Fast Food

  • Fast Food, Food, Reader Polls

    ATL Poll Results: Un Burrito No Es Un Bocadillo

    Inspired by litigation taking place in Massachusetts, we recently polled you on this question: Is a burrito a sandwich? The poll result was clear, and in accordance with the ruling by Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke: No, a burrito is not a sandwich. It’s gratifying when the law coincides with the commonsense conclusions of ordinary […]

    2 Comments / / Nov 15, 2006 at 3:08 PM
  • Fast Food, Food, Reader Polls

    ATL Reader Poll: Is a Burrito a Sandwich?

    We seem to be on a Mexican food kick here at Above the Law. Our first post of the day was about Taco Bell. And now, just in time for lunch, we bring you this weighty legal issue: Is a burrito a sandwich? For explanation, check out this AP article (which Stella Q linked to […]

    3 Comments / / Nov 14, 2006 at 12:07 PM
  • Crime, Drugs, Fast Food, Food, Police, Violence

    It’s Not Just Burger King

    When you patronize other fast food establishments, you could be taking your life into your own hands. And we’re not talking about transfats and the adverse health consequences of eating fast food (which have already spawned various lawsuits). Take Taco Bell. Just like Burger King, they stand accused of serving drug-laced food: Phillip Dagget, 27, […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 14, 2006 at 8:43 AM
  • Biglaw, Crime, Fast Food, Feminism, Food, Interview Stories, Murder, Music, Non-Sequiturs, Nude Dancing, Racism, Supreme Court, Television

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.13.06

    * In law school, a burrito was not only a sandwich, but breakfast, lunch and dinner. And midnight snack. [AP via Yahoo! News] * When you have too much self-respect for a reunion tour, or another farewell tour is just not feasible, or you haven’t securitized your music catalog, then this may be your last […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 13, 2006 at 5:40 PM
  • Crime, Deaths, Fast Food, Murder, Violence

    Burger King: Vector for Criminality

    What is in the frying oil over at Burger King? First they’re accused by cops of lacing their burgers with marijuana. And now, this: A Burger King restaurant manager is being charged with shooting a teenage boy dead the two argued, and the boy spit in the manager’s face. Police say 16-year-old Shaka Walcott and […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 13, 2006 at 10:37 AM
  • Drugs, Fast Food, Food, Lawsuit of the Day, Marijuana, Police

    Lawsuit of the Day: “Have It Your Way,” Indeed

    Back when we worked at McDonald’s, customers would ask us if we sold onion rings. We would tell them, with suppressed exasperation, that no, sorry, we don’t. If you want onion rings, try Burger King. And if you want your food laced with pot, try Burger King, too. From the AP: Two police officers sued […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 7, 2006 at 2:47 PM
  • Fast Food, Food, Ted Frank, Tort Reform

    Tort Reform, the Ancient Babylonian Way

    This is one sure way to cut down on frivolous litigation. The Code of Hammurabi could be pretty badass. And how would the Code treat unjustified lawsuits alleging overly hot coffee? Here’s our guess: If any one bring an accusation of negligence against makers of hot coffee, and does not prove what he has charged, […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 6, 2006 at 5:37 PM