Why Five Guys gives extra fries at the bottom of the bag. They do it so the guests think they are getting a good deal. However, the extra fries are already factored into the menu price. Founder Jerry Murrell also says it is better for customers to feel that their serving of fries was too large. mashed.com/228032/why-fiv…
Taco Bell has failed twice to expand their operations to Mexico. In 1992, Mexican customers found their tacos too expensive, and in 2010 their expansion restaurant closed because customers were unfamiliar with the menu items. mashed.com/234254/why-tac…
Today I learned about the "world's rudest, worst, most insulting waiter"β€”Edsel Ford Fong at the Sam Wo Restaurant in San Francisco, CA. Fong is known for seating people with strangers, criticizing customer's menu choices, slamming food on the table, and busing tables before people are finished eating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eds…
There is a Cosby Show-themed burger restaurant in Australia called Huxtaburger. Menu items are named after show characters, such as Theo and Denise. The "Bill" burger was renamed in 2018. huxtaburger.com.au
The original Xbox had actual recordings of the Apollo missions in the menu sounds geek.com/games/those-craz…
Today I learned about the β€œThree Emperors Dinner.” A feast so elegant it is remembered 150 years later and a menu from the event remains in tact and on display at a French restaurant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
White Castle is known as the first fast-food hamburger chain in the world, founded by E.W. "Billy" Ingram in 1921. The restaurant's claim to fame is its invention of the slider, a miniature hamburger. Its original menu items were hamburgers, soft drinks and coffee, costing 5 cents each. insider.com/fast-food-men…
Mcdonald’s stopped using beef tallow in their French fries after a wealthy heart attack survivor spent $3 million dollars on full page newspaper ads calling out the chain for their unhealthy menu. news.com.au/lifestyle/foo…
The icon with three horizontal bars representing a menu is called a hamburger button. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
John Glenn was the first American to eat in space. His menu included a toothpaste-like tube filled with pureed beef and vegetables, a tube packed with applesauce, and some sugar tablets that he dissolved in water. astronomy.com/news/2020/0…
Chick-fil-A makes "in memoriam" videos for their discontinued menu items youtube.com/watch?v=FqCot…
The title of Paul Simon's 1972 single 'Mother and Child Reunion' was inspired by a chicken-and-egg dish on a Chinese restaurant menu, and the lyrics by the loss of a pet dog which was run over and killed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
β€œShoeless” Joe Jackson was illiterate. In restaurants, rather than ask someone to read the menu to him, he would wait until his teammates ordered and then order one of the items that he heard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
There's a restaurant in New York that doesn't employ chefs; they employ grandmas. Every day, a different grandma from around the world designs her own menu. nytimes.com/2017/03/02/ny…
In the 1980's the yellow pages aired an advert in Britain. The ad saw a pregnant woman with cravings ask her husband for a pizza with tuna fish and banana. Thousands of people tried to place orders for this weird combination of toppings, prompting Domino's to put it on the menu. youtu.be/d6oKNn1oArk
Today I Learned that the United States of America bombed, without being at war with, Cambodia for over a year during "Operation_Menu". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
It is thought that Henry VIII suffered from malnutrition. Even though he ate about 5,000 calories a day, the menu was dominated by meat and bread, and since vegetables were considered β€œpeasant food” they weren’t used very much picturebritain.com/2012/1…
Today I learned that there is a restaurant in New York that doesn’t employ professional chefs, instead every day a grandmother from a different country designs a menu that honors her native cuisine odditycentral.com/foods/n…
Celery was a very popular food in the 1800s through early 1900s. It was the third most popular menu ingredient in New York City restaurants, behind coffee and tea. Celery cost more than caviar because it was so hard to cultivate in those days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel…
Kobe Bryant is named after Kobe Beef after his parents saw it on a menu at a restaurant. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_B…
Kobe Bryant’s parents named him after the famous beef of Kobe, Japan, which they saw on a restaurant menu. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kob…
Kobe Bryant was named after Kobe Beef - the most expensive item on a menu his father saw. cbsnews.com/pictures/24-f…
There are only nine restaurants in the United States that are certified by the Kobe Beef Association in Japan to carry real Kobe Beef. Every other restaurant with the word "Kobe" in their menu is misleading their customers and serving a knock-off product. chron.com/entertainment/r…
McDonalds actually started by selling hot dogs in 1937 but it was subsequently closed as the McDonald brothers wanted to try something new and experimental which involved simplifying their menu to focus on burgers, fries and milkshakes. money.howstuffworks.com/m…
Some restaurants used to have 2 menus: a version with the prices listed, and a 'ladies menu', which only listed the dishes (no prices). atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned about The Dwarf House, the original Chik-fil-a, built in 1946. Originally known as The Dwarf Grill, it initially sold a β€œdeluxe steak” and the chicken sandwich wasn’t added to the menu until the 60’s. An item known as the Hot Brown, is chicken covered in gravy, with mashed potatoes and bacon. tampabay.com/features/tra…
