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Eating Alone? Chipotle Cups Now Come With Original Writings From Literary Giants All thanks to Jonathan Safran Foer's lonely meal

Apparently Jonathan Safran Foer is just like us. He eats at Chipotle and he curses the heavens when he neglects to bring something to entertain him while he crams rice,…

May 15, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

The Bloombergization of Online Advertising If only clients could move fast enough

A restaurant chain’s marketing objective is to move more customers from in-store to online ordering. A retailer wants to measure ads according to real-world visits as opposed to clicks.  Illustration: Shaw Nielsen Naturally,…

February 24, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

Man Actually Cooks Entire Disgusting Meal Described in Patton Oswalt's Fake Ad for Black Angus Pass the Pepto

When Patton Oswalt described a grotesquely gluttonous meal in his fake ad for Black Angus Steakhouse way back in 2004, the up-and-coming comedian surely didn't intend for it to ever…

October 10, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

Andrew Mason Exits Groupon With One of the Best Goodbye Emails Ever Ousted after bad earnings report

Give Andrew Mason credit. He came in like a smart aleck, and that's the way he's going out. The Groupon founder was fired from the company's CEO position today after a…

February 28, 2013, 5:23 PM EST

Smoke-Free, No Reservations What's the famed restaurateur Joe Bastianich doing pitching a nicotine patch that's sold at Walmart?

Plenty of big companies boast a celebrity endorser these days, but GlaxoSmithKline scored a coup when it recently signed restaurateur and vintner Joe Bastianich, who runs world-famous restaurants including Manhattan’s…

January 22, 2013, 5:36 AM EST

How Red Robin Bought Priceless PR for $11.50 Secret recipe: 'MOM 2 BEE GOOD LUC'

It doesn't cost much for a brand to polish its image and generate lots of positive media attention. In fact, $11.50 will get you a ton of it. That's the…

January 10, 2013, 8:21 AM EST

Humans Celebrate Arrival of McDonald's Chicken Asteroid From Outer Space A friendly interloper for a change

Whatever propaganda McDonald's Canada is spewing about the origins of the chain's food, McDonald's U.K. knows the real truth—it's cooked up on another planet and hurled Earthward, where humans embrace…

January 9, 2013, 12:37 PM EST

Trade Your Homosexuality for a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich! Two guys manage to redeem prank coupon

Here's a decent deal if you're gay, but you still somehow love Chick-fil-A: Renounce your homosexuality, and get a free chicken sandwich! The prank promotion, playing off Chick-fil-A CEO Dan…

January 8, 2013, 12:03 PM EST

KFC Apologizes for Serving Chicken Brain and/or Kidney to U.K. Student Body part is unclear; revulsion is not

KFC food is often described as nasty, but no one will want to double down on this particular menu item. The fast-food chain has apologized to a U.K. student who…

January 7, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

McDonald's 60-Second Meals in Japan Aren't Going So Well Timer on the counter isn't helping quality

In Japan, McDonald's apparently has a reputation for consistent quality and efficiency. But those traits are clearly in jeopardy, thanks to the burger chain's new pledge there to serve your…

January 7, 2013, 3:57 PM EST