Fast Food

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After being admitted to the hospital with bronchitis-induced pneumonia, 35-year-old Jake Booth of Bonita Springs, Florida had a heart attack and fell into a coma. As he was unconscious for 48 days, doctors were worried that he may have suffered brain damage.

Those fears were quickly put to rest when Booth came to and said “I want Taco Bell”.

Unfortunately, it would be another 22 days before Booth was able to eat solid food. But when he was finally cleared, he was presented with a bag of long-awaited deliciousness. According to his brother, Jason Schwartz:

“We’d all been waiting an entire month for him to eat those tacos. It was symbolic of the entire thing — more of a metaphor of him having woken up and being given a second chance at life.”

As we can see in the image above, Booth clearly enjoyed his reunion with Taco Bell. Based on his clear dedication to the chain, I’m sure many would join me in saying “Give this man an advertising deal” because he’s got some bills to pay.

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Finns love a sauna, and everyone knows that a Whopper tastes better when marinated in your own salty juices. With that in mind, Burger King had a eureka moment.

The Burger King spa includes a sauna that allows customers to relax with up to 14 other people while taking advantage of 48” LED screen TV (a 55″ TV with PlayStation 4 is available in the the adjacent lounge). Beyond that, they will be able to stare at walls that read “Home of the Whopper” while wiping down with towels emblazoned with the Burger King logo.

The spa is located on the ground floor of the Mannerheimintie branch of Burger King in Helsinki, Finland and is said to be “perfect for social gatherings”. Customers can even order while they sweat. More after the break…

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KFC is taking it’s “finger lickin’ good” slogan to the absolute limit with a line of edible nail polish in Hong Kong.

They teamed up with ad agency Ogilvy & Mather and McCormick (the company that provides their 11 secret herbs and spices) to translate their Original Recipe and Hot & Spicy flavors for your fingernails.

At this point you might be asking “is there a weird video for this campaign?”.

You bet your ass their is…

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As part of a new promotional partnership with Nintendo, Sonic Drive-In restaurants will begin offering Mario & Luigi Paper Jam toys with their “Wacky Pack” meals starting on April 19 and running through June 30th.

There are five different toys to collect. Fortunately, I’m secure enough in my manhood to buy something called a “Wacky Pack” without a child present.

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Fast food fanatics will no doubt be flocking to St. Joseph, Missouri to take advantage of an all-you-can-eat fries offer from a new McDonald’s that will open in July.

But this won’t be just any McDonald’s. This new location is being touted as the “McDonald’s of the future”—a 6,500 sq ft restaurant that will also offer new menu items, customizable burgers, a private play room and push-button table-side service.

Take a peek inside after the break…

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Bots! They’re not just trying to get your credit card info via AOL Instant Messenger anymore. Now they want to sell you tacos. Taco Bell has partnered with community messaging service Slack to introduce a chat bot that you can use to order… well, whatever you like, be it a couple of beef tacos or a Cheesy Gordita Crunch. It can also help you select your fillings and make recommendations—and it does it all with a little personality.

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Love Taco Bell but worry about where all of the ingredients come from? Maybe you just want to improve the quality or get more for your money. If so, the Brothers Green can help.

The duo have created a series of videos showing how to make the chain’s classic menu items at home, including (among others) tacos, Mexican pizza, quesadillas, Baja gordita, chalupa and grilled stuffed burrito as well as the basics such as ground beef, refried beans, fire sauce and nacho cheese sauce.

The creations can reportedly be made using ingredients that can be found a typical supermarket, although they will likely require you to “splurge just a little”.

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McDonald’s Japan is gearing up to supersize the Big Mac with a new “Giga Big Mac” burger that will be taller and wider than a conventional Big Mac and offer four, rather than two, beef patties for “2.8 times more meat”.

It’s described as being perfect for diners looking for “a satisfied sense of accomplishment”.

Yeah, make sure to take a picture that’s suitable for framing.

The chain is upping the ante further by selling “grand size” add-ons such as 1.7 times more fries and drinks that are twice as large as a conventional offering.

The Giga Big Mac and associated add-ons will debut at select McDonald’s locations in Japan beginning today.

(via RN 24)

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If you never experienced the sh*tty rite of passage known as a retail or fast food job, YouTuber “theodd1sout comic” has provided a video to help fill you in.

The animated clip provides an overview of one man’s adventures working at Subway (or “Sooubway”)—and by “adventures” I mean dealing with micro-managing bosses, bacon fires, uncooperative security alarms and pothead co-workers.

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Through a series of videos, HellthyJunkFood is teaching the world how to make healthier examples of fast food items.

The most recent production, filmed at cost of $70 over a 10 hour period, takes aim at In-N-Out Burger’s entire secret menu, including the 3×3 and Flying Dutchman, right down to the grilling techniques used on the chain’s Animal Style burger.

Check out the video below before your next trip to the grocery store.

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