fast food

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.

Bacon Craze Didn't Happen Organically. Pork Lobbyists Were Behind The Whole Thing.

Pig pushers led effort to put bacon on burgers
Oct 6, 2014 1:30 pm

It's hard to fathom these days, when bacon is used to sell everything from vodka to sexual lubricant. But, there was a time when Americans barely touched the stuff. How bacon became fashionable again isn't as simple as Americans rediscovering how great it tastes. There was a shadow PR war going on behind the scenes in the early 1990s, with the pork industry funding research into precooking technology, lobbying restaurant chains to add bacon-based menu items and even subsiziding recipe development.

Were You In Pizza Hut's Book It Program? Yes? There’s Free Pizza Waiting For You.

Personal Pan Pizza for all alumni
Oct 3, 2014 10:00 am

For many readers of a particular age and geographical origin, Pizza Huts were a part of growing up. Remember the $4.99 lunch buffet? The Land Before Time puppets? Remember Book It, the company’s shrewd marketing plan that gave kids the opportunity to “earn” a free Personal Pan Pizza for reading a certain number of books in school? Yes, school! Meaning parents had to drive their kids to Pizza Hut, pay for their own Pizza Hut Big Foot Pizza and do it all over a month later when the next certificate was brought home. All in the name of literacy! Oh, Pizza Hut. 

The Next Generation Of Fast Food Tacos Will Be Open-Faced. Thanks, Instagram.

See Taco Bell's experimental spin-off, U.S. Taco
Oct 1, 2014 10:00 am

As fast-food sales continue their grim slide, the smarter chains are scrambling to better cater to today's discerning diner. Taco Bell, for instance, is experimenting with a new concept, U.S. Taco, which borrows heavily from the Chipotle playbook, focusing less on value and convenience and more on the actual food. Or, more precisely, better-looking food. The well-worn expression "feast your eyes" has never been more important. Find out why right here.

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.

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