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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer today at 00:28. 2 comments

New York Times reporter moonlights as food-app deliveryman, realizes people suck

New York Times reporter moonlights as food-app deliveryman, realizes people suck
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Most wouldn’t assume that the life of a tip-dependent, perpetually harried food delivery courier is easy. But as evidenced by a New York Times writer’s 27 hours spent in the bike delivery business, documented in this weekend feature, it’s both incredibly difficult and almost entirely thankless.

As reporter Andy Newman quickly learns, bike...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer yesterday at 23:25. 1 comments

KFC in Australia tests fast-food model with fewer humans

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KFC in Australia tests fast-food model with fewer humans

It was only a matter of time. With fast food chains looking to speed up the drive-thru process, and even customize the experience for individual drivers, the inevitable streamlining of fast food will now get rid of one of the biggest barriers to speedy service: the dine-in portion of the restaurant.

In Australia, where KFC has already stumped for a Michelin star , the fried chicken chain...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer yesterday at 22:24. 9 comments

Man finds mint condition In-N-Out burger on NYC street

Man finds mint condition In-N-Out burger on NYC street

Submitted for your approval: The case of an In-N-Out Double Double, the signature dish of one of fast food’s most prized and debated chains, found on a sidewalk in the New York City borough of Queens. Somehow, it made its way there despite In-N-Out ownership’s insistence that no locations will ever move further east than Texas. The strange appearance has dragged the curiosity of NYC diners...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 20, 2019 at 03:11. 8 comments

Study: List sugary sodas last and people won't order as many

Study: List sugary sodas last and people won't order as many

Under the Golden Arches, the winds of change are a’blowing. As McDonald’s looks to keep pace with the competition and further automate the whole fast food process, it’s also been making numerous changes to its menu options, for reasons both economic and health-conscious. Already McDonald’s has removed cheeseburgers and sodas as default Happy Meal options, although both can still be...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 20, 2019 at 00:19. 2 comments

Bologna sandwich fight ends in third-degree assault charges

Bologna sandwich fight ends in third-degree assault charges

Sometimes, a situation escalates far too quickly, with only the slightest provocation. In these cases, that provocation can be as simple as a dispute over three slices of bologna .

Such was the case with a Connecticut man driven to violence over said luncheon meat, and eventually arrested earlier this week after police were called in response to his attack on a male relative. The Middletown...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 19, 2019 at 22:08.

Five male individuals arrested at Five Guys

Five male individuals arrested at Five Guys

Sometimes, the headlines write themselves!

You may recall Stuart, Florida as the site of an ongoing battle between local residents and the Popeyes smell . Now, Stuart has also played host to a scuffle that resulted in numerous arrests and guaranteed a deluge of winking news reportage. In the same way one might expect a royal to demean his peasantry at a Burger King, or a red-haired woman to...

Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 19, 2019 at 00:21. 9 comments

Teenager drinks Arizona iced tea, puts it back on the shelf, winds up in jail

Teenager drinks Arizona iced tea, puts it back on the shelf, winds up in jail

Don’t put your mouth on things you’re not going to subsequently purchase. You would think that this is a given, that people are innately aware of the hazards that can emerge from recklessly placing their uniformly filthy mouths on objects that will belong to someone else at some point. (Isn’t this a kindergarten lesson? You touch that cookie, it’s yours.) Yet between a recent incident in...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 18, 2019 at 23:26. 1 comments

Impossible Foods will flow like a fake-meat river once again

Impossible Foods will flow like a fake-meat river once again

Early in May, news emerged that Impossible Foods (one of the companies most directly responsible for the recent boom in fast-food meatless meat) was struggling to produce enough to meet growing demand for their products. Luckily, CNN now reports that Impossible is back on track, and the flow of faux-meat will continue unabated.

In a letter to restaurant distributors, Impossible Foods...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 18, 2019 at 22:30. 3 comments

Cauliflower pizza reaches the epicenter of mainstream: Chuck E. Cheese

Cauliflower pizza reaches the epicenter of mainstream: Chuck E. Cheese

More and more, it looks like healthier dining alternatives will outlive the “fad” labeling they’re receiving in some corners of the world. Chains not historically associated with their conscious-minded offerings are jumping aboard the rapidly accelerating train, and if you needed further proof that it’s going mainstream, look no further than the gleaming international bastion of inexpensive...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 18, 2019 at 00:05. 15 comments

The Wienermobile is on Airbnb

The Wienermobile is on Airbnb

Have you ever wished you were an Oscar Mayer weiner, as the song goes? The company may no longer be running jingles about children’s excitement to become processed meat, but for a weekend in early August, it’ll serve up the next best thing: the chance to sleep inside a hot dog.

