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…
In UI/UX, menu layouts are officially recognized by food names (ex.β€’β€’β€’ is called β€˜meatball menu’). onilab.com/blog/magento-u…
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…
The icon with three horizontal bars representing a menu is called a hamburger button. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
The original Xbox had actual recordings of the Apollo missions in the menu sounds geek.com/games/those-craz…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Kobe Bryant is named after Kobe Beef after his parents saw it on a menu at a restaurant. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_B…
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…
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…
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-…
In Japan you can order a free smile from the menu at McDonalds soranews24.com/2015/05/23…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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 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…
The Wii had a food delivery service exclusive to Japan. It lasted until 2017 and each menu had its own music. nintendo.fandom.com/wiki/…
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 2017 McDonald forced the two locations that were still selling McPizza to take them off the menu grubstreet.com/2017/09/mc…
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…
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…
PlayStation's triangle-circle-X-square were purposefully chosen to represent direction, 'no', 'yes', and menu respectively. techcrunch.com/2010/08/25…
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…
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…
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…
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…
During the Vietnam War, President Nixon's first carpet bombing campaign of eastern Cambodia was called Operation Menu. Individual bombing operations were codenamed "Breakfast," "Lunch," "Snack," "Dinner," "Supper," and "Dessert." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
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…
The fast food chain Taco Bell has tried to enter the Mexican market twice, and failed on both occasions. The latest attempt in 2007 they tried to market themselves as an American-Mexican fusion restaurant, and had french fries and soft served iced cream on their menu munchies.vice.com/en_us/a…
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…
A Gastronomy professor created the β€œAristotelian menu”, based on foods and ingredients of northern Greece. His aim was to bring the diet of the ancients to today’s table, mainly as good grounds for a healthy diet greece.greekreporter.com/…
There have been only two McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. that have offered halal food. Both were in east Dearborn, Michigan but the halal menu was dropped after a contentious lawsuit usatoday.com/story/news/n…
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
Jon Bon Jovi opened the β€œJon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen” where there are no reservations and no prices for menu items which can be paid through donating or volunteering in the kitchen. jbjsoulkitchen.org
:DNA barcoding was used to discover that of 1215 seafood samples from 674 restaurants and grocery stores in 21 U.S. states, a full third were mislabeled; The menu says red snapper, but it’s actually tilapia. The white tuna, meanwhile, is really escolar, while the seabass is Antarctic toothfish. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
The iconic 1930s Hollywood Restaurant, The Brown Derby, served a salad after midnight using their leftover ingredients. When it became the most popular item on the menu they named it after the owner, Robert Cobb. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cob…
The "hamburger button" menu icon, which appears as ☰, was originally designed by Norm Cox for the 1981 Xerox "Star", one of the earliest graphical user interfaces gizmodo.com/who-designed-…
When the original Mortal Kombat game came out, an audit menu listed Error Macros under the name ERMAC, leading fans to think there was a third hidden ninja in the game. This myth resulted in the creation of the character in future games. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
In 1989 McDonalds sent out 80,000,000 records in Sunday newspapers as part of a promotion. There was one record that had a $1,000,000 prize, if the "class" singing could finish the catchy menu song. youtube.com/watch?v=pbnvu…
Pizza Hut's Stuffed Crust Pizza, McDonald's McGriddles and Dollar Menu, and the Smashburger restaurant chain were all developed by the same guy mlive.com/living/kalamazo…
The word "spam" used to only refer to the canned meat until a Monty Python sketch associated it with terms such as "repetition" when it showed a restaurant menu listing mostly spam-related meals. etymonline.com/index.php?…
For many years Lawry's restaurant in Beverly Hills, where the famous seasoned salt developed, only offered a single entree on its menu: standing rib roast. It now offers lobster tails and vegetarian options. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law…
There is a restaurant in Denver that does not have set prices or a set menu. They encourage you to pay what you can, and "If a diner does not have sufficient money to leave, they are encouraged to exchange an hour of service". soallmayeat.org/
You can order a Land, Sea and Air Burger off of McDonald's secret menu. npr.org/blogs/waitwait/20…
Until August 2017 there were three McDonalds locations that still offered McPizza: Pomeroy, OH, Spencer, WV, and a location in Orlando that just added pizza to the menu in 2016, until corporate determined that only the Florida location (which also offers pasta and brunch) could sell pizza. today.com/food/mcdonalds-…
Holding A while pressing START at the Super Mario Bros. main menu let you continue from where you last died protipoftheday.com/node/2…
Programming language Python prefer to use "spam", "ham" and "eggs" as name for general variables (metasyntactic variables) instead of the classics "foo", "bar" and "baz" because of the menu from the Monty Python's sketch "SPAM" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
