fast food

Video: McDonald's Pranks Vegas Actors With Fake 'Zombie Musical'

The fry-slingers got these poor folks SO BAD!
Jun 25, 2014 4:00 pm

A few weeks ago, ads went up around Vegas looking for performers to audition for a zombie-themed musical on the Vegas Strip called “Hunger in the Night.” Hordes of actors showed up in Downtown Vegas for their chance at stardom. The problem (and punchline) is, the show doesn't exist.

New Zealand Burger Chain To Conquer America? Subway, Of All People, Bets Yes.

BurgerFuel is partnering with U.S. sandwich giant
May 12, 2014 2:00 pm

It’s certainly a non-traditional partnership. The world’s largest fast-food chain, by number of stores, is joining forces with a hamburger chain that ranks 11th in market share in its tiny home country. Industry giant Subway is most definitely taking a leap of faith by joining forces with New Zealand’s BurgerFuel, according to The New York Times.

Introducing Biryani, The Pizza Hut Way. Really?

Someone let Birizza happen. Justice must prevail.
May 5, 2014 11:01 am

That photo can illustrate a general concept all it wants, I still don't understand the mechanics behind Pizza Hut India/Sri Lanka's Birizza (captured here in a full-page color Mumbai newspaper ad). Peek under the awkward naan-pizza-crust thing, after the jump.

6 Restaurants (And One Vending Machine) Doing Farm-To-Table Fast Food

Is supersized sustainability really a thing now?
Mar 5, 2014 11:00 am

At drive-through windows and counter joints across the country, farm-to-table fare is going mainstream. From a New York City noodle bar poised to become the Asian Chipotle to a gas station vending machine dispensing all-natural beef burritos, these farm-fresh service joints redefine eatin’ good in the neighborhood. Here are 7 spots where you can eat really well, really fast.

Norway, The Hot New Country For Seafood?

Marketed in fine dining to fast food
Mar 3, 2014 3:00 pm

According to Grub Grade, the fast food fish seller is bringing back a once-popular menu item: Norway Lobster Bites (last seen on Long John Silver's menus in 2009). It turns out Norwegian lobster is big business.

Does This New White Castle Menu Item Mean The Death Of The Slider?

Burger chain introduces potato bacon chowder
Jan 8, 2014 9:30 am

It’s a fast food chain famous for their palm-size squares of heaven. Promising to possess “what you crave,” this hamburger joint has been in business for close to a century, their sliders becoming synonymous with American eating (for better or worse). There’s even a movie franchise based on two stoners in endless pursuit of the combo of...

The Scarecrow: Chipotle One-Ups Their Last Tearjerker Awareness Film

Fiona Apple sings, animated shorts get scarier
Sep 12, 2013 12:45 pm

Chipotle's brand-new animated short, The Scarecrow, is a follow-up to 2011's Back To The Start. Don't get excited for the return of the cute piggies and rotund, wise farmer — this film is pretty terrifying, amplified by the terrifying but also dulcet tones of the incomparable Fiona Apple. Check out the video after the jump.

Why Does Fast Food Bounce Around In TV Commercials?

Examining the logic behind bizarre phenomenon
Sep 9, 2013 1:00 pm

Let’s take a quick look at what we know about fast food ads on television: There are lots of them, usually at least one per commercial break. Smiling children and company mascots – think kings, clowns and Chihuahuas – are abundant. But then there is a trend that we are finding more challenging to explain. Read on.

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