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  • Belgian Beer Bar to Bring 'Waffle Burgers' to Ninth Avenue

    04/19/2014 4:54:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | April 19, 2014 | Matthew Katz
    Belgian beer and waffle-wrapped burgers are on the way to a new Hell's Kitchen bar. The Jolly Monk, a Belgian craft beer spot, is opening this summer at 701 Ninth Ave., the space that was formerly home to the controversial bar Traffic. Hell's Kitchen Hospitality — which owns House of Brews, the New York Beer Company and Oliver's Astoria — envisions the new 74-person bar as a bastion for all things Belgian, from beer to snacks like freshly made waffles. "It's going to be a relaxed atmosphere," said co-owner Patrick Schmidt, who lives in Hell's Kitchen. "We're going to be...
  • Otter Mounts Bloody Rampage in Burger Bar

    03/12/2014 4:53:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Mar 2014
    A wounded otter ran amok in a fast food restaurant in western Norway on Tuesday, terrorising the restaurant's owners and giving the wildlife officer sent to subdue it a nasty nip on the finger. Ouch! Crab grabs otter by the eyebrow (08 Aug 13) The animal, which appeared to have been hit by a ferry propeller, lurched breathing heavily into Skippys Fast Food in Molde, near Ĺlesund, a large gash on one leg and damage to its face. The restaurant's owner, Mohamed Rashed, rang the police in panic. "We did not know what kind of animal it was. I have...
  • Farmers Target Meat-Free School With Free Burgers

    01/29/2014 11:15:16 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Jan 2014
    The trend for a meat-free day a week has a Swedish farmers association so annoyed it plans to hand out free hamburgers to school children in Nyköping in protest. The association, Lantbrukarnas riksförbund (LRF), plans to set up camp outside a school in Nyköoping, central Sweden, and hand out the free burgers to anyone fancying a bit of meat. "We think the municipality is doing this for the wrong reason," LRF Nyköping chairwoman Karin Andersson told regional newspaper Södermanlands Nyheter. The Meatfree Monday (Köttfri Mĺndag) movement has gained a certain degree of momentum in Sweden, with health and environmental advantages...
  • Lab-grown burger tasted at event in London, said to require ketchup (Lacks FAT)

    08/05/2013 6:15:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Engadget ^ | August 5, 2013 | Sharif Sakr
    A couple of tasters, who claim they're unpaid and impartial, are currently chomping their way through some very expensive artificial flesh at a publicity event in London. According to the BBC's science correspondent Pallab Ghosh, who is also at the gathering, the main feedback so far is that the meat -- which is presented as a burger -- isn't as juicy or tasty as the real thing, mainly because it's totally lean. The substance was created by a team at the University of Maastricht, with funding from none other than Google visionary Sergey Brin. Lead researcher Prof. Mark Post doesn't...
  • This 'Merica Burger is basically 100% made of bacon

    08/02/2013 9:44:33 AM PDT · by SUPman · 40 replies
    Thrillist ^ | July 14,2013 | Sara Norris
    Bacon. America loves it (as long as it's not playing in a crappy rock band with its brother). Slater's 50/50 in San Diego knows that all too well, so, in honor of our nation's birth, they created the 'Merica Burger, which isn't just topped with bacon... it's MADE of bacon, including two bacon patties topped with bacon, in addition to bacon cheese, bacon bits, and plenty of bacon grease.
  • Burgernomics: Big Mac™ Prices Rise Faster Than CPI And Beef/Wheat Prices

    03/01/2013 1:59:10 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 18 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/01/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Economist is now tracking the Big Mac™ index around the world. Even the Federal Reserve of St Louis wrote a paper entitled “Burgernomics: A Big Mac™ Guide to Purchasing Power Parity.” Here is the Chief Economist from The Economist talking about the Big Mac index. Essentially, controlling for exchange rates, he say that Big Mac prices should be the same around the world. Prices range from 7.84 in Norway to 2.03 in South Africa. The US is in the middle at 4.37. And like their housing market, Japan’s Big Mac™ prices are deflating. Here is a chart of Big...
  • CA based In-N-Out Burger prints bible verses on product containers since 1980's

