Hundreds of fast food workers Thursday held another protest against low wages at major chain restaurants.
Employees of McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's and other restaurants joined with union members and elected officials across the city in seeking a $15 an hour wage. The protest, part of a nationwide action, ended at a rally in Foley Square.
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One year after their first strike action, some city fast food workers are today expected to again walk off their jobs in a continued push for a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize without retaliation.
New York is one of now 100 cities participating in the push to goad fast food companies to hike pay and improve the working conditions for cashiers, cooks, food prep workers and supervisors.
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Time-pressed New Yorkers still want their food fast. But, increasingly, they want it fresher, better and healthier.
While the number of Burger Kings dropped from 92 in 2008 to 83 this year and Wendy’s went from 50 to 43 in the same period, salad joints are growing, according to a report issued by the Center for an Urban Future. Chop’t jumped from eight locations last year to 11 this year.... » more
The stock market and luxury housing construction aren't the only things on the upswing in the Big Apple: so is hunger, according to a new report issued by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.
"While the wealthy have better gourmet food than ever, one in six of our neighbors is struggling against hunger," said Joel Berg, the coalition's executive director, in a statement.
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Pizza, pad Thai and chicken tikka masala rule in New York City when it comes to ordering food online.
Those are the city's three most popular takeout dishes for delivery, according to new data from delivery.com, which also found that delis and diners are the most popular delivery categories, followed by Chinese, Italian, Japanese and burgers.
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Whether you're looking for increased energy, weight management, a unique cocktail additive or a hangover helper, your search ends with chia.
Once a diet staple in Aztec and Mayan cultures, this ancient seed, which delivers omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, fiber, protein and calcium, is making waves in the modern day. While it's been available in bulk at health food stores for years, it recently... » more
This past weekend, the 6th annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival came to town. All over the city, hungry people, industry insiders, writers, chefs and New Yorkers came together to eat, drink and indulge.
amNewYork attended a few events and snapped pictures at each:
The Chef and the Doctor dinner, hosted by renowned chef David Bouley and the New York... » more
Do you like to eat, drink and talk about food? Then get ready for the weekend to top all weekends. The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, presented by FOOD & WINE, is in its sixth year, and come next weekend, the city will be abuzz with chefs, food, dinners, panels and discussions. And to make it even better, 100% of the net proceeds benefit the Food Bank For New York City... » more
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival runs Oct. 17-20.
What can attendees expect at this year's Wine & Food Festival?
There's something for everyone's palate and budget -- whether you're into the larger tasting events, new food trends, intimate dinners and wine seminars, or great mixologists -- there's an event for you on this year's program. I think people... » more