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Starting February 23rd, Burger King Will Serve Hot Dogs & I Will Eat Them

Game ChangerBurger King unveiled two versions of the item — a classic and a chili-cheese dog — at a private event Tuesday. One executive called the hot dog the biggest launch since 1970s, when the company introduced its chicken sandwich. The “Grilled Dog” will be available starting February 23rd.

“We’ve worked to bring guests a hot dog that tastes like backyard barbeque,” said Alex Macedo who leads the company’s unit in North America.

Burger King started experimenting with hot dogs in five cities last year, and decided to go nationwide after those sales exceeded targets, said Macedo, who declined to provide additional details. Settling on standard toppings for the classic dog presented a challenge because of local and regional preferences. Burger King ultimately decided on relish, chopped onions, mustard and ketchup.

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The only thing better than eating a hot dog is eating a hot dog that someone else has made for you. That’s the beauty of fast food in general, but that never translated to hot dogs. I guess Spike’s would be the closest thing, but you don’t go to Spikes for a regular ballpark frank. Now that Burger King has changed the game and added hot dogs to their menu, it looks like hot dog lovers will finally get their chance to experience lightning fast hot dogs. The chopped onions are a bold choice for a topping, but I’ll gladly take any combo of ketchup, mustard and relish and enjoy hot dog heaven.


Sweet Whiskey Tits: McDonald’s All Day Breakfasts Could Launch Nationwide As Soon As October

BOOM McDonald’s Corp. is telling franchisees to prepare for a potential nationwide launch of all-day breakfast as soon as October, according to an internal memo sent to U.S. operators last week.

The memo, from LeAnn Richards, who is leading McDonald’s All-day Breakfast Task Force, and Central Zone President Charlie Strong, said that early results from all-day breakfast tests in San Diego and Nashville were “encouraging.”

“Our customers love it — they’ve been asking for it for years — and our crew in the test markets enjoy this new platform because it makes changeover much smoother,” the memo said.

Talk about a great way to head into the weekend. A while back we heard rumblings of a possible all day breakfast from McDonald’s, which is pretty much everything I’ve ever wanted. I’m not just talking about McDonald’s; I’m talking about life. An all day McDonald’s breakfast menu would solve a lot of mine and society’s ills. If this is really happening in October or the near future, then the world is about to change for the better. McDonald’s for the win.

– Ryan

McDonald’s Super Bowl 49 Commercial Is Introducing a ‘Pay With Lovin’ Campaign That Starts February 2nd

A few thoughts:

  1. Risky move by that first cashier telling a complete stranger to call his mother and tell him he loves her. Uh, what if his mother’s dead? Or what if he hates his mother? If I was that stranger I’d flip out and start crying so all the workers would feel terrible and awkward.
  2. How are you going to end a ‘Pay With Lovin’ campaign on Valentines Day? V-Day is  the one day out of the year that signifies love. I’m pretty sure Valentine means love in Latin or some language. Poor timing on McDonald’s part.
  3. What McDonald’s was this filmed at? I was just at the McDonald’s in NYC near the mega bus stop and the workers were not as friendly. And when I say not as friendly, they couldn’t have been more disinterested if they tried. I want to go to the McDonald’s in this commercial where everyone is happy and hugging each other.

All in all, a pretty cool move by McDonald’s. Hopefully it works out, because those $4.5 million thirty second Super Bowl commercials are a tad expensive.

– Ryan

The First ‘Taco Bell’ Building Is In Danger Of Being Demolished & My Heart Is Gently Weeping

NOOOOThe building that housed the world’s first Taco Bell is under “imminent threat of demolition,” according to the Downey Conservancy, a Downey-based preservation group.

Although Downey is more famously recognized as the site of the oldest operating location for the world’s largest hamburger chain, it is Taco Bell that built its very first location within the city.  The building, located at 7112 Firestone Blvd, was opened by founder Glen Bell in March 1962.

Why did Taco Bell’s founder, and one of the most famous names in fast food, choose Downey?  According to the book, Taco Titan: The Glen Bell Story, “The location was in a growth area near a middle-class neighborhood, on a street with good traffic and numerous small businesses.”

For a number of years, the former Taco Bell building was the location of an independent fast food restaurant, Seafood and Tacos Raul.  This latter restaurant closed at the end of December, and the now-vacant building was subsequently fenced off.

“As there is no current plan for the building’s continued use, its status is considered to be endangered,” the Conservancy said.

You know what I did last night? I went to Taco Bell and got four soft shelled tacos and two chicken quesadillas and it was the happiest 11 minutes of my life. And now this, which is possibly the saddest moment of my life. I expected more from Downey, California. I really did. You can’t just let a national landmark go quietly into the night. You must rage, rage against the dying of the light. Did I just use a Dylan Thomas poem in a Taco Bell post? Yes I did, because desperate times call for desperate measures. And nothing is more desperate than the original Taco Bell building getting destroyed. Taco Bell 4 Life.

– Ryan

Want to Sleep Tonight? Don’t Watch This “Banned” McDonalds Commercial

Ok, so this clearly wasn’t even close to endorsed by McDonalds on any level. Doesn’t change the fact that it is horrifying. I still don’t understand the irrational fear of clowns a lot of people have, but with this video I can kind of see where they are coming from. KIND OF


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