Some 400,000 tourists are expected to descend on New York City and parts of New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII. If you are one of them, you probably have some time to kill before Sunday, and the NFL, at your service, has created a Snow Fall-quality flash website to guide you through this concrete jung ... More >>
Strike actions and rallies will dot the city today as fast food workers' frustrations will too-low wages and lack of collective bargaining rights come to a head. Fast food employees in 50 cities, including New York, will take to the streets for increases in pay and the right to organize unions witho ... More >>
Yesteday around 11 a.m., the Burger King Twitter account was apparently hacked. Reports Yahoo!News, the Burger King logo was swapped for a McDonald's logo, and a string of sometimes-obscene messages issued forth.
Pumpkin is all the rage these days and Burger King is taking advantage of that. As usual, this product cannot be found in the United States. It will be sold in Japan. The pumpkin-shaped burger will feature two slices of kabocha (a Japanese pumpkin), bacon, lettuce, a beef patty, and a creamy nut sa ... More >>
[See More Edible News: Restaurants Are Watching You | Burger King's Limited-Addition Chicken Menu for the Fall] Los Angeles may have a cupcake ATM machine, but New York is about to take the cupcake dispensing business up a notch with a six foot gumball machine that dispenses cupcakes. Cult bakery ... More >>
Burger King is introducing a bunch of new chicken dishes for a limited edition menu in the fall. It's the largest chicken menu rollout in the company's history. The menu includes the chicken parmesan sandwich composed of "tangy marinara, melted mozzarella and parmesan," as well as popcorn chicken w ... More >>
Following in McDonald's footsteps, Burger King has announced that it will only serve pork from suppliers who have banned gestation crates, and cage-free eggs in its restaurants nationwide. Burger King is now the only fast food restaurant that has committed to selling cage-free products.
There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Drinking excessive amounts of whiskey, jumping into a green river, dressing up as a leprechaun are just a few things that come to mind. Burger King has yet another idea: delighting in free fries and green ketchup like a 5-year-old. This weekend, ... More >>
The brand new fries at Burger King have been rolled out. Burger King has made a big fuss over its new fries, the first reformulation of that product since 1998, when the extra crispy and starchy fries were introduced. This time around, the fries are thicker, for the purpose of extra heat r ... More >>
In Asia, higher food prices are leading to greater company valuations and, in turn, mergers and acquisitions, which are sure to take their toll on global agribusiness. [Wall Street Journal] Why are food prices still soaring? The rising cost of fuel, civil unrest, possible climate change, and ... More >>
George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>
The ad that blew up in BK's face.It's been a rough couple of years for Burger King. With McDonald's and Subway vying for fast-food world domination, BK has been left struggling to overcome sliding sales and falling market share. The chain's latest attempt to reverse the trend, according to Na ... More >>
Though the bun displays more buoyancy, the BK Jalapeno & Cheddar Stuffed Steakhouse resembles a standard burger -- minus the pickles and onions. For the last couple of decades, to make their products seem more "natural," fast-food franchises have shunned fillers and chemical additives. Befo ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisDunkin's sausage pancake bites: part of a growing arsenal.Donna Simpson, New Jersey's most famous fat lady, used Thanksgiving to remind America that she is still committed to one day weighing 1,000 pounds. And thanks to some recent menu updates, she'll be getting plenty of h ... More >>
Spotted in the window of a Burger King in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and filed under "Adding Insult to Injury." [Thanks to Jen Doll] Have a tip or restaurant-related news? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming at you: the McDonald's Angus Deluxe Snack Wrap Few things are as relentlessly flogged on TV as the new product roll-outs of fast-food chains. We've been exposed to two in particular over the last few months: the BK Breakfast Bowl and McDonald's Snack Wraps.
