KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut Lobbying For Food Stamp Approval

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Restaurants want a piece of food stamp pie

By Jonathan Ellis and Megan Luther, USA TODAY
Updated 1d 9h ago

The number of businesses approved to accept food stamps grew by a third from 2005 to 2010, U.S. Department of Agriculture records show, as vendors from convenience and dollar discount stores to gas stations and pharmacies increasingly joined the growing entitlement program.

Now, restaurants, which typically have not participated in the program, are lobbying for a piece of the action.

Louisville-based Yum! Brands, whose restaurants include Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silver's and Pizza Hut, is trying to get restaurants more involved, federal lobbying records show.

STORY: More retailers say yes to food stamps

That's a prospect that anti-hunger advocates welcome, but one that worries some current food stamp vendors and public health advocates.

Federal rules generally prohibit food stamp benefits, which are distributed under the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), from being exchanged for prepared foods. Yet a provision dating to the 1970s allows states to allow restaurants to serve disabled, elderly and homeless people, USDA spokeswoman Jean Daniel said.

Between 2005 and 2010, the number of businesses certified in the SNAP program went from about 156,000 to nearly 209,000, according to USDA data.

There is big money at stake. USDA records show food stamp benefits swelled from $28.5 billion to $64.7billion in that period.

Four states accept restaurants, with Florida the most recent to begin a program.

"It makes perfect sense to expand a program that's working well in California, Arizona and Michigan, enabling the homeless, elderly and disabled to purchase prepared meals with SNAP benefits in a restaurant environment," Yum! spokesman Jonathan Blum said.

The National Restaurant Association supports Yum!, said spokeswoman Katie Laning Niebaum, but the National Association of Convenience Stores does not.

"If the pie's only so big, nobody's going to want to see the pie sliced thinner," said Convenience Stores spokesman Jeff Lenard. "I'm not sure that's in the best interest of public health."

Kelly Brownell, director of Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, says encouraging more fast-food consumption is not good for people's health. "It's preposterous that a company like Yum! Brands would even be considered for inclusion in a program meant for supplemental nutrition."

"They think going hungry is better?" counters Edward Cooney of the Congressional Hunger Center. "I'm solidly behind what Yum! is doing."
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ShooterMcGavin

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You know something? Good. If anyone should be taking food stamps its them.
 

Josh_R

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Good, more healthy choices available for the already-disproportionately-obese welfare recipient class.
 

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And the hood shall dine like kings on the 99 cent menu with foodstamps.
 

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I'm almost to the point where I don't even care anymore. Transfer payments are transfer payments. They're all bad, so who gives a shit if 7/11, Albertsons or Taco Bell is getting the money?
 

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Crazy. At Wawa's in the hood, people can use food stamps to buy hoagies, but not a toasted hoagie, or soup, or anything else that is cooked/hot.

I love being behind a young person buying a pile of stuff with the electronic food stamp card. Then they ask for two cartons of Newports and whip out a gangster roll to pay for them.
 

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Damn you hairygrundle. Next time.
 

Josh_R

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Crazy. At Wawa's in the hood, people can use food stamps to buy hoagies, but not a toasted hoagie, or soup, or anything else that is cooked/hot.

I love being behind a young person buying a pile of stuff with the electronic food stamp card. Then they ask for two cartons of Newports and whip out a gangster roll to pay for them.
I was at Save A Lot (a really cheap grocery store often frequented by welfare types) a few months ago and this fat older lady and her adult (possibly slightly retarded) son were checking out. The mother pulled out her Food Stamp card and bought all the "food", and then the possibly mildly retarded son loaded the conveyor with bags and bags of candy, chips, and other various junk food, and pulled out his own food stamp card to pay for his treats. Of all the garbage he had up there, the total not covered by food stamps was like $.35, for which he had to ask his mom :(

I know, Cool story bro
 

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I was at Save A Lot (a really cheap grocery store often frequented by welfare types) a few months ago and this fat older lady and her adult (possibly slightly retarded) son were checking out. The mother pulled out her Food Stamp card and bought all the "food", and then the possibly mildly retarded son loaded the conveyor with bags and bags of candy, chips, and other various junk food, and pulled out his own food stamp card to pay for his treats. Of all the garbage he had up there, the total not covered by food stamps was like $.35, for which he had to ask his mom :(

I know, Cool story bro
That's just fucked up.
 
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Crazy. At Wawa's in the hood, people can use food stamps to buy hoagies, but not a toasted hoagie, or soup, or anything else that is cooked/hot.

I love being behind a young person buying a pile of stuff with the electronic food stamp card. Then they ask for two cartons of Newports and whip out a gangster roll to pay for them.
How much is a carton of smokes in PA btw?
 

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That's a prospect that anti-hunger advocates welcome, but one that worries some current food stamp vendors and public health advocates.

"They think going hungry is better?" counters Edward Cooney of the Congressional Hunger Center.
Holy fuck. Have these people seen the welfare cases in this country? The LAST thing these people are is hungry. Those fat fucks are the exact opposite of starving.
 

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Once saw this FAT welfare queen (drove a benz, dressed fancy, gold hoop earrings and other trinkets, long finger nails) whipped out her 'benefits' to buy her 'stuff'. The cashier was disgusted (as was I) and the CUNT had the nerve to wait until the cashier 'bagged' her shit.

We both looked at each other with nothing but contempt for the scamming cunt.
 
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My fried used to rent his apartment to a young person and her two kids... and she used to get three envelopes from the government every month with different names on each.
 

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My fried used to rent his apartment to a young person and her two kids... and she used to get three envelopes from the government every month with different names on each.

Typical. Heard of that one back in the eighty's from a brother that was living with a major scamming cunt. She had three kids and was grooming them on the way of the welfare leech.

Very enlightening.
 

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I have a buddy who works at Papa Murphy's Take N Bake pizza... they sell pre-made salads but don't provide utensils for them, because if they did they would loose the ability to accept food stamps. Some really high Asian dude came in and asked my buddy if he could tip him $40 from his EBT card. That's the type of people we're subsidizing.

I'm to the point where I don't give a shit anymore. Either let everyone who cant fend for themselves starve, or burn this shit country down and start over. We're such a fucking nation of dipshit entitled worthless fuckheads.
 
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Typical. Heard of that one back in the eighty's from a brother that was living with a major scamming cunt. She had three kids and was grooming them on the way of the welfare leech.

Very enlightening.
Further upstate you go here... the more scamming goes on.

And off course the more bitching about there being no work... but again if you ask them to do something... the typical response is: "can't going fishing/hunting/atving/snowmobiling etc... feh.

The other charming thing is the northern part of the state bitches about how the southern coastal towns/cities get more attention... well der this is where the tourist money is coming in.