Iconic U.S. brands Coca-Cola, Pepsi and McDonald's suspend business in Russia
PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Starbucks said Tuesday they were suspending business in Russia after that country's invasion of Ukraine, joining McDonald's and a host of other U.S. corporations. "Our hearts are with the people who are enduring unconscionable effects from these tragic events in Ukraine," Coke said in a brief statement Tuesday afternoon. Like McDonald's, Coke had been under pressure to stop operating in Russia in recent days. Pepsi, on the other hand, is not halting all of its Russian business. Starbucks went further than McDonald's, saying all Russian business activity is suspended, including shipment of its products.cnbc.com
Investigation into suspect in Texas synagogue hostage standoff
The FBI identified 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram as the suspect who held four people hostage in a synagogue in Texas on Saturday. Akram died at the scene and the hostages escaped after what the rabbi described as a terrifying ordeal. CBS News Homeland Security and Justice reporter Nicole Sganga joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero with the latest with the investigation.news.yahoo.com
Hostages freed after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead
A man held hostages for more than 10 hours Saturday at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.news.yahoo.com
Burger King parent earnings beat but labor challenges weigh on sales
In this articleA Burger King restaurant seen in Milton, Pennsylvania. Restaurant Brands International on Monday reported quarterly earnings that topped Wall Street's expectations, but its revenue fell short as labor challenges weighed on sales. Shares of the company rose less than 1% in premarket trading. Excluding items, Restaurant Brands earned 76 cents per share, beating the 74 cents per share expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. Net sales rose 11.8% to $1.5 billion, falling short of expectations of $1.52 billion.cnbc.com
A company that owns 40 Burger Kings had to pay $459,000 to workers after it denied them sick leave, in Chicago's largest-ever labor-law fine
In Chicago, companies must give an hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked. Tri City Foods failed to do this for 2,473 staff, the city said.news.yahoo.com
Memphis police have reportedly arrested 2 customers who starting a shooting in a Burger King because their chicken sandwich had too much hot sauce
The customers were charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and employment of a firearm during the commission of a felony, per FOX13.news.yahoo.com
A woman was charged with a felony after yelling racial slurs and throwing a Whopper at a Burger King employee because her tomato was 'too thick'
According to police records seen by the Village News, Judith Ann Black, 77, admitted she was "angry" that the employee was not "fixing the issue" and threw the burger.news.yahoo.com
Are meatless alternatives really as healthy as you think?
Over the past few years, fast food chains have started offering meatless options in their burgers. Chains like McDonald’s, Burger King and Pizza Hut have all started offering “Beyond Meat” or “Impossible” products. However, claims that the meatless options are healthier aren’t always true. There are pros and cons to eating meatless products. The organization also says you should choose the leanest options available if you are eating red meat and be mindful of your sodium if you are eating meatless options.
What’s it really like to be deployed overseas? 5 things that might surprise you
Military is top of mind for many people, especially considering Veterans Day is a federal holiday. So, what does serving in the military really look like? In honor of today, here are five things that will likely surprise you about the military lifestyle. While in Iraq, a soldier lost a weapon, and my unit made us look for the weapon until it was found. Happy Veterans Day to all of my battle buddies who have served, and to the ones still serving.
Fire damages Burger King restaurant on east side of San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – A grease fire damaged the roof of a Burger King restaurant Monday morning on the city’s East Side. When firefighters arrived at the restaurant around 9:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of South W.W. White Road, they found a faulty piece of equipment in the kitchen ignited the flames. “We do believe it was probably a kitchen fire grease maybe got up into some of the vents,” said Woody Woodward, a spokesman with the San Antonio Fire Department. “A grease fire like that can spread through the vents and can be hard to chase down.”Woodward said employees and two customers who were inside the restaurant got out safely. A damage estimate wasn’t immediately available and it’s not known when the restaurant will reopen.
That burger wrapper or takeout salad bowl may contain a serving of toxic chemicals
When you’re grabbing a quick burger or takeout salad, you’re probably focused more on the food than the packaging. Non-profit organization Toxic-Free Future tested for the presence of fluorine, which indicates the packaging was likely treated with PFAS. “PFAS, per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are used to make food packaging grease and water resistant,” said Consumer Reports Health Editor Kevin Loria. If you’re a fan of food chains known for serving healthful grain and salad bowls, the the findings may be even more concerning. Cava said it will eliminate PFAS in food packaging by mid-2021.
Two people wanted for questioning in Cibolo theft case
SAN ANTONIO – The Cibolo Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying two people who are wanted for questioning in a theft case. Cibolo police believe two people captured on camera have information about a theft at the Burger King inside the Walmart on Cibolo Valley Drive and West Borgfeld Road in April 2019. Anyone with information is asked to call Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers at 877-403-8477.
Friday Freebies - Oct. 11
Burger King wants you to try its new Satisfries and they will give them to you for free this weekend. It's good for an order of free stuffed mushrooms with the purchase of two entrees. Kids get a free spooky pancake through the end of the month. You can sign up for free samples on the Lipton Facebook page. Gevalia is also giving away free samples of its K-Cup, courtesy of Walmart .