So as we sat down to our usual so-cheap-it-might-as-well-be-free-breakfast at the IKEA in Costa Mesa, my better half notices a sticker on the poster board with a picture of their meatball plate on it. It said, quite plainly "Our meatballs are from a US supplier - sourced from US and Canada only. Onl ... More >>
It ain't free, but compared to what Starbucks charges, it is. Burger King, in efforts to promote their new line of coffee by Seattle's Best (which is owned by Starbucks, if you didn't already know), is offering a small 12-ounce cup of either their hot or iced coffee for 25-cents.
Take this as a lesson: if you're going to mess around after hours at your fast food job, do not post photos of your actions unless you want the photos to go viral and you to get fired.The last time it was a Burger King employee who thought it would be hoot to take a picture of himself standing on a ... More >>
Today the Student Farmworker Alliance and Coalition of Immokalee Workers (those always-awesome chingones who have led successful boycotts against everyone from Taco Bell to Trader Joe's) are invting la gente to meet and prep at El Centro Cultural de Mexico at 5pm to be part of today's "Wendy's Be Ou ... More >>
Remember that Japanese reporter who ordered a Whopper with 1,050 slices of bacon and couldn't even finish it? He's at it again, this time calling ahead to his local Burger King to request a Whopper with 1,000 slices of cheese. BK complied, constructing a support structure made of taped-together drin ... More >>
The elder half of a father-son duo who managed for nine years to remain free after murdering one human smuggler and leaving a second for dead has received double life prison sentences.Like a baddie undone by Shaggy and Scooby, 60-year-old Manuel Hernandez Juarez could have gotten away with it, too, ... More >>
For the past couple weeks, this Navel Gazer has been "on assignment" as the fancy pantie teevee reporters like the say. As much as I tried to check in along the way, some crime-iny cases we've been following here lo these many moons had some major updates I just couldn't . . . quite . . . get . . ... More >>
Would you pay $5 for a burger at Burger King? How about if they called it "Chef's Choice"? And used a 1/3 pound patty instead of the usual quarter pound they use for the Whopper? And topped it with bacon? And bleu cheese?
Wendy's, after wrestling the No. 2 spot last year from Burger King, is now focused on taking down the Clown. It intends to beef up advertising for its W Burger, taking aim at the Big Mac in what the CEO promises will be commercials "akin to the kind of the Apple-vs.-PC kind of spot."
A major rev ... More >>
The food-obsessed stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan had a great line once about food delivery. He said, "Delivery is really a combination of two of my favorite activities: eating, and not moving."People of the same mindset might soon have not just pizza and Chinese food but Whoppers they don't have ... More >>
I'd like to take the time to welcome our newest Forker, Charles Lam, to our blog. He made his debut to day and he's already caused foodie-discourse in the comments. Welcome!Now on to our weekly round up of what happened this week on the blog!
Fascinating article out on the Motley Fool yesterday. Written by a trio of students from Wharton, the paper chronicles in detail how McDonald's managed to succeed in France in spite of initial push-back from French society in general.McDonald's now boasts more than 1,200 restaurants in France, th ... More >>
Sandra Jessee: Were those tears real today?Accused of hiring hit men to murder her husband while she shopped at Walmart and Burger King for a fake alibi, Sandra Jessee declined to take the witness stand in her first trial and saw herself and co-defendant, Thomas Aehlert, come within one vote of s ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThe excellent Men's Health series called "Eat This, Not That" made its bones by mocking the atrocious nutritional bomb CPK sold as a "Thai Crunch Salad." In its original incarnation, it contained 2,238 calories if you added the heart-healthy avocado option.Shamed by this, ... More >>
Huber Juarez VasquezHuberJuarez Vasquez's big mouth could put him in a state prison cell for 47 years to life and his 60-year-old dad in another for 57 years to life. Those are the maximum stretches they face at their Aug. 5 sentencing in Santa Ana for the 2000 murder and attempted murder of coyo ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local crimes and police calls--now with waaaaaay more armed robberies, bike-riding/-taking bandits and indoor pot busts.
MONDAY, NOV. 16Wee Hour Party Goes to Pot During a party in a home in the 700 block of Maplewood Avenue in Fullerton, a resident whipp ... More >>
I work with this girl. I'll call her Mandy. Two days ago, Mandy was telling me some story about a dude she went to Sizzler with. When she told him there was nothing between them, he broke down in the parking lot.Apparently, homeboy didn't have enough paper for Mandy's tastes.My co- ... More >>
Just days after the Orange County District Attorney filed murder charges against Felix Abreu, the Santa Ana man who allegedly smashed his car into Arthur Carmona earlier this year, a man wrongfully charged and convicted of burglary a decade ago, another wrongfully convicted inmate from Orange County ... More >>