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  • Malcolm Gladwell Takes Surprising Stance Against McDonald’s Beloved French Fries (Beef Tallow)

    08/13/2017 10:57:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 11, 2017
    Malcolm Gladwell’s latest contrarian position could go over worse than the time he defended Lance Armstrong’s doping: McDonald’s fries suck, he declares on the latest episode of his Revisionist History podcast. Before you rush out and declare him un-American, though, realize he means well. Gladwell opens the podcast by telling listeners that “McDonald’s betrayed me so many years ago” when it stopped frying potatoes in beef tallow, so his ultimate goal is to help the fries return to their former glory. But his personal vendetta is woven into the far more interesting story of Phil Sokolof, the drywall magnate who...
  • Big Mac inventor passes away aged 98 nearly 50 years after creating McDonald’s iconic (trunc)

    11/30/2016 11:25:47 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 81 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 11/30/2016 | Neal Baker and Mark Hodte
    THE inventor of the Big Mac has died at the age of 98. Michael “Jim” Delligatti came up with the iconic McDonald’s burger nearly 50 years ago. McDonald’s initially did not approve of deviating from its strict formula of simple hamburgers, cheeseburgers and milkshakes. But the creation of a two-patty burger with lettuce, cheese, gherkins, onions and “special sauce” proved an instant hit, and was rolled out to his other 47 outlets across the US. McDonald’s spokeswoman Kerry Ford confirmed that Delligatti died at his home in Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his family on Monday night. He opened his...
  • McDonald’s to test all-you-can-eat fries

    04/19/2016 1:35:53 PM PDT · by don-o · 45 replies
    AP via WJHL-TV ^ | April 19, 2016
    ST. JOSEPH, MO (WJHL) – One of the most popular menu items at a well-known fast food restaurant is undergoing a test of sorts. McDonald’s is about to test a new business model in Saint Joseph, Missouri – with a new twist: All-you-can-eat fries.
  • U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato. Next Up: French Fry Fans.

    11/08/2014 7:36:38 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 11/7/2014 | ANDREW POLLACK
    A potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips has been approved for commercial planting, the Department of Agriculture announced on Friday. The potato’s DNA has been altered so that less of a chemical called acrylamide, which is suspected of causing cancer in people, is produced when the potato is fried. The new potato also resists bruising, a characteristic long sought by potato growers and processors for financial reasons. Potatoes bruised during harvesting, shipping or storage can lose value or become unusable.
  • More "free" lunches thanks to Michelle's bloated "security" bill

    12/14/2010 6:36:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    lauraingraham.com ^ | 12/14/10 | Laura Ingraham
    More than two-thirds of New York City's public school students will begin getting more nutritious free or low-cost school lunches under First Lady Michelle Obama's pet project to get kids to eat well and exercise. President Obama signed into law Sunday the $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which expands the free lunch program and requires that schools provide more nutritious lunches. "We've seen the connection between what kids eat and how well they perform in school," he said. Some 680,000 out of 1.1 million New York children participate in the school lunch program - a big chunk of the...
  • 9 Limited-Edition Foods with Cult Followings (McRib, etc...)

    12/05/2010 3:02:58 PM PST · by DemforBush · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Womens Day via Yahoo ^ | 12/1/10 | Brynn Mannino
    Did you hear? For the first time in nearly 16 years, the McRib is available at every McDonald’s in the U.S.! Until recently, the BBQ pork sandwich was only available for limited periods at select locations, inspiring websites for fans to track the beloved menu item down. But the McRib is not alone in its cult status. Below are 10 limited-edition foods that elicit cravings in legions of fans...
  • Rep. Waxman Spokeswoman: ‘We Do Not Know’ If We Aided Fallujah Terrorists with Code Pink Letter