The word β€œspam” used in reference to e-communications (commonly emails) comes from a 1972 Monty Python sketch in which two customers are lowered into a restaurant and everything on the menu contains spam. The connection is that no matter want you want, you can’t get away from the unwanted spam. businessinsider.com/email…
Crickets can provide more nutrition per calorie than beef, they are high in fiber, low in fat, and (depending on the cricket's diet) they can be an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Many countries outside the USA and Europe already have bugs on their regular menu. edibleinsects.com/insect-…
The McRib is sold year round at McDonald's in Germany and has been a permanent menu item since 1985 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McR…
Filet-O-Fish was created because McDonalds lost money during Lent. It came out of a bet with fried pineapple based Hula Burgers, where whichever sold more one Friday would be added to the menu hands down. 300 fish burgers were sold. Now, 1/4 of Filet-o-Fish sales take place during Lent. rd.com/food/fun/why-mcdon…
In Japan you can order a free smile from the menu at McDonalds soranews24.com/2015/05/23…
The McRib is being sold all year round at McDonald's in Germany, it has been a permanent menu item since 1985. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McR…
The sandwich that would become called the Big Mac was invented in the kitchen of a local McDonald's franchisee in Pittsburgh in 1967. Its popularity led to inclusion on the menu of all McDonald's within the following year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Today I learned about Physarum polycephalum a mold that can solve mazes, mimic the layout of man-made transportation networks, and choose the healthiest food from a menu. scitechdaily.com/brainles…
, McDonalds removed the orange Hi-C soda from their menu years ago, and this lead to customers seeking out other McDonalds restaurants that still served remaining stock, and even went as far as people petitioning to bring it back to the menu. youtu.be/wF3NyIXwzHo?t=70…
Ottawa's Parliament Pub is located directly opposite the 92.2m (302-foot) Peace Tower. It is a politics-themed pub where menu items are named after Canadian Cabinet Ministers, Party Leaders, other Members of Parliament, while a resident artist draws caricatures of Ottawa’s politicians ottawatourism.ca/ottawa-i…
One reason menus list a very expensive wine or specialty food item is to make everything else on the menu seem more reasonable, causing diners to spend more than they normally would. ezonomics.com/whatis/anch…
Every spring, Germans go crazy for white asparagus. The Spargelzeit (Time of the asparagus) is celebrated with numerous asparagus festivals throughout the country and practically every restaurant features the vegetable prominently on a special menu. germanfoods.org/german-fo…
The presence of healthy options, like salad, on a menu makes people more likely to choose an unhealthy food like french fries. This is because of "vicarious goal fulfillment", where even just thinking of ordering a salad can make people feel they deserve a reward. fuqua.duke.edu/duke-fuqua…
Tom Ryan invented Jif Peanut Butter, Pizza Hut's double-stuffed pizza, the McGriddle, McDonald's fruit & yogurt parfait, Smashburger, the Meat-lovers Pizza and McDonald's entire Dollar Menu. firstwefeast.com/eat/2012…
In the late 80's and early 90's McDonalds brought in the McPizza as part of their dinner menu. Customers who were used to fast service were irritated by the long wait times for made-to-order pizza and it was discontinued. Some franchises were left with pizza ovens they paid fifty grand for. money.howstuffworks.com/5…
Ontario’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, it’s illegal to sell wild game in restaurants. Some pass off game such as duck, boar or deer as wild when listing it on a menu β€” but if it’s for sale in a restaurant, it’s farmed. tvo.org/article/current-a…
In 2017 McDonald forced the two locations that were still selling McPizza to take them off the menu grubstreet.com/2017/09/mc…
Denny's has seven locations in the Philippines, with such odd menu items as smoked bangus (milkfish) belly and "Mom's spaghetti"β€”with toast dennys.ph/location
The most profitable item on McDonald's menu is its fountain drink. It costs between 13 and 18 cents to produce a drink. Therefore, when you buy a fountain drink for $1.00, they are gaining more than 80% profit per fountain drink. culinaryarts360.com/index…
When the largest bakery chain in the U.K β€˜Greggs’ announced the removal of the Macaroni Pie from its menu, the Scottish public signed a petition with at least 1,300 names, and the subject was discussed in Scottish Parliament as a result. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan…
McDonald's once tried a steak sandwich on their menu. It was essentially a McRib, but made from beef instead of pork. retroist.com/2015/04/15/m…
Restaurants often serve a fish called Escolar, disguised to be Tuna on the menu. Eating too much of this fish, more than 6 ounces, will cause explosive, oily, uncontrollable orange diarrhea. Accidents can also happen while passing gas. thekitchn.com/use-caution…
Restaurants tend to make price tags in the menu as inconspicuous as possible as they remind people they’re spending money. Thus, you are more likely to buy a burger for $13.00 if its price is shown as just 13. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
There is an "American" themed restaurant in the Philippines called ArmyNavy Burgers and Burritos that has Freedom Fries, Freedom Toast, and LiberTea on the menu. armynavyburgerburrito.com

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