    08/02/2012 2:03:48 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 52 replies
    http://www.snopes.com ^ | 822012 | www.snopes.com
    Since the 1980s, In-N-Out prints discreet references to Bible verses on their paper containers. These consist of the book, chapter, and number of the verse, not the text of the passage, in small print on an inconspicuous area of the item.
  • Obama Makes Surprise Stops for Burgers and Veggies

    07/05/2012 8:37:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/5/12 | Mary Bruce | ABC OTUS News
    President Obama made two surprise stops this afternoon as his campaign bus tour made its way through northern Ohio. Heading to Sandusky, the president dropped in on diners at the Kozy Corners Family Restaurant in Oak Harbor, where he mingled with local residents and ordered himself a burger. On his way in, he met a little boy in the parking lot and couldn't help complimenting his spiky blue hair. "I like that hair, man. I was thinking of getting some hair just like it," Obama said, according to pool reports. "What do you put in there to make it spiky?...
  • Burger Battle: In-N-Out Vs Five Guys (Incomplete analysis on an serious matter)

    07/05/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 166 replies
    Pajama's Media ^ | July 3, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    That was a good question, but I didn’t have an answer. I could only shrug. I grew up on Whataburgers so I could authoritatively rule them great but Five Guys better. Ditto for Sonic, despite its unstoppable cherry limeade. We all have our local haunts that can’t be topped. Around Austin, that’s Mighty Fine. Up in Baltimore, Burger Bros. is amazing and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Every town has its own best burger. But among the big chains that inspire fanatic loyalty, which is the best? Overall Taste. Let me note for the record that both In-N-Out and...
  • Who Said The Obamas Don't Relate To Middle America? (pic)

    05/05/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • White Castle Burger Chain Considers Alcohol Sales

    12/21/2011 10:04:25 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 12/22/11 | Doug Whiteman
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — White Castle, a 90-year-old hamburger chain known for its square "slider" burgers, is sipping on the idea of offering alcoholic beverages as it tests beer and wine sales at a restaurant in Indiana. The food famously craved by stoners in the 2004 movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" can be had with a glass of wine or a domestic or seasonal beer at a Lafayette, Ind., restaurant that fuses a conventional White Castle with a new concept for the company called Blaze Modern BBQ. Wine costs $4.50 and beers start at $3.
  • My First Time At Five Guys Burgers

    08/31/2011 5:57:50 PM PDT · by mountn man · 212 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    SO, after much anticipation, I finally had the chance to try Five Guys Burgers and Fries. And after hearing and reading all the hype, I was definetly...What would be the correct word?...UNIMPRESSED!!!
  • The king is dead: Burger King creepy mascot dethroned in image makeover for struggling chain

    08/19/2011 3:19:14 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 73 replies
    The king is dead: Burger King creepy mascot dethroned in image makeover for struggling chain By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Last updated at 8:31 PM on 19th August 2011 Comments (-) Add to My Stories Share The king is dead, long live the king. Not words your likely to hear at Burger King however who are losing its long-time mascot so it can refocus its marketing to reach new customers. The spooky Burger King 'King' is retiring after many years of service along with a makeover of the struggling food chain as it joins what seems to be a growing trend...
  • 625 Pound Burger to Be Grilled at Alameda Co. Fair

    06/08/2011 4:53:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KGO ^ | 6/8/2011
    Chefs at the Alameda County Fair will attempt to grill a 625 pound hamburger on July 2. They'll cook up the gigantic ground beef patty on the world's largest barbeque. It will contain a whopping 1,375,000 calories and will be served up in 99 cent bites.
  • Reason.tv LA Food Police Ban Burger Joints -- Is Your City Next? (video - somewhat dated)

    05/29/2011 9:32:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 23, 2011 | Reason TV
    First Lady Michelle Obama hopes to curb childhood obesity by teaching children about nutrition and exercise. “There’s no expert on this planet who says that the government telling people what to do actually does any good with this issue,” she says.But local government officials around the country have already adopted a more forceful tact, whether it’s New York’s salt assault, San Francisco’s frown at Happy Meals or, most recently, South LA’s all-out ban on new fast-food restaurants.Reason.tv spoke with Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks, one of the architects behind the ban, who argues that “in order to force choice into the market, we have...
  • North Carolina's Rare Burger Ban Makes Red Meat Illegal (VIDEO)

