Fast Food

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It all started when a McDonald’s in Somerville, Massachusetts began advertising two egg muffins for $5 on their billboard. Shortly thereafter, the nearby Sav-Mor liquor store put up their own billboard ad, reading “Three egg muffins for $4”. With this, an ad war began that is still raging today, and the public is the beneficiary of the hilarious results. See more after the break…

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After being admitted to the hospital with bronchitis-induced pneumonia, 35-year-old Jake Booth of Bonita Springs, Florida had a heart attack and fell into a coma. As he was unconscious for 48 days, doctors were worried that he may have suffered brain damage.

Those fears were quickly put to rest when Booth came to and said “I want Taco Bell”.

Unfortunately, it would be another 22 days before Booth was able to eat solid food. But when he was finally cleared, he was presented with a bag of long-awaited deliciousness. According to his brother, Jason Schwartz:

“We’d all been waiting an entire month for him to eat those tacos. It was symbolic of the entire thing — more of a metaphor of him having woken up and being given a second chance at life.”

As we can see in the image above, Booth clearly enjoyed his reunion with Taco Bell. Based on his clear dedication to the chain, I’m sure many would join me in saying “Give this man an advertising deal” because he’s got some bills to pay.

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Finns love a sauna, and everyone knows that a Whopper tastes better when marinated in your own salty juices. With that in mind, Burger King had a eureka moment.

The Burger King spa includes a sauna that allows customers to relax with up to 14 other people while taking advantage of 48” LED screen TV (a 55″ TV with PlayStation 4 is available in the the adjacent lounge). Beyond that, they will be able to stare at walls that read “Home of the Whopper” while wiping down with towels emblazoned with the Burger King logo.

The spa is located on the ground floor of the Mannerheimintie branch of Burger King in Helsinki, Finland and is said to be “perfect for social gatherings”. Customers can even order while they sweat. More after the break…

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Lucky, lucky Londoners are now cursed with the convenience of acquiring Krispy Kreme’s new Nutella-filled donut in a pop-up vending machine through May 21st.

The Nutty Chocolatta donut (pictured above) will be available in the machine from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 229 High Holborn, London for around £2 a pop. Proceeds will go to Teenage Cancer Trust.

Furthermore, members of the Friends Of Krispy Kreme Loyalty program will receive a unique code good for one donut from the machine.

Check out the “confidential” Krispy Kreme memo below.

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KFC is taking it’s “finger lickin’ good” slogan to the absolute limit with a line of edible nail polish in Hong Kong.

They teamed up with ad agency Ogilvy & Mather and McCormick (the company that provides their 11 secret herbs and spices) to translate their Original Recipe and Hot & Spicy flavors for your fingernails.

At this point you might be asking “is there a weird video for this campaign?”.

You bet your ass their is…

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As part of a new promotional partnership with Nintendo, Sonic Drive-In restaurants will begin offering Mario & Luigi Paper Jam toys with their “Wacky Pack” meals starting on April 19 and running through June 30th.

There are five different toys to collect. Fortunately, I’m secure enough in my manhood to buy something called a “Wacky Pack” without a child present.

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Fast food fanatics will no doubt be flocking to St. Joseph, Missouri to take advantage of an all-you-can-eat fries offer from a new McDonald’s that will open in July.

But this won’t be just any McDonald’s. This new location is being touted as the “McDonald’s of the future”—a 6,500 sq ft restaurant that will also offer new menu items, customizable burgers, a private play room and push-button table-side service.

Take a peek inside after the break…

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Police in Guangzhou, China recently moved in to apprehend a Ronald McDonald statue that was loitering in front of his fast food restaurant.

The statue was considered an obstruction and the restaurant reportedly ignored instructions to send Ronald packing, so the cops decided to haul him away. During the scuffle, his massive red shoes were left behind as a tragic reminder of what once was.

Truly a sad day for corporate mascots everywhere. Watch Ronald McDonald hit rock bottom in the video below.

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The creators of the Push For Pizza app have partnered with the Nikolas Gregory Studio to produce a pizza box with a built-in weed pipe. That’s right, the pizza box has a perforated cardboard flap which can be rolled up into a pipe and sealed with a ceramic stand.

This makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

Right now, the box exists solely as a proof-of-concept, but apparently you can make your smoke-weed-out-of-a-pizza-box-pipe dreams come true by downloading the app for your iPhone and supporting the movement.

Okay. Well, if you’re still reading this – indeed, if you’re still able to read this – check out more photos of the pizza box below.

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Bots! They’re not just trying to get your credit card info via AOL Instant Messenger anymore. Now they want to sell you tacos. Taco Bell has partnered with community messaging service Slack to introduce a chat bot that you can use to order… well, whatever you like, be it a couple of beef tacos or a Cheesy Gordita Crunch. It can also help you select your fillings and make recommendations—and it does it all with a little personality.

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