Burger King Corporation

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Burger King Says No To Horsemeat; McDonald's Says Yes To Sustainable Fish

    It's been quite a week for fast food companies around the world. After finding traces of horse and pig DNA in meat last week, British grocery chain Tesco recalled all its meat products made from a questionable producers. Now, Burger King has dropped Silvercrest Foods, one of its main meat suppliers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Vagina Onion Ring Could Be Yours For $9,100

    If you look at two onion rings fried together and instantly think "vagina," you've got a problem. If you're willing to cough up more than $9,000 to buy two onion rings fried together that kinda look like a vagina, you've got a disease for which there is no cure: stupidity.For sale on eBay right now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Black Folks, Fried Chicken, Mary J. Blige, and Voice Alum Chloé Hilliard [VIDEO]

    Black folks have been in the news a lot recently and, despite the fact that an African American is in the White House (and according to recent polls stands likely to stay there for the next five years), a lot of that news has been extremely depressing in the past month. From "Stand Your Ground" to w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    David Burke is Not a Long Shower Guy, Would Do a Great Job on Television Pt. 2

    Yesterday, we spoke with Chef David Burke about grilling and ramps. Today we take the chef in a different direction: chatting about over the hill food trends, creativity, and the multiple restaurants he's looking to open in the next few years. What food trends are you tired of seeing? The molecula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    BK Bacon Sundae Revealed

    Amid frantic corporate restructuring, as reported by the NY Times, and a sagging market share, the Burger King in bending over backwards to delight foodies with a new genre that might be dubbed "extreme fast food."

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Food and Fashion Don't Quite Go Together

    There's more to the Internet than food blogs (except this one of course). If you only read recipes and ogled food porn, you'd miss out on fantastic videos like the ones from MVPleez -- their newest opus to ramps, starring Harold Dieterle and Jimmy Bradley, is one to waste a few minutes on. And how c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Bowery Burger at New York Burger Co.

    New York Burger Co.'s Bowery Burger When you crave a hamburger, you usually go upscale or down. On the downscale side, you may walk into Five Guys, a diner, or even Burger King or Wendy's. Upscale, find yourself at maybe Minetta Tavern (where you can actually get a seat at lunch), 5 Napkin, or eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Burger King's New Onion Rings: Blech!

    ​Cooking them a little more probably wouldn't help I love onion rings, and invariably order them whenever they appear on a menu. The trouble is - 95% of the rings found in restaurants suck, which means I'm often disappointed. By comparison, 50% of restaurant French fries could be classified ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Hinsch's Egg Creams Live On!

    Things were looking pretty grim after beloved Bay Ridge luncheonette Hinsch's (home of one delicious egg cream) had closed after more than half a century in business. But the tides have changed and the old ice cream parlor is back in business, reports the New York Daily News. And it's gotten a face ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2011

    Let's Play The Republican Presidential Debate Drinking Game!

    ​Tonight marks yet another Republican presidential debate, and podium enthusiasts across the country will be glued to their TV screens when the candidates take the stage. The CBS/National Journal/Pennzoil/Burger King/Papa John's/AMC Loews/Comcast/Olive Garden/Mercedes/StarKist/Beef 'O' Brady's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Screw the McRib: Bring Back These 5 Discontinued Fast Food Items

    McDonald'sWhat's better than the McRib? Oh, we'll tell you what's better.​ If you haven't been watching television, reading any food blogs, or paying visits to McDonald's recently, you might not know that the cult favorite McRib sandwich is back. The sandwich stuffs a pork patty (sorry, no act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Where to Drink During Oktoberfest; Red Wine Good for Hearts, But Not for Blood Pressure

    ​Eric Asimov finds himself rather underwhelmed by New Zealand Pinot Noirs. [NY Times] Fast-food chains like Starbucks and Burger King have started serving booze, but others say it's not worth the hassle. [NY Times] A roundup of spots to celebrate Oktoberfest includes Zum Schneider in the Eas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Paula Deen Responds to Anthony Bourdain; Chipotle Addresses Bacon in Beans

    ​It would appear that dogs are the final frontier when it comes to gourmet food trucks. Bocce's Bakery launched its Biscuit Bike this summer, offering organic dog treats, including and cupcakes. [NY Post] Paula Deen shot back at Anthony Bourdain after he called her the "most dangerous person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Wild and Crazy Burgers of Northern California

    ​Yes, this is a burger, or maybe you'd say a pair of them. Though hamburgers as we know them were probably invented in New York City at the Lower West Side docks, where they were sold to German sailors in the early 19th century, the most evolved hamburger culture in the country is not in New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    A Look Back at the Top Stories of 2010

    Albert Michael/StartraksBaby porn​ Sure, sure, a new year is now upon us, but as we usher in 2011, let's take a quick look down memory lane to see what stories reigned supreme on Fork in the Road in 2010. Come relive the year of Padma, the Pizzacone, and eating in Times Square.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Burger King's Foray Into Pillow Cases is Strange -- But Is the Commercial Intentionally Gay?

