Tag Archives | Fast-Food

…Bad News comes with a soundtrack?

How To Break Bad News

The idea of combining a book with a soundtrack sounds so intuitive, I’m surprised it hasn’t been done before.

Eric Steuer and Tim Molloy worked together on the book, called How to Break Bad News, about a reporter who goes undercover at a fast food restaurant chain to expose labor abuses – but then finds he prefers working there to being a reporter.

The soundtrack is being distributed for free, and matches the tone that the authors wanted to set with each part of the book.

I hope this becomes a tread, because everything’s better with a little music.

[Via: Boing Boing]

…It’s Movie Monday: Mona Greasa?

Mona Greasa

Phil Hansen (the same guy that made Bruce Lee by dipping his arms in paint and then hitting the canvas like a martial artist) has created a fantastic piece of adver-art for Arby’s new Roastburger by painting the Mona Lisa using just the grease from 14 regular fast food burgers.

He calls it the ‘Mona Greasa’, and it’ll definitely make you question the things that go into a regular fast food burger:

[Arby’s – Burger Grease Art]

[Via: Serious Eats]

…McDonald’s makes a McGangBang?


In-N-Out’s Secret Menu is about as secret as Area 51, but if you think that fast food innovation has ceased as a result, then prepare to be amazed, because I introduce to you: The McGangBang.

Now I’m sure some of you are scratching your head and wondering why you haven’t seen the McGangBang on the menu at your local McDonald’s recently, but worry not, because the McGangBang isn’t a sanctioned menu item. (Yet.)

Instead, it’s the clever creation of a very hungry (and probably stoned) McDonald’s customer that needed a cheap meal with a lot of flavor.

To create a McGangBang, simply order a McChicken and a Double Cheeseburger (both are on the Dollar Menu) and then take the McChicken sandwich and shove it between the patties of the Double Cheeseburger. The result is a chicken/beef hybrid that has cheese, crunch, and enough calories to fill you for the day, and it only costs $2.16.

Unsurprisingly, you may need to explain exactly what you’re trying to order if you want the McDonald’s employees to do the assembly for you, but apparently it’s become popular enough that at some locations that workers won’t even bat an eyelash when you slowly pronounce “McGangBang” into the drive-through window.

If you’d like to learn a little more history about this sandwich of sandwiches, then head on over to Eat Me Daily, where they’ve done their best to document the entire history of the tasty treat, including the first mention of the creation, the first successful order of the McGangBang at the drive-through, the first YouTube video of a McGangBang order, and more.

Just don’t forget to use protection. (And ketchup.)

[Eat Me Daily – The McGangBang]

[Photo Via: Kashlen]

…You can live in your car?

Living In Your Car

Times are tough, and the economic crunch is definitely hitting a lot of people hard, so if you’re one of the unlucky ones that’s been forced out of your home by unfriendly foreclosure, then Motive is here to help.

They’ve put together a How-To that’s filled with tips for living out of your car, and with such gems as “screw fast food”, “keep clean to maintain your job and your sanity”, and “leave dryer sheets under the front seats to help mitigate the stink”, it’s an indispensable guide to mi casa es mi coche living arrangements.

[Motive – How To: Live In Your Car]

…Fast food companies are liars?

Taco Bell Nachos Bell Grande

Wendy’s Southwest Taco Salad

It’s a pretty well known fact that when you go out to fast food, the stuff you see on your plate is not going to look like the stuff you see in the ads. The question then becomes, how bad is the difference? Do some restaurants get it close? Is the pampered food you see on the TV even remotely related to the meal you receive? Does anyone care? One blogger wanted to find out, so he purchased items that were featured in ads, took them home, and immediately photographed them to document the difference. The results speak for themselves, so take a look.

[Fast Food: Ads Vs. Reality]

[Via: Boing Boing]