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McDonald's reply to Burger King like massive, massive bores

We told you about Burger King taking out full page adverts, in a bid to make a 'McWhopper' for a fun publicity stunt. Well, McDonald's have responded and they couldn't be more boring about it. Seriously. This is a company that has a clown for a mascot and they replied to Burger King in the…

McDonald's defend zero hour contracts

It won't surprise anyone that a company like McDonald's employs people with zero hour contracts. We believe that Hamburglar has been on one for the past few years. Well, the UK boss of the meat vendor has decided to defend the company's use of zero-hours contracts, by saying what all the other businesses who use…

Google develop new foodie add-on for Maps

Hate people taking photos of their tea? Assume they're either showing off how often they can afford to eat in restaurants or that they're crowing about what amazing cooks they are? Well, you're going to love this news from Google. The tech behemoth has unveiled a new food photo tool, which they've built-in to the…

Punch Taverns to close 158 pubs

We all know that there's too many pubs closing, so it is bad news that Punch Taverns are goin to sell 158 'non-core' pubs for £53.5m, to some people called New River Retail. The pub company plan to sell off its non-core pubs at a rate of about 200 a year, which is pretty dreadful as…

Tipping scandal continues with Turtle Bay and Las Iguanas

Tipping in restaurants is a hot topic at the minute, with a number of companies getting hauled over the coals about their policies. At Côte, there's been consternation, while Pizza Express have come under notable fire too. The latest reports say that some restaurants are making staff 'pay to work', thanks to their tipping policy…

Shed pounds with 'skinny wine'

Getting on the pop tonight? It is Friday after all. This isn't particularly good news for anyone who is trying to lose a bit of weight, because as everyone knows, booze puts pounds on you. Now, you could forget about all that nonsense of being thin or whatever, and just have an uproariously good time…

Are Côte restaurants taking all the staffs' tips?

We learned of Pizza Express's 'unique' approach when it came to the tips their staff get, but the Côte restaurant is taking it to the next level. And they're annoying us because Côte has a special character in it that we have to keep typing out. So what's occurring? Well, Côte are apparently taking all the tips…

Beerless pub closes down because no-one went

The idea of a boozeless pub isn't an altogether awful idea. Think of all those teetotallers who miss a drinking hole. Think of all those appallingly healthy people who love Instagramming kale drinks at everyone? Surely 2015 is the best time to open a boozeless pub, right? WRONG. We know this after a pub with…

Table service at McDonald's anyone?

McDonald's, in a bid to get people munching their meat again, are going to start offering table service to its customers. No, seriously. There's a trial at one of the restaurants in Manchester, where customers will choose a seat and then, with the help of a fixed tablet gadget, will put their order in and then…

McDonald's - bring the all-day breakfast to the UK

Grease-vendors, McDonald's, might be rolling out all-day breakfasts this year, over in That America. They've been playing with the idea and testing it out in a couple of their chains, but now, it looks like it could go statewide in October. According to the Wall Street Journal, they've seen memos which has been sent to…

Have you ordered off the McDonald's secret menu?

Thanks to an anonymous AMA on Reddit, a McDonald's shift manager has confirmed that the burger vendor actually has a secret menu! And yes, this is a thing in the UK. They revealed: "You can order from the 'Secret Menu'. Just like with any of our sandwiches, you can add, remove or change ingredients by special…

McDonald's emoji ads get trolled

While you've been pottering about, you may have seen McDonald's new ad campaign, which is based around emoji messages. The McD's rub is this - they spell out something that makes you miserable, via emojis, and then the problem is resolved with some kind of McDonald's purchase. As you can see with this one, it…

Are McDonald's Happy Meal Minions swearing?

You heard about the doll that taught a child how to say "f*** it", and now, to a Minion toy that you get with a Happy Meal from McDonald's, which apparently has a potty mouth. Parents having been getting their chinos in a twist, after hearing what they think, is a Minion saying "What the f***?"…

Look at the state of this pizza-fried chicken hybrid!

When Ne-Yo sang about a 'beautiful monster', he had clearly been tipped off about KFC's plans to make a hybrid of fried chicken and pizza. It looks vile and heart-stopping, and we'll take 10 portions please. So what's the craic? Well, Colonel Sanders has got his classic Original Recipe fried chicken thighs and drumsticks, and added…

Pizza Hut turn box into movie projector

Stuffing your face with takeaway pizza while watching films is a god given right, so with that, Pizza Hut have come up with a neat idea. They've created a pizza box that you can transform into a movie projector, powered by your smartphone. They call it the 'Blockbuster Box' and, the magic happens with the little…