Would You Eat A Burger With The New McDonald’s ‘Frork’? (Video)


By Cooking Panda

Is it just me, or is McDonald’s being super extra this year (video below)?

First it released its series of video ads that promoted the golden arches as “that place where Coke tastes so good” without ever mentioning its actual name.

Now, it’s continuing its new legacy of pumping out super bizarre videos with its latest new creation: the Frork.

No, that isn’t a typo. The Frork is a new utensil that McDonald’s is introducing that swaps out traditionally metal fork prongs for a couple of the chain’s classic french fries.

In the mind-boggling, but very funny, new infomercial, Anthony Sullivan introduces the Frork as the “uselessly useful” new utensil that’s here to solve all of our first-world dining woes.

“When savoring these recipes, there’s a hitch you just can’t ditch: the topping dropping,” Sullivan says on screen. “This is a real problem. Wait, sorry, is this a real problem? Probably not, but good news: we solved it anyway.”

Essentially, the idea is that the Frork will help you scoop up every last bit of deliciousness stuffed between two McDonald’s buns, so none of the food goes to waste rather than into your stomach.

If you want to try out the Frork for yourself, the infomercial urges you to get yourself over to a participating McDonald’s locations on May 5, as that’s the only day the Frork will be available with a purchase of any Signature Crafted Recipe sandwich while supplies lasts.

Lastly, if you want to find out which locations near you are participating in the promotional deal, go ahead and dial up 1-844-McD-FRORK to find out.

May the Frork be with you!

Source: McDonald's/YouTube / Photo Credit: David Schott/Flickr

Tags: fast food, frork, golden arches, mcdonald's, utsensil
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Use This Hack To Get Fresh McDonald’s Fries Every Time


By Cooking Panda

When we want our fix of classic fast food french fries, McDonald’s is usually the first stop on our list.

While there’s nothing better than those crisp, warm, salty potatoes when they are handed to you straight out of the fryer through the drive-thru window, unfortunately, you cannot always predict whether or not your batch is going to be fresh, because McDonald’s french fries aren’t actually made to order.

To be honest, there is no drive-thru letdown more devastating than getting an order of unsatisfying french fries.

We can deal with a mediocre burger; we can cope if they didn’t put enough ice in our soft drink. But bad fries are the worst.

Luckily, the good folks over at Foodbeast have come up with a hack to guarantee that you get yourself some fresh McDonald’s french fries every time you roll up through those sweet golden arches.

The secret? Order your fries without salt.

Because McDonald’s needs to respect your dietary preferences and needs, if you order french fries without salt, the chain will have to make your batch fresh to satisfy your custom request.

The best part about this hack is that it honestly doesn’t contribute to food waste or make the already extremely hard-working employees have to work any harder.

Just make sure to thank your server for their help, and enjoy your fresh french fries!

Source: Foodbeast / Photo Credit: ElTrague.Mx/Instagram

Tags: fast food, French fries, fries, golden arches, mcdonald's
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McDonald’s Golden Arches Have A Secret, Dark Meaning


By Cooking Panda

This is seriously crazy!

When we think of McDonald’s, one of the first images that comes to our minds, naturally, is the iconic Golden Arches.

We always had this idea that maybe it was two of the fast food chain’s popular golden french fries bent to represent the letter “M” for the first letter of McDonald’s name.

It turns out we might have been mistaken — horribly mistaken.

According to Huffington Post, there’s an old tale about the actual origin of those arches that popped up again on the internet, after Eric Schlosser’s 2011 bestselling book, “Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal,” started to enjoy a small resurgence in popularity thanks to Foodbeast posting about it online.

Schlosser apparently writes in his book that originally, the logo was two separate golden arches entirely that were placed on either side of a McDonald’s building.

Okay, so we’re following so far …

Now here’s the twist: You might assume that after a while, somebody realized that by putting the two arches together, the golden humps made an “M” that stood for McDonald’s, and everybody was happy.

However, it turns out McDonald’s wanted to upgrade its look, and didn’t have any attachment to those arches whatsoever. The chain actually hired a design consultant and psychologist named Louis Cheskin, and it was Cheskin who advised McDonald’s to keep the arches.

Here’s why:

“He argued against completely eliminating the golden arches, claiming they had a great Freudian importance in the subconscious mind of consumers. According to Cheskin, the golden arches resembled a pair of large breasts: ‘mother McDonald’s breasts.’ It made little sense to lose the appeal of that universal, and yet somehow all-American, symbolism. The company followed Cheskin’s advice and retained the golden arches, using them to form the M in McDonald’s.”

That’s right, folks. The entire reason McDonald’s arches look the way they do is because some dude named Cheskin thought that they made us all think of breasts.

We hope you think about that next time you decide you want a Big Mac and fries for lunch!

Source: Huffington Post / Photo Credit: Chels/Instagram

Tags: fast food, golden arches, Logo, mcdonald's, origin story
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