Fast Food

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Once, for a brief, shining moment in time, Taco Bell offered something called “El Todos” which roughly translates to “The All” or “The Everything”—and that’s exactly what was in this food pinata. It was created by one Mark Wilson who had access to their Innovation Kitchen to come up with a new idea, and that idea boiled down to putting every single thing on their menu into one order. Sadly, this doesn’t exist on an actual Taco Bell menu, but just imagine how many people you could feed with this thing!

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Customers at the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru in Abilene, Texas got quite a surprise Monday when they arrived at the window to pay and found their orders had already been taken care of by an anonymous man. Workers say he gave them $1,000, and instructed them to use it to pay for the drive-thru orders behind him until it ran out.

The man only gave the store his first name and said he was just trying to make Monday a little better for people. He succeeded, covering the bill for 88 orders in a little over an hour. Some people were so happy, they were moved to tears:

“One lady actually cried because she had a really tough day,” one worker said. “She had a lot of bad stuff happen to her.”

Nicely done, Chick-Fil-A Guy. You made my day brighter just knowing there are people like you.

(KTXS via Consumerist)

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There’s nothing quite like digging into that box of hot, tasty, french fries the second you pull away from the drive through, but here’s a reason to make sure you’re grabbing fries and not something less edible. A woman in New York has filed a lawsuit because there was an employee’s nametag in with her fries and she accidentally put it into her mouth.

She was pregnant at the time and not did she only hurt her mouth on the pin, but her lawyer says she suffered emotional and mental injuries on “realizing that food isn’t always safe to eat.” This is just great. Now, in addition to being warned that our hot coffee is hot, are they going to warn us to look at our food to make sure it’s food before we shove it into our mouths?

(Staten Island Advance via Consumerist / Image via Shane Ronemus)

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You may have never thought to infuse bacon, caramel and bourbon into a milkshake, but I bet now that you know it exists, you’re heading to Red Robin for dinner. The chain announced that they will be offering a Beam-N-Bacon Boozy Shake which will include Jim Beam’s maple bourbon, caramel, bacon bits, vanilla ice cream, and a strip of candied bacon as a stirrer. If you want to try one of these sinful concoctions, you have until November 2nd when this limited time item will disappear.

(USA Today via Consumerist)

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It’s a given that working a job in fast food can be difficult, but one Chipotle location pushed their workers too far so the whole staff quit at once. The location in State College, Pennsylvania was forced to close with the workers posting this sign on the door as an explanation.

It has since reopened, with Chipotle claiming it was only a few workers who quit with the majority “enthusiastic to return to work”. Let’s hope conditions have improved for whoever is making those burritos.

(The Daily Collegian via Gawker)

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I love fried chicken as much as the next girl, but I’m not so sure I’d be up for the challenge of the fried chicken keyboard. It’s part of a promotion currently being run by KFC in Japan to encourage people to follow the chain on twitter and tweet out their love of all things fried chicken.

There’s also a matching chicken leg mouse and USB stick. None of this is for sale, but they’ll be picking one winner for each of these chicken accessories from among those who follow and tweet with the appropriate hashtags.

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Those thirsty for a drink in Japan can get a Jumbo size drink that’s so big that it comes with holes for two straws. You can share it with a friend or try and suck down the whole thing yourself. This special size, roughly the equivalent of two Medium US sodas, is only available for a limited time, and if you have a friend, then it’s a fun idea. Those without a friend will find it a sad reminder of just how lonely their life is.

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Apparently, Redditor thr111 found himself in line at Burger King in front of a truly obnoxious child. Mom was paying no attention and when he asked if she could quiet down her child, her reaction was predictably nasty. Here’s how thr111 got his revenge:

So a while ago I had decided to treat myself and go to Burger King. I hadn’t had the greatest of days and I had a headache coming on. It was a very long line and I was at the end of it waiting patiently. When behind me comes this woman yapping on her cellphone with a little monster of a child. This kid was out of control, screaming, punching his mother throwing around a gameboy whenever something didn’t go right in the game. The mother didn’t seem to pay any attention to him and his continued yelling of ‘I want a Fucking PIE’. After about 5 minutes of the line with these people behind me, I had gone from a headache to a full on migraine, but nothing was going to stop me from getting those burgers.

I calmly turn and ask her nicely if she can please calm or quiet her child down. Immediately she gets up in my face telling me I can’t tell her nothing about raising her child and to mind my own business. I nod and turn around, shes still yelling at the back of my head when the child cries out again how he wants a pie, the mother consoles him, calling him sweety and ensuring they’ll get pies for lunch because she loves him so much.

I then decide to ruin their day. I order every pie they have left in addition to my burgers. Turned out to be 23 pies in total, I take my order and walk towards the exit. Moments later I hear the woman yelling, what do you mean you don’t have any pies left, who bought them all? I turn around and see the cashier pointing me out with the woman shooting me a death glare. I stand there and pull out a pie and slowly start eating eat as I stare back at her. She starts running towards me but can’t get to me because of other lineups in the food court. I turn and slowly walk away.

Some might call this guy mean, some might call him a hero. Some might call this story complete b.s. What do you think?

(reddit via Happy Place / Image: Mike Mozart)

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Congrats, Red Robin! It looks like you’re the creator of the unhealthiest meal in America, according to USA Today. The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently released a report that stated that the “Monster” double burger, the “bottomless” fries and a “Monster” milkshake add up to a whopping 3,450 calories. That, for the record, is a whole lotta calories. The Cheesecake Factory was also mentioned in the study, which isn’t surprising since they are perpetually at the top of these unhealthy food lists.

Denny Marie Post, Red Robin’s chief marketing officer, noted that the meal “combines some of our most indulgent items into one meal.” She also adds that the restaurant does serve healthier items, and that patrons can order “a lettuce-wrapped turkey burger, sans cheese and bun, with a side of broccoli and a light lemonade” that only has 540 calories. But we’re pretty sure that’s on the menu just so marketing officers can say “we serve healthier items too.”

(via Gawker)

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Redditor ablarga picked up a mini Bowser toy in his Happy Meal and… well, I think ablarga said it best when he described Bowser as looking a little “derpy.” So, he set out to give King Koopa a totally glitzy makeover. And you know what? The end result looks great!

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