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McDonald's Just Spread Some More 'Big Mac Love'

Welcome the Double Big Mac and Little Mac

(Newser) - The Double Big Mac has arrived. The four-patty burger, dressed like your usual two-patty Big Mac, will be added to the McDonald's menu at participating restaurants for a limited time beginning Thursday, CNN reports. The Double Big Mac—not to be confused with the Grand Mac —has long... More »

A Seagull Stole His Burger. His Reaction Got Him a $124 Fine

Nate Rancloes says his aim wasn't to injure the bird—he just wanted to shoo it away

(Newser) - A man accused of kicking a seagull that tried to eat his cheeseburger at a New Hampshire beach has been fined $124. Police investigated the report from a bystander at Hampton Beach earlier this summer, the AP reports. Per NH1 , Nate Rancloes says he'd just returned from getting a... More »

Cheeseburgers to Vanish From McDonald's Happy Meal Menu

As part of an effort to make the meals healthier

(Newser) - McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat, and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can still ask specifically for cheeseburgers or chocolate milk with the kid's meal, but... More »

Man Breaks Into DC Five Guys, Fires Up the Grill

When in Rome ...

(Newser) - If you're going to break into a burger joint, you might as well take advantage of everything it has to offer, including its meat patties and condiments bar. That's apparently what one hungry suspect—dubbed a bona fide "Hamburglar" by more than one news outlet —reportedly... More »

Guy Changes Name to 'Bacon Double Cheeseburger'

'No regrets,' says British man

(Newser) - We get that if your name is Simon Smith, you might long for more exotic nomenclature. But this British bloke admits his recent name change was "the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub," per the Evening Standard . Smith, now officially known as Mr. Bacon Double... More »

This Chicago Burger Is Apparently America's Best

A Food Network show has deemed it so

(Newser) - Burgerhounds, get thee to Chicago, home of the America's best burger, at least according to one ranking. The Food Network's new show Top 5 Restaurants has identified the Double Cheese Burger served by Au Cheval as the best our country has to offer. "Double" may be a... More »

Beef: Meat Industry's Worst Eco-Offender

Raising cattle takes up 160 times as much land as plants, study finds

(Newser) - Think drive-thru cheeseburgers are cheap? Think again. What may be light on the wallet is heavy on the planet, according to a new study on the environmental costs per calorie of beef, pork, poultry, dairy, and eggs—which, combined, make up 96% of the calories Americans get via animal sources.... More »

This Exists: The Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger

Indulgent dish is coming to San Diego next month

(Newser) - See ya, calorie-counter: The Krispy Kreme triple cheeseburger has arrived, and photos exist to prove it. Those hoping to actually ingest the "heart-stopping dish" can go to Chicken Charlie's next month at the San Diego County Fair, the Daily News reports. (Note that Charlie's already serves Krispy... More »

Lolo Jones' New Diet: Double Bacon Cheeseburgers

Eating 9K calories a day to bulk up for bobsledding

(Newser) - Since former Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones joined the US bobsled team , she's been on a very different training regime: downing 9,000 calories a day to build up the bulk required to push her 400-pound sled. Jones just hit 157 pounds, up from her track weight of 133 pounds.... More »

Docs to Obama: Enough With the Burgers, Dogs

Physicians group wants president to stop unhealthy photo ops

(Newser) - Part of being president is being photographed chowing down on burgers and hot dogs, but a group of DC doctors thinks President Obama needs to put a stop to the practice. “The White House would never set up a photo op of a president with a cigarette, so why... More »

Want a Lawsuit With That? McD's Clerk Spits on Customer

Customer claims rude treatment in the drive-thru lane

(Newser) - It's a week for fast-food themed attacks —this one from the other side of the drive-thru lane. Would-be diner Sarah Thienes took a taxi to the window of a Chicago McDonald's and says she was angrily rebuffed when she ordered a cheeseburger—it was about 4am and breakfast-menu time,... More »

Krispy Kreme Burger Sweeps the Nation

Wisconsin State Fair adds chocolate-covered bacon

(Newser) - Have you ever thought to yourself, “Self, you are not doing enough to ensure you die of a heart attack before you have to deal with that nasty growing old nonsense”? Then maybe you should see if your local state fair is selling the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger. It’... More »

Introducing the Footlong Burger

Sadly, it's not as exciting as it sounds

(Newser) - Just in case KFC’s Double Down isn’t sufficiently artery-clogging for you, Carl’s Jr. has the solution: A footlong cheeseburger. Creatively dubbed the “Footlong Cheeseburger,” the $4 sandwich is being tested in at least one California restaurant, the Orange County Register reports. The good news: The... More »

8 'Health' Foods That Aren't So Healthy

Vitamin Water packs a lot more than just vitamins

(Newser) - Sure, an apple is a nutrient-filled snack, but so is a chocolate-chip peanut butter energy bar, right? Cracked blows the whistle on eight tasty "health" foods that actually aren't so good for our heath:
  1. Vitamin Water: As if the fact that it's owned by Coca-Cola isn't enough of a
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Busted, Dude Chows Weed, Double Cheeseburger

Stupid people don't get smarter when they're high

(Newser) - Dude, you don't put your weed in there: The St. Petersburg Times has a chortler about one Samuel Collins, who was chewing furiously on a bag of pot early Saturday morning after being pulled over for tossing a McDonald's bag out the car window. As cops yelled for him to... More »

16 Tips for Cheeseburger Eating

Skip the mundane (ketchup, lettuce) and the overly fancy (brie, Kobe)

(Newser) - Kevin Pang sent six months eating cheeseburgers, and he's sharing his hard-earned expertise with his fellow meat-eaters. From the Chicago Tribune:
  • Cheese: Just say no to feta, bleu, or brie.
  • Condiments: Skip the ketchup and mustard; head directly for the mayo.
  • Bun: Yes, there is a taste difference between
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Burger King Aims to Burn McD's With $1 Cheeseburger

Burger joint looking for more lettuce in battle for consumers

(Newser) - Burger King is spoiling for a cheeseburger price war, the Chicago Tribune reports. The chain is trying to persuade franchisees to halve the price of double cheeseburgers to just $1 for several months. McDonald's recently hiked the price of its double cheeseburgers to $1.19, under pressure from their franchisees,... More »

Obama Makes Second Burger Outing, Spends $80

Brian Williams joins take-out trip for cheeseburger, fries

(Newser) - Yes, President Obama would like fries with that. The commander-in-chief made another cheeseburger run today, shelling out almost $80 on lunch for an entourage that included NBC’s Brian Williams, the Chicago Tribune reports. The president took aides and the Nightly News anchor, who’s trailing him for a “... More »

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