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McDonald’s refuse boy free ice cream

McDonald's refused to give an 11 year old boy a free ice-cream he'd won. He took his voucher to the counter, looking forward to getting stuck into a free McFlurry, but sadly, he was turned away empty-handed. Rhys, who was turned away, told his mum Gemma Warlow, who was not best pleased. She said that her…

Burger King beers are happening

Remember us talking about beer being served at Burger King restaurants? Well, it is now officially happening. The meat vendor has been given the go-ahead to sell you beer with your Whopper. Initially, this is going to be at the Burger King at Waterloo Station, which isn't great news for anyone who is never likely…

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All hail the vagina pizza!

All hail the vagina pizza!

In Manchester's leafy Chorlton, where everyone bathes in almond milk and has bees in their always sunny gardens, you'll find a great big Morrisons. This is the kind of Morrisons where all the customers look like members of '70s acid-folk bands like Pentangle, and the checkouts beep in DADGAD. So it didn't surprise many that…

Takeover to see a world of very average beer combining

Anheuser-Busch InBev, who happen to be the largest brewer in the world, are looking to do a takeover of SABMiller, which means, between them, they'll make around a third of the world's beer. Together, they'd have a market value of roughly $275 billion, and they'll make a killing in the growth markets of Latin America and…

Dominos caught selling Aldi potato wedges

Staff at a branch of Dominos in Linlithgow, West Lothian face a grilling after they were caught buying cheap jumbo bags of potato wedges from Aldi and then trying to pass them off as Domino’s own brand. The cheapo wedges cost only 59p from Aldi, whereas Dominos wedges are a staggering £3.49 for a tiny…

Which countries have the cheapest beer?

The price of a pint is always far more pertinent than the fabled 'price of fish'. No-one shouts "HOW MUCH?!" at an expensive piece of hake, unless you're a seafarer or a fishmonger nerd. Swanky bars may charge you £5 for a bottle of weak lager, while a CAMRA approved pub may well get you…

That guy in the Knorr ad signs a 50 restaurant deal

We’ve already had Jamie and his empire of Italian chain restaurants that charge £15 for an underwhelming bowl of pasta. But who is the next sweaty, corpulent and bad tempered chef to gain UK wide domination? Step forward Gallic bad boy and uber-wanker Marco Pierre-White, who has put down his beefy stock cube for five…

Loyalty cards make Waitrose one of Britain’s biggest coffee shops

The myWaitrose card, a loyalty scheme which offers a free cup of tea or coffee every day to customers, has elevated Waitrose to Britain’s second biggest purveyor of coffee after McDonalds - with one million cups shifted every week. Of course, these are freebies, but the My Waitrose card has been a phenomenal success, and…

Outrage as McDonald's are dropping Heinz

McDonald's have announced that they are ditching Heinz after a 40-year partnership, all because the company is led by someone who used to run Burger King. The massive, massive babies. "As a result of recent management changes at Heinz, we have decided to transition our business to other suppliers over time," McDonald's said in a…

Italians drink like Scottish tramps

Italy! A place of sunshine, fine wines and rich food! A country with fashion houses, tailored suits and sexual potency! However, Italians aren't all great. Aside from the whole 'fascism thing', they also don't know the first thing about good beer. This is neatly underlined by an establishment called 'Old Bear' which, on the chalkboard,…

Ain’t no party like a South Korean potato party!

If you thought the North Koreans and their state sponsored haircuts were mental, South Korea is winning the war on crazy with their latest fad, the ‘potato party.’ Fat kids everywhere are ordering massive amounts of fries from McDonalds, piling them onto a table and taking photos of themselves scoffing them. Nobody really understands why.…

The end is nigh for Special Brew?

Delicious, maddening, best friend of the bus-stop boozer - Special Brew - could be coming to an end, along with Tenant's Tennent's Super, Kestral Kestrel Super Strength and other beers and ciders with an alcohol volume above 6.5%. And it all begins in Suffolk, where the police want to stop shops from selling the drinks. Tesco…

Spot the inexplicable body part...

As noted by @graemelambmedia on the internationally-recognised Twitter service, "McDonalds, why you have penis on your Monopoly promotion poster?" It's a valid question.

It’s time once more to play the Commercial Break 1970s McDonalds Breakfast Advert Trivia Game again* (*for the first time). Today’s question is this – what was Hamburglar’s name before he became known as Hamburglar? A: The Burger Burgler B: Dennis The Meat Thief C: Sneaky McSqueaky D: The Lone Jogger E: Hurricane Higgins Place…

A King Size with your Big Mac? The McDonald's hotels in Switzerland

We'd never seen this video before until today and judging by the viewing figures, few people have. So how many of you knew that in 2001, McDonald's opened two hotels in Switzerland? At a time when the fast food chain found its stock declining, the CEO of McDonald's Switzerland spearheaded an attempt to diversify the…