Thursday, August 14, 2014

Consumer Reports August 2014: Best and Worst Fast Food



Most of us like to eat out.  If you're fond of fast food, check out this month's Consumer Reports cover article on "America's Best and Worst Fast Food."  The ratings cover both "national" chains (those operating in six or more states) and some regional chains.  The ratings include categories for healthful choices, top service, fast-food alternatives (fast-casual restaurants such as Jason's Deli and Panera Bread), and clean surroundings. Check to see if your favorite is on any of the lists, good or bad!

Do you plan to take electronic devices with you on vacation?  According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, Americans take three devices with them on vacation, on average.  Check out the recommendations for the types of devices you might want on a vacation--tablet, camera, fitness tracker, etc.  The article also suggests apps that might be useful on a trip--for weather, tracking high and low tides, maps, finding gas stations and restaurants.

Other useful articles in this issue include:
  • Ratings for iced coffee drinks--the ready-to-drink options available at the supermarket
  • Ratings for the best companies to fix a computer
  • Ratings for hospitals that perform heart surgery
  • Ratings for washers, dryers, and laundry detergents
Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2010 up to the current issue. The Find It Virginia databases have an index to the issues from February 1, 1976 to the current issue, and the full-text of the reviews from January 1, 1999 to June 1, 2009. You can access Find It Virginia from any library computer, or from home with your valid Fauquier County Public Library card.

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