Fast food restaurant Fatburger to open in Sacramento CA area

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Customers wait for their order at Fatburger in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles on Dec. 6, 2020. The Southern California-based hamburger chain is coming to Elk Grove, making it the fourth restaurant in Northern California.

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Southern California fast-food favorite Fatburger is coming to Elk Grove, the latest entry in the Sacramento region’s burger wars and a rare foray north for the iconic Southland brand.

Work continues to open the restaurant, tucked into the busy Raley’s Center of Elk Grove shopping center at Elk Grove and Franklin boulevards, but the “help wanted” sign is out. The

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Chipotle Raises Average Wage to $15 Per Hour

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Chipotle announced Monday that it’s boosting its average wage to $15 per hour by the end of June as the industry continues to struggle with a labor shortage.

The wage increase for new and existing hourly and salaried employees will be implemented over the next few weeks, the company said. The upgraded pay scale will result in hourly employees earning starting wages ranging from $11 to $18.

In addition to the wage increase, Chipotle noted that hourly workers have an opportunity to advance to a “Restaurateur,” a six-figure general manager position, in just three and a half years. The brand

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Fast Food Restaurants Can’t Even Give Jobs Away

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In the past week, investors have had to cope with multiple conflicting signals from the markets. The April jobs report, which was expected to show almost 1 million new positions for the month, showed only 266,000. The official unemployment number ticked upward slightly to 6.1%, and hourly wages also gained – by 0.7%. That last would seem to be a positive – except that, combined with the massive government stimulus injecting cash into the economy – higher wages are seen as a portent of inflation. At first

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Man builds “Happy Meal House” for his 20,000+ fast food toys

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A single Happy Meal toy, longing to be added to an enormous collection.

A single Happy Meal toy, longing to be added to an enormous collection.
Photo: David Paul Morris (Getty Images)

In 2014, Percival R. Lugue was awarded a Guinness World Record for owning the “largest collection of fast food restaurant toys.” At the time, Lugue had 10,000 plastic tchotchkes—already a frightening number of tiny, faintly greasy-smelling objects to pack into your living space. Now, apparently encouraged by Guinness’s recognition to continue his valiant quest, Lugue has accumulated more than 20,000 fast food toys and built a second home that he’s dubbed the “Happy Meal House.”

To better understand

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This Fast-Food Chain Just Brought Back Its Beloved Fried Pickles

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Zaxby’s award-winning chicken sandwich has a new (old) sidekick! Fried pickles are back on the menus at select locations of the beloved chicken chain, and fans are rejoicing.

“Fried Pickles are a perennial favorite with our guests, and we can’t wait for you to try them with our Signature Sandwich,” said Zaxby’s chief marketing officer Joel Bulger. “They’re crispy and tender at the same time while that tasty dill pickle flavor cuts right through.”

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The popular side dish is made of thin slices of dill pickles coated in a cornmeal breading—a

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