The fast food war is a rough life. No one thinks eating food from out of a window is a good thing to do anymore. The market for fast food isn't growing. So marketing fast food today is more about who's hip and who's cool than it is about the quality of the food. To grow, companies need to literally ... More >>
Burger King previously tried to catch the Internet's attention to its new, supposedly healthier line of French fries called "Satisfries" when it "renamed" itself "Fries King." Now it has gone one further: it's simply just going to give away the fries to anyone who asks for it this weekend, with no p ... More >>
While our Burger Kings are putting fries in its burgers and our McDonald's are offering chicken wings, KFC's in Japan are reportedly deep frying soup.
You read the headline correctly. Burger King is offering mojitos, Long Island iced teas, daiquiris, and Cuba Libres. But wait...before you head out the door to get your drink on, I should add that it's only being offered at select Burger King stores in Japan.
Whew, Mother's Day is over, and the rush for goodies and presents can die down until, well, whenever that paternal holiday is. Let's take a look at what the week after had to offer. . . . Edwin reviewed the South County chain Inka Mama's. Then he told us that Layer Cake Bakery is opening a second l ... More >>
Overseas branches of American fast food staples have been amusing me for years with their specials. The Japanese arm of Burger King in particular has been great source of entertainment, bringing us the black-bunned, squid ink burger; the grilled apple burger; and then there's that guy who ordered a ... More >>
It happened yesterday. Burger King's Twitter feed was hacked by a prankster, its banner replaced with one advertising rival McDonald's new Fish McBites and phrase announcing "Just got sold to McDonalds because the Whopper flopped."
It took so long for Burger King to finally come head-to-head with their arch nemesis, even Wendy's started selling nuggets before they did. With last week's overdue announcement, The King has finally stepped up to face off against those golden arches. It's about damn time.We gave ourselves two conse ... More >>
Usually, the letters our mero-mero editero receives accuse us of everything from low IQ to being in league with the devil for any of a whole litany of sins. Our music critics are accused pretty much weekly of being tone-deaf, and anything we write about politics guarantees angry letters from the ... More >>
Last week, Burger King introduced its own chicken nuggets to compete with McDonald's; this week, in what might sound like some kid of poultry-based one-upmanship, there's news that McDonald's is testing out chicken wings.
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We thought it was just us-- the satisfaction felt after explaining exactly how our entree should be prepared. It's the Sally Albright syndrome. Although we quickly learned that if you don't like the selection, order something else. Changing a chef's interpretation of a dish means you've messed with ... More >>
The Habit Burger Grill, the slowly expanding Santa Barbara-based burger empire nipping at the heels of In-N-Out and Five Guys, has just opened in Huntington Beach, its sixth restaurant in Orange County. And now reader Mike has just noticed that it will also be taking over the Burger King at the corn ... More >>
In more bizarre Burger King-related news, a prankster dressed as The Burger King showed up at a McDonald's in Rome, Georgia, and started handing out free bags of burgers, prancing around the restaurant, and posing for pictures with children. The Rome News-Tribune writes that the police report s ... More >>
So a Burger King employee thought it would be a good idea to post a picture of himself on 4chan standing over two vats of iceberg lettuce with the message "this is the lettuce you eat at Burger King."Disgusted users of the site then took it upon themselves to ferret out the offender. Turns out the i ... More >>
While Taco Bell foists another Frankenstein's monster food item on us made from the interchangeable parts of its existing menu, the other parts of the world get actual innovation from their fast food restaurants. We heard about the Pizza Hut in England's hot-dog-stuffed pizza crusts and the gri ... More >>
In a move applauded by animal rights advocates, Burger King has announced that all of its egg and pork products will be cage-free by 2017. It's the largest restaurant chain to put a deadline on the switch. "So many tens of thousands of animals will now be in better living conditions," Wa ... More >>
So a man walks into a Burger King in Japan and orders a Whopper with 1,050 pieces bacon, and Burger King, true to their "Have It Your Way" slogan, gives it to him.
