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  1. the chain gang
    Fast-food Companies Move to Make Workers’ Lives Slightly Less MiserableThe practice effectively amounted to franchises “owning” their employees.
  2. the chain gang
    Arby’s Made an Objectively Better Portrait of Brandi Chastain Out of SauceAll it needed was a piece of sandwich paper and a few hours.
  3. the chain gang
    Arby’s Is Building a $2 Billion War Chest to Buy Even More Fast-food ChainsBuying Buffalo Wild Wings is part one of “much greater acquisition plans.”
  4. the chain gang
    Arby’s Announces Plan to Acquire More MeatsThe protein-loving chain will buy Buffalo Wild Wings for nearly $3 billion.
  5. the chain gang
    Montana Hunters Call Arby’s Venison Sandwich ‘Tone Deaf’Game animals aren’t food, the Montana Wildlife Federation argues.
  6. the chain gang
    Arby’s Will Rerelease Deer Sandwiches and Test Out an Elk One, TooThe venison sandwich will be available nationwide this time.
  7. the chain gang
    Today in Chains: Arby’s Adds Porchetta, Starbucks Adds Piña ColadasThey wouldn’t be bad together, probably.
  8. suspicious sandwich activity
    A Police Officer Found a Bolt in His Arby’s SandwichHe says nobody can make a sandwich “with a bolt that large” unintentionally.
  9. the chain gang
    Arby’s Will Bring Its Deer-Meat Sandwiches to New York on SaturdayAt its new location near Madison Square Park, the closest you will get to real wilderness for months.
  10. security breaches
    Arby’s Warns It Has Suffered a Massive Security BreachAn industry insider calls it “probably one of the biggest numbers I’ve heard.”
  11. the chain gang
    Arby’s Is Selling Out of Its Venison SandwichesCustomers in “heavy deer hunting areas” snatched them all up in as little as 15 minutes.
  12. the chain gang
    Arby’s Will Begin Selling a Venison SandwichAt least that deer meat is free-range.
  13. The Future
    Man Claims He Literally Traveled Through Time to Steal Meat From Arby’sThings are apparently pretty bleak in 2020.
  14. The Chain Gang
    Arby’s Is Trolling Vegetarians With an All-Bread SandwichIt half-seriously plans to offer a special meatless menu on Leap Day.
  15. The Chain Gang
    Ridiculous Terms Chains Use for ‘Fast Food’Shake Shack is “fine casual,” while Arby’s is now “fast crafted.”
  16. The Chain Gang
    Arby’s Sent The Daily Show Free Lunch After Every InsultThe chain has a good sense of humor.
  17. The Chain Gang
    Arby’s Is Opening a New York City LocationIt’s near Times Square and should be up and running in a few weeks.
  18. The Chain Gang
    Arby’s Offers Miami Police Free Combos After Staff Refused to Serve anThe company has also fired the manager who was responsible.
  19. The Chain Gang
    Arby’s Is in Big Trouble for Refusing to Serve a Police OfficerThe employees argue it was a bad joke gone wrong.
  20. Trolling 101
    Arby’s Is Embracing Jon Stewart’s Hard-core TrollingThe company has bought two ads for the Daily Show host’s final show.
  21. The Chain Gang
    The ‘Nihilist Arby’s’ Twitter Account Is Dominating the ActualHaving “the meats” doesn’t fill customers’ emotional void, apparently.
  22. The Chain Gang
    Wendy’s New Business Plan: Just Put Pulled Pork on Everything“From their point of view, they think they can oven roast a bunch of pork, slather it in sauce, and idiots will come.”
  23. A Nugget Is Born
    Arby’s Latest Meat Monstrosity Is Aptly Named the ‘MeatEight meats, two cheeses, no container large enough to hold it.
  24. Brisket-Boarding
    People Wasted a Demoralizing Amount of Time Watching Arby’s 13-HourAn average of 38 minutes per person, to be exact.
  25. Brisketnomics
    How Arby’s 13-Hour Brisket Ad Ruined Barbecue for the Rest of UsPitmasters are feeling the pinch.
  26. Brisket-Boarding
    Arby’s to Torture Minnesotans With 13-Hour TV AdTomorrow, bored Duluthians can watch a brisket smoke for the better part of the day.
  27. Crime
    Police Locate Suspected Arby’s Groper Through Trail of Curly FriesThe suspect didn’t exactly make himself hard to find.
  28. The Chain Gang
    Good Mood Food: Teen Finds a Finger in Arby’s SandwichA 14-year-old boy from Michigan found a finger in his Arby’s roast beef sandwich.