    10/17/2010 7:16:57 AM PDT · by kristinn · 47 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Saturday, October 16, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    A concerned Blue Star Mother was told by a spokeswoman for Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) that Waxman “did not intend to assist insurgents” in Iraq when he provided a diplomatic letter in December 2004 to Code Pink’s parent organization Global Exchange. However, Waxman apparently made no effort to ensure the reported $100,000 in cash and $500,000 in humanitarian aid was not delivered to terrorists, even after Code Pink and Global Exchange co-founder Medea Benjamin bragged at the time that the aid was intended for families of the “other side” in Fallujah. (Top Democrat fundraiser and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans...
  • Breaking News! President Obama Is Going To Eat Hamburger & Fries For Lunch Today!!!

    05/07/2009 5:02:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 43 replies · 1,551+ views
    Obamavision (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC) | 5/7/09 | LMSM
    Breaking News! Reports surface that His Messiahship, Lord Barack Obama The Most Merciful, will later on today enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of hamburger, fries and drink with the most elegant of all ladies - Michelle "My Belle" Obama. The First Lady, it is told, will be wearing a $1,000 pair of shoes this time in addition to other wardrobe necessities that will undoubtedly be paid for by tax-payer dollars... Why should she pay for this? Come on. This follows earlier reports of Obama being sighted taking a glorious stroll with his wife - hand in hand we might add....
  • Where's Orly?

    05/04/2009 8:58:11 PM PDT · by Jacksonian Grouch · 43 replies · 2,139+ views
    4 may 2009 | Jacksonian Grouch
    hey all - I haven't heard from or about her in the past week or so, and I check every day. Is she OK? JG
  • 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...
  • Family burger joint has recipe for success (Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries).

    04/03/2006 6:09:41 AM PDT · by butternut_squash_bisque · 61 replies · 1,633+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Updated: 5:09 a.m. ET April 3, 2006 | By Michael S. Rosenwald
    What a lovely day Tosca Campbell and her daughter Angela Zier are having together. The women just had their nails done at Elizabeth Arden. Look at those nails, painted bright red. But truth be told, there is one more stop that will make their afternoon complete. They'd like a nice, juicy cheeseburger. So off they go to main street in the stylish Kentlands development in Gaithersburg, bypassing the Thai place, the 1950s-style diner, Latin American food, Indian, sushi, Greek, even Starbucks. Their destination: Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries, a little joint with all the charm of an RFK Stadium...
  • McDonald's sued for having milk, wheat in fries-WSJ

    02/20/2006 8:23:38 AM PST · by Kjobs · 76 replies · 1,657+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 19 2006
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp. faces at least three lawsuits claiming the fast-food giant misled the public after it acknowledged earlier this week its French fries contain milk and wheat ingredients, the Wall Street Journal Online reported on Sunday. The suits were filed by people with celiac disease, who have an intolerance to a protein found in wheat, the Journal said. McDonald's, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, had previously described the flavoring as safe for people with food allergies and other dietary sensitivities, the Journal said.
  • California attorney general wants warning label on fries, chips

    08/26/2005 6:23:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 746+ views
    AP ^ | 8/26/5 | TIM MOLLOY
    LOS ANGELES - Potato chips and french fries could soon come with a warning label if the state's top attorney prevails in a lawsuit filed Friday against nine fast food chains and snack-food makers. Attorney General Bill Lockyer asked for a court order requiring McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Frito Lay and other companies to warn consumers that their fries and chips may contain acrylamide, a chemical the state says causes cancer. "In taking this action, I am not telling people to stop eating potato chips or french fries," Lockyer said. "I know from personal experience that, while these snacks may...
  • What Were the Best Fries You've Had? (Pure Vanity)

