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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)

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If you’ve ever eaten your feelings after a break up, then I’m sure you’ll understand why a 26 year old Chinese woman hit up a 24 hour KFC in China’s Sichuan Province after her boyfriend broke up with her.

But I’m guessing most of us wouldn’t decide to hang out in a fast food restaurant for a week straight.

“I hadn’t planned on staying there long, I just wanted some chicken wings,” she told Yahoo News. “But once I got in there and started eating I decided I needed time to think. I didn’t want to go back to my apartment because it was full of memories of him. So I stayed.”

She says she finally left because she got “sick of the taste of chicken”.

One of the KFC employees said, “I guess we kind of miss her. It certainly made work more interesting.”

I’ll bet it did.

(via Consumerist)

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Breaking spicy news, folks! According to a GrubGrade reader, a new Sriracha Menu is being tested at Taco Bell in the Kansas City metro area. The test menu featured a number of unique dishes, including the Sriracha Beef Griller, the Sriracha Grande Scrambler (breakfast item) and a few other tasty dishes that utilized “Sriracha Crema.” Yum!

Here’s what the GrubGrade reader said about the menu:

I stopped by and got a sriracha loaded griller for $1.29. They also had sriracha nachos for $2.49 and a quesarito for $2.29. The sriracha was hard to see in the griller so I couldn’t tell what kind of consistency it had. It didn’t taste anything like traditional sriracha and had a distinctive vinegary taste as well. But it was the spiciest item I’ve had from Taco Bell in recent memory.

(via Grub Grade)

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McDonald’s continually receives questions from consumers and media about what goes into its food. In an attempt to reassure everyone that they’re actually serving something edible, McDonald’s has kicked off a campaign featuring former MythBuster Grant Imahara called “Our food. Your questions.” Consumers are encouraged to submit questions about the food, and Imahara will find the answers. He’s spent years busting myths, so he’s a great fit for this campaign.

So far, McDonald’s has run TV spots and a webisode featuring Imahara at a Cargill plant where McDonald’s gets beef. There’s no pink slime, and you can see what the beef looks like in the factory.

See a couple of the videos after the break.

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Why eat a Big Mac with bread buns when you can make a version with macaroni and cheese buns? Dude Foods was inspired by a reader to make a macaroni and cheese Big Mac so he got the sandwich from McDonald’s, got rid of the buns, and created this. While it makes the sandwich difficult to eat, I have to admit it does look like grade A comfort food.

Learn more about how this burger was made at Dude Foods.

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Mash-up costumes seem to be increasingly popular, and cosplayers continually surprise me with something new. Like Ronald McDonald Thor. The McDonald’s mascot has gotten his greasy fingerprints all over Mjölnir, and he’s probably going to take over all the fast food joints on the planet. Loki help us.

This cosplayer was spotted at New York Comic Con and photographed by Otakus & Geeks.

(via @Keeba13)

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The Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft hits in November and Blizzard is doing a huge tie-in to promote the game in several McDonald’s locations in Japan. Three restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou were given World of Warcraft makeovers with posters and banners for the game. Even employee uniforms were changed to either Horde or Alliance t-shirts. The front entrances also got cool pillars and some locations even had Thrall’s hammer at the ready for photo ops.

Those ordering delivery will also get a points card to redeem for stuff in the game. The promotion runs through November 4th at which time McDonald’s will once again return to its non-WoW ways.

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Hong Kong McDonald’s latest burger creation, dubbed the Batman Double Diner Beef Burger, has cool Batman-themed packaging and marketing, but that’s pretty much it. The food itself isn’t even black. I mean, come on.

Redditor jc1593 (who’s been documenting the protests in Hong Kong too) snapped a few pics of the Batman meal, and it features a burger with two patties, a fried egg, onions and sauce, as well as some fries with “squeezy cheese.” Eww. The burger is the first of the chain’s Justice League series of burgers, but we’re not quite sure what they’ll end up doing for Superman or Wonder Woman. Oh! Maybe the latter one will be invisible?

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Once, for a brief, shining moment in time, Taco Bell offered something called “El Todos” which roughly translates to “The All” or “The Everything”—and that’s exactly what was in this food pinata. It was created by one Mark Wilson who had access to their Innovation Kitchen to come up with a new idea, and that idea boiled down to putting every single thing on their menu into one order. Sadly, this doesn’t exist on an actual Taco Bell menu, but just imagine how many people you could feed with this thing!

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