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Old 02-02-2019, 11:20 AM
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This is the current menu at Burger King in Sweden, who are trolling the shit out of McDonalds after they lost the EU trademark to "Big Mac" to the far smaller Irish burger chain "Supermac".
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Only if we bring back æ first
Will that be before or after we bring back þ?
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:38 AM
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Only if we ſucceſsfully reſtore the uſe of the long s.
(ſide note: the ſpell checker lets it paſs)
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:54 PM
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You have this many minutes to consume McDonald's French fries before they're inedible

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Robert Frost got it, man. He understood how fleeting life’s pleasures—nay, life itself—can be.

Nature’s first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold
Her early leaf’s a flower
But only so an hour


That dude knew things. That little nugget comes from a poem called “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” which dwells on the impermanence of transcendent beauty in eight short lines, arriving at last at the line which serves as its title. Boom goes the dynamite: Nothing gold can stay. Nothing. You get nothing. You lose. Good day, sir. Frost was writing about nature, and death, and the brutal reality of existence. He was not writing about the bliss and diminishing returns of a just-made batch of McDonald’s finest French-fried potatoes…. Or was he?!*

As Takeout editor-in-chief Kevin Pang wrote about our the top-ranked item on our list of America’s greatest fast foods, “When you see your order travel from fryalator to hot tray to cardboard sleeve to paper bag in one almost-continuous motion, you have witnessed the platonic ideal of fries-dom.” Yet experience tells us that the window for that platonic ideal is a small one. Those first few fries are perfection (nearly always). But sometime between those exquisite bites and the moment the mostly-empty bag hits the trash can/passenger seat floor, those returns sharply diminish this. They’re great, then they’re good, then they’re mostly edible, then they’re cast aside.

So: What is the half-life of a McDonald’s French fry? When does it expire? What are the precise stages of that diminution in deliciousness? At what point does solid gold become fool’s gold? We at The Takeout were determined to find out.

* He probably was not. Frost died after both the founding and franchising of McDonald’s, so it’s not not what he meant.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:15 PM
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Pun-filled sign battle rages between Indiana Taco Bell, Popeyes

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Like all epic rivalries, it began with a chicken costume. A relatively new Popeyes location in Scottsburg, Indiana, recently tried to drum up business by placing a person in a chicken costume outside its location. That didn’t sit well with a neighboring Taco Bell, which perceived the chicken as encroaching on the fast-food turf it’s occupied for 28 years.

“We were pretty salty about it at first,” Whitnei Ward, general manager at said Taco Bell, told WAVE-3 News.

Her assistant manager, Katelyn Phillips, chimed in: “And so, we were thinking, we got beef with that chicken.”

[Editor’s note: Golf claps for the fast-food employees of Scottsburg, Indiana and their sense of humor.]
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:25 PM
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much better corporate propaganda than sunny delight faking depression for those social media interactions
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:59 PM
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KFC continues to bring the weird promotional items.

Like scratch n Sniff Valentine's Cards for example.


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But not to mine because I prefer extra-crispy.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:25 PM
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I haven't had KFC in years but I had some chicken fingers with Nashville hot on 'em and it was outstanding.
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KFC continues to bring the weird promotional items.

Like scratch n Sniff Valentine's Cards for example.

Yoink!
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