When you open the menu of the Blu-Ray version of Fight Club, the film instead shows the menu of the film Never Been Kissed for a few seconds, momentarily tricking the audience into believing they purchased the wrong movie. youtube.com/watch?v=hteNB…
In 2015 the final lunch menu from the Titanic was auctioned off in 2015, it went for 88,000. A business man saved it from the ship, and kept it. time.com/4060037/titanics…
The children's menu was created during prohibition as a result of restaurants attempting to offset the losses from going "dry". slate.com/articles/life/f…
Marco Pierre White easily gets annoyed by customer comments or amendments to his menu, so much so that when a customer asked if he could have a side order of chips (fries) with his lunch, White hand-cut and personally cooked the chips, but charged the customer Β£25 / $32 for his time. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
New fast food restaurants and menu items are tested first in Columbus, OH because it's demographics most closely represent the rest of the country columbusmonthly.com/conte…
The three line symbol that represents a menu button is nicknamed the Hamburger button. bbc.com/news/magazine-316…
Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant "Soul Kitchen" does not include menu prices. Instead they accept donations for meals, or if you can't afford it you can volunteer in the kitchen as payment. jbjsoulkitchen.org/en/abo…
The PlayStation buttons were designed to have universal meanings: βˆ† for viewpoint; ☐ for menu; O for yes; and X for no. kotaku.com/5622270/what-d…
In 2014, in correspondece with its breakfast menu release, Taco Bell gathered 25 people named Ronald McDonald and created an ad in which they simultaneously said "My name is Ronald McDonald, and I love Taco Bell's new breakfast" usatoday.com/story/money/…
Studies show that people eat worse than they normally would if the restaurant offers healthy alternatives. Merely seeing a healthy menu option satisfies the goal to be healthy. nytimes.com/2013/06/30/su…
At the first Thanksgiving dinner lobster was one of the main entrees. Seal and swan were also on the menu. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
Giraffe was on the menu in the ancient city of Pompeii news.discovery.com/histor…
The 3 horizontal line menu on apps and websites is called a hamburger button. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
Today I learned that the Federal Emergency Management Association measures how bad storms are by whether or not waffle house is open and if they're serving a full or limited menu. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waf…
There's an exclusive restaurant in Beijing that mostly has animal genitalia on the menu. odditycentral.com/travel/…
Today I learned there is a restaurant inspired by Tim Burton's movies in New York and LA called Beetle House. Not only are there special appearances by Beetle Juice and Sally themselves, but the menu items are also named after the movies, like Alice's Cup O' Tea or Edward Burger Hands. beetlehousenyc.com
Jamba Juice has a secret menu of drinks you can order with names ranging from "Hello Jesus", "Screaming Orgasm", "Berry Depressing" and "Penis Shooter" amongst other flavors/names. juicingforweightloss.com/…
Starbucks has a secret menu blog.gregsmind.com/post/8…
Although it's seasonal in the US, the McRib is a permanent menu item in Germany en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McR…
McDonalds has a secret menu item called the "Mc 10:35". It can only be ordered when they are switching over from breakfast to lunch. It's a Egg McMuffin combined with a McDouble. hiddenmenu.com/page/2
There is a restaurant in Dallas that has no set location, no set menu, no set prices and can only be visited by registering for an anonymous e-mail which goes out one week before you're expected to attend for dinner. frankunderground.com
Traditional Chinese restaurants in the US have two different menus. An "American" menu and a secret side "Chinese" menu that have more exotic/traditional options. today.com/food/how-order-…
There is a bar in NYC that sets its menu prices like stocks allowing them to fluctuate based on demand reuters.com/article/2010/…
A chef named Joe Schweska needed a new menu item at his Springfield restaurant, so he invented the Horseshoe: An open-faced sandwich with Texas toast, ham, fries and Welsh Rarebit sauce. The Horseshoe became an Illinois regional favorite. Variations include hamburgers and fish filets. ablogaboutnothinginpartic…
In the mid-1970s, Yolanda FernΓ‘ndez de CofiΓ±o began working with her husband operating McDonald's restaurants in Guatemala. She created what she called the "Menu Ronald" (Ronald menu) which will later be know as the Happy Meal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hap…
You can't get hot dogs at McDonald's because owner Ray Kroc believed that Mickey D's "standard of quality just wouldn't permit that kind of item" on the menu. us1.campaign-archive2.com…
The Japanese eat KFC for Christmas Dinner, sometimes making reservations from a Premium Christmas menu months in advance youtube.com/watch?v=SFw-T…
The largest item on any menu in the world is a whole camel, stuffed with sheep, which are stuffed with chickens, in turn stuffed with fish, which themselves are stuffed with eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
Big Boy restaurants are much more popular in Japan than in America, and their menu is almost totally different en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Sun King Brewery has a "Legally Required Food Menu" in order to comply with local laws to serve pints on-site. The law requires bars to have enough hot sandwiches, hot soup, coffee, milk and soda for 25 people. sunkingbrewing.com/downto…
In 2011, the main menu theme for Civilization IV ("Baba Yetu") was the first original musical composition from a video game to win a Grammy. joystiq.com/2011/02/14/ci…
Johnny Carson was lead to believe he ran over Michael Landon's cat at a restaurant parking lot. The second time they dined there Landon had arranged a fake menu for Carson featuring meals with cats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
NASA banned certain foods such as beans, cabbage, sprouts, and broccoli from their in flight menu to avoid causing astronauts to fart and produce methane. minyanville.com/mvpremium…

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