money

Fast Food

What Happened to the Winner of McDonald's $1 Million Flexi-Disc Contest?

In 1989, a 13-year-old boy in Galax, Virginia thought he'd won the real-life golden ticket. His family suddenly had money—but with it, more problems.
Richard Parks
6.27.18
tipping

Millennials Are Terrible at Tipping, Study Says

It’s 20 percent, people.
Ian Burke
6.19.18
lawsuit

Man Sues Houston Hotel for $1 Million After Slipping On Lettuce Leaf

The court records call the incident a "textbook 'Banana Peel Slip.'"
Jelisa Castrodale
5.11.18
WTF

Woman Accidentally Enters Her PIN as a Tip on Restaurant Terminal, Is Now Out $7,732

Uhh, whoops.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.7.18
coffee

Grumpy Cat, Who Is Richer than You'll Ever Be, Awarded $710K in Coffee Lawsuit

The serially surly cat's brand has raked in an estimated $100 million since she became an internet sensation.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.25.18
money

Bananacoin Is a Real-Life Cryptocurrency—and People Are Actually Buying It

Developers say that in addition to being a good investment, banana prices are also easy enough for our parents to understand. OK.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.24.18
Restaurant Confessionals

Being a Private Chef for a Gazillionaire Is Essentially Indentured Servitude with Perks

Once you’ve reached a certain point in life, any X amount of dollars past that won’t make you happier. I meet plenty of miserable rich bastards who are angry about all these things. They should be happy and live wonderful lives. But they’re just people.
Anonymous
1.13.18
Supermarket

A Supermarket Is Selling a 'Cauliflower Steak' That's Just Cauliflower Wrapped in Plastic

It costs £2 and looks sad.
Mayukh Sen
1.9.18
money

Burger King Is Allegedly Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency

Sure, you've got some Ethereum, but can you use it to buy Whoppers? Better get some Whoppercoin.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.24.17
tipping

Guess Which Diners Are the Worst Tippers

Women, Democrats, and Southerners all have something in common, according to a recent survey.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.11.17
Books

How Boston Legend Barbara Lynch Got Her Flagship Restaurant Off The Ground

"This wasn’t like bullshitting a cruise-ship captain to get a job. It was much more intimate." An excerpt from her just-released memoir 'Out of Line: A Life Playing With Fire.'
Barbara Lynch
4.22.17
coffee

Let's Talk About This Place in Brooklyn That's Selling an $18 Cup of Coffee

The Extraction Lab will soon start selling Panama Geisha coffee, an ultra-pricey bean varietal that has been grown in Panama since the 1960s.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.9.17