Do the new US McDonald's uniforms remind you of anything? If you answered "every dystopian sci-fi movie ever," you're correct. To me, they invoke a very Logan's Run future. But mandatory grey-on-grey with a dash of black is pretty much universally recognised as the standard uniform for bleakest of futures.
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Video: After apple pie and baseball, it's hard to think of anything more American than giant weapons and fast food. So Steve Calvert, from YouTube's Green Beetle channel, combined the two, using beer, bacon and French fries to forge a "'Murica!" knife that promises to at least make the country's kitchens great again.
Video: If YouTube's AstonishingStudios was ever able to convince LEGO to turn all of its creations into real sets, we'd never have to leave our desks to get breakfast, lunch or dinner. Their latest creation is a Burger King (American Hungry Jack's) vending machine that serves up fries, Whoppers and even dispenses Coca-Cola.
There's nothing better about living in the 21st Century than the ability to order, pay for and arrange delivery of food from the comfort of our own homes. Thanks to the internet, we don't even have to talk to anyone to do it. Though delivery has traditionally been reserved for pizza and cheap Chinese takeaway, you might be surprised how many of your favourite fast food joints deliver — from Red Rooster and Subway to gourmet burger joint Mary's and decedent dessert maestro Gelato Messina.
If you want to be remotely healthy, don't eat junk food. It's that simple. Because it's really not worth it (oh but it is, sometimes) when you try to burn off all those bad kilojoules you just ate. Think about the exercise! Think about the weights! Think about the cardio! Think about all that when you're about to eat a Big Mac and Fries because you need about an hour and a half of cardio or two hours of weights to whip that out your system.
When you first bite into a Big Mac, it is absolutely glorious. The two patties sandwiching the chewy bread in the middle with the lovely thousand island sauce mixing in with the pickles and lettuce, the taste is iconic. Add in fries and a sip of Coke in between bites and you have reached Fast Food nirvana. But after you eat a Big Mac? Your body doesn't always feel so hot.
When McDonald's decides to make a change in its suppliers, it moves markets. The American fast food giant just announced that it would shift to cage-free eggs. That's a big deal since McDonald's purchases accounted for "more than 4 percent of the 43.56 billion eggs produced in the United States last year."
These pictures by photographer Rebecca Rütten made me laugh so much because she re-created Renaissance-era poses and still life paintings with people today and a whole lot of junk food. It's a wonderful commentary on our culture and is pretty much what the Renaissance would look like, if it happened in 2015.
We've seen beyond the greasy curtain of fast food and discovered how KFC actually makes fried chicken from the raw animal to the final product that gets put into buckets and double downs at their stores. It's basically like how your grandma would do it — except they use an infernal magic machine called "pressure fryer".
Most humans have accepted that fast food burgers will never look as good in real life as they do in commercials and advertisements. Those puffed-up buns, saliva-inducing patties, perfectly melted cheese and wonderfully dressed greens are all disgustingly limp in real life. But we eat them anyway! But what if you asked the fast food restaurants to try a little harder? Could they make a burger look like the advertisements?
American fast outlet Carl's Jr is coming to Australia, although you won't be able to find it in Sydney — or any other capital city — straight away. A store on the Central Coast of New South Wales will be the business's Australian beachhead, with a total of 10 franchises on the central, mid and northern NSW coast already locked in. Capital cities are in Carl's sights, but nothing has been signed off just yet.
In the 1989 movie Back to the Future Part II, the food of 2015 looks incredibly familiar — it's just prepared a bit differently. Toss a miniature Pizza Hut pizza onto a pan, stick it into your Black & Decker Hydrator, tell the machine how you want it cooked, and three seconds later your pizza is ready. The appliance even slices it for you.
This isn't exactly a news flash but hey, fast food isn't good for you. And though sometimes that burger or that hot dog might look appetising in your head, it never looks like that in real life. Jon Feinstein's photography series about fast food takes the common items we know and love and uses a scanner to create images of them. The results are haunting, soulless and almost depressing. This is the food we enjoy!
We had a pretty good run, folks. Humanity invented some pretty awesome stuff. We figured out how to harness electricity, we split the atom and we're even closer than ever to understanding the origins of the universe. All of that is for nought now, though: Burger King has just called a halt on all scientific achievements from here on out with the invention of the hands-free Whopper holder. Stop the planet. I want to get off.
The golden arches hold a special place in our hearts (or waistlines). The Big Mac, the chicken nuggets, the french fries — they're all in your face delicious and define McDonald's better than Ronald ever could. But McDonald's in other countries get to enjoy more than just the ordinary greatness; they have wonderful menu items, like poutine, green tea McFlurrys, Spam and spaghetti.