These Fast-Food Chains Are Opening Hundreds of Locations This Year

Will Kreznick

As of December, at least 110,000 U.S. restaurants have closed permanently or long-term due to the devastating effects of the pandemic. That’s one in every six U.S. eateries, according to Bloomberg. While this number includes every type of restaurant out there—from independent establishments to fast-food chains—experts say the overwhelming majority of closures come from the folding of small businesses.

The restaurants that are best-positioned to survive, and even thrive, throughout the pandemic are fast-casual chains that rely on off-premise sales. Drive-thrus have become the most coveted type of real estate for fast-food companies, and many brands are looking to

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Police: Another Dothan fast food worker caught using customer credit card online | Local News

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Juan Javeon Moore, 23, of Ozark


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An Ozark man was caught by police after he allegedly took a photo of a customer’s credit card and used it to buy Nike sports gear online.

Juan Javeon Moore, 23, is being charged with identity theft.

Dothan Police Sgt. Tim Mullis said the suspect was working at a fast food restaurant in the 2800 block of Ross Clark Circle in July 2020 when he used the stolen card information to purchase over $500 worth of merchandise from Nike.com.

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Moore was

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Hoffman serves up a fast-food solution to the COVID vaccine headache

Will Kreznick


Our government had almost a year to plan the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine — and this is what we get? Each state has its own disjointed strategy of administering vaccine, and last week, the Centers for Disease Control director admitted that the federal government did not know how much vaccine was available in the U.S.


“I can’t tell you how much vaccine we have, and if I can’t tell it to you,” he said, “then I can’t tell it to the governors.”


Millions of Americans are frustrated because they can’t get on a waiting list for the

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Taco Bell Is Offering the Most Customizable $5 Deal Ever

Will Kreznick

There are as many ways to eat at Taco Bell as there are humans on this planet. Well, maybe not quite, but the chain is celebrating the creative way its customers show off their individuality through their orders with a new deal that may be the most customizable promotion in fast food right now.

In what is dubbed the “ultimate Taco Bell eating experience,” the chain is launching a $5 box that can be customized 18 different ways with choices across four menu categories. The Build Your Own Cravings Box will let you pick one specialty item like the Chalupa

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Dothan fast food worker arrested for online shopping with customer debit cards | Local News

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Da’Kia Rochelle Cooper, 18, of Dothan


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A Dothan fast food worker was arrested after police say she took pictures of customer debit cards and tried to use them for internet purchases.

Da’Kia Rochelle Cooper, 18, is being charged with identity theft.

Dothan Police Sgt. Tim Mullis said Cooper worked at a fast food restaurant on Montgomery Highway and was given access to customers’ debit cards.

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She allegedly took pictures of the cards with her cell phone to use later.

Mullis said she was caught when she tried to

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