Yesterday, it was announced that for the first time in 43 years, Wendy's had bested Burger King to become the No. 2 burger chain in America (behind perennial No. 1, McDonald's) based on sales alone.
The Wall Street Journal reported that "Wendy's had sales of $8.5 billion in 2011, compared with $8.4 ... More >>
Dining out is something we all love to do. I would have a hard time imagining the reader of this blog who is an exception.
My manners, at least when I'm at home, fly pretty fast and loose. Get it? I fart at the table. So what, who cares? When I'm in public, though, I tend to try to turn up t ... More >>
Yes, it's true: The original Ronald McDonald was played by Willard Scott.Food commercials have been unintentionally (or, in some cases, intentionally) creeping us out since the original Ronald McDonald was introduced to audiences in 1963. That's him over there to the right, providing what wou ... More >>
This week's Fast Times takes us in a different direction. Typically, a fast food product is consumed and you get the gist of my experience. This week, we sat down with Zach Calkins of Quiznos, to find out how some of these items are created.EOW: What is your formal title at Quiznos?Courtesy of Quizn ... More >>
I was recently invited to try out one of Quizno' s new prime rib sandwiches, choosing to go with the chipotle mayo. It had been years since my last visit to the sandwich giant, so I did a little Google search for the closest location, and headed there for lunch.
Please note this photo was t ... More >>
Ha! Spotted Dick is NOTHING compared to the other items on this list.It's easy to go to a foreign market and find items that seem strange and offensive to an American palate. Wandering through a Korean market, someone might offer you steamed silkworm pupae. In a South American market, you mig ... More >>
Bloody Mary flight over brunch at Bin in Wicker Park.I recently took a five-day trip to Chicago -- my first vacation in three years -- to revel in the cool weather, the lake breezes, the iconic architecture, the absorbing museums, and, of course, the food.
Chicago's evolution into a culinary ... More >>
You all know the drill by now. If you know of more deals, please share them in the comments.
If Quizno's is on your selection of lunch options, this coupon will save you a buck or two, literally.
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 14, Boston Market is giving away Minute Maid smoothies. No purchase ... More >>
By now, we've all seen the commercial for Jones' Good Ass BBQ & Foot Massage. Sadly, the video with the dancing chickens, catchy jingle and promise of a pedicure with the finest honey barbecue sauce in Illinois was too terrible to be true.
Fortunately, there are plenty of actual commercials for r ... More >>
Every year around this time, it's not uncommon to stumble across a
retrospective of some sort that pays tribute to those who have passed away,
typically those with some modicum of celebrity status. I'm always amazed at
actually how few deaths there are most years. I mean, I'm no actuary, but
when ... More >>
Photo by pyxopotamus
Auntie Anne's pretzel going down the hatch...When you're out there in the trenches this coming Black Friday, let it be known that we're thinking fondly of you. Waging war with high prices, reaping the bounty of sweet sales victory, dragging sacks of consumer electroni ... More >>
It was a long week in TV Land, so let's get some Cheesy Blasters and do it to it:
• 30 Rock is back! 30 Rock is back! I know that some of you -- most of you? -- probably thought that Texas' victory was the best thing on TV this week, but that's because you're young and don't know much yet. Trus ... More >>
Photos by Robb WalshI was shocked to discover that the price of the banh mi thit at Alpha Bakery in the Hong Kong City Mall had gone up, but my reaction was downright civil compared to the guy in line behind me. Sandwiches were only $1.85 a couple of years ago, with the usual Vietnamese sandw ... More >>
The bell tolled for several area restaurants over the past week, including some big-name establishments that have been in Houston for quite a long time. Fox Sports Grill was at the top of that list, with a significant presence and killer location in the Galleria. There has been no immediate indicat ... More >>
Photos by Michael Becker/ Fox
Michael Sarver couldn't patch Motown's soul.Man, Sarvernator! What happened? When first we met, you were so dope, flexing serious white-soul chops - minus a soul patch - and you had the sort of blue-collar backstory that seemed to make you a lock for the Top Seve ... More >>
With the holidays approaching, mayors across the country have published their equivalent of letters to Santa, and all they want for Christmas is a total of $73 billion in federal funding for municipal projects they say could kick-start job growth.The U.S. Conference of Mayors released this week the ... More >>