Fast Food


Tue April 30, 2013
The Salt

Mon Dieu! Fast Food Now Rules In France

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 8:27 am

Fast times on the Champs-Elysees: People walk past a McDonald's on one of Paris' most storied avenues. But it's not just McD's that has caught French interest: Fast food now accounts for the majority of restaurant spending in the country.
Thomas Coex AFP/Getty Images

When it comes to culinary matters, France, in many minds, is synonymous with fine dining. So it might surprise you that, for the first time, sales at fast food chains have overtaken those at traditional restaurants in the country that gave us the word gastronomie.

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Mon April 29, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 2:33 pm

Carl's Jr.
Carl's Jr.

Artisan health food giant Carl's Jr. is currently testing a new summer menu item: the Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich. The timing couldn't be better, as it'll help you gain that final pesky 75 pounds before hitting the beach.

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Mon April 22, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Rip'n Chick'n

This is what it looks like.

The fried chicken chain Popeye's, named because Popeye famously ate cans of fried chicken to make himself big and strong, is offering "Rip'n Chick'n." In so doing, they've accomplished what the great poets thought impossible: rhyme "chicken" and "ripping," and serve people a hand-shaped piece of chicken.

Eva: So you're telling me chickens could have been collecting their own eggs all this time.

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Fri April 12, 2013

Burger King CEO To Run Heinz

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 8:55 am



And our last word in business today is, what do you want on your burger? The CEO of Burger King Worldwide is stepping down. Forty-three-year-old Bernardo Hees has been wearing the Burger King crown since 2010, when the fast food chain was bought out by 3G Capital.

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Mon April 8, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza

Originally published on Tue April 9, 2013 6:13 am

This photograph gets even more disturbing if you imagine those two hands belong to two different people.
Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut has always been a leader in stuffing more cheese into your pizza. First there was the famous Stuffed Crust, then the P'Sauna, which elevated your body temperature so you could achieve full cheese supersaturation. Now it's the Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza, which replaces the crust with tiny little bowls of cheese.

Ian: Thanks, Pizza Hut! Before when I wanted to eat a bowl of cheese, I had to go through a bad breakup first!

Eva: It looks like a beautiful sunflower with a bad case of acne.

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