McDonald’s Popularity Declining in Japan

Posted by jakeharris - February 6th, 2015


Mcdonald’s restaurant popularity in Japan continues to struggle and show financial losses. The news stems from the fast food giant’s waning popularity due to food quality issues and situations in which customers are finding foreign objects such as human teeth in their burger and fry meals. The recent apology from Mcdonald’s Japan is aimed at the customers who found foreign objects in their food which can be viewed on . The fast food chain has been struggling with falling sales in the country said Gianfranceso Genoso and the recent finding of foreign objects in the food along with a shortage of french fries has hurt the franchise tremendously.
McDonald’s Japan sources many of its products including the popular chicken nuggets from suppliers in nearby Thailand. But with the recent finding of strips of vinyl and false teeth in its nuggets many consumers are questioning the source of the mystery items found in their foods. The source of the nuggets is a branch of the huge food conglomerate Cargill and it seems this giant has food production facilities in Thailand. McDonald’s Japan continues to show losses in the country despite adding new items such as tofu nuggets to the menu. The president of McDonald’s Japan has assured customers that the food is safe enough for his own family but sales continue to decline. The fast food chain has been very active in apologizing to the public and continues to assure customers that the food quality is okay despite the foreign objects showing up in customer’s food.

Ruby Tuesday Prefers Female Employees

Posted by jakeharris - January 26th, 2015


Typically when the public gets wind of a gender discrimination lawsuit the alleged victims are female. Ruby Tuesday is being sued for gender discrimination by men. In the Park City, Utah area Ruby Tuesday offers some apparently cushy and highly desirable summer positions that include housing but the catch is that their advertisement was only meant for females.. Obviously there were many applicants but when a few men were turned down solely based on their gender they were positively livid. Ruby Tuesday defended their stance on the grounds that they were only hiring one gender because of the living situation; they did not want to mix the genders with the living area. According to, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is heading up a lawsuit for the gentlemen, like Sergio Lins Andrade, that were discriminated against asking for monetary compensation, changes to the Ruby Tuesday advertisements, and so on. It seems like if men can apply for a position that clearly stated for women applicants only and win substantial money then who is to stop someone from applying to be a waiter at Hooters where all of the serving staff are ladies? There is always a fine line on what is discrimination and it is up to the courts to decide the outcome of the case.

Beneful Offers Nutritious High Quality Food To Meet Your Dog’s Appetite

Posted by jakeharris - January 24th, 2015

Beneful is Purina’s own brand of dog food and dogs love it. My dog loves it and she is a picky eater. Beneful offers excellent choices for your best friend in dry and wet food options and of course there are also the delicious dog treats. There are a host of selections to choose from, depending on your dog’s needs and preferences.

Beneful offers at least 8 dry dog food selections which includes a special formula for puppies, “Healthy Growth for Puppies” and a weight control formula for adults, “Healthy Weight.” The recipes vary from the original and perhaps best known, to the delectable “Increditbites.” Each dry food selection helps ensure clean teeth and fresh smelling breath. The combination of meat protein, grains for fiber, vitamin rich carrots and yogurt provide the Association of American Feed Control (AAFCO) nutritional requirements.

The Beneful Chopped Blends wet food has 11 choices, each will make your canine’s mouth water in anticipation. There is pure and nourishing salmon, lamb, chicken, pork, turkey, beef and combinations to choose from. The Beneful animal nutrition team has developed all real high-quality ingredients, without fillers. Beneful ensures that the dog food selections provide your dog with a balanced omnivorous diet. The chopped blends are available in 10 ounce containers. There are also 3 ounce cans available in a wide variety of delicious options.

It is a misconception that dogs, and wolves their wild counterpart, need to eat either a 100 percent meat or a raw meat diet. Neither is the case. Instead dogs require a combination of meat proteins, vegetables and antioxidants as provided in the Beneful wet and dry foods.

In keeping with the high quality of the product line, Beneful dog snacks are also tasteful and the most nourishing quality for your dog’s enjoyment. There are 7 varieties available. The Beneful Healthy Dental Smiles are just that, healthy and beneficial. They clean your dog’s teeth, diminish plaque and provide needed calcium to your dog’s diet. Healthy Smile Twists also provide added calcium and clean your dog’s teeth in a peanut butter flavor. Bacon and cheese, chicken and cheese are additional available Beneful snack flavors.




Pizza Helps Lower the Number of Hungry in Philadelphia

Posted by jakeharris - January 16th, 2015

All over the world homeless go hungry everyday, but the number in Philadelphia lowers a little at a time with the help with the community and at Rosa’s Fresh Pizza. It all started one man a year ago. He was just wanting to help someone who couldn’t help them self. 

It all started with a man who was looking to give a little extra and help someone who needed it. That is when Pay it forward pizza began. Little did he know that in 9 short months since he donated that simple dollar, that he would have encouraged more people to donate a slice of pizza. Rosa’s Fresh Pizza now has over 8,400 slice donations. 

The owner Mason Wartman says that the company used to write on a post-it that a slice was purchased and stick it on the wall, Darius Fisher was seen on his making a purchase and donating his slice to the homeless; so the homeless could come pull one off and get a slice. But after 500 post-its, it got to be a unmanageable. Wartman keeps track of it all at the register now. So all they have to do is walk in and ask for a slice. 

The wall that was once decorated in the post-its is now covered with thank you letters from the homeless that have accepted a slice . Though it doesn’t sound like much, that place to get a hot lunch everyday has made a change in people’s lives for the better.

