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Peter Chang Strikes Again, McDonald’s Tries Kale, Ramps Now A Tourist Attraction

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 10, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, its news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

Newspaper Reporter Works At A Chipotle And Finds Out All Kinds Of Secrets

Chain has to balance food quality and speed
Feb 26, 2015 12:30 pm

Chances are you’ve waited in line during the lunch rush for a burrito, taco or bowl from Chipotle. And chances are your meal was largely similar to the one you had the last time you were there. And the time before that. That’s because employees at all of the chain Mexican grill’s near-1,800 locations have been thoroughly trained in each and every aspect of food preparation and service. A reporter from The Wall Street Journal recently worked at a Chipotle location for two days to learn the formula behind the chain's continued success.

Pizza Hut Releases Nail Polish For Extreme Fans

You too can have Italian-sausage-colored nails
Feb 23, 2015 3:30 pm

Pizza Hut, everyone's favorite empty building, wants in on the nail-art craze. Paint your nails in vibrant shades named for sad excuses for pizza, like "Meat Me After Midnight," "Voracious Veggie" and "Poppin Pepperoni." Or, you know, don't.

A New Carl’s Jr. And Hardee’s Fish Sandwich Is Made With Good Beer. What?

Redhook's ESB stars in the new fast-food batter
Feb 12, 2015 10:30 am

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have teamed up with Redhook Brewery to add a beer-battered cod sandwich to the menu. Could this be the move that elevates the fast-food fish sandwich? Or will it bump the elite status of a well-made brew down a notch?

What Does "Fast Casual" Even Mean?

It's a $21-billion-per-year industry
Feb 4, 2015 10:30 am

Describing what fast casual is usually begins by what it is not: traditional fast food. It is perceived to be healthier. Or at least fresher. And by extension, we know something else it is not: cheap. We're talking $9 to $13 per ticket on average, compared to about $5 in an old-school fast-food joint. Beyond that, the definition gets a little fuzzy.

Yes, McDonald's Fries Are Made With Real Potatoes. And A Lot Of Other Things, Too.

Corporate videos aim to clear-up fast-food myths
Jan 21, 2015 10:00 am

McDonald's is on a mission to make you feel better about eating its products. On Tuesday, the beleaguered fast food behemoth released a new video, promising a behind-the-scenes look at how its "World Famous Fries" get made. The five-minute clip, hosted by former Mythbusters star Grant Imahara, is the latest in a series of segments designed to ease lingering health concerns in the wake of rather unappetizing reports about pink slime and, of course, Morgan Spurlock's disturbing 2004 documentary Super Size Me. Watch the full clip right here.

Epic Mealtime Makes Tandoori Fried Chicken, Praises Jeffrey Tambor

Saffron bacon, butter nuggets, Big Mac samosas
Oct 15, 2014 4:00 pm
epic mealtime fast food indian

Lamenting the lack of Indian fast food in the United States and baffled that over a billion Indian people couldn't think this up themselves, the kings of calories' latest challenge is converting everyday dollar menu items into spicier and more flavorful dollar menu items. Ready for the latest Epic Mealtime?

Popeye's Beer Can Chicken Sez: This Bored Meeting Is Over

Wait, Popeye's makes beer can chicken? With beer?
Oct 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Ever fall asleep in a meeting and dream that a chicken is flapping around the conference table, encouraging everyone in the room to stick a beer can up its cavity in a Foghorn Leghorn voice? Well, Popeye's has clearly accessed your microchip and used it to their marketing advantage, as this video demonstrates.

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