Shark Week is awesome, isn't it? Yeah, it totally is (I assume, I've never seen it). You know what's less awesome? The fact that because of Shark Week, we are eating at least one species near to endangerment.
Feel like expelling all your rage and vitriol from this nightmarish week at a meaningless and arbitrary screed about fruit by some dumb asshole? Boy, have I got the post for you!
Here at Kitchenette, we've been hating on McDonald's a lot lately, and that's totally fair. By the same token, though, it's important to remember that they're far from the only unremitting font of evil in the fast food business.
A Morehead City, North Carolina woman was really not expecting her McDonald's order to be served with a side of genocidal iconography.
Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. Today we bring you stories as absurd and ridiculous as they are unique and inexplicable. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers.
A KFC customer in North Platte, Nebraska recently felt so guilty over "stealing" a piece of chicken that she felt compelled to apologize and send in $2 to pay for it.
I'm pretty sure that didn't come out of the fountain.
Hey, look at these pretzel dicks.
In response to Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, Russia has now taken its ball and gone home with regard to food imports, and by "taken its ball and gone home" I mean they've shot themselves right in the kneecaps while shouting "SO THERE."
In this week's edition of "wait, seriously, that was a thing?" the FDA has now ruled that products that claim to be "gluten-free" actually have to contain a distinct absence of gluten. Apparently, prior to this ruling, we were all living in a gluten-free-for-all.
Taking a cue from the John Pierpoint Morgan "Everyone Who Works For Me Can Go Screw Themselves" school of thought, one Minnesota restaurant has decided to pay for its employees' $0.75 hourly raise by making its employees pay for it themselves.
Check-splitting, that most mysterious of restaurant activities. How many cards is too many? Is it better to split using cash or credit? How is check-split formed?! How waitress get coin change?!
A McDonald's Franchise owner is sick and tired of how the company does business, and has told the Washington Post all about the shady ways the company handles itself — including straight-up telling her she should pay her employees less.
Hey, who's up for some kebabs? Oh, wow, nearly everyone? Cool. OK, the catch is they come with a side of being hit with an iron bar. Huh. Suddenly a lot less hands up. Go figure.
Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. This week, we bring you patently absurd customer requests, from squeezed coleslaw to the murder of steaks. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers.
Because you haven't had enough things to be paranoid about lately, let's talk about the elderly Illinois man who hid sewing needles in packaged meat at his local grocery store.
A restaurant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is apparently offering a 15% discount to customers who decide to pray at any point during their meal.
She's a meat-eater; he's vegan. She likes salads; he lives on hot dogs and Cheez Whiz. These are examples of real-life couples whose pairings make no sense to me. Because I could not love a person (romantically) who would never eat vegetables. Or if I did love them, I would consider it star-crossed. Uh,…
Cronut creator Dominique Ansel has apparently decided that what the dessert market was really craving was an ice cream sundae in a can.
She looked at it like this. Am I now morally obligated to destroy her entire family? Y/N? (Evidence below.)