McDonald’s once created bubblegum-flavored broccoli in an attempt to make kids eat more vegetables. The taste confused children and the product was pulled before it even reached the shelves.
Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates.
Disney quietly cut ties with McDonald’s in 2006 so as not to be associated with childhood obesity.
In 2005, a woman falsely claimed she found a finger in her food at Wendy’s. The fast food chain suffered an estimated US$21 million in lost business.
To save time for workers constructing the new World Trade Center, a Subway restaurant pod was put on hydraulic legs next to tower cranes so that it could be moved up the building as it was built.
In 2012, then 17 year old, Stacey Irvine, was rushed to the hospital with difficulty breathing, anemia, and severe vitamin deficiencies. This was caused by her diet of only chicken nuggets and French fries.
McDonald’s own employee health benefits page warned employees to avoid burgers and fries out of health concerns.
Take-out restaurants existed in ancient Rome, with service counters opening onto the street to pick up food. More than 200 existed in Pompeii, and most of its homes lacked dining or kitchen areas, suggesting that cooking at home was unusual.
Colonel Sanders made surprise visits to KFC restaurants. If dissatisfied with the food he threw it to the floor while cursing out the employees.