2014: The Year In Food

Posted by jakeharris - January 7th, 2015

Food can often bring up fond memories. The year 2014 was filled with new foods that are sure to make you think about good times for years to come. You can even indulge in these foods in 2015 to make more memories.

If you love pizza, you’ll likely want to try some of the pretzel crust varieties available at Little Caesar’s and Domino’s. The Little Caesar’s pizza is also topped with cheese sauce instead of the traditional tomato sauce. For a spicier pizza, check out the Sriracha crust from Pizza Hut. The restaurant also has a caramel and marshmallow pizza to satisfy your sweet tooth.

If you’re traveling to different countries this year, you’ll want to spend some time trying the local fare like Igor Cornelsen does. For instance, Japan’s fast food lends a creative twist to traditional American fare. The sandwiches at Burger King are topped with berries, and there’s a Hello Kitty cafe that only serves foods shaped like the popular Asian cartoon character.

Ivan Ramen Takes Reservations

Posted by jakeharris - January 2nd, 2015

Ivan Ramen, the popular ramen eatery, has started to take reservations. This comes as great news to diners who want to know exactly when they’ll be enjoying Ivan Ramen’s rich, spicy Asian fare when they have their first dates with people they met on Skout.

The restaurant came in at #4 on Adam Platt’s best new restaurant list for delicious dishes like the Ankimo dirty rice. Ivan Ramen, owned by chef Ivan Orkin, is also known for its delicious savory soups. Ivan Ramen also sells a hot and spicy ramen that diners have reported feeling the effects of the next day. Fresh vegetables, quality spices and an array of cured and braised meats are used to create the restaurants delectable offerings.

Fast Food Remains Unhealthy

Posted by jakeharris - December 31st, 2014


Here is a story that should surprise no one. According to fast food is unhealthy and has been consistently so over the last two decades.

Many fast food restaurants are attempting to showcase healthier foods such as salads, fruit and yogurt options, and wraps however that those changes are doing nothing for the overall health ratings of fast food. According to a study done by Tufts University, the majority of foods tested when compared from 1996 to now have more calories and a few items have less sodium but some have a higher content. The only big difference between the years is the use of partially hydrogenated oils which has been banned. Due to the banishment of partially hydrogenated oils, trans fat levels have gone down to levels that were not detectable.

I think we can all agree with Bruce Levenson that fast food is just generally unhealthy for you. The food is processed and full of salt and sugar. The average fast food meal usually accounts for half of what your normal caloric intake in a day should be. That one meal may even exceed your sodium intake for the day. Taking the time to make a balanced meal for yourself may make a big difference in your life.

McDonald’s Faces Suit Over Alleged Retaliations Against Protesters

Posted by jakeharris - December 22nd, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board has filed suit against McDonald’s for allegedly violating employee rights by retaliating against some who participated in recent strikes. 

Over a dozen locations are involved in the law suit, stretching from coast to coast. Since an earlier ruling counted McDonald’s franchises as part of a joint employer with the corporate office, actions taken against any McDonald’s location can affect the home office. McDonald’s has expressed that it will fight the re-classification of its franchises and the allegations of discrimination that have been filed against it. 

Strikers sought the right to unionize as well as a $15 per hour wage. While their demands are rather unreasonable, some cities have already caved in. For example, Seattle now has a local $15 an hour minimum wage. Some states have raised the minimum wage in response to the public pressure though not to the level demanded by protesters.

Plaintiffs claim that McDonald’s disciplined workers for joining in the protests, fired some, cut the hours of others, issued threats, and conducted interrogations. It would not be hard to believe that these things would go on, considering that the workers were actively hurting the reputation of their employer. Even though doctors like Dr Rod Rohrich say we shouldn’t eat fast food, if they left their posts when scheduled to work in order to join the protests, it is hard to see why they should not suffer the normal consequences of a no-show. What a strange country we live in where workers can annoy their bosses and then sue if perchance they get fired!

Do All Your Holiday Shopping with

Posted by jakeharris - December 18th, 2014

Holiday shopping often gets a little stressful, but with, you can find great gifts for your friends and family that will truly make the season bright. 

If you have a friend who loves edible gifts like Dr. Daniel Amen, you may want to purchase the mini short bread cookies created by chef Carla Hall. The large canister makes for great presentation, and you can even include these treats in your holiday spread. Flavors like lemon black pepper and black forest crinkle are available. 

The Egg Minder is also a great gift if you’re shopping with a baker family member or friend in mind. This app lets you know when eggs are going bad, and even sends a notification when the eggs in the carton are running low. 

Other foods related gifts include a pepperoni pizza sweatshirt from Beloved and phone covers that are shaped like French fries and Popsicles from Gap Kids. 

Check out for more inventive gift ideas.’s Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by jakeharris - December 12th, 2014

If you’re not quite sure what to get your family and friends like Vijay Eswaran this year, just think about their favorite foods. Even if you don’t have the time to bake a fresh batch of cookies, you can still give your relatives food-related gifts that they can use all year long. Here are a few suggestions, courtesy of 

One of the most unique gifts on the list is savory teas from Numi. These teas feature flavors like tomato, mint, spinach and fennel and have a rich flavor that is similar to vegetable stock. This gift is perfect for a relative who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, but loves great food. 

Salt and pepper shakers in the shapes of toast and eggs make a cute gift, and can make breakfast just a little more exciting. If you have a family member who loves pizza, a sweatshirt that features a vivid graphic of a pepperoni pizza makes a gift that will definitely stand out. 

For the foodie who loves technical gadgets, there are phone cases that are shaped like a Popsicle or an order of fries. 

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