The New Chicken Sandwich Wars

With the 2022 battles in the fast food chicken sandwich wars, we have the traditional sandwiches from the 2019 war and new entries also.

What the Big Mac Says About Inflation

Big Mac economics tell a food inflation story when we look at beef, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and a sesame seed bun.

What We Can Learn From Ketchup and Mustard

Looking at logos, we can prove the Ketchup and Mustard Theory through the colors that fast food chains use.

How Fast Food Got Faster

Like we expect drive-thru speed, now, at home too, we will enjoy faster food delivery through a new DoorDash McDonald’s deal.

How To Get Speedier Fast Food

Hoping to increase its drive-thru speed, McDonald’s has begun to use voice recognition technology to compete against other fast food chains.

A Surprising Fast-Food Fact

Although fast-food consumption has been connected to income, recent research indicates the correlation is not what we expect.

What an Economist Says About 300 Hamburgers

Hearing the Clemson University football team got 300 burgers at the White House, an economist might name the resources needed for a quarter pounder.

Who Will Care About the Starbucks Price Hike?

When coffee drinkers hear that some prices at Starbucks will rise, their response will depend how how elastic their demand is.

Throwback Thursday: Remembering When We Were More Productive

On this #TBT, we can look back at the golden age of productivity growth to see when and how our standard of living improved.

The Economics of a Smile

In a list of smiling societies, the U.S. could be close to the top for a surprising reason that relates to immigration and diversity.