Fast Food

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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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Behold, the Horn Dog. According to Porn Burger, it’s basically a cross between a burger and a corn dog with an added twist. It’s described thusly:

“a cut of pickled beef frank and a slice of crispy pork belly, sandwiched between two smash-cooked beef patties, dipped in a jalapeño, whole kernel corn batter, fried, and drizzled with honey.”

Now, if you read that, and you’re somehow not trying to devour your computer monitor… well, then you’re just a better human being than I am.

(Pornburger via Gizmodo)

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If you have a taste for burgers and questionable taste in fashion, today is your lucky day. A line of hamburger Crocs are in the works. The shoes can even be accessorized with a special edition of Jibbitz charms in the form of plastic fries, burgers and soft drinks. But there is a catch: they’re only available in Japan.

(Akihabara News via Boing Boing)

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Did you know that KFC is offered in over 115 countries and territories throughout the world? That’s a whole lot of fried chicken! Not surprisingly, KFC chains across the world have their own unique menus that cater to local tastes, which means that while most offer basic KFC staples, some chains offer dishes that you can’t find in the U.S. So, here’s a video (courtesy of Buzzfeed) that lists 26 KFC menu items from other countries that you’ve probably never tried. 

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Did you know that Subway is the largest fast food chain in the world? Or that people in Japan like to have KFC on Christmas? Those factoids were new to me! Anyway, Buzzfeed came up with this pretty interesting video of little-known fast food acts, and it’s definitely worth watching. Enjoy the video–I’m off to go find me some space-Dominos!

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It’s a proven fact that fast food rarely looks as good as it does in the commercials. It’s kind of a bummer, but we all just accept it because, come on, would you actually send your food back so the cook making minimum wage could make your burger a bit more “TV ready?”

The folks at Mediocre Films would, and did. They shot a hidden camera video where they ordered grub from various fast food restaurants (McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Jack-in-the-Box). Then they sent back the inevitable disappointments to see if the staff could make the food look a bit… uh, prettier. Believe it or not, when the fast food staff took their time, they actually cranked out some pretty decent-looking burgers and tacos.

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Francesco’s Pizzeria has a reputation for delicious thin-crust pizza, but they’re now known more for their delivery than their food. The restaurant recently made a delivery by drone in order to avoid the city’s terrible traffic. It might make their customers happy, but the authorities have other thoughts on the matter. According to the BBC:

The city police now say they’re checking whether the restaurant asked permission from the civil aviation authorities. “As per norms, permission must be taken for flying any such object,” an air traffic control official says. A local police chief told the told the PTI news agency: “We are very sensitive towards anything that flies in the sky with the help of remote control.” Indian security forces are nervous about the possibility of terror attacks using paragliders or drones.

This was supposedly just a one-shot deal where a pizza was delivered to a friend of the CEO who lives about a mile away from the shop, but they’re not ruling out the possibility of delivering pizzas this way in the future.

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Arby’s recently broke a Guinness World Record for the longest commercial with a 13-hour epic designed to promote their Smokehouse Brisket sandwich. The sangie features smoked beef brisket along with smoked gouda, mayo, fried onions and a smoked BBQ sauce.

The commercial ran on May 24 in Duluth, Minnesota, but became available online yesterday. If you missed it, you can watch the 13-hour meat channel after the break.

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McDonald’s has locations throughout the world, which means that the company has to regularly expand its menu to suit local tastes. Buzzfeed created a cool video that highlights 37 different McDonald’s meals you can’t find here in the US. Personal favorite: chicken masala sandwiches in India. Yum!

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