Strike actions and rallies will dot the city today as fast food workers' frustrations will too-low wages and lack of collective bargaining rights come to a head. Fast food employees in 50 cities, including New York, will take to the streets for increases in pay and the right to organize unions witho ... More >>
In Prospect Park on Wednesday, during a demonstration scheduled to coincide with the last time the minimum wage was raised--four years ago--New York City's fast food workers authorized another citywide strike.
It was still dark when the fast-food workers began gathering outside the McDonald's just north of Times Square yesterday morning. Carrying signs that read "Strike for higher pay for a stronger New York," they lined up outside the restaurant, where workers from the night shift were still on the job. ... More >>
Domino's Pizza founder and Roman Catholic activist Tom Monaghan filed a lawsuit in federal court last week, suing the government over its contraceptive mandate. Monaghan does not currently own Domino's -- he sold the company back in 1998 -- but the 75-year-old is bringing attention to the fact that ... More >>
Newly formed strike-organizer Fast Food Forward is coordinating a protest with hundreds of the city's fast-food workers today, beginning with the 280 Madison Avenue McDonald's at 6:30 this morning, where employees walked out demanding better wages. More strikes are expected today at noon in Penn S ... More >>
Talk about timing! Shortly after Centers for Disease Control stats indicated that 37 percent of U.S. births are unintended, a Conservative Christian group is trying to block the White House Policy which makes insurers cover birth control, set to go into effect Aug. 1.
Tejal Rao hits up French country-bistro fare at Calliope in the East Village. Although there were a few glitches in the service, she is overall impressed: "Pity the person who orders the roast chicken, a breast covered in a glorious, impossibly golden skin, beside a cigar of rich, confit-stuffed cab ... More >>
Domino's Pizza is jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon. The chain restaurant has partnered up with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and will be rolling out a gluten-free crust. Ingredients: rice starch, water, rice flour, olive oil, and potato starch. "Domino's new Gluten Free Crust pi ... More >>
Remember our look at "handmade" cloning last week? Josh Ozersky explores the meaning (and loss of meaning) of the handmade-small-batch-artisan language: It obvious to everyone, of course, that "artisan," when applied to Dunkin' Donuts bagels or Tostitos chips or Domino's pizzas, is a laughably tran ... More >>
Ezra.Wolfe / FlickrThe New York Post raises the question today of whether New York is in the midst of a bagel crisis, now that H & H has shuttered and the city's old time bagel makers have long been replaced by the automatic bagel machine. The paper's intent on calling it a crisis, although ... More >>
Ian Chalermkittichai, formerly of Kittichai and currently at Ember Room, is taking over at Spot Dessert Bar from Pichet Ong. Chalermkittichai also recently opened a dessert bar in Bangkok. [Zagat Buzz] Dominique Ansel, the ex-pastry chef at Daniel, is opening Dominique Ansel Bakery this October, wh ... More >>
Robert SietsemaAfter only four months, the city's strangest pizza appears to be no more.
With plunging stocks, riots in London, and America's imploding economy hogging all of the headlines, it's only natural that Domino's Pizza would turn to a defunct corporate mascot to generate some media attention.
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Mark Zuckerberg's personal mission to sell thing you things is now even more next-level than it was previously, as Facebook has long delivered "targeted ads" to users based on anything you put into the site, from interests to wall posts to status messages. Now testing with 1% of Facebook user ... More >>
The Los Angeles Unified School District has denied a request by Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution to film at a local high school, and has banned all reality TV shows from shooting in schools. [Hollywood Reporter] A Finnish group that calls itself the Food Liberation Army has "kidnapped" a statu ... More >>
The Super Bowl is stupid. We say that and we're football fans here at Runnin' Scared. Watching the "big game," as it is referred to by companies attempting to profit off its popularity without paying licensing fees, is a useful exercise in being a stupid person for an entire day. Don't believ ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisWorkers say they're being sliced out of fair pay. Several Domino's Pizza employees picketed outside the branch at 200 East 89th Street Monday afternoon, saying that franchisee Dave Melton failed to pay some 10 workers minimum wage and overtime at his four Manhattan stores. T ... More >>
Close to 60 percent of the 24,000 restaurants in the city that have been inspected by the city received an "A" grade. So, why are some of the city's most highly regarded restaurants still struggling to even get a "C"? [NY Times] Do you have the time and patience to make your pet's food? Thos ... More >>
