Today in duh: People high on weed love McDonald's

The movement to legalize marijuana continues to creep across the country like a cloud of smoke in a dorm room, though that buzz has been harshed somewhat by conflicts with alcohol distributors and a downtrend in pricing. But there’s one beneficiary who’s lovin’ it—McDonald’s has emerged as smokers’ preferred post-toke…

Fast food hey-yo: Usain Bolt takes his Jamaican restaurant chain worldwide

Now that he has retired as a professional sprinter, Usain Bolt—who has eight more Olympic gold medals than you and I do—wants to spread his love of Jamaican cooking to the world. In the long and sordid history of famous people leveraging their celebrity for financial gain, we welcome Bolt’s endeavor, because have you…

Ongoing attempt to rate all fast-food items continues with French-fry rankings

Fast food is a deeply personal experience, based less on objective fact than on which hunks of grease and meat carry your perfect combination of seasoning and nostalgia. But that hasn’t stopped a wave of food writers from trying to definitively rank various fast food menu items. Earlier this week, Eater put together a…

Read This: A definitive ranking of chicken nuggets

There’s an innate sense of shame that comes with eating chicken nuggets. Maybe it’s the tiny dipping cups. Maybe it’s that we know they’re made from circus animals. Or maybe it’s because you’re a grown-ass adult eating something called “nuggets.” You may as well be sitting in a high chair, crumbs dusting your bib.

Read This: The elusive appeal of Jack In The Box’s terrible, beloved tacos

They’re greasy, revolting, and alarmingly unhealthy, not to mention unpleasant to look at. But America just can’t get enough of the cheap, addictive tacos being peddled by Jack In The Box. Writer Russell Adams attempts to explain the mysterious appeal of these deep-fried delicacies in a potentially stomach-churning…

Our father, who arch in heaven: McDonald’s opens near Vatican and locals aren’t thrilled

The New York Times reports that a McDonald’s location opened last week “within eyeshot” of the Vatican, angering several of the area’s senior Roman Catholic leaders and presumably sabotaging their New Year’s diet resolutions. Last October, Cardinal Elio Sgreccia told Italian paper La Repubblica that the restaurant was…

Taco Bell really wants to become a lifestyle brand with swag, booze, DJ’s

In the fast food industry’s ongoing bid to distance itself from anything resembling fast food, Taco Bell has unveiled a 24-hour “flagship destination” on the Las Vegas Strip that includes dedicated DJ booths, a retail store, VIP lounges, and probably a few guitars signed by Peter Wolf or something. Marisa Thalberg,…

Teens dig Starbucks and Chick-fil-A, says super dope survey of teenagers

A natural part of getting older is not understanding why kids don’t like all the same things you do. Grasping what teenagers dig is difficult, which is why studies like the Piper Jaffray Taking Stock With Teens Survey are so helpful. There’s some familiar faces in the study–Nike and American Eagle are as popular as…

In 1988, McDonald’s released a maddening “$1,000,000 Menu Song”

Fast food giant McDonald’s has never been at a loss for advertising gimmicks to help sell its various and sundry “Mc”-branded burgers, shakes, and fries. This was, after all, the chain that built an entire advertising campaign blatantly inspired by the hallucinatory kids’ shows of Sid and Marty Krofft. But one of…

A world traveler’s guide to the fanciest Taco Bells in existence

With over 6,000 locations globally, stoners with the munchies can “make a run for the border” in 26 different countries. There’s probably a Taco Bell next door right now. Just look out the window. See? There it is. But that’s probably just another garden variety, run of the mill, “nothing to see here, folks” Taco…

Papa John puts Frito chili pie on pizza, is trying his best here

America’s divorced pizza dad who’s really trying, Papa John, has introduced his latest in a long series of dinners that we all just have to get through: the Fritos Chili Pizza. Created in collaboration with PepsiCo, Papa John’s “beverage partner” who’s definitely not trying to replace your beverage mom, the Fritos…