Fast food restaurant operators

FILE - This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows a McDonald's Restaurant in Brandon, Miss. Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches, limiting their wages and job opportunities, under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the binding agreements with companies including Arby’s, Jimmy John’s and Cinnabon, at a news conference Thursday, July 12, 2018. McDonald's also signed on, but previously announced plans to end the practice. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
July 12, 2018 - 7:17 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches — limiting their wages and job opportunities — under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced binding agreements...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2015, file photo, McDonald's workers and supporters rally outside a McDonald's in Chicago. On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Fight for $15 is announcing that it’s helping women in several U.S. cities to file complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged they experienced sexual harassment while working at McDonald’s. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
May 22, 2018 - 6:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. The workers — one of them a 15-year-old from St. Louis — alleged...
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A worker lifts a lunch bowl off the production line at Spyce, a restaurant which uses a robotic cooking process, in Boston, Thursday, May 3, 2018. Robots can't yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but the new restaurant in Boston is employing what it calls a "never-before-seen robotic kitchen" to cook up ingredients and spout them into a bowl. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 03, 2018 - 1:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Robots can't yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but a new restaurant in Boston is employing what it calls a "never-before-seen robotic kitchen" to cook up ingredients and spout them into a bowl. Seven autonomously swirling cooking pots hum behind the counter at Spyce, which opened...
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FILE- In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, customers line up at a Taco Bell restaurant inside Miami International Airport in Miami. Yum Brands, Inc., which operates Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, reports earnings Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
May 02, 2018 - 8:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The company that runs the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut chains easily beat first-quarter expectations, but that was overshadowed Wednesday by tepid sales at established restaurants. Shares of Yum Brand Inc. slid almost 4 percent before the opening bell. Worldwide sales at restaurants...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 30, 2018 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed in early afternoon trading on Monday after a morning burst of buying faded away. The S&P 500 jumped at the open of trading following a series of buyout deals and strong earnings reports. But the index sagged as noon approached, weighed down by...
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FILE- In this March 6, 2018, file photo, a McDonald's Quarter Pounder, left, and Double Quarter Pound burger is shown with fresh beef in Atlanta. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings Monday, April 30. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
April 30, 2018 - 11:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Higher prices on McDonald's menu led to surprisingly strong comparable-store sales during the first quarter, sending shares up sharply Monday. The company worked to grow its U.S. business with new initiatives, like swapping out frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter...
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FILE- In this March 6, 2018, file photo, a McDonald's Quarter Pounder, left, and Double Quarter Pound burger is shown with fresh beef in Atlanta. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings Monday, April 30. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
April 30, 2018 - 9:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Higher prices on McDonald's menu led to surprisingly strong comparable-store sales during the first quarter, sending shares up sharply in early trading Monday. Sales rose 2.9 percent at established restaurants in the U.S., the company's biggest market. Worldwide, that figure rose 5...
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FILE- In this March 6, 2018, file photo, a McDonald's Quarter Pounder, left, and Double Quarter Pound burger is shown with fresh beef in Atlanta. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings Monday, April 30. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
April 30, 2018 - 8:36 am
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Traffic at McDonald's restaurants was surprisingly strong during the first quarter, pushing the world's biggest burger chain far past Wall Street expectations. Comparable-store sales in the U.S., where the company has struggled, rose 2.9 percent. They rose 5.5 percent...
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FILE- In this March 6, 2018, file photo, a McDonald's Quarter Pounder, left, and Double Quarter Pound burger is shown with fresh beef in Atlanta. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings Monday, April 30. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
April 30, 2018 - 8:19 am
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Traffic at McDonald's restaurants was surprisingly strong during the first quarter, pushing the world's biggest burger chain far past Wall Street expectations. The company, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, posted earns of $1.38 billion, or $1.72 per share. Earnings, adjusted for...
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FILE - This Oct. 21, 2016, file photo shows a slice of pepperoni pizza on a Domino's Pizza box in Derry, N.H. Fla. The pizza chain said Monday, April 16, 2018, that its drivers can meet customers at beaches, parks and landmarks to hand over pizza, cheesy bread or chicken wings. In all, Domino’s said it can deliver to 150,000 outdoor locations in the United States, including under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, or the beaches of Siesta Key, Fla. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 16, 2018 - 12:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors. The pizza chain said Monday that its drivers can meet customers at U.S. beaches, parks and landmarks to hand over pizza, cheesy bread and other food on its...
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