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By Tricia Bishop | July 23, 2012
The president and chief executive of Wings to Go, a fast food franchise headquartered in Severna Park, pleaded guilty to wire fraud Monday for embezzling $885,000 from the company to pay for telephone sex and prostitutes over a six-year period, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office announced. From 2006 through this year, Mark Chandler Goodnow, 55, claimed to have spent nearly $832,000 on business advertising, but the money really went to three phone sex operators in Texas to pay their fees and personal expenses, according to his plea agreement.
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December 6, 2013
Thursday saw fast food workers across in 130 cities the country walk off the job in order to protest for higher wages. The protesters were bemoaning the low pay earned in fast food jobs and are demanding an economically unfeasible wage of $15 per hour. To work in fast food. Now of course any worker would love to see a raise in pay. Of course, the economics of this don't actually pan on for most of the workers. Lots of fast food workers are teenage workers who are disproportionately impacted by minimum wage hikes and already facing ridiculously high rates of unemployment.
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NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | February 13, 2001
BOSTON -- A few years ago, in a moment of culinary cross-cultural crisis, the gracious owners of a Japanese restaurant offered my family their house delicacy. With a flourish and a smile, they placed before us an elegantly sliced and uncooked lobster tail. Not only was the tail raw, but it shared the plate with the body to which it had so recently been attached. Right above the creature's eyes were two antennae. Still twitching. This was the night I came up with Goodman's First Rule for Dining: never eat anything while it's watching you. Now, however, after reading Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation," I look back on that dining adventure with something akin to nostalgia.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2012
First, it was the silverware. For more than six years, Moe's Southwest Grill has been selling its burritos at Annapolis' historic City Dock, the waterfront store among the few "fast-casual" restaurant chains to successfully set up shop despite the historic district's ban on fast food. But when Chipotle wanted to open a store a block away, Moe's owners hired an attorney to fight the application, contending the competing burrito joint was unequivocally a fast-food joint. Moe's first piece of evidence: Chipotle's environmentally friendly, compostable utensils.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2004
The mere mention of the phrase fast food is enough to send most serious chefs running for their slow cookers. But for celebrity chef Jacques Pepin, fast food is nothing to sneer at - if, that is, it's done Pepin-style. With the publication of Fast Food My Way (Houghton Mifflin, 2004, $32) - a companion to Pepin's new television series of the same title - the prolific French cook shares the best of his easy, quick recipes. Fast food, as Pepin defines it in the introduction to this lively, brightly illustrated cookbook, is not processed.
NEWS
By Clarence Page | August 23, 2002
WASHINGTON -- At last, a lawsuit for the rest of us. If you're one of those unfortunate Americans who's never been part of a class-action lawsuit against somebody with a lot of money, maybe this one is for you. About a half-dozen class-action lawsuits have been filed by overweight people in various states against the fast-food industry. Each claims that the industry lured the hefty plaintiffs into obesity by pushing food that was loaded with salt, sugar, starch, saturated fat, cholesterol and other tasty stuff that's not so good for you when consumed in mass quantities.
FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 25, 1992
The four out of five of us who eat at fast food restaurants at least once a month need to pick up a copy of the newly published and revised "The Fast-Food Guide" by Michael Jacobson and Susan Fritschner (Workman, 1992). This essential volume features a complete nutritional analysis and ingredients for all the foods served at the major chains including McDonald's. The wealth of information includes:Taco Bell's Taco Salad with Shell contains 14 teaspoons of fat -- almost 100 percent of the recommended daily total for adults.
FEATURES
November 7, 1990
Turkey is the main attraction at several fast-food shops in the Baltimore-Washington area, suggesting that the poultry's appeal extends beyond the holiday meal.At the Mall in Columbia, Linda Notzon recently opened a Bassett's Original Turkey franchise to offer shoppers an alternative to high-fat fast food. Hot and cold turkey entrees and sandwiches are on the menu. Based in Philadelphia, the company has other stores in Washington and New Jersey. She calls turkey "the perfect fast-food product for the 1990s" because it is low in fat. Contact the store at 992-6819.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | March 18, 1996
Ronald McDonald can take his golden arches elsewhere as far as downtown Annapolis business owners are concerned.The McDonald's chain's permit application for a restaurant in the first block of West St., filed in February, has stirred protests from owners of nearby businesses, who worry that a fast-food restaurant wouldn't fit in the neighborhood of upscale small businesses and art galleries they are trying to develop."
