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…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]

…Wendy’s gets an F in Frosty-nomics?

Wendy's Frosty

I have a strange habit of checking the price per unit of the things that I buy, partly because I like to examine the motivation that companies think they need to give you in order to entice you to buy a bigger size.

On a recent trip to Wendy’s, I was waiting for my order (Spicy Chicken Meal and a Small Chocolate Frosty) and staring at the menu when I noticed something strange: Wendy’s doesn’t entice you to buy a bigger size at all. In fact, they actually price the Frosty so that the biggest size isn’t the best deal.

Here’s how it brakes down:

  • Small Frosty (12 ounces) = $1.19 (9.92 cents per ounce)
  • Medium Frosty (16 ounces) = $1.69 (10.56 cents per ounce)
  • Large Frosty (20 ounces) = $1.99 (10.05 cents per ounce)

Though a Large Frosty does cost less than a Medium Frosty, the Small Frosty costs less than either of them, which means if you’re looking for the best deal, you should actually just buy two Small Frostys and pay $2.38 for 24 ounces of Frosty goodness! (At 9.92 cents per ounce.)

I don’t know if this is the case at all Wendy’s, or if each Wendy’s has some choice over how they price their products (let me know in the comments if you’ve noticed the price of a Wendy’s Frosty lately) but it sounds like someone needs to take a repeat course in Frosty-nomics!

I guess sometimes it pays to pay attention…

[Wendy’s – Frosty]

…It’s TGI Friday: The Space Game?

The Space Game

The Space Game is The Casual Collective’s follow-up to the uber-popular Desktop Tower Defense, and the goal is to produce energy, mine asteroids for minerals, expand your influence and defend your base. Basically, it’s like EVE, only free and with a lot less options. (Though the menu does look a bit daunting at first.) The game itself is rather clever though, and feels very well thought out, so give it a try and see what you think.

[The Casual Collective – The Space Game]

[Via: Kottke]

…It’s Website Wednesday: You Fell Asleep While Watching a DVD?

You Fell Asleep While Watching a DVD

You know you’ve done it: You’re up late watching a movie, and getting pretty tired, but you think you can make it through the end.

Suddenly you wake up in the middle of the night, and realize that the movie ended while you were asleep on the couch, and for the last who knows how many hours, the same few minutes that make up the DVD’s menu have been looping over and over like some sort of terribly ineffective alarm.

In case that’s never happened to you, or in case you want to relive the terrible moment of tired realization all over again, a delightfully simple website called “You Fell Asleep While Watching a DVD” is here to help.

Just select your movie from favorites like Knocked Up, Terminator 2, Reservoir Dogs, and more, and kick back on the fake sofa as the repeating music and oddly selected clips lull you into a trance that only a true movie watching professional will be familiar with.

[You Fell Asleep While Watching a DVD]

…McDonald’s is growing their billboards?

McDonald\'s Salad Billboard

To help promote its new health-conscious menu items, McDonald’s created a billboard that lets the message grow to speak for itself.

The board, which featured 1 ½ inch sprouts from 16 kinds of lettuce that grew into lush leaves, spelled out the words “Fresh Salads” using only plants, and sent a simple yet unique message that gets its point across nicely:

Another similar yet unique McDonald’s billboard was the breakfast sundial that used the sun to place the McDonald’s M over different breakfast items through out the day:

[Via: Chicago Business]