The fact that The Simpsons ran out of funny a decade ago doesn’t seem to have had any effect on their popularity. In addition to a new theme park in Orlando, European fast food chain Quick is debuting a a Homer Simposon-themed menu, and as you’ve probably guessed, it’s not health food:
There’s a doughnut cheeseburger [with a doughnut-shaped bun], cheesy doughnuts, plus a selection of sweet doughnuts which also come in a convenient “mini” form. Much of the menu comes served in bright yellow Homer-stamped packaging. Customers indulging in “Homer Mania” also get to take home one of five novelty Homer glasses.
Hit the jump to check out pics of additional offerings. You can read the complete menu here (an understanding of French will be a necessity).
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Yet another fast food worker has been canned for inappropriate workplace behavior, in this case, sucking frosty straight from the machine. This pic was originally posted on Reddit and eventually found its way to Wendy’s corporate, who wasted no time in firing the worker and announcing that they will be “reinforcing proper procedures”.
My guess is that employees will be watching more of this… or these.
(Reddit via DD)
You read that right. This cheeseburger features nine beef patties, with toppings, sandwiched between two buns—and you can order one at the Wendy’s in Brandon, Canada.
What’s even more odd is that the burger is based on a tongue-in-cheek ad that appeared in Sports Illustrated nine years ago. Customers kept asking for the burger and the team at the Brandon Wendy’s made it a reality. You can order the “T-Rex” burger for $21.99.
(Huffington Post via Obvious Winner)
Seulbi Kim, a student at Rhode Island School of Design, created this “Togo Burger”, a folding cardboard carrier that allows fast food to be transported with one hand:
People nowadays tend to more rely on having take-out food because their eating habit has changed due to their busy life. However, despite the fact that a number of take-out containers have been designed, packages for take-out burger meal are not really developed so far.
Therefore, this package is designed to provide a more convenient way of take-out for fast food industry as well as its customers by designing handy carrier for take-out burger meal consisted of a burger, french-fries, and soda.
The carrier will reduce the volume by about 50% compared to that today because I tried to simplify the design and minimize the amount of paper used with a hook for French fries, a sleeve for a burger, and a hole for soda drink, which causes people to carry it easier, and more materials saving. It is one-handed, convenient, practical, and compact, so your hands can be more free by holding all in one.
Unfortunately, the carrier only appears to be a concept at this point – which means the fast food juggling act must continue.
(POTW via LS)
Some guy decided to disguise himself as his car seat before hitting the drive thru, resulting in seriously confused Chick-Fil-A and McDonald’s employees. You’ll be able to get in on the confusion yourself when you try to figure out what the hell that guy is doing between 2:46 and 2:55.
Check it out after the jump.
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On the left part of the image, you see a regular McDonald’s burger. On the right, you see a supersized combo sandwich that’s actually ten burgers that have been blended and combined into one.
It sounds like a pretty easy thing to do, except it isn’t. It also seems like a pretty silly thing to do, but the folks from RocketNews24 seemed to want to do it. So do it, they did.
First, they separated the components from the ten burgers into four parts: two piles of buns, the burger patties, and then one pile for the pickles. They then proceeded to blend each pile separately with water (except for the pickles, which remained whole) and added an ingredient called the “Matomeruko Easy” to bind everything together.
Hit the break to see the entire process. But you have been warned: it ain’t pretty.
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Crappy burger flipping jobs may soon become a thing of the past thanks to this Robo-Griller that can automatically prep, grill, and assemble 360 burgers an hour:
Built by San Francisco-based Momentum Machines, this robotic burger maker is designed to do the work of three full-time kitchen staff. The current alpha version of the machine grinds, stamps, and grills patties (made to order), then cuts and layers lettuce, onions, pickles, and tomatoes before slapping everything on a bun and wrapping it to go. The only human labor involved is that needed to take the customer’s money and hand over the completed burger.
Besides offering time and money savings, the Robo-Griller is also extremely compact, occupying only 24 square feet. In addition, the machine can significantly reduce the chance of food contamination caused by human handling and will never complain, slack off or do stupid sh*t like this or this.
(TN via MB via FB)
Because those two fast food clowns weren’t scary enough already.