    05/19/2011 5:07:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    AOL Weird News ^ | May 17, 2011 | AOL Weird News
    There may be no food more American than the burger. And according to meat lovers, there may be no health code regulation less American than North Carolina's rare and medium rare burger ban. From Winston-Salem to Nags Head, meat eaters are unable to order their burgers rare or even medium rare thanks to a state restriction that requires restaurants to cook ground beef to an internal temperature of 155 degrees Fahrenheit. That's enough heat to sufficiently kill dangerous bacteria like E. coli, according to state health officials. But it's also enough heat to kill all of the flavor, according to...
  • Tears and a two-mile-long line mark opening of the first In-N-Out Burger joints in Texas

    05/12/2011 7:46:01 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 313 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13 May 2011 | unattributed
      If you know anyone from Southern California, you've probably heard them wax poetic about In-N-Out Burger. The legendary family-run chain is now winning over legions of new fans, but farther east than ever before as two new restaurants open in the north Texas towns of Frisco and Allen. Cars lined up as far as two miles for the drive-thrus, and fans spent the night in the parking lot, for the chance to get a bite of the first In-N-Out burgers east of Arizona. Danielle DeInnocentes of The Colony, Texas, broke into tears after she bit into a Double-Double, a famous...
  • McDonald's to Hire 50,000 New Employees (Health Care Waiver Means More Burger Flipping Jobs)

    04/19/2011 6:14:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    WDAF-TV ^ | 4/19/11 | Sharita Hutton
    KANSAS CITY, MO— McDonald's, the largest fast food chain in the world, will hire 50,000 people in upcoming days. The quest to hire new employees started April 19, which is National Hiring Day. McDonald's will be hiring 500 new employees in the Kansas City
  • In-N-Out Burgers vs. Five Guys

    04/08/2011 9:32:29 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 264 replies
    Me | 4/8/11 | Oh, the huge vanity
    5 guys just moved into town which is better In-N-Out Burgers or Five Guys? From what I hear 5 Guys is better but for fries, shakes, burger taste and prices. What say you all.
  • Burger King to cut 413 jobs (Hussein can't even save BURGER flippin' jobs!)

    12/08/2010 2:57:46 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 28 replies
    Business WEAK ^ | 12/6/10
    Burger King Corp. is eliminating 413 corporate and field staff positions, or less than 2 percent of its work force, the restaurant chain said Monday.
  • Obama Burgers Come to Bishkek (Grease with extra mayo - Moochelle is gonna be PISSED!)

    11/02/2010 7:49:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Eurasianet ^ | 11/01/10 | Natasha Yefimov
    Obama Burgers Come to BishkekNovember 1, 2010 - 8:52am, by Natasha Yefimov Kebabistan Eating in Kyrgyzstan US President Barack Obama has come to be known for his salt-of-the-earth taste in food and drink: coconut custard pie in small-town Ohio, Kumbaya beers on the White House porch, down-home "hell burgers" with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. Now, if the president deigns to visit the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he'll have a chance to sample the local version of real American bar food -- surrounded by endless portraits of himself. The Obama Bar & Grill opened in Bishkek last month to accolades from expats...
  • Rogue States shuts down its grill (Lawyers Shut Down DC Burger Joint)

    10/18/2010 12:25:55 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 27 replies
    www.examiner.com ^ | October 13th, 2010 1:14 am ET | Kenan Dunson
    D.C. Superior Court Judge John M. Mott ruled Tuesday afternoon that the fumes from Rogue States’ burger grills were a nuisance to the nearby law firm Steptoe & Johnson and must be abated immediately. It’s now up to Rogue States owner Raynold Mendizabal and the property landlord, TRT, to resolve the situation. In April, Rogue installed a system to cut down on fumes in response to the law firm’s suit. Although an improvement, the nuisance conditions remained and as reported by Tim Carman of the Washington City Paper, the judge explained that “the nuisance is [still] well beyond what is...
  • Prestigious law firm sues burger joint over smell

    10/14/2010 6:32:57 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 14, 2010 | Emily Babay
    It's a classic David and Goliath story: A white-shoe law firm staffed with hundreds of D.C.'s most-powerful lawyers has moved to shutter a hamburger eatery on the grounds that the lawyers didn't like the aroma of cooking meat wafting into their offices. So far, Goliath is winning.
  • Review: Five Guys is better than In-N-Out