That’s right, folks: the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is taking limited-stay reservations. Beginning on July 24, Oscar...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 17, 2019 at 23:28. 11 comments

Utah boy slings “ice cold beer,” has police called on him

Utah boy slings “ice cold beer,” has police called on him

Young entrepreneurship is tough. To begin with, you are very small and you have no money. Then you have to come up with a hot idea while working from that difficult baseline. And even if your idea works, and your modest business takes off, you run the risk of getting robbed or violating laws that you didn’t yet know existed , because you are young. It’s a difficult life.

One boy in Brigham...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 17, 2019 at 23:02. 1 comments

Is America ready for a blueberry McGriddle?

Is America ready for a blueberry McGriddle?

There’s a time for sticking with what you know, and a time for innovation. For McDonald’s, as tastes are changing and the competition is heating up , the time has come for both in tandem, as the fast food giant has announced it’s testing a variant on one of its most popular breakfast items: a blueberry McGriddle.

The blueberry McGriddle will come in the same three common forms as the standard...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 17, 2019 at 02:07.

Super Size Me 2 has a trailer, will continue to state the obvious

Super Size Me 2 has a trailer, will continue to state the obvious

Fifteen years ago, documentarian Morgan Spurlock briefly became a household name thanks to Super Size Me, his hit film about the unethical farming practices and craven profiteering lurking beneath American fast food companies. By subjecting himself to a 30-day diet of nothing but the largest portions available at McDonald’s, Spurlock ate his way to a career in film and television through his...

Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 16, 2019 at 22:11. 13 comments

If Burger King cooks Halloumi burger in same fryer as chicken nuggets, is it still vegetarian?

If Burger King cooks Halloumi burger in same fryer as chicken nuggets, is it still vegetarian?

Last year, Burger King debuted its Halloumi King burger in Sweden, a meatless Whopper alternative built around two crispy, fried slabs of the titular squeaky cheese. It was a hit there, and it looks to likewise become a hit in the U.K., where it debuted just last week . Especially now, when everybody and their brother is pursuing a meat-free fast-food option, it’s a safe bet. Who doesn’t...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 16, 2019 at 01:31. 18 comments

Domino’s now using cameras to assess whether your pizza is good [Updated]

Domino’s now using cameras to assess whether your pizza is good [Updated]

Update, July 15, 2019: Apparently the DOM Pizza Checker has been a fast success. Pizza Marketplace reports product customers’ quality scores for Domino’s pizzas rose 15% since the tool was introduced in Australia and New Zealand. With those measurable results, the company says U.S. locations are watching the technology closely to decide whether or not to implement it stateside.

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 15, 2019 at 23:47. 14 comments

Technology is making fast food jobs even more stressful

Technology is making fast food jobs even more stressful
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For all of the grief that supposed “burger flippers” receive from those who’ve never had to deal with the arduous, fast-paced nature of hourly kitchen work, there’s rarely much consideration lent to the effects that such work has on a person over time. A new Vox feature by journalist Emily Guendelsberger not only illustrates this general...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 15, 2019 at 22:57. 8 comments

Doordash driver delivers meal after eating some of it

Doordash driver delivers meal after eating some of it

Delivery apps are having a rough go of it right now, at least outside of the piles of money they’re raking in. Now that they’ve entrenched themselves within the dining industry, third-party services are contending with the ways in which their intended disruption has led to unintended issues across the board, from dubious charges to driver protests to allegations of tip skimming .

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 15, 2019 at 22:27. 24 comments

Cake decorator mistakes “Moana” for “marijuana,” gets fired

Cake decorator mistakes “Moana” for “marijuana,” gets fired

This story is a story about a funny ice cream cake, and we’ll get to that, but keep in mind that it’s also a story about what happens when people innocuously post things online without thinking about their potential consequences.

But first, the ice cream cake. Earlier this month, at a Dairy Queen in Macon, Georgia, a customer called in to order a 25th birthday cake themed around the Disney...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 15, 2019 at 18:57.

Vocal Texans argue tacos should be named official Texas state food

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Some Texans have decided that it’s time for a changing of the guard in which food represents its state.

As of this publication, the recognized state dish is chili con carne. (If you’re wondering, the jalapeño is the state pepper, the state cobbler is peach, and the state fruit is the Texas red grapefruit.) Many both in and out of Texas would argue for the merits of barbeque as an immediately...

Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Jul 15, 2019 at 18:06.

France tells its people to drink less wine

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We regret to inform you that, as studies have proven in recent years, putting basically anything enjoyable in your body is now provably bad. Sodas are bad for you. Diet sodas are also bad for you. Fast food has been getting worse for decades, pretty much anything processed at large is a poor choice, and it goes without saying that drinking any kind of alcohol is sending you down the primrose...

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