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Can you conquer the Hamburger Challenge?


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Do you love hamburgers as much as we do?  It is the ultimate American food, after all.

Well, hamburgers and the ice cream sandwich.  And General Tsao’s Chicken.

And deep-fried Twinkies.  That’s about it, right?

Continue reading CAN YOU CONQUER THE HAMBURGER CHALLENGE?

The latest food trend: Burgers for Breakfast


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By now you’ve likely heard about – or maybe even tasted – the latest breakfast fast food star: the WAFFLE TACO from TACO BELL.

Why would Taco Bell try to get into the breakfast market?

Because when it comes to fast food, there is still tremendous growth opportunity there.  McDonald’s is the fast-food breakfast leader by a landslide.  In 2013, McDonald’s brought in $10 billion in breakfast alone.

That’s a lot of Egg McMuffins.  No wonder McDonald’s can afford to give our free coffee as a breakfast promotion – they can certainly afford to do it.

Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More!
Breakfast for Dinner:
Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More!

Continue reading THE LATEST FOOD TREND: BURGERS FOR BREAKFAST

Video Fun: Singing at the Fast Food Drive Thru


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It’s a tired comedian point of view: nobody can ever understand the fast-food worker at the other end of the drive thru order speaker.

The order comes back mumbled, they never get anything right when you order at the drive thru. You’re always stuck behind the mom with the 14 different orders for each member of the baseball team in her minivan (along with 14 different payments for each one).

Yup, the drive thru can be a real blah.

McDonald's Electronic Cash Register Set - Bonus 10 piece Drive-Thru Playset
McDonald’s Electronic Cash Register Set and
Bonus 10 piece Drive-Thru Playset

Continue reading VIDEO FUN: SINGING AT THE FAST FOOD DRIVE THRU

51% of all fast-food restaurant customers have done this


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Who doesn’t like fast food?

First, it’s fast.  Convenience plays a big part of the equation here.  Have you ever noticed that you can get a burger in a few seconds at your local fast food burger joint, but asking them for a salad kinda throws the staff for a loop?

“wha?  salad?  uh, where do we have the salad fridge?  Where’s the list of dressings? Sorry – we ran out of the one salad we had prepared, would you mind waiting 20 minutes while we defrost one from the freezer for you?  You want fries while you wait? We got those right here for ya…”

Continue reading 51% OF ALL FAST-FOOD RESTAURANT CUSTOMERS HAVE DONE THIS

What would Batman eat?


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One thing about Superheroes – with all that spandex, certain body issues come into play.

Spiderman? Definitely.

Superman?  For sure.

The Hulk? Not so much.

But Batman – he has more issues than a subscription to LIFE magazine.

Continue reading WHAT WOULD BATMAN EAT?

Which Fast-Food Restaurant is the Best at serving Fast Food, Fast?


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How do you make your fast-food restaurant choices?

Do you choose the one that is closest to where you are at the time?  The one with a specific menu item?  Lowest prices?  Fastest service?  The one with a specific toy promotion or playland for the kids?

With so many decisions to make when it comes to your fast-food experience, you should be happy that you’re not alone in having frustration in finding the Perfect Fast Food Restaurant in your travels.

Continue reading WHICH FAST-FOOD RESTAURANT IS THE BEST AT SERVING FAST FOOD, FAST?

Which fast-food burger tastes the best?


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Web Watch loves a good burger.

When done right, it’s phenomenal.  When done poorly, it’s still pretty good.  Of course, we make our own decision as to where we’re going to get that burger, and go into the establishment generally knowing what we’re going to get.

There’s a difference between a McDonald’s Dollar Menu double-cheeseburger and a burger from the Burger Gourmet Bar sit-down restaurant with the $21 Kobe beef slider down the street.  You get what you pay for, and as long as you’re okay with that, then the following won’t surprise you.

Continue reading WHICH FAST-FOOD BURGER TASTES THE BEST?

Surprise! McDonald’s doesn’t use Heinz Ketchup


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Heinz Ketchup packet
Heinz Ketchup packet

Did you know that Heinz Ketchup is NOT served in McDonald’s restaurants?
(disclaimer: it’s still served at McDonald’s in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis, but try to go with the concept here, people)

We know!  Who would believe that any major fast food restaurant chain would serve anything other than Heinz Ketchup?

A few year’s ago, Web Watch was out shopping and saw a bottle of Hunt’s catsup in the shopping cart.  We asked about it, and we were told “Hunt’s is on sale, so we’re buying it.”

Now Web Watch has always been a Heinz Ketchup family.  No other ketchup even comes close in flavor to us.  We’ve tried those others, and they were just lame imitators of the true Ketchup King. 

End result, we said, “we’ll pay you the extra $0.30 you’re saving on that Hunt’s catsup if that means we get to stick with Heinz Ketchup.”  And it’s been Heinz ever since. Continue reading SURPRISE! MCDONALD’S DOESN’T USE HEINZ KETCHUP

What’s the most popular fast food restaurant? It’s all about who has the most friends.


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Fast Food: A History of Wendy's, Arby's, Burger King and Other Popular Fast Food Restaurants
Fast Food: A History of Wendy’s, Arby’s, Burger King
and Other Popular Fast Food Restaurants

When we see a question like the one above (“What’s the most popular fast food restaurant in the world”), the answer can be quite varied.

If you’re talking about the most popular in terms of “french fries”, you’re likely going to be talking about McDonald’s.

If you’re talking about most popular in terms of number of US outlets, then Subway has almost twice as many as the next nearest chain.

No, today we’re going to look at this in a slightly different way — using the power of social marketing and community engagement, Web Watch is going to determine the Most Popular Fast Food Chain, based on the number of Facebook Likes.  (the list of Top Fifty Fast Food Restaurants provided by QSR magazine) Continue reading WHAT’S THE MOST POPULAR FAST FOOD RESTAURANT? IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO HAS THE MOST FRIENDS.

The 10 most common ingredients in Fast Food


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Fast Food Panic
Fast Food Panic for Nintendo. Buy now!

When you order a fast-food combo meal, like Web Watch did today, you’re not just getting a burger and fries – that is, a meal made solely of meat, bun, ketchup, pickles, cheese, potatoes, some salt and oil.

No, you’re getting quite a few more ingredients thrown into the mix.  That bun?  Probably has some sugar in it.  Those fries? Maybe some extra starch was sprayed on them before cooking. Continue reading THE 10 MOST COMMON INGREDIENTS IN FAST FOOD