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Fast Food | Ep #15

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This week we pull up to the drive-thru an order an overview and history of fast food, from Ray Croc to roast beef (ugh). Would you like fries with that shake? 

Show Notes: 
01:25 A defining moment 
05:40 The McMenu Song / Big Mac Jingle
06:18 Communist fowl
11:01 Drew's fry/shake combination/abomination 
14:12 Ray Croc: the original dude 
16:34 The Cool McD McDLT
22:18 Ronald McDonald: No Child Left Behind 
27:33 Happy Meal Hall of Fame: Changeables | Astrosniks
29:35 Burger King: The Pepsi to McDonald's Coke
32:03 Jack in the Box: The Mountain Dew to Burger King's Pepsi
39:20 Taco Bell
47:31 Roast beef: ugh
50:58 Whatsamatter, McFly; chicken?
52:42 Outliers

Fast Food | Ep #15

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Reader Comments (4)

Your baffling hatred of roast beef aside (c'mon, Lion's Choice!), this episode was good. Although, I feel compelled to point out that Wendy is Dave Thomas' daughter, and he was the founder of the fast food chain he named after her. And I totally didn't have to wikipedia that.

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDianer

Yeah, EAT IT, John! And by "eat it" I mean eat some Wendy's.

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

In retort, I refer you to your own reaction to the mention of roast beef.

March 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterJohn

Good episode. I started listening to it on a plane and fell asleep in the middle NOT because of the podcast itself; I was just tired. The point at which I drifted off was during the "I'm at the pizza hut WHUT I'm at the taco bell WHUT I'm at the combination pizza hut and taco bell" song. So an hour or so later I awoke with the true belief that John and Drew were the ones singing that song. I thought maybe you recorded it in addition to recording the podcast. I have since listened to the rest (WHUT?) and enjoyed it!

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

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