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Old 10 May 2009, 03:36 PM
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Comment: I have heard from various sources that there are two major users
of sheep spines (one source said pork spines). One is purina, the other
is Applebee's.

The fact that one said sheep and one said pork suggests to me it has the
familiar signs of an urban legend...
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Old 10 May 2009, 04:28 PM
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I think you will find that the major users of sheep spines are in fact sheep, who tend to find them useful for standing up in a non-floppy way amongst other things.
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Old 11 June 2009, 06:38 AM
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Comment: Is it true that Colonel Sanders (founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken) had
1,009 rejections when trying to establish his franchise/sauce?
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Old 11 June 2009, 09:16 AM
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Comment: Is it true that Colonel Sanders (founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken) had
1,009 rejections when trying to establish his franchise/sauce?
No, I am pretty sure it was 1,007.

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Old 13 June 2009, 03:52 PM
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This is my first post here, but this is something I've been thinking of for a while.

Even IF some of these crazy rumors were true, what does it matter, as long as it tastes good? I might be sounding like a brain-washed Fast Food Eater, but to me who cares where McD's gets their meat? Or what they use to make their shakes? As long as they taste good, what's the big deal? People are just paranoid about what's in their food, and I'm a little bit too, but as long as it's not VISIBLE, it doesn't bother me. And the "fact" that McD's is the "Big Company that is like "(NFBSK Word) what we put in the burgers, as long as they taste good, that's what matters"
McD's burgers are 100% beef, their fries are fries, and their chicken is mostly chicken. Their shakes are shakes and their Coca-Cola is Coca-Cola.

Oh, and BTW, my school's hamburgers are mostly soy.

And you can get Shamrock shakes around St. Patrick's Day, and it's the worst time to get the chocolate shakes as they mint shake is mixed in. EW!
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Old 21 June 2009, 10:08 PM
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Comment: Rumor has it that in the deep south some of the Wendy's
restaurant signs depict a "black wendy". She still has the red hair, but
skin is dark. Any Truth to it?
There's a Big Boy restaurant here where the mascot on the sign is white during the day, but black at night. The rest of the white on the sign (letters, etc.) doesn't change, just Big Boy himself.
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Old 05 July 2009, 11:28 PM
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Comment: Is it true that Pizza Hut no longer serves pork sausage because
they feel it offends the Muslim population?
We were told this at a local Pizza Hut.
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Old 11 July 2009, 03:37 PM
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Comment: I heard today that if someone got the Chick-fil-a logo tattooed
on themselves, they would get free Chick-fil-a meals for life.
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Old 11 July 2009, 03:56 PM
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Comment: Is it true that Pizza Hut no longer serves pork sausage because
they feel it offends the Muslim population?
We were told this at a local Pizza Hut.
By who, the hobo in the corner? Pork sausage is available on the online menus of Pizza Hut in the US and the UK.
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Old 13 July 2009, 07:26 AM
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Shifty Eyes McD's fries; aged 4-1/2 years

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I know on Morgan's McDonald movie (and/or book) (Supersize me, I believe), he did have several McDonald's items in a plastic container. After 6 weeks, I believe, the fries were the exact same. Maybe a bit crunchier.
Can't remember about the burgers, or fish (although, IIRC, the fish rotted first) or chicken. I want to say that the burger basically stayed the same....

I was so intrigued by the "french fries never rot" theory they were talking about on the special features on "Supersize Me" that the very next day, I went out and bought an order of fries at McDonalds. Came home, put it in a jar, and the jar has not been opened since. I put the date on top of the jar: Dec. 19, 2004.
So, now 4-1/2 years later, this is what they look like today:



So, they are obviously breaking down somewhat, at least as noted by their now much darker color, but whether they'll ever rot completely???!!
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Old 22 July 2009, 07:17 PM
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I think the reason McDonald's doesn't sell onion rings is pretty simple: Why should they? What benefit would be gained? It's probably wouldn't affect anyone's decision to eat there, but would be one more option to have to ask with every order. "Do you want that with fries or onion rings?"

This is also the driving reason behind the value meals. Instead of having the customer recite his whole order to you, all he has to do is say, "Give me a number 6."

McDonald's is also famous for it's French fries. At Disneyland, there's a McDonald's booth near Adventureland. The only thing on the menu is French fries and there's always a line.
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Old 27 July 2009, 07:49 AM
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Comment: Does Oscar Mayer use earthworms as a filler in their hot dogs?
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Old 30 July 2009, 05:31 AM
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Comment: Is it true that the McDonald's logo of the golden arches was
designed to look like breasts on some level, and therefore to remind
consumers of their mother's nurturing and subconsciously encourage them to
enter the store due to positive emotion?
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Old 03 August 2009, 02:20 AM
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Comment: I heard that the makers of Tony's Pizza were caught buying old
greyhound dogs that wouldn't race anymore and processing them into "pizza
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Old 16 September 2009, 07:39 PM
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Comment: I recenty heard a rumor that Subway Sandwich Shops uses human
hair in the making of their bread. It seems ridiculous so, I would like to
be able to tell people it is totally false.
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Old 16 September 2009, 07:43 PM
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Human hair is very expensive.

Other than this, I have worked at Subway, and the bread is, well, bread.
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Icon23 Are there chokos in McDonald's Apple Pies?

THE MYTH: McDonald's secretly uses chokos in its hot apple pies to cut costs

It is one of the most popular and enduring food rumours. But does that mean it is true?

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/mon...-1225807413552
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Old 06 December 2009, 08:23 PM
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I was wondering what "chokos" was/were, but the article helpfully defined it/them. It's/they're apparently "the vegetable version of seafood extender." Of course!
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Old 06 December 2009, 08:25 PM
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choko = chayote

http://www.foodreference.com/html/ar...te-squash.html
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Default Uniform Onion rings

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My guess is they are more trouble to cook and prepare. And because the rings are all different sizes, quality control on cooking time may present a problem.

Pogue
The Burger King Onion rings are made from diced onions formed into uniform rings. So it can be done on a fast food basis. Just not well.
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