A study conducted by the U.K.'s Daily Mail found that six out of ten of Britain's most popular high street restaurants have cleaner toilet water than ice.
McDonald's can't sugarcoat its thus-far disappointing sales figures in 2013. The world's fast-food champion recently announced yet another monthly decline in sales amid growing talk in the market that diners' changing habits, shrinking profit margins and growing problems in once-promising overseas markets have tarnished the gleam of the golden arches.
The murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell was given a media blackout by the major news networks and illegal border crossings jumped as Congress tried to put together an immigration bill. On the international stage, Cuba greeted rapper Jay-Z and the entertainer claimed in song that he was given clearance by the White House. Here's a recap, or wrap, on the week that was from The Washington Times:
A father who was trying to eat with his family at Burger King was able to defeat an armed robber by pulling his own weapon and shooting at him, Miami police said.
McDonald's Corp. pretty much created the market for fast food in Russia, but now it's finding itself under competitive fire, fighting off challenges from Subway, Wendy's, Burger King and Yum! Brands.
All the time-stamped rigors of daily journalism are behind her, but the pace of Susan Spencer-Wendel's life has only been hastened. She is dying. And dealt a diagnosis she knows she can't beat, the race is on to finish.
Rarely does a week go by without news of another hacking incident, whether it's Chinese hackers accused of breaking in to The New York Times' computer systems or Burger King finding its Twitter account taken over by pranksters.
First, Burger King's Twitter account was hacked by a McDonald's fan, inadvertently gaining it more than 60,000 new followers. Then, Jeep's account was hacked by Cadillac enthusiasts in an apparent connected prank. But things got a little fishy when MTV's account was hacked by BET fans Wednesday, seeing that they're both owned by the same parent company Viacom.
Somebody hacked Burger King's Twitter account on Monday, posting obscene messages and changing its profile picture to a McDonald's logo.