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By MIKE LITTWIN | November 30, 1992
Have you noticed that no matter where Bill Clinton -- our next president, also leader of the free world -- chooses to jog, healmost always winds up at McDonald's?Let's consider this phenomenon. He jogs because:A. It's healthy.B. He actually thinks chunky people look good in running shorts.C. Hillary has told him he can never bring another Big Mac into the house.You know the answer. Clinton, like many law-abiding Americans, is a fast-food addict. We don't need support groups. We just need the occasional burger our way, large fry and Coke (OK, diet Coke)
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
A group of 14 McDonald's employees from the Baltimore area are still convinced they were winners in the massive $656 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing earlier this year - despite being told otherwise by lottery officials - and are claiming that a co-worker defrauded the Maryland Lottery to avoid sharing a payout with them. On Sept. 19, the group filed a civil lawsuit against their co-worker, Mirlande Wilson, a Westport woman who briefly gained celebrity status and international media attention in April after claiming to be the holder of a winning ticket purchased in Baltimore County.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2012
Some staff and students are calling on the University of Maryland to boot Chick-fil-A off the College Park campus, making it the newest front in the war between gay-rights activists and the fast-food chain. An online petition calls Chick-fil-A a "bigoted and hateful" company and asks the university to end its partnership with the chain after its president, Dan Cathy, told a Christian newspaper and radio station that he opposes same-sex marriage. Rodrigo Lozada, co-president of the University of Maryland Pride Alliance, said in an email Monday that the petition will send "a message to University officials that students want a campus that is more inclusive and accepting and one that isn't hypocritical.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
Faith Loudon plans to eat at as many local Chick-fil-A restaurants as she can manage on Wednesday - at least six. Other Marylanders, meanwhile, are vowing to donate the amount it would have cost them to get a chicken meal from the fast-food chain to gay-rights groups. Nothing turns a sandwich into a symbol faster than a company executive wading into politics, especially on a subject as divisive as gay marriage. Chick-fil-A's president and CEO, Dan T. Cathy, told the Biblical Recorder, a Baptist journal, in early July that the company was "very much supportive of the family - the biblical definition of the family unit.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop | July 23, 2012
The president and chief executive of Wings to Go, a fast food franchise headquartered in Severna Park, pleaded guilty to wire fraud Monday for embezzling $885,000 from the company to pay for telephone sex and prostitutes over a six-year period, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office announced. From 2006 through this year, Mark Chandler Goodnow, 55, claimed to have spent nearly $832,000 on business advertising, but the money really went to three phone sex operators in Texas to pay their fees and personal expenses, according to his plea agreement.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2012
Remember the hamburger? I'm talking a plain old hamburger, the kind that says nothing about its local sourcing, its prime ingredients or its house-made toppings. This is not the kind of hamburger that could headline its own boutique or draw the attention of food and travel shows. And not a fast-food fantasy burger either but just a hamburger. Think of it as a baseline hamburger. I found such a hamburger, right across the street from the Baltimore Sun offices, at Kim's Deli Express , which is kind of like the de facto staff lunchroom.
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By John Houser III, Special To The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2011
Two decades ago, the last Gino's, in Pasadena, closed - leaving the hungry faithful in search of another burger to replace their beloved Gino's Giant. That is, until former Baltimore Colt Gino Marchetti helped bring back the franchise, starting with a location in King of Prussia last year. In August, Gino's Burgers & Chicken debuted in Towson, and longtime fans lined up for a taste of nostalgia. Gino's, it turns out, is still better than most fast food on the market.
FEATURES
By Susan Hipsley and Susan Hipsley,Special to The Sun | May 14, 1995
Just about everybody has fast food on the brain these days. But "fast food" is a beast of many manifestations.Americans love the wrapped, bagged and drive-through variety. National Restaurant Association spokesman Jeff Prince says fast food sales continue to increase annually and account for almost 50 percent of all food eaten in dining establishments.If it's so soaked with fat that the greasy residue on the bag could lube an entire battleship, so be it. According to surveys, people will still buy it because it's convenient and inexpensive, it can be taken home, and the clean-up time is mere seconds.
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By Colleen Pierre, R.D | December 4, 1990
It's fascinating to watch the marketplace adjust to consumer demands for food and food-related products that help us all choose healthier diets.Manufacturers will produce whatever we will buy, and they stop producing what we say we want if we don't buy it. Money talks. Lip service is silent.Several years ago, Wendy's jumped right on the "whole grain" bandwagon and began offering a whole wheat hamburger bun. Few requested it, so now it's gone. Baked potatoes are disappearing, too.Vigilance is crucial, though.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 8, 2011
Theodore Neal "Ted" Holmes, who founded the old Chicken George restaurant chain and built it into a regional fast-food business, died of diabetic complications Nov. 29 at Sanctuary at Holy Cross in Burtonsville. The Jessup resident was 72. Born in York, Pa., he was son of the Theodore G. Holmes, a Cadillac dealership worker, and Sarah Wilson Holmes. He was a 1957 graduate of William Penn Senior High School, where he played basketball and was later inducted into the school's hall of fame.
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