Fast Food

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Gabriel Harris was arrested in New Smyrna Beach, Florida after having one too many and then attempting to order at a Taco Bell drive-through at 3AM. The restaurant was closing and he refused to leave so the police were called. They happened to notice a Swiss Army knife hanging from a belt loop which concerned the responding officer who then tried to take the knife away. Harris wouldn’t let him and is now facing a charge of resisting arrest with violence.

Aw, someone get this guy a taco.

(via Mashable)

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Redditor Mausar shared a list of words his manager at Chick-fil-a supposedly banned, and it’s chock-full of painful slang. While it’s hilarious and makes me feel old because I have no idea what half this list means, it didn’t originate at Chick-fil-a. Another Redditor, bdeneaux, shared the banned slang first and said it was a list of rules posted by an English teacher. Yeah, I still feel ancient.

(via Gawker)

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People who are fanatical about McRib have probably avoided thinking about what goes into making it. That is especially true after this photo of frozen McRibs made the rounds on the Internet last year.

As part of their “Our Food. Your Questions” campaign with former Mythbuster Grant Imahara, McDonald’s is making an attempt to reassure customers with a behind-the-scenes video.

The video also features Wes Bellamy, the guy who posted the McRib picture seen ’round the world, taking part in the whole manufacturing process from beginning to end.

Watch the video after the break and let us know if it sets your mind at ease.

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If you’ve ever felt the pressure of having to order so quickly that you don’t get exactly what you want at Taco Bell, then you’re going to love their newly introduced mobile ordering app. It lets you place your order exactly the way you want beforehand. From the press release:

Customize. Order. Pay. All from the new app. Now you can easily select a local Taco Bell, customize your favorite items and pay for your order. No need to select a pickup time. We make your food when you arrive so that it’s hot and just-prepared. Then skip the in-store line like you own the place. Plus, reordering your favorites is as easy as a twist of the wrist.

The app also knows when you’re almost at the store so you don’t have to stick to a time. Order lunch at 11AM and if you don’t manage to get a break until 12:15, your food will still be ready at the right time.

See the video and screenshots after the break.

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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.