Fast Food

A new post by Vox includes 40 maps, charts, and graphs explain that where and how food works in America.
Jun 10, 2014   Vox
Though cities like Los Angeles have established moratoriums on the construction of new fast food residents in an effort to tackle obesity, a new study questions the importance of place-based causes and solutions.
Jan 20, 2014   Los Angeles Times
Colorado has been heralded as the trimmest state in the country, but NPR reports that residents' weight is still on the rise.
Oct 7, 2011   NPR
The city of Baldwin Park, California -- purported home of the world's first drive-thru -- is temporarily banning any new construction of drive-thrus to try to combat obesity.
Aug 4, 2010   The Christian Science Monitor
The small community of Tofino on Vancouver Island is looking to ban all future franchise retail establishments from moving into town.
Mar 11, 2010   The Vancouver Sun
Community activists are calling for a ban on new convenience stores in South Los Angeles, a lower income part of town that saw a ban on new fast food restaurants last year.
Oct 13, 2009   The Los Angeles Times
A ban on new fast food restaurants in South Los Angeles which was put in place last year has been found to play little role in reducing obesity in the area, according to a new report from the Rand Corporation.
Oct 10, 2009   Los Angeles Times
A new KFC/Taco Bell combo restaurant in Northhampton, Massachusetts has been awarded LEED certification.
Jun 25, 2009   Yum! Brands
A moratorium on new fast food restaurants in Los Angeles is seen as a way to encourage better public health, but also a way to encourage healthier businesses.
Aug 16, 2008   The New York Times
<p>A proposal to ban any new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles for one year has received unanimous approval from a city committee, and will head next to city council for approval. Concerns have been raised about what qualifies as "fast food".</p>
Jul 24, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
Not Fooling Anybody collects photos of former chain restaurants that have been awkwardly converted into ethnic restaurants, chiropractors, police stations, and more.
Jun 27, 2008   Not Fooling Anybody