Fast Food

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As one of the main 2016 Olympic sponsors and the official restaurant of the Games, McDonald’s is attempting to break away from its unhealthy image by offering a “STEP-it” fitness tracker as a Happy Meal toy.

The wrist-worn pedometers encourage physical activity by blinking slowly or quickly depending on a child’s activity. They will be available in Happy Meals for a four week period at locations in the U.S. and Canada.

“Step-it is in line with McDonald’s general philosophy for Happy Meal toys, which is to make toys that encourage either physical or imagination-based play,” McDonald’s Canada Senior Marketing Manager, Michelle McIImoyle, explains to CityNews.

See the tracker in action in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Burger King’s “Whopperrito” experiment has proven successful and the chain has announced that it will be available nationwide as a limited time offering starting next week.

As previously reported, the Whopper / burrito hybrid takes the staple ingredients of the famous burger (flame-grilled beef, American cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, ketchup, pickles, and white onions) and wraps them in a tortilla – although the mayo is substituted with queso sauce.

The official Whopperrito launch date is set for August 15th, and it will remain on menus for approximately three to four months.

(via Bloomberg)

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Inspired by the Rio Olympics (of which it is a global sponsor), McDonald’s has released a special line of athleisure wear that suggests that fast food, fitness and fashion can somehow live in harmony.

The limited edition tracksuits, dubbed “Legendswear” include a polyester zip-up hooded vest and track pants emblazoned with McMuffins, pancakes and hash browns hanging out among palm fronds and flowers.

The suits were only available in Australia and have reportedly sold out already, with all proceeds heading to Ronald McDonald House charities. Check out the promo video below. [click to continue…]

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Taco Bell has announced that it will be testing Frito Pie-esque “Walking Nachos” at select locations in Charlotte, NC beginning later this month.

As you can see in these photos from Brand Eating, the walking nachos come in a foil pouch and appear to contain Doritos and toppings like guacamole, sour cream, ground beef, shredded and nacho cheese, and tomatoes or some type of salsa. Plans for a national debut are currently unknown, but you can check out an additional pic below. [click to continue…]

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Cheese fanatics have no doubt already heard about, and possibly eaten, Burger King’s Mac ‘n’ Cheetos, which is essentially mac n’ cheese covered with Cheetos dust.

Now, HellthyJunkFood is offering their own twist on the concoction, combining hand-shredded sharp cheddar, Velveeta, mascarpone and macaroni with two flavors of Cheetos, which is then dropped in a deep fryer.

The result, dubbed “Deep Fried Mac & Cheddar Mascarpone Velveeta Extra Flaming Hot Cheetos” packs a bigger name and bigger calorie count, but no doubt bigger taste as well.

Watch the creative process in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Overwatch cosplay is getting downright clever. This time Vanessa Wedge and Auzzie L. dressed up as D.Va and Soldier: 76, respectively. Soldier: 76’s dad outfit is spot on, and the shoot looks like it was a lot of fun to pull together.

If you’re wondering why D.Va is snacking on Doritos, here’s a bit of context. Per Overwatch‘s backstory, D.Va used to be a pro StarCraft 2 player. Fans sort of took that “pro gamer” idea and ran with it, and they started cranking out artwork and cosplay that features D.Va doing stereotypical gamer things, like, of course, snacking on Doritos and chugging Mountain Dew.

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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McDonald’s decision to offer all-day breakfast has helped it get out of a lengthy sales slump, so it’s no surprise that they are now expanding the number of items offered.

Previously, the menu was pretty limited. However, the new, improved all-day menu will include a host of items, such as:

Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, Sausage McMuffin, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit with Egg, Sausage Biscuit, Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles, Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles, Sausage McGriddles, Hotcakes, Hotcakes and Sausage, Sausage Burrito, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait, and Hashbrowns

The new all-day breakfast menu is slated to launch nationwide in September, which will be great news for anyone who loves fast food breakfast but hates mornings.

(via Eater)

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We’ve seen plenty of burgers with black buns, but the official Studio Ghibli burger finally went all black. [click to continue…]

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I’ll bet it even tastes the same.

Check out more of Lego artist Bruce Howell’s work on his website.

(via The Brothers Brick)

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There’s a new champion in the world of unholy fast food mashups, and you’ll be able to find it at Burger King. In select Southern California locations that is.

Don’t worry though—something tells me that Mac n’ Cheetos is too amazingly preposterous to die in the testing phase. It should launch nationwide soon enough.

With that in mind, you’ll be happy to know that 5-pieces will only set you back $2.49 and each order will include ranch dipping sauce (because mac n’ cheese covered in Cheetos dust just isn’t a long enough trip to flavor country).

Live vicariously through the YouTuber below as he taste tests these new treats. [click to continue…]