Hilarious photographs recreate Renaissance paintings with junk food

These pictures by photographer Rebecca Rütten made me laugh so much because she re-created Renaissance-era poses and still life paintings with people today and a whole lot of junk food. It's a wonderful commentary on our culture and is pretty much what the Renaissance would look like, if it happened in 2015. » 1/09/15 12:18am 1/09/15 12:18am

This is how KFC actually makes its fried chicken from beginning to end

We've seen beyond the greasy curtain of fast food and discovered how KFC actually makes fried chicken from the raw animal to the final product that gets put into buckets and double downs at their stores. It's basically like how your grandma would do it—except they use an infernal magic machine called "pressure frier." » 10/28/14 11:14am 10/28/14 11:14am

Can fast food restaurants actually make burgers that look like the ads?

Most humans have accepted that fast food burgers will never look as good in real life as they do in commercials and advertisements. Those puffed up buns, saliva inducing patties, perfectly melted cheese, wonderfully dressed greens, etc. are all disgustingly limp in real life. But we eat them anyway! But what if you… » 6/16/14 8:45pm 6/16/14 8:45pm

Chipotle's Putting Essays On Its Cups So You Can Brain Up At Lunch

Sitting at a fast food joint eating by yourself is, at best, kind of boring—what are you gonna watch/read/stare at? Chipotle's new cups and bags, printed with original essays from writers including Malcom Gladwell and Toni Morrison, give you some reading material with your eating material that's maybe more interesting… » 5/15/14 4:40pm 5/15/14 4:40pm

Some Canadian Roads Smell Like French Fries Thanks to Recycled Oil

Fryer oil turns plain old potatoes into delicious french fries. It powers our biodiesel cars. And, now, it's being used to turn the dusty surfaces of rural Canadian roads into stable makeshift asphalt—AND THEY SMELL LIKE FRENCH FRIES. God bless our obsession with that infernally unhealthy liquid. » 4/03/14 3:40pm 4/03/14 3:40pm

Fast Food Restaurants Were Supposed To Be Completely Automated by Now

In the 1989 movie Back to the Future Part II, the food of 2015 looks incredibly familiar — it's just prepared a bit differently. Toss a miniature Pizza Hut pizza onto a pan, stick it into your Black & Decker Hydrator, tell the machine how you want it cooked, and three seconds later your pizza is ready. The appliance… » 1/14/14 3:42pm 1/14/14 3:42pm

Dedicated McDonald's French Fry Holders Should Come Standard in…

Resisting the temptation to dig into your french fries after leaving the drive through at McDonald's takes discipline that only a handful of monks on Earth possess. And McDonald's Japan just wants you to stop fighting the urge altogether with the introduction of the potato holder that makes it easy to perch your large… » 4/18/13 2:40pm 4/18/13 2:40pm