12 healthiest things to eat at the top fast food chains

Compared to what we make at home, meals eaten out tend to be higher in calories, portion sizes, sodium and saturated fat. Yet they’re lower in fiber and healthful foods, like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It should come as no surprise, then, that a long-term study revealed that frequently eating restaurant meals was tied to earlier deaths. The study found that eating out or ordering takeout at least twice a day was linked with a 49% higher risk of dying early from any cause compared to infrequently eating out.

By making better choices when eating out, you can enjoy

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How some of America’s favorite fast foods became popular

Food Americana

A former insurance agent was the genius behind White Castle; Academy Award-winner Yul Brenner had a starring role in making sushi popular; and a US president’s trip to China is one reason we order Kung Pao chicken in America. 

Those are just some of the nuggets served up in the new book, “Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories Behind America’s Favorite Dishes” (Mango Publishing) by David Page, the creator of the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” 

Page looks at what and who shaped dishes, often imported from other countries, into unique American offerings. Here are

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Chicago vegan restaurant Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat in Hyde Park has lines down the block for fast food favorites

CHICAGO — Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat, a fast-food restaurant in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, had lines out its door from the minute it first opened. Then Tabitha Brown showed up.

“She literally had the restaurant shut down – 200 tickets coming in at one time for egg rolls,” said chef and owner Laricia Chandler Baker.

Brown, a vegan social media influencer with millions of followers on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook, was finding out what many local music artists, actors, and plant-based connoisseurs already knew: Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat was changing the game in Chicago with meatless versions of

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Iowa’s Favorite Drunk Fast Food is NOT Taco Bell

What do you crave after a night out?

The website Zippia set out to determine the most popular fast food place that people in each state stop at after a night out drinking. In order to complete the study, they say they needed to figure out two things:

1. The fast food everyone craves when drunk
2. Which fast food joints see the biggest influx of tipsy customers

They took a look at popular fast food places and their hours, plus Google Trends on some of the biggest drinking days of the year.

When it comes to fast food, my

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Indian-origin billionaire brothers buy popular UK fast food chain Leon


Indian-origin billionaire brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa have acquired a popular British fast food chain, Leon, as part of what they described as their goal to grow their foodservice operations in Britain.


The Issa brothers, whose parents moved to the UK from Gujarat in the 1970s, own the Euro Garages chain of petrol stations as part of their EG Group business.



Last year, they acquired leading UK supermarket chain Asda from US owners Walmart as part of the strategy to expand their non-fuel business.


Leon, Founded by John Vincent,

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Fish McBites, Whopperito and more fast food items we want back

Fast food chains are always (to borrow a one-time slogan from Taco Bell) thinking outside the bun. They all have serious test kitchens and employ skilled chefs – men and women who could just as well be working at upscale restaurants (where they likely wouldn’t make as much money) – to constantly refine their offerings and come up with new items to delight their regular patrons and theoretically win new ones. (These are the restaurant chains with the happiest customers.)

Their menus, in other words, constantly evolve. In the first few weeks of March, for instance, Chipotle introduced

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