According to a recent Siena Research Institute poll, 50% of New Yorkers think that the "Ground Zero Mosque" will promote racial and religious tolerance. Yet: 68% of Americans oppose it, despite the endorsements of New York City's mayor and the President of the United States of America. But th ... More >>
Alain Ducasse is one of several top chefs who are turning their attentions to vegetables, even offering haute veggie tasting menus. [Wall Street Journal] McDonald's posted a 12 percent gain in its second quarter thanks, in part, to its new smoothies and frappes. [Bloomberg] Burger King is ... More >>
Noma in Copenhagen finally topped El Bulli as the best restaurant in the world at the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants reception, held last night in London. Daniel jumped 33 spots to no. 8, Per Se dropped four spots to no. 10, and Le Bernardin stayed at a comfortable no. 15. [Bloombe ... More >>
In Durham, N.C., the rich outlying soils that once grew tobacco now sprout peas, strawberries, fennel, artichokes, and lettuce. Chefs are also using local milk, cheese, eggs, pigs, chickens, quail, lambs, and rabbits. [NY Times] Tomato purists cry heresy as plant breeders offer hybrid versio ... More >>
Crazy for you, Steakhouse.In this era of sagging fast-food sales and campaigns to RetireRonald.com, burger chains aren't having the easiest of times these days. Burger King is getting its turn to squirm this week with backlash against its ad for the new Steakhouse burger priced at the insanel ... More >>
Rhode Island-based Daniele International is expanding its recall of salami products due to possible salmonella contamination. Another 115,000 pounds of salami is being recalled following 1 million pounds recalled last month. [AP] Burger King plans to enter the coffee wars by selling Starbuck ... More >>
Burger King wants women to swallow its new party line.Just in time for Valentines Day, Burger King has decided it wants to win back the women it so methodically alienated with "seven incher" blow-jobs and almost-naked ladies singing in the shower. According to Advertising Age, the chain is no ... More >>
pointnshoot/flickrBurger? Trend? You be the judge.Throw another year-end listicle on the campfire: Serious Eats has decided to take a Russian doll approach to cataloging the trends of the past 12 months by deeming the burger trend worthy of its own top 10 (or more specifically, top 7) list. ... More >>
Among the other things we can now thank Germany for is Beef!, a food magazine geared towards the XY set. A new publication from Gruner Jahr, it's kind of like what would happen if Maxim and GQ got hungry and fired up a big, testosterone-fueled grill. And it shouldn't be confused with BEEF ... More >>
Major fast-food chains are rolling out new cheaper menu options. McDonald's will start a Dollar Breakfast Menu in January; Burger King is touting its $1 double cheeseburgers; and Taco Bell is gearing up for its 89-cent Beefy 5-Layer Burrito and, later, the Five Bucks Box with four food items ... More >>
Elizabeth Jones/Eat Me Daily Broooklyn artist collective, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, has a burger-filled installation at Art Basel Miami Beach. The fake burgers are made with real buns from Burger King, and sit next to a video of Andy Warhol eating a slider.
One bag telegraphs purity, the other an earthy earnestness. Which will win? Could it be a tie? And why do they insist on calling them "sandwiches"? The Big Mac was born in 1968, when a burger modeled on the Big Boy invented by a Pittsburgh franchisee was nationalized. It has been the flagsh ... More >>
Pat Sullivan/APAt the Burger King of the future, you will sit in red chairs.No longer content to wallow in the crowded fast-food gutter, Burger King is moving on up to the fast-casual realm, at least on the surface. The corporation announced today that it's planning a massive image overhaul o ... More >>
A group of food corps is launching the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a national, multi-year campaign to help reduce obesity -- especially childhood obesity -- by 2015. [PR Newsire] A study reveals that customers at fast-food chains, such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and KFC, ... More >>
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McDonald's has a new burger on the menu, the first new permanent item since 2001. The Angus Third Pounder--which comes in Deluxe with American cheese, lettuce, and tomato; Bacon & Cheese; and Mushroom & Swiss varieties--seems to be competing with Burger King's Steakhouse Burger and other beefier bur ... More >>
The New York Botanical Garden is embracing the fresh food movement this summer with its new Edible Garden program, which will feature such temporary exhibitions as "Tropical Fruits, Roots and Shoots." Martha Stewart helped the Botanical Garden revamp its herb garden, which now includes a variety of ... More >>
WTF? Burger King has launched a cologne called "Flame" in the UK that's supposed to be inspired by the smell of grilled meat. A spokesperson said, "It's a very manly smell. It's a real change from the his-and-hers type scents. It's well known that certain foods can increase your libido. Flame has ... More >>
Organic farmers are feeling the sting of the organic food trend slowing. Dairy farmers, especially, are suffering, and many have been told to cut milk production by up to 20 percent. The slowdown, combined with the high cost of transporting organic feed from the Midwest has caused 32 dairy farms in ... More >>
Grilling enthusiasts need not skimp on the steak this summer. Bargain cuts include hanger, flatiron, flank, flap, tri-tip, skirt, chuck eye, chuck shoulder and top sirloin. So, what's the key to the perfect steak? Patience: let it sit before you put it on the grill and after. [Washington Post] A po ... More >>
I just saw a plus-sized woman in a restaurant and it was clear that she was wearing a solid black tent dress because it's supposed to be marvelously slimming. And it's true, a loose-fitting black shmatte generally does make you look like a bit less of a whale. But that ultimately didn't work for me ... More >>
To stay competitive, pizza chains are offering digital ways to order pies. You can order Domino's over TiVo, Pizza Hut on Facebook, Papa John's via text message; and Uno's online. You can also just pickup the phone and/or get a better pizza elsewhere. [The Wall Street Journal] G. Franco Romagnoli ha ... More >>
There is a crisis in New York City. No, it's not the heat. (If you're a Post reader, we broke yesterday's record temp of 97, set in 1933. If you read the Daily News, we fell one degree short.) It's not the Dirty Tricks Scandal or that the iPhone is going to be faster and cheaper. The crisis of epic ... More >>
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