    08/03/2010 5:51:05 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 119 replies · 20+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | July 26, 2010 | Niyaz Pirani
    I’ve been planning a stop for some time, but my friend’s recent trip from O.C. to D.C. convinced me that it was time get to Five Guys. Let the comparisons begin.
  • Ooh La La! Hardee's French Maids Turn Customers On to New French Dip

    08/09/2009 10:21:59 AM PDT · by Peter Horry · 25 replies · 1,678+ views
    Fox News (Business) ^ | July 13, 2009
    ST. LOUIS, Jul 13, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) ----Summer gets saucy this year with Hardee's(R) introduction of the new French Dip Thickburger(R). A perfect "pas de deux" of beef, the French Dip Thickburger is available at participating Hardee's beginning today and is a meaty combination of a 100% Black Angus Beef Thickburger patty topped with thinly sliced roast beef and melting Swiss cheese served with a cup of au jus for dipping. To celebrate this delicious new meat-on-meat creation, Hardee's is sending four gorgeous French Maids (Sophie, Antoinette, Gabrielle and Isabelle) to cruise the country on segways. These beauties may not...
  • Hospital-themed restaurant offers 'bypass burgers' (Heart Attack Grill)

    06/19/2009 8:50:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 747+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/09 | Reuters
    The Triple and Quadruple Bypass Burgers are advertised at Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona June 17, 2009. The restaurant is known for their hospital theme and enormous burgers.
  • The Big McFatty Melt

    06/01/2009 9:12:39 AM PDT · by angkor · 35 replies · 1,575+ views
    A Hamburger Today (blog) ^ | 29 May 2009 | Nick Solares
    Just for entertainment: I saw this on Friday but forgot to post it. The blog "A Hamburger Today" has been running these insane burger creations for a couple years, and The Big McFatty Melt is just a new one on that theme. http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2009/05/the-big-mcfatty-melt.htmlhttp://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2009/05/the-big-mcfatty-melt.html
  • Obama, Biden Wait in Line to Buy Hamburgers

    05/05/2009 12:37:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies · 2,948+ views
    AP ^ | May 5 | BEN FELLER
    It's like this: When you want a burger, you have to have a burger. In this state of mind, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a short - but wholly noticeable - motorcade ride from the White House to Virginia and pulled into a small, independent burger joint called Ray's Hell Burger. SNIP Each fetched cash from his pocket and paid, and then the pair stood like the rest and waited for their number to be called before going to a table. SNIP
  • Mich. baseball park to offer 4,800-calorie burgers

    03/25/2009 12:26:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 910+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/09 | AP
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Well, at least the salsa is low-cal. The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball team, will be offering up major league cholesterol, carbohydrates and calories in an enormous hamburger being added to the menu this year at the Fifth Third Ballpark. The 4-pound, $20 burger features five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips, all on an 8-inch sesame-seed bun. That's a lot of dough!
  • Beer and burgers hold up traffic (Utah truck accidents)

    02/17/2009 5:37:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies · 674+ views
    UPI ^ | 2/17/09
    Beer and burgers hold up trafficPublished: Feb. 17, 2009 at 4:45 PM SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Utah Highway Patrol said a truck lost its load of hamburgers on Interstate 15 Tuesday and another truck dumped beer on Interstate 84. Trooper Cameron Roden said the driver of the semi-tractor trailer rig carrying the hamburgers fell asleep behind the wheel on his way out of the Salt Lake City area just after 5 a.m. Tuesday and struck a wall and an overhead sign. The hamburger patties in the back of the trailer spilled out onto the north and...
  • How kangaroo burgers could save the planet (Are the family pets next?)

    01/04/2009 4:06:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies · 1,406+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12/25/08 | Bijal Trivedi
    How kangaroo burgers could save the planet25 December 2008 by Bijal Trivedi COWS, sheep and goats may seem like innocent victims of humanity's appetite for meat, but when it comes to climate change they have a dark secret. Forget cars, planes or even power stations, some of the world's worst greenhouse gas emitters wander idly across rolling pastures chewing the cud, oblivious to the fact that their continuous belching (and to a lesser degree, farting) is warming the planet. Take New Zealand, where 34.2 million sheep, 9.7 million cattle, 1.4 million deer and 155,000 goats emit 48 per cent of...
  • Unwanted horses, 212,000 and counting

