Fast Food

May 29, 2015, 12pm PDT
Would you like a cerveza with that? A hip neighborhood in Chicago will play host to the first alcohol-serving Taco Bell. Isolated incident, or the future of fast food?
Chicago Tribune
March 20, 2015, 8am PDT
Public health analysts and justice activists are tackling food deserts in a state known for its agricultural output. Low-income neighborhoods of color are the hardest hit by a lack of grocery options.
Pacific Standard
June 10, 2014, 6am PDT
A new post by Vox includes 40 maps, charts, and graphs explain that where and how food works in America.
Vox
January 20, 2014, 7am PST
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.
Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2011, 8am PDT
Colorado has been heralded as the trimmest state in the country, but NPR reports that residents' weight is still on the rise.
NPR
August 4, 2010, 12pm PDT
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.
The Christian Science Monitor
March 11, 2010, 9am PST
The small community of Tofino on Vancouver Island is looking to ban all future franchise retail establishments from moving into town.
The Vancouver Sun
October 13, 2009, 11am PDT
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.
The Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2009, 1pm PDT
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.
Los Angeles Times
June 25, 2009, 8am PDT
A new KFC/Taco Bell combo restaurant in Northhampton, Massachusetts has been awarded LEED certification.
Yum! Brands
August 16, 2008, 11am PDT
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.
The New York Times
July 24, 2008, 5am PDT
<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>
The Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2008, 2pm PDT
Not Fooling Anybody collects photos of former chain restaurants that have been awkwardly converted into ethnic restaurants, chiropractors, police stations, and more.
Not Fooling Anybody
May 5, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>High rates of obesity and diabetes are being correlated to high concentrations of fast food restaurants in neighborhoods. Some look to zoning as a solution.</p>
The Los Angeles Times