You know how some people can take what’s seemingly garbage and make pretty things out of them? Yeah, artist Yuken Teruya is one of those people. The artist took a take-out bag from McDonald’s (an item which I imagine millions of are tossed each day) and sculpted some unbelievably beautiful trees out of them. Using the bag’s bright coloring for the tree, the bag itself is used as a frame for the sculptures.
Last year, Wendy’s both left the Japanese market – then relaunched the brand. Their re-entry to the Japanese market was heralded by the release of a foie gras hamburger. Things must have gone fairly well for the brand. They’re now back with a new Lobster Surf & Turf Burger and the Premium Caviar & Lobster sandwich.
Apparently there’s been a record haul for lobster this season, which has drastically reduced prices on the meat. Sensing a deal, Wendy’s is offering both of these sandwiches for ¥1,280 (which works out to a tad below $16.50.)
The Lobster & Caviar sandwich (seen on the left in the photo above) includes both claw meat and lobster salad, topped with a mustard mayonnaise and sprinkled with caviar! The Surf & Turf Burger is Wendy’s take on the classic dish: one of their square Wendy’s burgers topped with whole pieces of said cheap Canadian lobster. On an Atkins kick? There is also an Ocean Premium Salad, which contains both whole lobster chunks and lobster salad which will set you back ¥1,580 yen (a few pennies more than $20.)
What is it with fast food employees doing stupid things and then feeling the need to post them on the internet? Will they never learn? 4chan always gets a bad rap as a lawless environment but often they dole out justice where it’s needed. Today is no different.
On July 16th some genius who worked at a Burger King in Cleveland posted anonymously a photo of himself stepping in bins of lettuce to the site. The original poster captioned the image with “This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King.”
4chan is not to be trifled with however, and those users who were appalled by the image decided to take action. They grabbed the GPS data embedded in the picture – in an effort to pinpoint where the photograph had been taken, the Cleveland Scene reports.
In addition to contacting local news media in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, (where the image originated) users also managed to pull up the address and telephone number of the exact Burger King location where the event took place. You can imagine that it wasn’t long before many emails and phone calls took place. All that took about 15 minutes from the initial post.
A list of the 4chan users’ responses was posted to Reddit on Tuesday.
When contacted, a manager at the Mayfield Heights Burger King, said that the alleged perpetrator was a long-time employee. Management refused to disclose other details, offering only that this was the employee’s first disciplinary incident in his employment history. Both said employee and the shift manager on duty at the time have been fired.
Burger King is always telling you that you can “have it your way” Mr. Sato is certainly trying to push the limits of that offer. He first became internet famous for ordering a whopper with 1050 strips of bacon. That’s a lot of bacon no matter who you are. Now he’s ordered a whopper with 1000 slices of cheese. That’s 45,661 calories worth. Good thing he’s not in New York City or he’d be limited to a puny 16 ounces of soft drink. Damn you Bloomberg!
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Twitter, and social media in general, make for some odd happenstance. McDonald’s, for one, won’t soon forget the sting from their Twitter fiasco. When companies have little feuds or tiffs with each other it makes me secretly very happy inside. I know that there’s some faceless person behind each Tweet or message, but it makes me smile a little bit to think of corporate logos poking a bit of fun at each other.
A very brief but smile inducing twitter “feud” popped up on Reddit yesterday between Old Spice and Taco Bell. The Old Spice Twitter account questioned the provenance of “Fire Sauce.” Taco Bell fires back. It’s all very safe and gentle, and if you poke through the Reddit feed a good many people think it’s a marketing tactic, one way or another. It’s still worth a laugh even if it is some cynical marketing ploy.
Sometimes you need pizza now. Not Domino’s now. Like now – now. A half hour can be long time. If your standards aren’t particularly high and you’ve got a few minutes Let’s Pizza could be your answer. Like Red Box, only somewhat tastier. Pop a few dollars in one slot and you’ll get a hot pizza through another in two and a half minutes. I have to wonder how tasty something shooting out a vending machine is going to be. I was viciously attacked by a vending machine burrito in the wilds of America some time ago and haven’t quite learned to trust hot vending machine “edibles” since.
The machines have proven to be quite a success in Europe. So much so that they will be emigrating to the U.S. shortly. Look for them at your local strip mall, college campus, or convenience store in the near future. If you’re wondering what it’s all about, check out the video below.