Tag Archives: fast food

Federal Court: It’s Not McDonald’s Fault If Customers Don’t Do The Math On Their Extra Value Meal Prices

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge in Chicago has tossed a class-action lawsuit that argued McDonald’s was duping consumers because a single “Extra Value Meal” costs more than the sum total of the individual components of the meal bought separately. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reported Monday that Kelly Killeen said she bought a sausage burrito breakfast Extra Value ...

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MUNCHIES: Jack In The Box Targets Potheads

Bloomberg reports: For Jack in the Box Inc., the warm smell of marijuana is rising in the air. As California prepares for legal recreational pot on Jan. 1, the fast-food chain is partnering with a digital media company backed by rapper Snoop Dogg on a new “munchie” meal aimed at cannabis enthusiasts. While marijuana’s connection to fast food is well-established, ...

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Lewandowski Book On Campaign Reveals Weird Habits, Obscene Tantrums, And Lots And Lots Of Fast Food

The Washington Post reports: Elton John blares so loudly on Donald Trump’s campaign plane that staffers can’t hear themselves think. Press secretary Hope Hicks uses a steamer to press Trump’s pants — while he is still wearing them. Trump screams at his top aides, who are subjected to ­expletive-filled tirades in which they get their “face ripped off.” And Trump’s ...

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Burger King Launches Mac & Cheetos Sticks

TIME Magazine reports: Thanks to Burger King, we now have something called Mac n’ Cheetos in our world. It’s exactly what you think: basically a giant, crunchy Cheeto stuffed with oozy macaroni and cheese. Also thanks to Burger King, we can say goodbye to our waistlines, because these look to be both ridiculously addictive-tasting and also crazily artery-clogging. Take your ...

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Wendy’s Restaurants To Roll Out Self-Serve Kiosks To Cut Staffing Hours Due To Rise In Minimum Wage

Investor’s Business Daily reports: Wendy’s said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages. It will be up to franchisees whether to deploy the labor-saving technology, but Wendy’s President Todd Penegor did note that some franchise locations ...

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One Million Moms Vs Hardee’s [VIDEO]

Just in via email from Monica Cole: Dear Joe, Will Hardee’s ever learn? They are at it again with another disgusting ad. Their current sensual ad follows the pattern set by their last commercial featuring girls in skimpy shorts playing in a volleyball game. These ads are extremely degrading to women and should be pulled off the air immediately. The ...

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Chipotle Closes 43 Stores Over E. Coli Breakout

CNN reports: Chipotle has temporarily closed dozens of its restaurants in Washington and Oregon out of an abundance of caution after an E. coli scare. No one has died in the reported cases of infection, the Washington State Department of Health said. Seven of the Washington patients and one Oregon patient were hospitalized. The source of contamination has yet to ...

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This Is An Ad For Something

Via AdWeek: Star Wars: Episode VII doesn’t hit theaters until December, but the parade of marketing around the movie has already begun. Quiznos today is launching a parody ad on YouTube that playfully mashes up the film franchise with another flick—the movie version of the HBO show Entourage due out in June. “There’s such a big following with the Star ...

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So This Is A Thing

A hot dog wrapped in fried chicken and drizzled with cheese. (Tipped by JMG reader Bernie)

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McDonald’s Reveals French Fries Recipe

Mmm, delicious anti-foaming agents.

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Taco Bell Gospel

Hemant Mehta writes at Friendly Atheist: Whenever I go to a restaurant or coffee shop and they ask for my name, I’ve gotten used to saying “Bob.” It’s a reflex at this point. Instead of going through the motions of pronouncing my real name and spelling it out for someone who doesn’t really care and just needs to use it ...

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Taco Bell: We Didn’t Make That Gay Ad

Taco Bell has denied producing the commercial posted here yesterday.  Gawker has their statement: “We didn’t create this ad, but we can see the people who did share the same Live Mas passion for our brand—and our breakfast—as we do. Although we cannot condone unauthorized use of our intellectual property, we are impressed with their work and would be open ...

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Taco Bell Ad Stars Gay Couple

This “leaked” Taco Bell commercial was posted to YouTube ten days ago. Has anybody seen it aired anywhere? (Via Towleroad)

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Burger King: We’re Not Moving

“We hear you. We’re not moving, we’re just growing and finding ways to serve you better. As part of the announcement made today, both Burger King Corp. and Tim Hortons will continue to operate as independent brands. We’ll just be under common ownership. Our headquarters will remain in Miami where we were founded more than 60 years ago and business ...

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Burger King Heads North

Burger King has announced that it will move its headquarters to Canada in an $11B merger with the Tim Hortons donut chain. The new global company will be headquartered in Canada, but each brand will be managed independently, with Burger King retaining its U.S. offices in Miami, the two companies said in a joint statement. The new base in Canada ...

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Arby’s Meat Mountain

Via the Washington Post: Arby’s faced a key problem as it moved to attract customers: People thought the restaurant served mainly roast beef. To change that, the company made this poster showing a tall stack of every meat on the menu, from bacon to brisket. And then something unexpected happened. “People started coming in and asking, ‘Can I have that?’” ...

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One Million Moms Vs Carl’s Jr.

One Million Busybodies is calling for a boycott. Joe, Will Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. ever learn? They are at it again with another disgusting ad. Their newest Texas BBQ Thickburger commercial focuses on the model’s sweaty chest and legs with several suggestive shots. This ad is extremely degrading to women and should be pulled off the air immediately. Not long ...

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Teabaggers Vs Chipotle

Tea Party supporters are already furious at Chipotle for asking “open carry” nuts not to bring their weapons into their outlets. This weekend ten of thousands of teabaggers shared a Tea Party News Network post which declares that Chipotle is run by communists. After Chipotle declared that they were prohibiting patrons from exercising their Second Amendment rights in their restaurants, ...

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Tony Perkins Has The Burger King Sadz

“When Burger King says ‘have it your way,’ they aren’t just talking about food. Hello, I’m Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Is it Burger King or Burger Queen? Customers in San Francisco aren’t so sure after the chain’s new Proud Whopper. Local stores unveiled the rainbow menu to coincide with LGBT week. Although nothing’s different about ...

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AFA Has The Burger King Sadz

The American Family Association is ever so pissed with Burger King and is asking their followers to sign onto this boycott letter: I am offended by Burger King’s stunt in offering a so-called “Proud Whopper” in San Francisco. What were you thinking? Your celebrated promotion of cross-dressers and homosexuality is an insult to families and I find your celebration of ...

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