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Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks


If you like to start your morning off with a cup of coffee, you can get one for free for the next couple of weeks.

McDonald's is offering customers nationwide a free small cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.

The promotion starts today at participating locations.

Customers can only get the free coffee during regular breakfast hours.
The offer from McDonald's comes as fast food competitor Taco Bell rolled out its first breakfast menu last week.


Hardee's to open in Macon

Hardee's to open in Macon


A stretch of Macon road that's rich with fast food options will soon be richer.

A sign went up in the 1000 block of Gray Highway last week announcing that Hardee's is coming soon. The empty lot, which is currently under construction, is located adjacent to Pawn Mart.

The sign includes a box of handouts soliciting general and restaurant managers. To learn more about job opportunities, go to hardees.com.

With no Hardee's restaurants in Macon, the pending opening is good news for fans of the chain. The closest locations are in Warner Robins, Byron and Forsyth.

Hardee's is joining a block of Gray Highway that certainly doesn't have a shortage of fast food options.

Area unemployment rates fall

Area unemployment rates fall

Central Georgia's unemployment rate continues to dip, falling from 7.8 to 7.7 percent from December to January.

The rate has declined mostly because the amount of new layoffs decreased by 41 percent, according to a release.

In January 2013, one year ago, the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent.

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Wendy's has big plans to return to its salad days.

On Tuesday, the burger chain will announce the March 17 national rollout of two new menu items to its salad lineup: an Asian Cashew Chicken Salad and a BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. Also, Wendy's will announce plans to add more fresh veggies — cucumbers and red peppers — to its spiffed-up side salads,

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Burger King is tweaking its Kid's Meals with fries that are less nutritionally naughty.

The burger giant Tuesday announced that its crinkle-cut Satisfries -- with 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories than McDonald's fries -- will immediately become the standard fries served in Burger King Kid's Meals nationally. Although BK charges slightly more for Satisfries with adult meals, it will not charge more for its Kid's Meals.

Dunkin' Donuts serving eggs Benedict sandwich

Dunkin' Donuts serving eggs Benedict sandwich

By Jolie Lee, USA TODAY

The fast-food breakfast sandwich market keeps getting more crowded.

The latest concoction is Dunkin' Donuts' eggs Benedict sandwich, which consists of an English muffin, black forest ham, egg and Hollandaise sauce substitute.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.