Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded LEED Gold certification to a Riverside, California McDonald’s, making it the fourth of the chain’s locations to earn such an honor from the non-profit trade organization.
Archive for the ‘Subway’ Category
Entrepreneur Magazine released its annual Franchise 500 list and has named Subway Restaurants best franchise for 2010.
For 31 years, the magazine has published a “Franchise 500” issue, which ranks American franchises across all industries. Subway has won top honors nine times in the last decade (7-Eleven won in 2008).
For 2010, the issue cites growth (1,833 new restaurants in 2009) and manageable franchisee startup costs (as low as $84,000) as reasons the Connecticut-based sandwich shop continues to dominate the list.
McDonald’s follows Subway at number two, the only other fast-food chain in the top ten.
As part of their Eat This, Not That! feature, the editors at Men’s Health have compiled five lunches they claim are the best way to enjoy a fast food lunch that is both healthy and cheap.
Using an article from the print edition published earlier in the year, the magazine’s website suggests a combination of a side order, main entrée, and drink from five different quick-serve eateries in the United States, as well as lists an alternative lunch that’s comparably cheap, but drastically higher in either calories, grams of fat, or sodium.
The cheapest lunch suggested can be found at Taco Bell for $2.10. Probably not surprisingly, the meal lowest in calories can be bought at Subway — a footlong, Oven Roasted Chicken Sandwich with yogurt and water totalling 405 calories.
All five meals can be found after the jump.