Hey, you know that stuff they used to temporarily keep grandpa from decaying? Yeah, turns out restaurants use a diluted version of it to keep shrimp clean. It's just one of many cost-saving moves restaurants use to cut corners. Here are some more.
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've got a collection of stories about penises. Lots and lots of penises. It's a veritable penile cornucopia, is what I'm saying here. As always, these are real e-mails from real…
Oh hey, look: white people doing something dumb and insensitive about race. It must be any day of the week again.
Generally, it's the job of a restaurateur to talk about how great their product is in order to entice customers. If you own a Skyline Chili franchise, however, that's apparently impossible, because some lies are just too huge for the human brain to even attempt to propagate.
A Christian group in New Jersey is attempting to purchase a McDonald's franchise license, then open the restaurant in a church. This is somewhat unusual, not least because I always figured Jesus was more of a Taco Bell guy.
A version of this post was originally published on November 23, 2013. It has been updated and edited to reflect both the new year and to accommodate additional entries. Consider this the HD remake of the original post.
We've reached peak Sriracha, everyone. You can all go home. Please, please, if you are one of those people who incessantly seeks to Srirachize all of human existence, go the fuck home.
So either a Chick-Fil-A employee forgot to log out of the company Twitter account before tweeting about his/her gaming exploits, or the pious chicken chain has snapped and is out here cruising the streets with a weapon, looking for blood, and super chipper about it.
Remember Direct Action Everywhere, the group from last month that brought us the video of a distraught woman telling restaurant customers the story of her chicken baby? They're back,* and now they've gifted us that marvelous, marvelous headline. I genuinely love these people, in the same way I loved Herman Cain's…
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've got stories about restaurant employees who completely lost it (including one from a customer's perspective, a first for this website). As always, these are real e-mails from real…
A new documentary from director Sanjay Rawal opened Friday, and sheds light on the deplorable working conditions of farmworkers in Florida, as well as their fight with major supermarket and fast food corporations.
A former McDonald's employee won nearly half a million dollars over an incident that occurred nearly a decade ago featuring a policeman lying and then coercing the employee into a false confession. For those keeping score, this means the score is now Regular People 1, Police Officers 5,685,382+. So, progress!
Seriously, look at that goddamn mugshot. Also, in case you're wondering whether this story gets better, this happened in Florida. Of course it gets better.
Of all the wonderful and fascinating things the internet has done for humanity, there might not be anything more magical than its capacity for shining a light on the most captivating examples possible of human self-absorption and absurdity. Nowhere is this more evident than Yelp.
The owners of a now-closed restaurant in Santa Monica, CA pled guilty today to serving endangered whale meat in lieu of sushi* and holy shit this story is awful.
Hey, remember last week, when we told you guys Hellmann's parent company Unilever suing San Francisco-based startup Hampton Creek for calling its product "Just Mayo" despite the fact that it had no eggs in it? Yeah, turns out Hellmann's was doing the exact same thing, only they were doing it a lot more.
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've got stories from customers who knowingly chose to ate their food in the most bizarre way possible. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers.
Go figure: McDonald's is refusing to buy a GMO potato despite its approval by the USDA.
A still-smoldering man walked into a Phoenix, Arizona Taco Bell and asked for a cup of water. This isn't a punchline, that's a thing that actually happened on Thursday night. In other news, it's apparently Taco Bell day here at Kitchenette.
Taco Bell producing taquitos isn't shocking; ultimately, it was really a matter of time. In a weird move, though, neither the company nor the media sources reporting on it are willing to actually call it a taquito.