commission candidate Richard Dunn loves him some food. And, according to yesterday's campaign finance report -- which arrived three weeks late -- he will spend, and spend freely when it comes to terrible food. While other ... More >>
Fast food really isn't all that fast. Especially in Miami (we've got a great work ethic in this town, don't you know), but apparently that pops up in other parts of the state. An attempted robbery at a Wendy's in Longwood, Florida, was foiled after the workers took too long complying with the woul ... More >>
Dunkin' Donuts recently pledged to start using cage-free eggs and eliminate gestation crates for its products. While the chain will move slowly to transition out the crates and cages, it will cut back by 5 percent by the end of next year. A final goal is yet to be determined. In the meantime, h ... More >>
When you scrolled through your Facebook and Twitter timelines this weekend, how many updates would you say involved food? A lot. We know. If there isn't someone rambling on about the presidential election or showing off that they're getting their nails done or working out at the gym, the most co ... More >>
Yesterday I got on a plane headed to Southern California, where on Saturday I'll run a ridiculously hard endurance race called the Tough Mudder: 12 miles, 25 military obstacles.I've trained hard over the past three months, and of course I've trained vegan -- buckets of organic spinach and smoothies ... More >>
Miami-based Burger King Corporation has announced that its eggs and pork products will be cage-free by 2017.The company is catching onto a national trend. Wendy's and McDonald's are making similar plans. Hormel and Smithfield Farms plan to end the use of cages in the same time period as BK. Already ... More >>
Burger King has been slipping in the fast-food race. But today the firm debuts a new ad campaign and menu it hopes will speed up business. It adds ten new items that are supposedly healthful -- the biggest expansion of BK's menu since 1954 -- and showcases a series of star-studded ads including one ... More >>
We at Short Order take great pleasure in offering you the top options for Valentine's Day and the most affordable ones, too. But what we really get a kick out of is giving you the worst options - because those are often the most insane, hilarious, and outright brilliant.We don't discourage doing ... More >>
Get burgers and fries your way, right away at Burger King, and you don't even have to show up. BK is now testing delivery service at a few Washington, D.C.-area locations. Customers can order two ways: by calling 1-855-ORDER-BK or through the delivery website.
In our experience, trips to Miami International Airport are anything but good for our health. Between the stress of parking and getting through security to the greasy cheese pizza we shovel down before running onto a flight, every airport trip feels like it takes a year off our life.But according ... More >>
The Classic Smash & friesBilled as "the nation's fastest growing 'better burger' restaurant", Smashburger is unveiling its first Miami location (14730 Biscayne Blvd.) on Saturday, December 31 (a last-minute switch from next Wednesday, December 21). The popular chain has well over 10 ... More >>
Miami-based Burger King may soon lose its spot as America's second-largest fast food burger chain to the red-headed stepchild, Wendy's, market analysts say.Both burger joints have competitive dollar menus, but Wendy's went further by adding additional amenities to about 20 percent of its restaura ... More >>
Is there a pastime more Floridian than going completely nuts -- we mean Michael-Douglas-in-Falling-Down-apeshit -- when denied our favorite fast-food product?Florida luminary Terry Lynn Kimbell was really just carrying on a long tradition when he recently called 911 to complain that Tac ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWe can tell this guy grew up on BK kids meals.As part of the National Restaurant Association's Kids Livewell Initiative, 19 chains across the United States have ensured that your bratty kid will never again whine incessantly for another kids meal.These fast food places -- among t ... More >>
Five Guys scored highest among burger chains linked to MiamiAdvice culled from a fast food survey among Consumer Reports readers in the August issue: "Next time you have a craving for fast food, think twice about slowing down for Burger King, KFC, McDonald's, or Taco Bell."These big names f ... More >>
Spoiler alert: None of the burgers are this one.Ah, the dollar menu -- the primary source of sustenance for many a student and hobo. Each has its own strong points, but all that we visited had one thing in common: a cheeseburger. (For argument's sake, we are defining "burger" as any roll-ba ... More >>
In October, a new law will make Florida the 31st state to outlaw bestiality. Yep, we will be tragically separated from the furry and hoofed objects of our lust, for no reason other than a pesky species divide. It's like a modern day Romeo and Juliet tale, if Shakespeare had had the guts to us ... More >>
photo by Greg Clark PhotographyAirport delays and security nightmares get increasingly stressful. But the Ice Box Cafe is doing its part in helping ease some travel pains with the new Express Lunch box offerings.Robert Siegmann, owner of the long-time Lincoln Road establishment Ice Box Cafe, has ... More >>
The takeover of Burger King by private equity firm 3G Capital continues to have an aftertaste for longtime employees worse than their cardboard-y fries. The Miami-based, quick-meat chain has laid off 413 workers company wide, with about 261 of those coming out of South Florida. The brunt of those la ... More >>
Photo via dave_mcmt's flickr and wikimedia commons.What's gotten into Miami robbers this week? Just a few days after the made-for-Hollywood heist of a Coral Gables Bank of America -- complete with a kidnapped teller with a bomb strapped to his chest -- another gang of bandits knocked over a Wendy ... More >>
Carissa ChesanekMiami might not be known for chocolate, that doesn't mean there aren't shops in the area that offer some of the best. Here are the five top places where you can get your hands on some good stuff. Mr. Ganache, 900 South Miami Ave, 305-377-8880, www.mrganache.comMr. Ganache sells tr ... More >>
Consumer Reports recently polled 28,000 online subscribers and asked them to rate hamburgers from 18 fast food restaurants around the country. Those surveyed were asked to rate each burger from 1 to 10, the scale going from least delicious burger ever eaten to the most delicious. McDonald's finished ... More >>
I mean c'mon -- it's getting silly. Oneburger, Blissburger, Fatburger, 8 Oz Burger, Burger & Beer, Burger & Beer 2, Bourbon Burger Bar, Dune Burger Bar, Kingdom, Five Guys, Whopper Bar, all the other Burger Kings, Mickey D's, Checkers, Wendy's -- plus one Shake Shack coming right up ... More >>
via wikimedia commonsHey, look, a blog.Short Order knows we're not the only game in town. That's why we take this opportunity to highlight some other local voices in the community. Here are some recent posts from folks around the way.South Beach Restaurant Authority isn't....they're Chapter 11 af ... More >>
Lest you think The Inspector is a hater, this week we won't bring you the dirt on local routine-food-inspection-reports. Instead we'll highlight the reports reporting that there is nothing to report. These restaurants were found to be totally violation-free on their most recent inspections.Pita Pit ... More >>
Joe Arriola kisses up to the future prez.
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That's a wrap! But how healthy is it? A few months back I was drawn in by the slick smoothie and sandwich-wrap marketing madness, and ditched my daily burger with fries and a Coke for a supposedly healthier alternative. I started frequenting places like Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Planet Smoothie and ... More >>
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