fastfood2017

Fast Food Week

How US Army Technology Gave Rise to the McRib

The US Army pioneered restructured meats in the 1960s, and that technology found its way into beloved fast food menu staples.
Anastacia Marx de Salcedo
11.24.17
Fast Food Week

From Mafia Murders to Pitbull: How the Strange Story of Miami Subs Epitomizes Florida

Every Florida kid remembers the fries, the gyros, and the contract killing.
Myles Karp
11.23.17
Fast Food Week

One of America's Best Burgers Comes from This Dive Made of Sea Trash

Something ineffable sets Le Tub apart. Maybe it's all the toilet seats on the walls.
Myles Karp
8.3.17
Fast Food Week

Sonic Boom: How Fast Food Brought Scientific Optimism to the Masses

It was no coincidence that Yeager broke the sound barrier just a few years before the burger stand began offering 'service at the speed of sound.'
Gigen Mammoser
7.28.17
Fast Food Week

Reflecting on the Burger King Pokémon Disaster of 1999

How kids meal toys at the height of Pokémania led to two deaths and a lot of panic.
Gigen Mammoser
7.28.17
Fast Food Week

My Dad Invented the Extra Value Meal

Angela Dimayuga of Mission Chinese Food discovers that her father, a former manager at McDonald's, unwittingly changed the fast food landscape forever.
Angela Dimayuga
7.27.17
Fast Food Week

With Few Healthy Options, Egyptians Often Turn to Fast Food

Egypt has the highest rate of adult obesity in the world, and on-demand delivery by both Western fast food chains and local alternatives is only adding to the epidemic.
Edmund Bower
7.27.17
Fast Food Week

Why Popeyes Is Always Better in New Orleans

"In New Orleans, Popeyes doesn’t even qualify as fast food."
Kelly Fields
7.26.17
Fast Food Week

How to Make Your Own Fast Food Condiments

This mayo, mustard, and special sauce aren't even better than the real thing—they *are* the real thing.
Munchies Staff
7.26.17
Fast Food Week

Why All of Those Horrifying Urban Legends About KFC Just Won't Die

A deep dive into why the deep-fried rat and the mutant chickens are seemingly immortal.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.25.17
Fast Food Week

This Milkshake Recipe Is Infinitely Customizable

Shake Shack's Mark Rosati wants you to customize your chocolate shake like crazy.
Munchies Staff
7.25.17