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Now that we know where all the bars are (hey, Wisconsin), where’s an American supposed to get a burger after a few beers? It’s back to the maps, with this handy illustration of which of the seven major burger chains is closest, depending on where you live. Mmm, crunching numbers. [via FlowingData.com]

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Hey, Southern California: Carl’s Jr. Would Like You To Try Its New “Bisnuts”

That cackling you hear in the distance? Those are all the 13-year-old boys telling each other to try a big bite of these “Bisnuts.” Because yes, that is what Carl’s Jr. is calling its test of a biscuit-donut frankenfood. Bisnuts. [More]

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Fast Food Burgers Topped With Mashed Potatoes Are A Thing At Carl’s Jr. Now

I consider mashed potatoes to be a major food group, but had never thought of them as a fast-food burger topping. It makes a lot more sense than putting fries on a burger, though, and Carl’s Jr. is forging ahead with this beautiful idea in some test markets. [More]

Carl’s Jr. Puts the XXX in Customer Service

Carl’s Jr. Puts the XXX in Customer Service

As if a dripping Paris Hilton weren’t enough slut factor, Carl’s Jr. has gone the extra six inches to ensure they emphasize the service in their customer service “hot” lines.