Fast Food

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Customers at the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru in Abilene, Texas got quite a surprise Monday when they arrived at the window to pay and found their orders had already been taken care of by an anonymous man. Workers say he gave them $1,000, and instructed them to use it to pay for the drive-thru orders behind him until it ran out.

The man only gave the store his first name and said he was just trying to make Monday a little better for people. He succeeded, covering the bill for 88 orders in a little over an hour. Some people were so happy, they were moved to tears:

“One lady actually cried because she had a really tough day,” one worker said. “She had a lot of bad stuff happen to her.”

Nicely done, Chick-Fil-A Guy. You made my day brighter just knowing there are people like you.

(KTXS via Consumerist)

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There’s nothing quite like digging into that box of hot, tasty, french fries the second you pull away from the drive through, but here’s a reason to make sure you’re grabbing fries and not something less edible. A woman in New York has filed a lawsuit because there was an employee’s nametag in with her fries and she accidentally put it into her mouth.

She was pregnant at the time and not did she only hurt her mouth on the pin, but her lawyer says she suffered emotional and mental injuries on “realizing that food isn’t always safe to eat.” This is just great. Now, in addition to being warned that our hot coffee is hot, are they going to warn us to look at our food to make sure it’s food before we shove it into our mouths?

(Staten Island Advance via Consumerist / Image via Shane Ronemus)

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It looks like some new Sonic menu items are being tested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They’re called Lil’ Doggies and Lil’ Chickies and they’re adorable.

These mini chicken and hot dog sandwiches are available at a starting price of $1.29. The Lil’ Doggies are served with Chili Cheese, Spicy Cheese with Jalapenos and Bacon, and there’s also a standard “Classic” version too. The Lil’ Chickies come in the “Classic” variety, along with pickles and mayo, BBQ and Buffalo.

Check out one of the Lil’ Chickies after the break…

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It’s a given that working a job in fast food can be difficult, but one Chipotle location pushed their workers too far so the whole staff quit at once. The location in State College, Pennsylvania was forced to close with the workers posting this sign on the door as an explanation.

It has since reopened, with Chipotle claiming it was only a few workers who quit with the majority “enthusiastic to return to work”. Let’s hope conditions have improved for whoever is making those burritos.

(The Daily Collegian via Gawker)

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We’ve already seen a burger with black buns, and that was weird enough. But this time Burger King went even further with black cheese.

According to NariNari, the Kuro (Black) burgers will be available in two varieties they’re calling Kuro Pearl and Kuro Diamond. They have buns and cheese made with bamboo charcoal, an onion and garlic sauce made with squid ink and beef patties made with black pepper.

You can get these limited edition burgers beginning later this month. Black cheese though? Yuck.

See more pictures after the break.

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Breaking taco news! As you all know, Taco Bell has started switching things up a bit in the last six months by featuring some breakfast items on its menu. Now Taco Bell is taking the taco breakfast game to the next level with three new dishes: the Biscuit Taco and two new A.M. Crunchwraps.

The Biscuit Taco (pictured above) is a warm and flakey biscuit that’s shaped like a taco, and it’s served with your choice of classics like sausage, egg and cheese or bacon, egg and cheese. There is also traditional Southern flavors (since the taco is a nice nod to traditional Southern cuisine) like Crispy Chicken with Country Gravy or Crispy Chicken with Honey. The biscuit is made with real butter and buttermilk, and it also features a new jalapeño honey sauce, which packs a real punch.

The biscuit taco proved popular in San Antonio, TX and Atlanta, GA and is currently testing in select restaurants within the Orange County / Los Angeles area.

As for the A.M. Crunchwrap, it will now be joined by two new breakfast taco cousins, the A.M. California Crunchwrap and A.M. Country Crunchwrap. The California Crunchwrap is filled with bacon, hashbrown, eggs, guacamole, cheddar cheese and pico de gall. The Country Crunchwrap is filled with sausage, hashbrown, eggs, classic gravy and cheddar cheese. Both of these tacos were tested in the L.A. and Orange County areas, and will soon be available nation-wide in mid-October.

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I love fried chicken as much as the next girl, but I’m not so sure I’d be up for the challenge of the fried chicken keyboard. It’s part of a promotion currently being run by KFC in Japan to encourage people to follow the chain on twitter and tweet out their love of all things fried chicken.

There’s also a matching chicken leg mouse and USB stick. None of this is for sale, but they’ll be picking one winner for each of these chicken accessories from among those who follow and tweet with the appropriate hashtags.

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Would you like to dream about french fries? This Supersize Bed by Cecilia Carey will whisk you into the realm of fast food indulgence without any of the calories. The fries are loose cushions that can be rearranged or removed from the carton and used as pillows. The price for this french fry bed isn’t listed, but Carey states it can be made to fit any mattress size.

Check out another image of the non-greasy bed after the break.

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I have one rule. Just one. I live my life by it. It’s my code, my personal creed of sorts.

Eat more pizza!

Yes, this shirt is a celebration of my one rule. It’s available for both men and women. And it is glorious.

Check out the guy’s version and a close-up pic after the break…

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