    10/23/2007 3:02:28 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 69 replies · 151+ views
    Brownfield Ag News for America ^ | Oct 12, 2007 | Dave Russell
    It is one of the biggest issues the American Horse Council is dealing with and Dave Howell, chairman of the American Horse Council’s State Horse Council Advisory Committee tells Brownfield it is really big. “So today we are facing over 212,000, documented starving horses in the United States,” said Howell. Brought about by the horse slaughter ban, the issue is one that no one seems to have an answer for - not even the American Horse Council. “We have cases where they have been turned loose in parks, they’ve been turned loose in coal mine areas, they’ve been turned loose...
  • Burger man in a pickle

    01/31/2007 12:51:52 PM PST · by Kiss Me Hardy · 69 replies · 2,263+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | Feb. 1, 2007 | Holly Ife
    ROSEBUD burger baron Ian Macdonald almost bit off more than he could chew when he went public about his bunfight with fast food giant McDonald's. Yesterday his business, Macdonald's Gourmet Burgers, had the busiest day in its short history as it was flooded with supportive customers. "I am on my way to buy another 150kg of beef now because we have completely sold out," Mr Macdonald said yesterday afternoon, before reopening for the dinner rush. "It has been absolutely crazy. I really have to apologise to everyone for the delays, but it was just so unexpected." .......
  • Police Find Burgers Sprinkled With Pot (Yes, they were eating them at the time)

    10/11/2006 1:33:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 103 replies · 2,682+ views
    AP/ABC News ^ | October 11, 2006
    LOS LUNAS, N.M. Oct 11, 2006 (AP)— Three workers at a Burger King restaurant were arrested after two Isleta tribal police officers discovered that the hamburgers they ordered were sprinkled with marijuana. The Isleta Police Department officers ate about half of their burgers Sunday before discovering marijuana on the meat. The officers used a field test kit to confirm the substance was pot, then went to a hospital for a medical evaluation. The three Burger King employees Justin Armijo, 19; Robert Nuckols, 21; and manager Joseph Ledesma, 33 were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and aggravated battery on...
  • Sacred Cow Burgers farewell.

    08/01/2006 4:43:37 PM PDT · by steveo · 134 replies · 6,674+ views
    email ^ | 08-01-06 | Jay D. Dyson
    Hello folks, Sorry that this message isn't a notification of a new parody, but I figure this is a necessary note to send. The long and short of it is this: after three years as Butcher of Sacred Cow Burgers, I have decided to hang up my cleaver. I figured I should let you all know why. Foremost in the making of this decision is a very happy turn of events: I am going to be a father. My wife informed me of this miraculous news just days before Father's Day of this year. The responsibility of becoming a parent...
  • Hot juicy burgers from a bioreactor. Yummy.

    06/28/2006 6:26:11 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 17 replies · 523+ views
    CNET Network ^ | June 23, 2006 | Kari Dean McCarthy
    I ate a field roast for dinner last night, because I am a vegetarian and those are the types of things we eat (carnivores often wonder). A field roast sort of tastes like meat and sort of looks like meat--but it's made of three vegetables and a grain, so not really. Still, no bunnies died in its making, except maybe when the underpaid field worker harvested all the carrots to make my roast. I thought the field roast was the ultimate in meat technology (note: fakin' bacon? Not good technology), until I came across this Wired News story about a...
  • Wendy's says bye to Biggie

    06/11/2006 12:55:28 PM PDT · by billorites · 152 replies · 2,678+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 9, 2006 | Jessica Wohl
    Wendy's International Inc. (NYSE:WEN - news), the No. 3 U.S. hamburger chain, on Friday said it would remove the term "Biggie" from its french fries and drinks, switching to the well known terms small, medium and large.However, the new designations may confuse some diners who are used to such sizing at other restaurants.At rival McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD - news), the largest burger chain, a 32 ounce soft drink is designated a large. At Wendy's, a 32 ounce drink will now be called medium, instead of Biggie.Wendy's is also adding a 42-ounce soft drink -- the equivalent of 3-1/2 cans of...
  • SoCal man charged $4,300 for four burgers

