Family affair: McDonald’s more than a fast food chain for mother and daughter

Will Kreznick

The recognizable golden arches have always been more than a place to get a hamburger, french fries and a Coke for this mother and daughter duo.

McDonald’s is a part of the family.

Michele Rice-Kirkwood owns and operates eight western Pennsylvania restaurants, one where her daughter, Brittany Neal, is general manager.

“Michele and Brittany are a great example of what sets McDonald’s apart,” said Charlie Tang Newberger, McDonald’s field vice president via email. “At our core, McDonald’s is all about family. Whether it’s the families who visit us for a meal or the families who own and operate so many

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Lost fast food joints we wish would make a comeback

Will Kreznick


Today, you can find McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell restaurants everywhere but 50 years ago, the places where we went for quick, value meals were very different. These are the major fast food brands that have now vanished.




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Some Bend fast-food restaurants closed, others challenged by hiring squeeze

Will Kreznick

Drive-thru lanes also closed or backed up amid limited workforce

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — It’s no secret that fast-food restaurants are hiring. Drive down Third Street in Bend and you’ll see ‘Now Hiring’ signs on nearly every building. Central Oregon is not immune to the challenges facing fast-food restaurants and other businesses around the country.

Taco Bell on Third Street has a sign on the door that says it’s temporarily closed, not saying why. Jack in the Box also appears to be closed. It has a sign on the door that says the drive-thru is open, but visitors found cones

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The 14 Thickest, Tastiest Milkshakes In The Fast-Food Universe, Ranked

Will Kreznick

Plant-based burgers, blind taste testing ketchup, knocking back shots of olive oil… there comes a time when a food writer must ask his editor: “Do I ever get to eat anything fun?”

“But Dane,” he replies. “you just reviewed fast-food double cheeseburgers — what more do you want?”

Milkshakes. Creamy, sweet, decadent milkshakes. Milkshakes are dope. So drinking a double-digit number of them in an absurdly compact window of time could never be a bad thing right?

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Turns out that you actually can have way too many milkshakes. I’m not lactose intolerant, but I am human. Eventually,

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This Popular Fast-Food Chain Just Confirmed a Shortage of Chicken Tenders

Will Kreznick

The latest chicken shortage continues to impact restaurants nationwide. Bojangles, the beloved North Carolina–based fast-food chain specializing in fried chicken, is the latest to confirm their supplies are running low and affecting the availability of a beloved menu item.

The company wrote on Twitter that they are currently experiencing a systemwide shortage of Chicken Supremes, but that the situation is temporary. “But they will be back soon,” read the Tweet in response to a frustrated customer who couldn’t find the chicken tenders at her location.

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In fact, fans have been Tweeting

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