Burger King, now officially downgraded as the number three burger chain behind McDonald's and Wendy's, inspired not-so-inspiring headlines last week such as "Burger King's New Menu ...A Lot Like McDonald's" and "Did Burger King Wait Too Long To Reinvent Itself?"; but are the most drastic change ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal reports that AFA Foods, which contributes to about 2% of total U.S. beef production has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company's products are sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Burger King Holdings Inc., Jack in the Box Inc., Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc., Wendy' ... More >>
Technomic, the research and consulting firm that keeps score on the this sort of thing, put out its annual ranking of fast-food restaurants yesterday. The firm reports that Wendy's has displaced Burger King as the number two burger chain with $8.5 billion in sales compared with Burger King's $8.4 ... More >>
Burger King is giving out free fries again this weekend, this time as a St. Patrick's Day promotion. I'm sure it has more to do with the fact that fries are the cheapest thing a corporate outfit like Burger King can give away without cutting into the bottom line, and not some sort of nod to the h ... More >>
If it would seem a bizarre coincidence that Burger King in Japan is introducing a grilled apple-topped burger the same week Apple unveiled its new iPad, it probably is. But that isn't stopping a few bloggers to make the enticing connection, especially because BK Japan also named a Whopper after W ... More >>
Once again, it's fish sandwich season at the nation's fast food burger joints, a.k.a. Lent. It is said that 23% of Filet-O-Fish consumption happens during this period. But how do the others measure against what's arguably the nation's most popular fishwich, which McDonald's now offers in a doubl ... More >>
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit weighed in today in the case of a sheriff's deputy who claims severe emotional trauma after two ex-cons working the drive-thru at a Burger King added an extra ingredient during his late-night burger break.Suspecting the fast-food employees ... More >>
LuceroIt seems Chik-fil-A isn't the only fast-food chain with asshole workers in Irvine. Yesterday, Irvine PD arrested Burger King employee Luis Maximino Lucero Ballinas after a weeks-long investigation in which they discovered he had repeatedly stolen money from a disabled woman.The woman's par ... More >>
Unless it's Yoshinoya, I don't often post about the fast food chains except when they're giving something away for nothing. Today, it's Burger King. They're offering free value-sized fries for no other apparent reason than to get publicity and Facebook likes. They've even put a countdown clock on ... More >>
In the hierarchy of fast-food fries, Burger King's offerings have never been at the top of the batch. They've long wilted beneath McDonald's fries, which are awesome if consumed within 48 seconds, and In-N-Out fries, which taste cardboard-y to me, but are generally loved by the masses. Well, ... More >>
Telling you about the National Guard armories that opened last night and will open tomorrow night to provide winter shelter for the homeless, we mentioned the nonprofit running the program for the county was in need of various clothing, grooming and food items. That group is not alone. A charity ... More >>
Marisa Gerber/ OCWeeklyThree vans of people -- many from El Centro Cultural de Mexico and others from Justice for Janitors and an inter-faith group -- carpooled from Santa Ana to Monrovia today for a protest at Trader Joe's headquarters. The crew of 30 or so from Santa Ana convened with abou ... More >>
David Byrne celebrated a legal victory this week against former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who used Byrne's song Road To Nowhere in a campaign last year without permission. Along with pocketing an undisclosed sum of cash, Byrne's victory led to Crist releasing a stammering, videotaped apo ... More >>
Edwin Goei Our sister paper, SF Weekly asks: How do you know when street food is hot? When Whole Foods takes notice.
Our friend Brekkie Fan tipped me off to a Jersey Mike's opening right underneath my nose. But it's even more notable because the chain's seventh store in O.C.is taking root in a shopping center that's practically a ghost town these days. The once thriving Irvine minimall, at the corne ... More >>
Burger King has announced that it will start to offer beer, beginning at their store in Miami's South Beach. Their plan is to eventually expand the idea to more cities, including Las Vegas and L.A. The concept will be called Whopper Bar. The beer, domestic Budweiser to start, will be served in ... More >>
Picture from Dead Homer SocietySo by now you've heard that USA Today published an expose that revealed the meat bought by the USDA for use in school lunches wouldn't pass quality standards at Burger King or McDonald's.
Here are five interesting food stories that I've come across during a week of browsing. - Top chef Ferran Adria 'poisons' El Bulli diners with additives - Times Online - Organizations Attempt to Dispel Study's Food Safety Claims - QSR Magazine - Crafty Ways Restaurant Cut Costs - SmartMoney Magazi ... More >>
Kudos to the former CHiPs actor--who I had a huuuuuuuuuuge crush on growing up. He's seemingly given up on starring in infomercials shilling dodgy swampland and is now the costar (along with Tony Stewart and Carrot Top) of the latest Burger King ad, where he plays on his reputation for having an ... More >>
Just a short Friday post here. What you see above is a Burger King advertisement currently running in Singapore that's been getting all sorts of tongues wagging (double entendre intended) over the last month. The blogosphere has been aghast about how "tasteless" it is. Ever the moral compass, ev ... More >>
The headline speaks for itself. CLICK HERE if you'd like to read the article.But I know what you want to know. Who's planning to serve what?Since we're all busy people, I'll bullet point it for you:- Burger King: Thicker burgers, ribs, and kebabs.- Jack in the Box: Miniature sirloi ... More >>
OK. I'll admit it. I go to Yoshinoya....a lot. As a kid, my parents decided that their beef and teriyaki chicken bowls were a better alternative than McDonald's or Burger King. And as with anything one grows up with, it's a comfort food that's hard to shake. Also, it's cheap. It has ... More >>
The Cancer Project today issued its list of the five worst fast-food value menu items. And the envelopes, please... 1) Junior Bacon Cheeseburger (Jack in the Box, pictured). $1; 400 calories; 23 grams of fat; 8 grams of saturated fat; 1 gram of trans fat; 55 milligrams of cholestero ... More >>
From Orlando... Police were investigating a Taco Bell robbery that happened Wednesday night and quickly realized that they were dealing with a crime spree. Investigators said three to four armed men robbed a Taco Bell on Narcoosee Road and then attacked two workers before they ran off. When offic ... More >>
Don’t laugh. This is a serious question for Reverend Wiley Drake, pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park. Early Sunday morning, Drake, with assistance from the American Family Association (AFA), launched what he hopes will be a nationwide boycott of McDonald's. Its sin? The co ... More >>
After the claustrophobic overcrowding of Broxton avenue for the LAFF opening night party, I wasn’t expecting the Transformers premiere bash to be as well-run as it was. Adjacent parking lots were opened up, and food and drink were so prevalent that, if you actually ventured all the way in, it was ... More >>
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