    03/28/2006 3:59:38 PM PST · by rawhide · 78 replies · 2,175+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | Tue, Mar. 28, 2006 | Associated Press
    PALMDALE, Calif. - And you thought Kobe beef was expensive. Four burgers at his neighborhood Burger King cost George Beane a whopping $4,334.33. Beane ordered two Whopper Jr.s and two Rodeo cheeseburgers when he pulled up to the drive-through window last Tuesday. The cashier, however, forgot that she'd entered the $4.33 charge on his debit card and punched in the numbers again without erasing the original ones - thus creating a four-figure bill. The electronic charge went through to George and Pat Beane's Bank of America checking account and left the couple penniless. Their mortgage payment was due and they...
  • McDonald's changes sign to woo kosher diners

    03/03/2006 10:46:23 AM PST · by nuconvert · 30 replies · 1,118+ views
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | Mar 1, 2006
    McDonald's changes sign to woo kosher diners Thu Mar 2, 2006 Under pressure from the city's chief rabbi, two Tel Aviv branches of the fast food firm McDonald's have changed the color of their trademark signs to assure diners that their burgers and fries are kosher. In a first for McDonald's Corp., the golden arches at the two branches have new blue backgrounds, replacing the trademark red ones. The new signs also display the word "kosher," both in Hebrew and English. The changes were made after Tel Aviv's chief Rabbi, Israel Meir Lau, demanded that a distinction be made. "I...
  • Fast-Food Ice Dirtier Than Toilet Water

    03/02/2006 10:35:01 AM PST · by XR7 · 57 replies · 2,704+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 3/1/05 | staff
    Seventh-Grader's Science Project Turns Up Some Disturbing Results NEW YORK - Jasmine Roberts never expected her award-winning middle school science project to get so much attention. But the project produced some disturbing results: 70 percent of the time, ice from fast food restaurants was dirtier than toilet water. The 12-year-old collected ice samples from five restaurants in South Florida -- from both self-serve machines inside the restaurant and from drive-thru windows. She then collected toilet water samples from the same restaurants and tested all of them for bacteria at the University of South Florida. In several cases, the ice tested...
  • McDonald's Commands a Real Estate Empire in Russia

    03/17/2005 3:52:29 PM PST · by srm913 · 47 replies · 2,405+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 17, 2005 | Erin E. Arvedlund
    McDonald's Commands a Real Estate Empire in Russia By ERIN E. ARVEDLUND MOSCOW, March 16 - The busiest McDonald's restaurant in the world is not in America but thousands of miles away in Pushkin Square. The store serves 30,000 customers a day, as busy as on opening day, Jan. 31, 1990. The menu is essentially the same as in the United States, with the addition of cabbage pie among other traditional Russian food items. The Pushkin Square restaurant is important as well because it is the jewel in a growing real estate empire that ranks McDonald's among the largest corporate...
  • Bang! Kapow! Superheroes battle it out over burgers

    12/29/2004 6:14:08 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 28 replies · 4,254+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Wed Dec 29, 5:06 PM ET
    Bang! Kapow! Superheroes battle it out over burgers Wed Dec 29, 5:06 PM ET LONDON (AFP) - Their fictional counterparts might be tireless battlers for truth and justice, but when three British men dressed as Spiderman, Superman and Batman came to blows the reason was far more prosaic -- a shortage of burgers. Police were called to the superhero bust-up after the three men in fancy dress traded punches at a fast food van located on a main road in a suburb of Canterbury, southern England, local police said. It was believed that the fight in the early hours of...
  • Man Sets Record for Burgers in Mouth

    10/10/2004 10:22:50 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 6 replies · 259+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Oct 10, 2004 | Associated Press
    SINGAPORE (AP) -- Spurred on by shouts of "shove it in, shove it in," 19-year-old Ezra Nicholas set a world record by stuffing more than three McDonald's hamburgers into his mouth - without swallowing - at the close of Singapore's contest to be the world's wackiest. Nicholas jumped up, pumped his fists in the air and shouted, "Yes! I am the Burger King!" as he spat out the last bits of the 3 and one-fifth burgers that could put him in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Pennsylvania eatery offers a big burger challenge

