REVIEW: Farmer Boys beefs up fast food: "I recently learned a new word, 'fastaurant,' a registered trademark of Farmer Boys Food Inc., whose first restaurant opened in Perris in 1981.There are two Farmer Boys restaurants in Victorville.One is on Bear Valley Road between Cottonwood and Oakwood avenues. The other location, where I ate last week, is at the corner of Hesperia and Nisqually roads.This was my first visit, so I hadn't known that a Farmer Boys is a PushMePullYou operation: equal parts drive-through and calm sit-down restaurant (hence their term 'fastaurant')."
Burger King plans to introduce a limited 'value menu,' featuring items costing $1, to stimulate traffic and better compete with its fast-food rivals.Its domestic franchisees are to vote by Wednesday on whether to endorse the strategy. Interviews with several indicated approval is likely.
'How can we not have $1 items when you look at our two primary competitors?' asked one Midwest franchisee, who said he intends to vote for the menu's national rollout, scheduled for February.McDonald's now advertises a 'Dollar Menu,' while Wendy's offers a 'Value Choices' lineup of items priced at 99 cents to $1.29.Burger King's $1 fare would include a Whopper Jr. hamburger, a four-piece serving of Chicken Tenders, a side salad, small French fries or onion rings, a small soft drink and an apple pie."
Suffolk News Herald Online: "Two of the three %u201Chamburglars%u201D who robbed a fast-food eatery on Holland Road last year will serve a combined total of 40 years in prison.Suffolk Circuit Court Judge Rodham Delk on Friday sentenced Marcellus Jones to 30 years in prison and Thomas Nelson Cribb IV to 10 years for their part in the May 2004 armed robbery of a McDonald%u2019s. The suspects were dubbed %u201Dhamburglars%u201D after police tied them to the crime through DNA taken from their unfinished burgers.
Jones and Cribb, both from Emporia, struck plea deals with the state last fall, in which they pleaded guilty to one count each of armed robbery and abduction and one count each of using a firearm to commit a felony. Jones also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which carries an automatic five year sentence under the state%u2019s EXILE law."