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According to Asahi News, McDonald’s will only serve small size fries in Japan.

This is a crisis of epic proportions.

Apparently, there’s a labor contract dispute going on in ports along the U.S. West Coast, which means that McDonald’s in Japan can’t get potatoes it needs to make the fries. Hence, smaller fry offerings at McDonald’s locations throughout Japan. Meals that typically come with medium fries will now be 50 yen cheaper.

One day you’re having fry parties and filling up colossal titan buckets and the next day you’re in the midst of a tiny fry nightmare.

(via Kotaku)

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Thanks to the massive success of the Doritos Locos taco, Taco Bell may be ready to double dip on the chips. At an investor presentation, one of the slides included a Fritos taco shell under the heading “Revolutionizing the Taco.” Parent company Yum! wasn’t willing to confirm that the Fritos taco will exist, but it seems like a natural move for Taco Bell.

Since the 2012 launch, they’ve sold one billion Doritos tacos. Yes, billion with a “B.” The next big thing in fast food seems to be convincing us all that what’s in the office vending machine can be turned into taco shells and pizza crust. Anyone working on a Funyuns taco shell?

(Business Insider via Eater)

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(via Clark Gregg’s Facebook)

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Stop everything because an Italian bakery in Brooklyn has come up with a Nutella lasagna, or Nutellasagna. Robicelli’s created this thing of beauty a few months back while experimenting with their own Frankenfood ideas. Robicelli’s pastry maker Allison Robicelli notes:

It’s layers of buttery lasagna noodles, cannoli custard, copious amounts of Nutella, crushed roasted hazelnuts and chopped chocolate, with some marshmallows on top for additional sweetness. They’ll be sold in foil catering pans, so you can pop it in the oven at home and serve warm Nutellasagna after dinner. Or you can eat it cold or room temp—totally up to you. No fancy packaging—this is straight South Brooklyn guinea.

Oh boy. I’ll just be over here with my mouth watering. If you live in NYC, the good news is that you can order a tray of the dessert lasagna starting the week of Christmas.

(Gothamist via Consumerist)

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Gabriel Harris was arrested in New Smyrna Beach, Florida after having one too many and then attempting to order at a Taco Bell drive-through at 3AM. The restaurant was closing and he refused to leave so the police were called. They happened to notice a Swiss Army knife hanging from a belt loop which concerned the responding officer who then tried to take the knife away. Harris wouldn’t let him and is now facing a charge of resisting arrest with violence.

Aw, someone get this guy a taco.

(via Mashable)

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Redditor Mausar shared a list of words his manager at Chick-fil-a supposedly banned, and it’s chock-full of painful slang. While it’s hilarious and makes me feel old because I have no idea what half this list means, it didn’t originate at Chick-fil-a. Another Redditor, bdeneaux, shared the banned slang first and said it was a list of rules posted by an English teacher. Yeah, I still feel ancient.

(via Gawker)

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People who are fanatical about McRib have probably avoided thinking about what goes into making it. That is especially true after this photo of frozen McRibs made the rounds on the Internet last year.

As part of their “Our Food. Your Questions” campaign with former Mythbuster Grant Imahara, McDonald’s is making an attempt to reassure customers with a behind-the-scenes video.

The video also features Wes Bellamy, the guy who posted the McRib picture seen ’round the world, taking part in the whole manufacturing process from beginning to end.

Watch the video after the break and let us know if it sets your mind at ease.

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If you’ve ever felt the pressure of having to order so quickly that you don’t get exactly what you want at Taco Bell, then you’re going to love their newly introduced mobile ordering app. It lets you place your order exactly the way you want beforehand. From the press release:

Customize. Order. Pay. All from the new app. Now you can easily select a local Taco Bell, customize your favorite items and pay for your order. No need to select a pickup time. We make your food when you arrive so that it’s hot and just-prepared. Then skip the in-store line like you own the place. Plus, reordering your favorites is as easy as a twist of the wrist.

The app also knows when you’re almost at the store so you don’t have to stick to a time. Order lunch at 11AM and if you don’t manage to get a break until 12:15, your food will still be ready at the right time.

See the video and screenshots after the break.

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This McDonald’s shaped like a lunchbox was a pop-up that appeared in Melbourne, Australia to promote some new additions to the menu including four new wraps and a new salad. Those who happen by the lunchbox location will be able to try Mini Steak Taster Wraps. It’ll be in Melbourne through Friday and then heading on to Perth, Adelaide, and Sydney.

See the video after the break.

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If you’re like me, you probably thought there was no way that KFC could ever top the Double Down. For the uninitiated, the monstrous Double Down sandwich was basically bacon and cheese smashed between two pieces of fried chicken.

Well, I was wrong. They went and added more meat.

KFC Korea unveiled what they’re calling the “Zinger Double Down King”. It features a burger patty that’s stuffed between two chicken patties, and yes, the bacon and cheese is still in there somewhere. It’s insane. It’s horrendous. But… but… I can’t look away.

(via Food Beast)