Fast Food

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The movie Napoleon Dynamite and tater tots are inexorably linked. Realizing the commercial potential of this bond, Burger King reunited Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez (aka Napoleon and Pedro) to herald the limited time return of the chain’s cheesy tots.

The downside is that they don’t appear in character – but since a sequel will probably never happen, we have to take what we can get. Watch it below. [click to continue…]

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Taco Bell unleashed another chip brand collaboration in the form of Cheetos Quesadillas, then inexplicably offered them exclusively in the Philippines, and only for a limited time. Fortunately, we have a recipe the rest of the world can use:

Step 1: Put Cheetos in a quesadilla.

For those of you who are in the Philippines, Taco Bell reports that the quesadillas can be had at Taco Bell Gateway, TriNoma, Alabang Town Center and Cyberpark Tower. There’s no word on how long they will be available, but as the social posts below illustrate, people are sharing their thoughts on its taste, which is apparently magnificent. [click to continue…]

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McDonald’s Italy is banking on the public’s love of Nutella with their new “Sweety with Nutella”—which is essentially a bun with Nutella on it. Mind blown.

The offering is part of the McCafe menu and, despite its burger-like appearance and packaging, is meat-free. Apparently, the burger is baked with the Nutella inside, which gives it a tasty crust at the edges.

Naturally, the news has been spreading across social media because anything involving Nutella always does. Unfortunately, none of that chatter involves talk of bringing the burger to the states, but (protip!) you can always get a brioche bun, slather it in Nutella and bake it for a bit. Mind blown.

Take a closer look at the Sweety with Nutella below. [click to continue…]

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McDonald’s is about to add two additional Big Mac sizes to their menu. The Grand Mac and The Mac Jr. are slated to debut next year after being successfully tested in Ohio and Dallas. The Grand Mac offers two larger 1/3 lb beef patties served on a bigger sesame seed bun, while the Mac Jr. is a single patty version of the burger without the staple middle bun.

The Grand Mac will sell for $4.89, while the Mac Jr. will go for between $2.39 and $2.59 depending on location. The trial period will run from January to June 6, 2017 at select US locations. Whether it will expand internationally remains to be seen—though Japan already has this territory covered.

(via Highsnobiety)

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McDonald’s will attempt to make up for lost time and get in on the mobile ordering game starting next year.

McDonald’s previously tested mobile ordering technology in countries like Austria and Thailand as well as 22 locations near Columbus, Georgia. A full roll out of the system will begin in the US and a number of international markets starting in 2017. Customers will order food through the app and scan a QR code, which automatically charges the customer via a card linked to their account.

Up to 25,000 locations are expected to make use of the system by 2018.

(Business Insider via The Verge)

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A Queens, NY Burger King reached a new level of Halloween-themed trolling glory by disguising its sign, and the restaurant itself, as a ghost named “McDonald’s”.

In addition to taking a shot at their biggest rival and their lack of flame-grilled beef, they also succeeded in gaining a ton of free advertising while bringing pleasure to all the BK purists.

Check out the hilarity in its full glory below. [click to continue…]

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Okay, maybe they’re not working the fryer, but Yokai Watch‘s Jibanyan, Komasan, and Komajiro spent time behind the counter and on the line in a Japanese McDonald’s to promote the upcoming McDonald’s 2017 Yokai Watch Calendar event.

Lucky for everyone, Famitsu was on hand to take pictures.

Komasan and Komajiro look a little sad. Have a Coke and a smile, guys! Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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As you probably know by now, Samsung has permanently discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 over its tendency to uh…explode. That scenario played out recently in a Korean Burger King where a customer’s phone up and flame broiled itself. The whole thing was caught on video, which you can check out below. [click to continue…]

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Taco Bell Canada is preparing to launch its new Steak Doubledilla by transforming one of its locations into a dorm room that will accommodate one lucky contest winner and three of his/her friends.

This “SteakCation” includes an overnight stay in a Taco Bell replete with two sets of bunkbeds, video games, movies, and, of course, Steak Doubledillas (quesadillas stuffed with twice the steak, plus jalapeño sauce). A “Taco Bell Butler” is also provided for the occasion, which is scheduled to take place on October 17th/18th in in Chatham, Ontario.

Hopefully the butler has lots of toilet paper.

Interested parties can enter for a chance to win until October 11th.

(via Eater)

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If you’re going to be in Japan around Halloween, make sure to pop into a neighborhood McDonald’s for some pumpkin and chocolate fries. Yes, you read that right—starting on September 28, McDonald’s in Japan will begin offering French Fries with pumpkin and chocolate sauce. Yum?

(McDonald’s via Kotaku)