The United States Department of Agriculture is pairing with businesses like Domino's Pizza and Taco Bell to make you fat by loading up already bad food with more cheese. They're doing it through a middle man, Dairy Management, a "marketing creation" of the government, which is responsible for ... More >>
Domino's Pizza in Japan has announced it will hire someone for a mysterious one-hour job in December that will pay 2.5 million yen ($31,000). [AP] Meanwhile, Domino's in Europe is opening its first store in Germany, in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, this Saturday. [PR Newswire] Food ... More >>
Un-Photoshopped Domino's pizza.Domino's has launched a Wisconsin-themed pizza with not three, not four, but six cheese toppings. It's the company's first new product rollout since the whole we-don't-suck-anymore campaign it debuted last year, which has since morphed into the we-don't-Photosho ... More >>
Andrew Childs/flickrBacon Marmalade Picante breakfast pizza from Paulie Gee'sIt makes perfect sense as a breakfast food: eggs, bacon, cheese, all baked together on top of fresh dough. And pizza makers are taking note: Motorino's Pizza Al'Uovo was so popular at the Brooklyn location that it wa ... More >>
The U.S. is now closer to approving the first genetically modified animal for consumption: salmon that grows twice as fast as conventionally farmed fish. [Wall Street Journal] The first New York City Pizza Run took place at Tompkins Square Park this past Sunday where contestants did four lap ... More >>
Thomas, in uniform.If you are a disgruntled employee fired from a Domino's Pizza, how do you get even? Well, you should really just walk away, fair and square. But in the case of 24-year-old Jamal Thomas, who'd worked for the chain for two years before being fired this summer, you keep your k ... More >>
It looks like Gawker's had a bit of an issue when it comes to repeating themselves (or others!) lately. Attribution issues: they happen.
Ed Cotton, formerly of BLT Market, will be the executive chef at Frederick Lesort's new Tribeca brasserie, Plein Sud, set to open next month. [NY Times] Massimo De Francesca, who was previously at Domaso, just outside D.C., will take over the kitchen at Nios, and is planning such new menu it ... More >>
Dozens of seniors in Brighton Beach have been complaining about the poor quality of their daily Meals on Wheels lunches. The problem, they say, started last year when the Jewish Association for Services to the Aged abandoned its own kitchen in favor of catering services. [NY Post] Pepsi and ... More >>
China is doing a 10-day emergency inspection of dairy products following reports that some of the tainted products that the government ordered destroyed during the food safety scandal of 2008 had been repackaged for sale. [NY Times] Couples are expected to spend less on Valentine's Day gift ... More >>
Just weeks after McDonald's unexpectedly lost its no. 2 executive, Domino's Pizza's CEO, David A. Brandon, has announced he is stepping down from his position in March. J. Patrick Doyle is expected to be named as his successor. [Wall Street Journal] A global tea shortage may worsen this year ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater rounded up the top 10 "Old Timer Shutter Shockers of 2009," including Chanterelle, The Pink Tea Cup, and The Rainbow Room. Meanwhile, Eat Me Daily rounded up the year's most significant food blog-to-book deals, with Bacon Explosion creators BBQ Addicts and Fancy Fa ... More >>
McDonald's will soon start offering free WiFi access as part of its transformation from fast-food joint into hang-out destination. As of mid-January, the Golden Arches will lift its $2.95 WiFi fee at 11,000 of its 14,000 U.S. locations. [Wall Street Journal] A new study from the Netherlands ... More >>
To celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, Domino's is revamping its pizza recipe in what its CEO calls "the most aggressive promotion in the history of our company." How aggressive is it?
Italian-American heritage groups and residents of the Jersey shore are threatening boycotts over a new reality series, Jersey Shore, which MTV is promoting as a look at nine of the "hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos" displaying big hair, good abs, and various forms of lack of continence in a ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily rounded up its best cookbooks of 2009, including Hardest-Core Food Porn (The Blackberry Farm Cookbook, by Sam Beall), Biggest Mindfuck (Building a Meal by Herve This), and Best Overall (the Momofuku cookbook). Slashfood discovered the latest frankenfood: Che ... More >>
Did you once boycott Domino's Pizza because of its support of the anti-abortion movement and other right wing causes? Well, here's another politically retrograde business to add to your boycott list: Whole Foods. According to an article in the current Counterpunch by Russell Mokhiber, of sin ... More >>
"Michael" and "Kristy" from the grossout YouTube video in which two Domino's Pizza employees defile pizza toppings before allegedly serving them to customers face felony charges and, possibly, a civil suit. [FOXNews] Don't do as they say or as they do--TV chefs are spreading their bad habits to vi ... More >>
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