Feed Frenzy: Fast Food Fight

Fast food workers held protests across the country, demanding higher pay.
1:36 | 08/29/13

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

More information on this video
Enhanced full screen
Explore related content
Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Feed Frenzy: Fast Food Fight
Fast food is the theme of tonight's "feed frenzy" as minimum wage workers in kansas city join colleagues across the nation today in a strike for better compensation, there are walkouts in about 60 cities's causing some restaurants to temporarily close. Their goal? The right to unionize. And a living wage of about 15 bucks an hour, more than double the current minimum wage. Meanwhile, the fast food chains themselves are competing fiercely to keep consumers consuming. Big push for new cheaper items BASED on McDonald's success with its dollar menu, taco bell is looking to break into the morning menu with a breakfast taco, filled with buwaffles and sausage, and also a burger, McDONALDS IS UPGRADING THE Nugget, by throwing their hats into the chicken wing ring. Meanwhile, after 30 years of rising obesity rates in america, the numbers remained level this year for the first time in every state but arkansas. And that is a good thing, because more than a third of american adults are obese, almost 36%, it varies by region, income, education and age. But male and female obesity is now approximately the same. Not a gender gap we wanted to close. We still remain the second fattest nation in the world, so the struggle with our collective waistline remains as american as fried apple pie.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":20114877,"title":"Feed Frenzy: Fast Food Fight","duration":"1:36","description":"Fast food workers held protests across the country, demanding higher pay.","section":"Nightline","mediaType":"Default"}