A big-budget kid film almost always means a partnership with a fast food giant, and plastic toys stuffed in kids’ meals, right? Not in the case of the upcoming DOCTOR SEUSS’ THE LORAX. Given the source work’s environmentalist theme, Universal Pictures decided that such promotional practices might come off as kind of crass.
McDonald’s Mega Tomago in Japan: Double Big Mac with an egg patty and bacon
At a restaurant last week I was seated next to a table of four young Japanese girls who, upon receiving their entrees, each whipped out a camera and began snapping pictures of their food; They then compared shots with one another for a solid three minutes before digging in. My first thought was WTF? But my dining companion pointed at that maybe they were aghast at the sight of our large, American portions.
Fancy Food is a website where users submit before and after photos and recipes of their classy culinary creations and dishes using only their limitless imagination and ingredients from fast food chains. Devon Knight and Jason Isch of Cornerstore Restaurateur submitted this delicious looking “Seared Pollock Cake with Southwest Ramalan Sauce” made with just the following items from the McDonald’s menu: Filet-O-Fish, Southwest Salad, 1 soft drink, and packets of salt and pepper.
If you’ve already seen the documentary FOOD, INC., you know that film reiterates the argument that the industrialization of our food supply resulted largely from the rise of fast food: the business model requires a large supply of cheap, consistent meat and produce. If you haven’t seen the film, it turns out you may be able to do so for free… and that fast food Tex-Mex chain Chipotle will pay for your ticket.