    ​Please move over, dear, you're snoring. Well, the new South Park episode last evening featuring parodies of Jersey Shore and Housewives of New Jersey was not quite as funny as we'd hoped. In fact, it was almost upstaged by a Burger King commercial which is apparently almost brand new.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Gap's Mistaken Redesign, Plus 9 Other Logos No One Needed to Mess With

    ​In the wake of the Gap logo brouhaha, a/k/a, the making of an already ugly logo into an uglier one "circa 2010," allow us to present you with nine more of the most unfortunate logo redesigns we've lived through. There should be a T-shirt attesting to this, except there's no way in hell we'd w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    In the Annals of Shameless Press Invites: the Burger King Brunch Preview

    Would you say yes to brunch in bed with this man?​It's no longer a secret that food bloggers and writers are constantly courted by publicists to attend free dinners, restaurant previews (code for free dinner), and sample any number of newly launched or relaunched menu items (more code). It's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    New York Rappers Talk Their Worst Summer Jobs

    Image via Darrell Bell​Hip-hop is the world's most brazenly capitalist genre of music. If Jay-Z's not talking about playing Monopoly with real cash, then Kanye West's tweeting about the cherub-motifed Persian rugs and golden goblets he's just scored at Fishs Eddy. But while certain rotund rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    The 5 Rules of Subway's 'Build Your Better Breakfast'

    ​An off-white study in culinary banality: This is what you get if you don't choose to add on from the fixin's buffet--which offers exactly the same ingredients you'll be adding to your sub at lunchtime. Subway franchisees have been creeping over the NYC landscape lately like an algae bloom on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Burger King Fire-Grilled Ribs Debut in NYC -- Not Bad!

    ​Six to a box, these tiny babies will set you back about a dollar per rib. Last week, Chantal Martineau announced the advent of another new and slightly upscale foodstuff at Burger King - a barbecued rib entrée, priced as high as $8.99, and debuting in Chicago and Washington. Well, New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Morimoto Samples Duane Reade Sushi; Ben & Jerry's to Go Fairtrade Compliant

    ​Whole Foods has reported higher-than-expected fiscal first quarter earnings, which is being attributed largely to a price shift instituted last year. [Forbes] Romania has proposed a tax on burgers, french fries, soda, and other fast foods in an effort to fight both adult and child obesity. [ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Super Bowl XLIV Ads Mediocre; Michelle Obama Fights Child Obesity

    ​Wal-Mart is testing the idea of switching to private-label spices by replacing McCormick products with its own generic brand in some stores. The chain is currently responsible for 11 percent of McCormick's sales. [Wall Street Journal] Weight loss success stories marketed by such fast-food ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Burger King to Roll Out Whopper Bars; Coke Gets a Greener Bottle

    ​In the hopes of achieving a smaller carbon footprint, Coca-Cola has debuted its new "plantbottle," a new packaging material made partly from plants. It has the same weight, feel, chemistry, and function as a regular plastic bottle. [Wall Street Journal] A Four Seasons insider offers some ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Fork in the Road Presents: Futuristic Fast Food Mash-Ups

    ​That taco looks familiar, but where the hell did it come from? Forge ahead to find out. One of the worst aspects of the Age of Bloomberg has been the inundation of the city with nationally franchised fast food restaurants, so that now you can find McDonald's, KFC, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Meat for Kids Not Up to Scratch; Beer Can Collecting Gone the Way of the Dodo

    ​Public school kids are getting millions of pounds of beef and chicken that wouldn't meet the standards of many fast-food restaurants. McDonald's and Burger King test their ground beef 5-10 times more than the USDA does school meat. [USA Today] Giuseppe Cipriani, the Italian restaurateur who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Costco Takes Manhattan; Long Island Scallops Make a Comeback

