chain restaurants

Fast Food

Now That the $5 Footlong Is Dead, Can We Admit that Subway Sucks?

Their sandwiches are bad; their scandals have been even worse.
Hilary Pollack
9.13.18
chain restaurants

Waffle House is Tracking Hurricane Florence, and Yes, That Means it's Serious

Turns out everyone’s go-to spot for 3 AM hashbrowns is also an important part of both hurricane preparedness and recovery.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.13.18
Pizza

A Timeline of All the Dumbass Shit Papa John Has Done to Sabotage His Pizza Company

He's been a high-grade jabroni since 2012.
Luke Winkie
7.25.18
Vegan

Subway Worker Ruins Vegan's Life by Revealing Truth About Mayonnaise

“I felt so horrible, she stood there with such a distraught and defeated face, I had shattered this poor girl's world,” he wrote.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.16.18
politics

Researchers Say that If You Don't Eat at Arby's or Applebee's, You're Probably a Liberal

"Conservatives... disproportionately buy Jell-O gelatin desserts and eat at Arby’s.”
Jelisa Castrodale
7.13.18
sports

Inside the World of Competitive Sign-Spinning

Once just a low-wage job for teenagers outside of sandwich spots, sign-spinning is now a fleshed-out and fiercely competitive sport.
Luke Winkie
7.12.18
lawsuit

Ruby Tuesday Files $2 Million Lawsuit Against 'Penniless' Australian Rock Band

Apparently, in claiming its copyright, Ruby Tuesday is not deterred by the fact that the chain itself took its name from a Rolling Stones song.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.11.18
Starbucks

Starbucks Expands Benefits to Cover More Procedures for Transgender Employees

Starbucks' health insurance plans have covered 'bottom' surgeries since 2012, but coverage will now include a variety of 'top' procedures.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.27.18
Restaurants

Restaurant Manager Fired After Unnecessarily Calling Cops on Black Sorority Members

The police spent an hour at the Cleveland-area Bahama Breeze, supervising as each woman paid her bill.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.25.18
the internet

Subway Gets Brutally Dragged for Twitter Poll That Literally No One Voted On

The Subway Canada account has 135,000 followers, and not a single one cared to share an opinion on their 'bread bae.'
Jelisa Castrodale
5.22.18
Pizza

I Created an Endless Loop of Free Pizza and Now I'm Drowning in It

I've gotten at least eight free pizzas from a major national chain, which we will refer to as 'Pizza Daddy,' in the last three months.
Adam Rothbarth
5.7.18
longreads

The Weird Science Behind Chain Restaurant Menus

I was a corporate restaurant consultant. Here’s how the sausage gets made.
India Mandelkern
5.2.18