    08/05/2005 10:35:27 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 60 replies · 1,104+ views
    myself | 8/5/2005 | Pyro7480
    I think the best fries I've ever had are from a place in Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE called Thrasher's Fries. They're made from freshly-cut Idaho potatoes, and served without ketchup. Old Bay seasoning, salt, and vinegar are available though. The best large chain restaurant fries I've had are the waffle fries at Chick-fil-A. While they are frozen during shipment, they're still consistently good. In terms of small chains in the area where I live, the best fries I can readily get are at a small chain in northern Virginia (and now in DC) called Five Guys. They...
  • McDonald’s pays $10m damages (misled Hindus and vegetarians by “wrongly describing” fries)

    05/22/2005 4:20:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies · 1,461+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/22/05
    McDonald’s pays $10m damages Silicon Valley (PTI): Fast food giant McDonald’s will pay $10 million to 24 groups, including the International American Gita Society, as part of a settlement of lawsuits. McDonald’s has been charged with misleading Hindus and vegetarian consumers by “wrongly describing” its French fries, containing beef additive for flavouring, as vegetarian. McDonald’s recently informed the Gita society that it is among the groups receiving the settlement money, the US-based non-profit organisation’s spokesperson, Ramananda Prasad, said. “We are such a small organisation, and nobody supports us, the temples are busy with their own activities,” Prasad, who founded the...
  • Michael Moore Unveils New Look

    12/01/2004 10:25:50 AM PST · by presidio9 · 150 replies · 6,975+ views
    Internet Broadcasting Systems ^ | November 30, 2004 | Rick Ellis
    On Monday night, filmmaker Michael Moore made his first appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" since the 2004 presidential election. As is often the case with Moore, he surprised the audience. But in this case, the surprise was the result of his new look. Moore appeared on stage wearing a suit and tie, no beard or hat and a trim haircut. When asked by Jay Leno about his appearance, Moore quipped, "I thought I should look a little sharper for my IRS audit" and "If you can't beat them, you might as well look like them." Moore told...
  • The picture of Michael Moore that comes back to haunt him

    11/04/2004 2:26:07 PM PST · by doug from upland · 101 replies · 6,344+ views
    11-3-04 | dfu
    John McCain called Michael Moore a "disingenuous filmmaker" at the Republican National Covention. He did not know that Lard*ss was in the house. So, Lard*ss smiled, stood up, and gave the "L" for Loser sign. Today, the disingenuous filmmaker is in hiding. Have fun mocking him. He is one of the most disgusting human beings to ever be involved in the political process. Thanks to flashbunny for adding the appropriate word to the photo.
  • Justly Discredited

    09/12/2004 8:58:37 PM PDT · by Corinthian Warrior · 4 replies · 469+ views
    Proceedings of the Friesian School ^ | 2004 | Dr. Kelly Ross
    "Justly Discredited" (Psegoménê dikaíôs), Trade, Moneylending, & Capital -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- But the branch [of the art of wealthgetting, tékhnê khrêmatistiké] connected with exchange [metablêtiké] is justly discredited [psegoménê, "blamed," "censured"] (for it is not in accordance with nature [ou katà phýsin], but involves men's taking things from one another). As this is so, usury [obolostatiké, "obol weighing"] is most reasonably hated, because its gain comes from money [nómisma] itself and not from that for the sake of which money was invented. For money was brought into existence for the purpose of exchange, but interest [tókos] increases the amount of the money...
  • DFU SONG: Windy (Kerry and Edwards and spouses dine at Wendy's)

    07/30/2004 4:19:04 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 469+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
  • put the "french" back in freedom fries?!?!?!

    09/17/2003 3:29:56 AM PDT · by cyberjet31 · 26 replies · 346+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | Tue Sep 16, 7:27 PM ET | JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON - With America needing all the help it can get in Iraq (news - web sites), it's time to swallow our pride and give the French back their fries, a House lawmaker said in a letter to her colleagues. House Republican leaders last March, angered by French opposition to U.S. plans to take military action against Iraq, ordered that all restaurants in the House replace the french fries on their menus with "freedom fries." But now, said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (news, bio, voting record), D-Texas, we need to bring the French back to the table. "President Bush (news...