    ​iVillage has launched a new food site,, specifically targeted at "women on the go." The site will feature blogs, recipes, photos and video content, as well as content by Gail Simmons and restaurateur Donatella Arpaia. [WWD] Costco got its first Manhattan location on Thursda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Ruby Tuesday Tries to Move On Up

    NNECAPA/flickr​As the economy has festered, fast-food and casual dining restaurants have been whipping out their mascara wands to class up their image while reassuring diners that the food is still cheap and the portions still monolithic. Burger King embarked on a bachelor pad-fabulous make-ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    File Under WTF: Whopper and Windows Form Strange Partnership in Japan

    ​When big food meets big technology, disturbing things can happen -- especially when it's their marketing departments that are joining forces. And especially when they're doing so in Japan. Burger King and Microsoft have partnered for a campaign called "Windows 7 Whopper." The fast food chain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Worst New Trend: Redesigned McDonald's, Burger King

    ​Jeremiah's Vanishing New York visits the McDonald's at 6th Avenue and 15th Street and finds "seating inspired by Arne Jacobsen's biomorphic Egg and Swan chairs of 1958," and "flat-screen televisions... mounted over the dining tables." This is apparently part of a "next generation of McDonal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Esquire Serves a Super-Sized Fast Food Feature

    macrofarm/flickr​This month's issue of Esquire devotes considerable coverage to the topic of fast food, with a round-up of the country's best (In-N-Out) and worst (Taco Bell) chains, thoughts about burger joints, and chef confessionals about the last time they ate fast food. Our fair city's culina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Whole Foods Goes Back to Its Roots; Racy Burger Ads Embarrass Those Who Actually Sell Burgers

    ​To offset falling sales, Whole Foods is planning to return to its natural-foods roots. The chain will launch a "healthy eating" initiative this fall with cooking demonstrations and recipes, shifting its focus from gourmet eating. [Wall Street Journal] Fast-food chains have embraced racy adve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Fancy This--Website Does Extreme Fast Food Makeovers

    Photo borrowed from Fancy Fast FoodWhether you're a White Castle virgin or a a Burger King slut, you'll certainly be able to appreciate the artistry involved in transforming fast food meals into haute (looking) cuisine. The amazing extreme food makeovers featured on Fancy Fast Food don't sound appet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Marilyn Monroe and Studies in Crap Unite to Contemplate Cleavage and Toast Miss America, 1953

    Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Miss America Pageant Official Year Book Date: 1952 Discovered at: Antique mall The C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    News Roundup: Trent Reznor, Eminem, M.I.A., Pearl Jam

    --Trent Reznor spoke out against former protege Marilyn Manson, saying, "He is a malicious guy and will step on anybody's face to succeed and cross any line of decency. Seeing him now, drugs and alcohol now rule his life and he's become a dopey clown." The Nine Inch Nails mastermind doesn't hold bac ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009
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    May 20, 2009

    Live on the LES with the Punch Brothers

    On five wily, omnivorous bluegrass titans

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    James Beard Loves New York; All-Natural Chicken Not Always So

    James Beard Foundation Awards winners included Jean Georges for outstanding restaurant, Drew Nieporent for outstanding restaurateur, Dan Barber for outstanding chef, Momofuku Ko for best new restaurant, Daniel for best service, and Totonno's pizzeria was named one of America's Classics. [NY Times] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Low-fat Fries, Offensive Burger Ads and Tainted Bacon

    In a recent study of heart-healthy foods, vegetables, nuts and the Mediterranean diet were named as "good" heart foods, while--shocker!--the trans fats in french fries are bad. Meat, eggs and milk are still in heart-health limbo. [AP via Google] Meanwhile, an Iowa company is working on a geneticall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Kinda Fast Food Places Rule "Healthiest Fast Food Chains" List

    What we would call real fast food places.(photo by Flickr/AdamL212, some rights reserved)Health magazine has released its list of the ten healthiest fast food chains in the country, but it's hard to come by the supposed healthiest option in the city, much to Mayor Bloomberg's dismay, we're guessing. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Beyonce At Burger King? So Says Cazwell!

    Downtown darling and musical artist/promoter/DJ Cazwell is on his way to superstardom with his song "I Seen Beyonce At Burger King," the video for which has drawn 650,000-plus hits on YouTube and counting. Take a cholesterol-filled bite and see if you believe that Beyonce was really shoving two chee ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009


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