Two men face drug charges after fast food staff contact police

Two London men are facing charges after police say they seized drugs from a truck at fast food restaurant in the city’s south end.



a police car parked in a parking lot: Staff at the south London McDonald's contacted police after they thought the driver of a white pick up truck was impaired.


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Staff at the south London McDonald’s contacted police after they thought the driver of a white pick up truck was impaired.

Police say a white pickup truck was in the drive-thru at the McDonalds at the corner of Highbury Avenue and Hamilton Road around 12:45 a.m. Monday.

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Staff contacted police after they believed the driver of the vehicle was impaired. Officers responded to the fast food restaurant quickly and a search of the vehicle turned up several drugs.

Police say they seized more than $28,000 worth of drugs, which included 61 grams of fentanyl, over 27 grams of methamphetamine, nearly 200 capsules of hydromorph capsules, as

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How Tampa went from fast food badland to supercool trailblazer



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To tide us over until we’re able to travel again, we’re republishing classic travel stories from our archives. This week we revisit Ashwin Bhandari’s trip to Tampa to see a food scene revolutionised by a new generation of chefs.

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On a Friday night in Seminole Heights, The Refinery restaurant is buzzing. Every seat is taken and diners spill onto the terrace, their tables heaving with colourful food. This isn’t what I expected to find in Tampa, a city that was once known as the best place to trial fast food franchises.

“We opened in 2010 to the sound of crickets,” says The Refinery founder Greg Baker. “Locals weren’t exposed to good food back then, but we’ve seen a change. Now they want interesting flavours, from fresh produce, at affordable prices, and Tampa

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Yay or nay? US fast-food giants now offer Chinese regional food

KFC launched hot-and-dry noodles, also known as reganmian, at more than 100 restaurants in Wuhan, Hubei Province, January 18, 2021.[Photo/CFP]

KFC launched hot-and-dry noodles, also known as reganmian, at more than 100 restaurants in Wuhan, Hubei Province, January 18, 2021.[Photo/CFP]

From Chinese burgers to ice cream doused in chili oil, US fast-food giants are infusing their offerings with a Chinese flair. McDonald’s and KFC have long localized their menus to appeal to the Chinese palate, but their latest takes on traditional dishes and ingredients seem to be causing quite a buzz, and not always the good kind.


America’s Favorite Fast-Food Chain Is Opening 500 U.S. Locations

McDonald’s has had a successful year end on its home turf, despite the slower recovery of its European business, which dampened their overall recovery from the pandemic. While the mega-popular fast-food chain’s global same-store sales fell by 1.3%, the U.S. same-store sales grew by 5.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020 thanks to strong holiday and drive-thru sales.

McDonald’s plans to keep the U.S. momentum going by expanding both its menu (hello, new chicken sandwiches!) and global and domestic footprint. In an earnings call on Thursday, McDonald’s chief financial officer Kevin Ozan said the company plans to add 1,300 new restaurant locations around the world, with about 500 of those locations opening in the U.S. (Related: The Saddest Restaurant Closures In Your State.)

“Of the $2.3 billion of capital, we’ll spend roughly half of that to open nearly 500 restaurants in the U.S. and IOM segments,” Ozan said, adding

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