Commentary: Making Fast Food Faster Is a Big Mistake

Just when it seemed things were returning to normal, some habits changed for the worse. The instability of COVID times took countless people out of contact with the outside world. Things became more informal, faster, and less social.

One area of change was the fast-food franchises. People embraced no-touch food service during COVID. Now, the instant-meal world is working hard to keep up the momentum by making fast food faster and less social. The idea is to minimize personal contact and maximize profits.

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Chick-fil-A Worker Hailed as Hero for Saving Young Boy’s Life

  A Chick-fil-A employee is being celebrated as a hero for his actions to save a customer’s life. Logan Simmons, a worker at a Chick-fil-A in Flowery Branch, Georgia, jumped out of a drive-thru window to save the life of a six-year-old who was chocking. A young @ChickfilA worker jumped into action when a boy was choking in a car. TONIGHT AT 11: What the teen told @JustinWilfonWSB about the terrifying moments. — WSB-TV (@wsbtv) June 28, 2019 Simmons promptly acted after he heard the boy’s mother calling for help. The boy had wrapped his seat belt around his neck. “I just jumped out the window and ran straight down to the car,” Simmons told Atlanta’s WSB-TV 2. “It was the quickest option.” Simmons said he could see the boy’s face turning red and losing pigmentation. To save the boy, he took out his pocket knife and cut the seat belt loose to free the young child. The boy’s mom called Simmons an hour later to thank him for his heroic actions. Once Simmons got home from work, he “nonchalantly” told his parents about his day. “He’d been home for a couple of hours and he said nonchalantly,…

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Despite Years of Effort From Activists, Chick-Fil-A Poised to Become Third Largest Fast Food Chain

by Grace Carr   Despite ongoing criticism from activists, fast food chain Chick-fil-A is projected to become the third-largest restaurant chain in the U.S., according to an analysis from Kalinowski Equity Research. The fast food chicken chain will rise from its seventh-place spot to rank as the third-largest U.S. restaurant chain by 2018’s close, according to the group’s research, Business Insider reported. “We have long pointed out that Chick-fil-A is the restaurant competitor with which McDonald’s … should most concern itself — and by extension, investors should, too,” analyst Mark Kalinowski wrote in his report. “But this goes beyond McDonald’s,” Kalinowski noted. Kalinowski previously predicted the chain would assume the third-place spot in sales by 2020, but changed his forecast in April to 2019, Business Insider reported. Chick-fil-A’s sales will have risen between 12 and 15 percent by the end of 2018, amounting to an over $1 billion increase in sales, according to Business Insider. Chick-fil-A sales increased by 14.2 percent in 2017, Restaurant Business reported. McDonald’s and Starbucks claim the number one and two spots for restaurant chain sales in the U.S., respectively. Subway ranks third followed by Taco Bell, Burger King and Wendy’s, according to Business Insider. “If this plays out this way, Chick-fil-A’s 2018 U.S.…

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Chick-Fil-A Gets Ranked As Number One Fast-Food Restaurant In Customer Satisfaction

Chick-Fil-A Restaurant

by Henry Rodgers   Chick-Fil-A was ranked as the number one fast food restaurant in customer service for its third year in a row, easily beating all of its competitors in the multi-billion dollar industry. The American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ASCI) released an annual report Thursday that ranked Chick-Fil-A first out of more than 280 fast-food chains, basing its rating on order accuracy, food quality, cleanliness and variety, according to Fox Business. ASCI asked 250,000 customers about their opinions on fast-food restaurants and beat out the rest of the competition by a long run receiving an 87 out of 100 for the third year in a row. In second place was Panera Bread ranked second with an 81 rating. Papa John’s, Pizza Hut and Subway placed third, all with the score of 80. “The chicken specialist dominates the rankings with the highest score across both restaurant categories, and its food quality continues to rate higher than the competition,” the ACSI’s report said. Although closed on Sundays, Chick-Fil-A, earned nearly $8 billion in revenue in 2016, QSR Magazine reported. – – – Henry Rodgers is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation. Follow Henry Rodgers On Twitter.                        Content created…

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Outraged Vanderbilt Students Demand Wendy’s Ouster in ‘Boot the Braids’ Protest

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Vanderbilt students, outraged by purported unfair farm worker labor practices took some time to take a walk outside to get some fresh air protested forcefully against fast-food giant, Wendy’s. Nashville’s News Channel 5 reports: Vanderbilt students hit the streets to demand the school cut ties with the fast food chain Wendy’s. The group, which also included Nashville residents, marched from Vanderbilt’s campus to the Wendy’s location on West End. The event was organized by the group “Nashville Fair Food.” The march was part of the “Boot the Braids” campaign led by students at universities across the country. Their parents must be so proud.

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