  29. Trimmings
    Santa Monica Arby’s Signage Coming Off to Fly to OhioYou’d think taking down a 35-foot tall cowboy hat would be easy, but you’d be very wrong.
  30. Closings
    Arby’s Neon Cowboy Hat Coming Off in Santa MonicaThe Lincoln location will soon be replaced by a Wendy’s.
  31. Quote of the Day
    There’s Cheesesteaks, and then There’s Cheese-FakesArby’s new Angus Philly is clearly a cheese-fake.
  32. Landmarks
    Landmarked Gage & Tollner Now Sells Earrings and ThingsGage & Tollner lives on, somewhere, somehow. Maybe.
  33. Openings
    What to Eat and Drink at Root Beer Joe’s, Serving ‘GarlickyOwner Joe Wong explores his passion for vintage soda, while introducing SoCal to the “garlicky sandwiches” his family loves in Frisco.
  34. Crime Scenes
    Assault Outside of O’Brien’s Pub Leaves Man ComatoseIs eating out in Santa Monica becoming slightly hazardous to your safety?
  35. Crime Scenes
    Drunks Arrested After Groping Copa D’Oro CustomersPlus, a very special message on spelling for The Santa Monica Daily Mirror.
  36. Mediavore
    Flying Pink Pig Suit Pending; Mas Malo Noise Gets To VirbilaThe food truck sends a cease-and-desist letter to the makers of a XXX film, while we called it, Downtown’s newest Mexican restaurant drives L.A. Times’ critic batty.
  37. Mediavore
    All Your Favorite Foods Cause Gout; Michelin Not So Hot in BritainPlus: restaurants a big target for hackers, a primer on “free-range” chicken, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  38. Closings
    Landmarks in Flux: Arby’s Leaves Gage & Tollner Building, Coffee ShopThe latest on the rebirth of the Empire Diner.
  39. Mediavore
    What Floyd Mayweather Always Eats; ‘Haute Stoner’ Cuisine EmergesWherever the boxer goes, so does his steak sauce, while chefs bring new meanings to “high-minded” dining.
  40. Mediavore
    Bill Cosby Reunites with Jell-O; Eric Ripert Co-Judging Top ChefA familiar face is shilling again for a famous dessert and Toby Young might not be popping up on Bravo’s big show this year.
  41. Mediavore
    Pizzerias in Naples May Fuel Ovens with Coffin Wood; Bill Cosby Back as Jell-OPlus: Eric Ripert talks about Top Chef, Arby’s losing ground, and 80 food companies pledged to lower calories.
  42. Mediavore
    You Can’t Swap Your Baby for Beer; Bill Cosby Shills for Jell-OPlus: Eric Ripert’s new Top Chef role, and why chefs flip out, all in our morning news roundup.
  43. Mediavore
    State Audits Restaurants; Bill Cosby Jell-O Spokesman AgainPlus: a $160 cocktail, and the fall of Arby’s, all in our morning news roundup.
  44. Mediavore
    A Look at Nodding Head’s Bobbleheads; Bill Cosby Shills for Jell-OPlus: Eric Ripert’s new Top Chef role, and why chefs freak out, all in our morning news roundup.
  45. Mediavore
    Suspect Named In Hot Spot Cafe Massacre; Restaurant Recovery Is UnderwayLAPD are searching for a 28-year-old gun dealer and the outlook improves for restaurants’ bottom lines.
  46. Mediavore
    Deval Patrick Helps a Waitress; Stow Barn Demolition ControversialPlus: a cake success in Winchester, and less on-the-job drinking for Carlsberg beer workers, all in our morning news roundup.
  47. Mediavore
    New Yorkers Dine on Rabbits; Florida Grows Cheap StrawberriesPlus: Tipping is everywhere in New York, and powdered-drink prices could rise, all in our morning news roundup.
  48. Mediavore
    Salinger’s Fiction Was Heavy with Food; Is Pork the New Viagra?The mysterious late author used eating as a device and Argentina’s president offers a new aphrodisiac.
  49. Mediavore
    Home Run Inn’s Success; Pork: The Other Blue PillPlus: a culinary remembrance of J.D. Salinger, and LeBron James teams up with McDonald’s, all in our morning news roundup.
  50. Mediavore
    Salinger’s Fiction Full of Food; Museums Eschew CafeteriasPlus: caffeinated jerky and LeBron James at McDonald’s, all in our morning news roundup.
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