16th Minute is our series where we check in with ordinary people who momentarily went viral.
I’m not scared to say it: I love a good Subway sandwich. My dad used to take me to the only Subway in town after we went grocery shopping, and I remember tracking my growth based on how much of the toppings I could see over the tall counter. Now, it seems, Subway wants to ruin that experience for future generations.
Do the new McDonald’s uniforms remind you of anything? If you answered “every dystopian sci-fi movie ever,” you’re correct. To me, they invoke a very Logan’s Run future. But mandatory gray-on-gray with a dash of black is pretty much universally recognized as the standard uniform for bleakest of futures.
After apple pie and baseball, it’s hard to think of anything more American than giant weapons and fast food. So Steve Calvert, from YouTube’s Green Beetle channel, combined the two, using beer, bacon, and french fries to forge a “‘Murica!” knife that promises to at least make the country’s kitchens great again.
Burger fans recognize the power of the special sauce, whipping up their own custom batches to recreate the savory, delectable bite they know and love from their favorite burger chains. Usually, those sloppy creations mirror thousand island dressing: ketchup and mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and mayonnaise, ketchup,…
If you find yourself eating at fast food restaurants every day, you’re not doing your body any favors. The recommended caloric intake for the average adult is around 2,000 calories, while the average fast food combo often delivers more than that—in a single meal.
Japan is a land of many weird things, and as such, its fast food creations tend to be dependably curious. The newest menu item at Japanese McDonald’s, for instance, involves french fries covered with multiple types of chocolate. They’re called “McChocolate Potatoes.”
I’m afraid of food poisoning. So the never-ending news of nationwide E. coli outbreaks linked to Chipotle is terrifying. But it’s not just the fear of bacteria-laced burritos that’s scary. It’s the faulty farming system that Chipotle’s pioneered.
You open up your cupboard, or take a peek in your camping cooking supplies, and you find a bunch of old ketchup packets. Are they still good to eat? How long do they last? Let’s find out.
If you want to be remotely healthy, don’t eat junk food. It’s that simple. Because it’s really not worth it (oh but it is, sometimes) when you try to burn off all those bad calories you just ate. Think about the exercise! Think about the weights! Think about the cardio! Think about all that when you’re about to eat a…
In-N-Out, the world’s second best fast food burger chain for anyone who eats food regularly, enjoys having good taste, and is considered a trustworthy person, has an infamous ‘secret menu’. It’s not exactly secret because everyone pretty much knows about it. But for those who don’t know, Foodbeast did brave work in…
The tiny adobe structure behind a chain-link fence on a busy Southern California street doesn’t look like much today. But the first Taco Bell played a big role in the fast-food revolution, and more importantly, it helped to introduce the idea of Mexican food to US diners.
When you first bite into a Big Mac, it is absolutely glorious. The two patties sandwiching the chewy bread in the middle with the lovely thousand island sauce mixing in with the pickles and lettuce, the taste is iconic. Add in fries and a sip of Coke in between bites and you have reached Fast Food nirvana. But after…
Just how far out would you have to go to really escape the sight of Golden Arches?
When McDonald’s decides to make a change in its suppliers, it moves markets. The American fast food giant just announced that it would shift to cage-free eggs. That’s a big deal since McDonald’s purchases accounted for “more than 4 percent of the 43.56 billion eggs produced in the United States last year.”
It’s been just over two years since Gizmodo wondered publicly why McDonald’s didn’t serve breakfast all day. And that was already years after hungry citizens everywhere wondered why they could eat Egg McMuffins for dinner. Now, McDonald’s has heard our call: All day breakfast will be available across America on…
This is probably an unnecessary use of genius but I won’t deny the awesomeness of turning a taco into a vehicle for hamburgers and fries. That is, the fries become the taco shell that holds the burger food together. The form of a taco is nearly perfect and the taste of a hamburger is unbeatable (it is true vice versa…
It costs extra. We all know that. But when you get the guacamole from Chipotle and add it to your burrito or bowl or taco or bag of chips or more guacamole, the creamy buttery kicking deliciousness is divine. How does Chipotle make its guacamole? With this totally simple and normal recipe.
What’s the biggest problem with fast food? Its terrible quality? Its contribution to the obesity epidemic? Obviously it’s the fact that diners have no place to put their food after removing it from the takeout bag.