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    Here is today's nomination for the "What The Heck Were They Thinking?" award:

    Burger King apologizes for 'offensive' hamburger offer
    The Associated Press, Jun 20 2018 10:51 AM

    Burger King says it's sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get impregnated by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King's social media accounts but is still circulating among Russian social network users. It promised the reward to women who get "the best football genes" and "ensure the success of the Russian team for generations to come."

    The fast food company posted a Russian-language statement on local network VKontakte saying, "We offer apologies for the announcement we made. It was too offensive." The company did not respond to requests from The Associated Press for comment.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...htmlstory.html

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    I understand the first customers will be George, Jane, Elroy and Judy Jetson.

    World's first robot-made hamburger debuts June 27 in San Francisco

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/pursu...t-the-bay-area

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    Chipotle's new CEO Brian Niccol used to be CEO of Taco Bell. It appears the Tacobellization of Chipotle has begun.

    Chipotle testing six new menu items including quesadillas, nachos, avocado tostadas, chocolate milkshakes

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ch...hos-2018-06-22

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    Here is my one-word review of KFC's new food item: "Gak!"

    Pickle Fried Chicken debuts at KFC for 'very limited time' this summer

    http://abc7.com/food/pickle-lovers-r...icken/3653283/

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    Pickle Fried Chicken. Pickle Juice Slushes. Is pickle-flavored food replacing pumpkin-spice-flavored food as a culinary craze? Gak! Here is a review of Sonic's Pickle Juice Slush by TheOutline.com writer Caroline Haskins:

    The Sonic Pickle Juice Slush was created by people who hate pickles
    For genuine pickle lovers, the new item is an insult and an act of betrayal.

    https://theoutline.com/post/5058/son...e-slush-review
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    McFeast, McRib, McDLT, McSpicy Burger, Big N' Tasty, Chicken McNuggets and now Muffin Toppers. McDonald's must have an official Director Of Coming Up With Dumb Names For Menu Items.

    McDonald's introduces new Muffin Toppers at select US locations

    https://www.chewboom.com/2018/07/02/...ect-locations/

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    Oh boy, the 17th annual free Slurpee day is almost here! Go to any 7-Eleven between 11 AM and 7 PM on 7-11 and ask for a free Slurpee. Just don't question why the frozen treat has such a disgusting name.

    7-Eleven free Slurpee day: Everything you need to know

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddri...HoK2?ocid=AMZN

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    Here is today's winner of the award for Least Surprising News Story:

    Shocking! IHOP admits it faked IHOb name change
    CBS News, July 10 2018 8:23 AM

    IHOP is serving up the truth about its IHOb name change. The pancake chain has acknowledged that last month's name change was just a publicity stunt to promote its hamburger menu. The company best known for its breakfasts already had burgers on the menu but had started using the IHOb name on social media, its website and for in-store promotions to draw attention to a new line of burgers made of Black Angus ground beef.

    The name change sparked a social media furor, even though IHOP appeared to be hedging its bets by saying the new IHOb name was "for the time being." Some fans called the name change "bizarre" and "a nightmare." Still, IHOb's bigger goal appears to have been achieved: The name change got consumers talking about the brand.

    On Monday, it was back on social media, this time to promote a pancake deal tied to IHOP's 60th birthday. On Twitter, the company said, "That's right, IHOP! We'd never turn our back on pancakes (except for that time we faked it to promote our new burgers)."

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/shockin...b-name-change/

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    Jeff Wells is a freelance writer and English teacher living in New York. He is a frequent contributor to the Mental Floss website. His latest article is filled with trivia about White Castle, the nation's first fast-food restaurant chain. A small square beef patty in a small square bun -- I have never understood the appeal of White Castle hamburgers. And do people really buy their hamburger-scented candles?

    21 crave-worthy facts about White Castle

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddri...OJtx?ocid=AMZN

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    "Golly gee, kids, driving six blocks to McDonald's is just so stressful and time-consuming. What say we just stay here and have our Big Macs and Coca-Cola delivered?" "Aww, Dad!"

    How a rise in food deliveries is changing the restaurant industry
    CBS News, Jul 14 2018 12:10 PM

    From the oven to the front door. That's the new mantra for many diners these days, no matter what they're eating. An increasing number of people are opting to stay home and order in. According to a recent study, the number of deliveries is up 10% overall and restaurants are changing the way they do business because of it. Home delivery is made easier thanks to apps such as Seamless, Grubhub and Uber Eats, with most providing not just the ordering platform but also the delivery personnel.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-a-r...hat-is-served/

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