Woman Sues McDonald’s After Chowing Down On Nametag Instead Of French Fries

Woman Sues McDonald’s After Chowing Down On Nametag Instead Of French Fries

It’s nearly impossible to resist the urge to grab a handful of french fries after making your way through the McDonald’s drive-thru on your way home. But as one woman found out recently, patience is indeed a virtue, and it might stop you from munching on a plastic nametag instead of a french fry. [More]

McDonald’s DIY Seasoned Fries Seem Like A Big Mess Waiting To Happen

McDonald’s DIY Seasoned Fries Seem Like A Big Mess Waiting To Happen

We’re not against the idea of seasoning french fries with flavors like “garlic parmesan” or “zesty ranch” (much better than the failed “blasé ranch”), but we are a bit concerned that the DIY seasoned fries being tested by McDonald’s might result in a huge mess. [More]

(Waterville Fire Department)

Pour Out A Bottle Of Ketchup For 40,000 Pounds Of Fries Destroyed In Fire

These fries are a little overcooked. In a Walmart parking lot in Maine on Tuesday evening, a tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of frozen Burger King French fries caught fire. destroying the cargo, the truck, and the dreams of the fast food-loving people of New Jersey. [More]

Dig in. (Tampa Bay Rays on Twitter)

Want Free Tickets To A Tampa Bay Rays Game? Eat This 4-Pound Burger And A Pound Of Fries

Over at the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse, or wherever baseball people hang out (a clubhouse makes sense, right?) I imagine there was a conversation after the Arizona Diamondbacks revealed its 18-inch, $25 corndog stuffed with cheese and bacon. And it went a little something like this… [More]

Burger King Adding Satisfries To Kids’ Menu Because Children Like French Fries

Having healthier menu options for kids is one thing, but convincing them that they want to eat apple slices or carrot sticks instead of fries? That’s an uphill battle for parents, says the girl whose first two words were “French fries.” As another option, Burger King is adding its healthier Satisfries option for kids’ meals. [via BurgerBusiness.com]

According to the FDA, the darker you like your fried foods, the higher likelihood of finding acrylamide. (photo: Dyanna Hyde)

FDA Ruins Everyone’s Weekend With French Fry Health Notice

Like many of you, I plan on enjoying yummy french fries this weekend, because they taste good. But in doing so, I’ll have to ignore the downer of a reminder from the FDA about how fries and other fried foods may contain an animal carcinogen called acrylamide. [More]

Some People Actually Believe Burger King Changed Its Name And Are Really Angry About It

This concerned citizen is worried about the name-change epidemic that is sure to follow.

We’re constantly being told that we are a jaded and cynical people who are unwilling to believe anything at face value and read signs of predatory marketing attempts in even the most innocent of gestures. But leave it to social media and one of the world’s largest fast food chains to show that some folks will be taken in by even the most blatant marketing gimmick. [More]

Not so satisfrying after all?

Satisfries “Fairly Similar” To Regular BK Fries, But That’s “Not Necessarily A Good Thing”

While we have our share of shenanigans over here at Consumerist HQ, our benevolent benefactors at Consumer Reports get the fun task of eating french fries and calling it work. They’ve already bent their minds and mouths to the task of tasting and reviewing Burger King’s new lower-calorie Satisfries (and we’re kind of bummed we weren’t there for it). How did they do? [More]

Burger King Unveils New Lower-Calorie French Fries: “Satisfries” (Get It?)

Burger King Unveils New Lower-Calorie French Fries: “Satisfries” (Get It?)

The thing about french fries is that they’re pieces of potato, fried in oil, dipped in whichever substance you choose (ketchup, mayo, chocolate ice cream, oh my) and gobbled up by fry-loving Americans across this great land. But what if they packed less of a caloric punch? Burger King thinks it has what you want with its new “Satisfries.” [More]

Burger King, saving you the few seconds of just putting fries on your burger anyway.

Burger King To Offer $1 “French Fry Burger” Because Why Not

Because customers were apparently too tired — or had never thought — to lift up the bun on their hamburgers and insert a few french fries for added fun and flavor, Burger King has announced it will begin selling a $1 “French Fry Burger” starting Sept. 1. [More]

Magical Vending Machine Makes Fries For You In 90 Seconds

Magical Vending Machine Makes Fries For You In 90 Seconds

Want a snack? Vending machines that cook various foods for you are existed for years, but outside of a grocery store in Brussels, there is a machine that cuts and cooks French fries for you in only 90 seconds. The fries cook in beef fat and vegetable oil, since Belgium is the land where French fries were invented and anything not cooked in beef fat is a waste of perfectly good potatoes. [More]

Behold, the agony and the ecstasy.

McDonald’s Outdoes Itself With Highest-Calorie Menu Item Ever: The Mega Potato

Yes, the people in Japan want fries with that — lots and lots and lots of fries, apparently, as McDonald’s is serving up its (reportedly) highest-calorie count item ever: A 1,142 calorie container of fries double the size of a regular large fries, dubbed The Mega Potato. What, not the McMega Potato or Mega McPotato? [More]

(Morton Fox)

Restaurants Making Big Money Off Diners’ Decisions To Eat Healthy

“Do you want fries with that?” used to be sort of a no-brainer question because, yes, of course, we all want fries with that, no matter what “that” is because fries are delicious. They’re what you eat at a fast food joint, right? Not so much anymore. Sure, people still love fries, but they also love healthier items and non-sugary drinks. And that’s actually profitable for fast food chains, so everyone’s happy. [More]

Consumer Reports: New Burger King Fries Are Better, But Still Not As Good As Wendy's

Consumer Reports: New Burger King Fries Are Better, But Still Not As Good As Wendy's

Last Friday, Burger King launched some new fries – offering free samples while supplies lasted. Our scientific sisters at Consumer Reports jumped in the car and headed to two Burger King locations near our shared Yonkers, NY, headquarters to see if they could detect any changes. [More]

McDonald's To Make Apple Slices Mandatory In Happy Meals

McDonald's To Make Apple Slices Mandatory In Happy Meals

With at least one lawsuit pending and some municipalities trying to ban Happy Meals and other fast food kids’ meals that offer some sort of prize or gift, McDonald’s has announced that it wants to healthy-up your kids’ food by making some menu tweaks, like automatically including apple slices in Happy Meals. [More]

Police Called Over McDonald's French Fry Dispute

Police Called Over McDonald's French Fry Dispute

People can get particular when it comes to ordering food — no salt, extra pickles, hold the bun. This was a lesson learned the hard way by employees at a McDonald’s in Ohio who felt the wrath of a customer who demanded fresh fries. [More]

Students Served Dog Biscuits With McDonald's Fries, Then Banned From Restaurant For Complaining

Students Served Dog Biscuits With McDonald's Fries, Then Banned From Restaurant For Complaining

Some students at Westfield State University in Massachusetts are barking mad after they claim they received a serving of dog biscuits with their fries during a visit to their local McDonald’s. And to make matters worse, they were told to scram and never return when they complained to employees about it. [More]

Wendy's Ready To Take "Natural" Fries National

Wendy's Ready To Take "Natural" Fries National

In August, we wrote about how Wendy’s had begun testing a new kind of French fry made from skin-on potatoes and seasoned with sea salt. It looks like the tests were successful because the fast food chain is about to put the fries on the menu nationwide. [More]