    06/29/2004 11:35:42 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 141 replies · 1,795+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 29, 2004 | Associated Press
    CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- People from New York and Ohio come to Denny's Beer Barrel Pub for a pretty big hamburger: 6 pounds of beef, one large onion, two whole tomatoes, a half a head of lettuce, 1 1/4 pounds of cheese, top and bottom buns, and a cup each of mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, relish, banana peppers and some pickles. On Monday, the eatery hosted the Burger Challenge, which will be featured on TV's Food Network. The behemoth burger, known as Ye Olde 96er, and other large ones are featured on the menu for anyone daring enough to give it...
  • Buffett Makes Burger Eatery Change Name (ongoing copyright/trademark alert)

    04/09/2004 9:28:46 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 12 replies · 328+ views
    AP ^ | 4/9/2004 | Associated Press
    FREDERICK, Md. - Paradise isn't lost but the cheeseburgers are gone. Lawyers for singer Jimmy Buffett (news) gave a tiny roadside grill called Cheeseburgers 'n Paradise a choice: Change the name or face a trademark-violation lawsuit. Owner Frenis Hoffman renamed the place Beef 'n Buns 'n Paradise this week, at least the second restaurant in two months to change its moniker under pressure from Buffett's lawyers. "I'm feeling like a guppy in a tankful of sharks," Hoffman told The Frederick News-Post for a story published Thursday. Lawyers for the famously laid-back singer accused the Hoffmans of using the name to...
  • Hamburger chain has fat chance of success

    03/14/2004 12:18:39 PM PST · by Willie Green · 36 replies · 332+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, March 14, 2004 | Eric Heyl
    <p>They're large, they're greasy, and in a move of suspect timing they soon will be almost everywhere -- including Pittsburgh.</p> <p>As panic mounts over the nation's collective weight problem, a California fast-food chain is launching a major expansion. It plans to open 250 restaurants nationwide, including 15 in Southwestern Pennsylvania.</p>
  • Fast Food As Health Food?

    01/26/2004 2:28:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies · 8,510+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | January 26, 2004 | SUSAN H. THOMPSON shthompson@tampatrib.com
    ST. PETERSBURG - Atkins diet devotee Lisa Shelton tossed proof of her shrinking waistline - a pair of dark-blue denim, size 20 Lee jeans - over the bike rack at the Blimpie franchise downtown. Since August, the 29-year-old has lost 70 pounds. Her fast- food diet menu includes bacon cheeseburgers without the bun. Shelton and a long line of customers were attracted by heavy radio advertising by Blimpie promoting a new Carb Counter Menu of subs, chips and drinks - and the idea that a chain called Blimpie can help oversized Americans melt fat. In exchange for Blimpie food coupons,...
  • Pro-Family Group Targets Restaurant Chain Over Ad Featuring Porn Icon Hefner

    11/10/2003 9:29:45 AM PST · by truthandlife · 91 replies · 860+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 11/10/03 | Jody Brown
    A pro-family group is taking issue with a national fast-food chain for featuring pornographer Hugh Hefner and his Playboy "Bunnies" on a new television commercial. Last week, CKE Restaurants -- parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr. establishments -- defended a sexually provocative TV commercial for Carl's Jr. by saying it was designed to target young men. The ad shows a model simulating sexual moves while riding a mechanical bull. Apparently believing that sexual fantasy is somehow related to the decision process one goes through before ordering a hamburger, this week the corporation released another Carl's Jr. commercial, this one...
  • STRAIGHT EYE FOR THE QUEER GUY - A fun fashion forum celebrating mullets, WD-40, etc.

    08/04/2003 7:29:58 PM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 48 replies · 1,666+ views
    In an effort to be inclusive, this thread is for nonmetrosexual males (and likeminded women) to advise queer guys on their outfits, decor, vehicles, hairstyles, homes and hobbies. I've outfitted the thread with keywords toward this end.Enjoy.
  • Cirque Du Soleil Does Circus Magic Without Animals (PETA alert)

    01/09/2003 7:49:43 PM PST · by nwrep · 12 replies · 1,261+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 9 | Paul Majendie
    LONDON (Reuters) - Forget the tigers, the elephants and the dancing bears. Cirque du Soleil will never travel the world with performing animals. "We don't agree with the way the animals are dressed to do their tricks. We prefer to give jobs to human beings," said Pierre Parisien from the renowned Quebec troupe that has inspired a circus renaissance around the globe. "They are animals, not performers. They should be in the jungle," the artistic director of the troupe's "Saltimbanco" show told Reuters after its London opening this week. "We do not agree with the way they are trained...