Steven Strong hops out of a black van behind the Hennepin County Library in Uptown alongside several of his fellow fast-food workers. He flexes a sign calling for "respect" and looks out at the crowd that's forming on the grass. "We just want reasonable pay," he says, then weighs the task ahead o ... More >>
Yesterday, TIME Magazine put out a list of what it considers to be the top 17 most influential burgers of all time and the Jucy Lucy, a Minneapolis-perfected phenomenon, comes in at number 10. The people at TIME interviewed "burger historians and experts" to compose the list of the burgers they beli ... More >>
Law enforcement is on the hunt for a man who has been terrorizing Twin Cities fast food restaurants by forcing employees into freezers before robbing the establishments.SEE ALSO: Hamburglar lives! Bag of McDonald's swiped from unsuspecting customer The most recent incident happened early this mornin ... More >>
Billed as Saint Paul's answer to Eat Street, the Little Mekong area at the east end of University Avenue has become something of a destination lately. There are still plenty of shuttered businesses to go around, but with the Central Corridor light rail set to open in 2014 and its easy accessibility ... More >>
While it was time to go back to school and work after a cool Labor Day weekend, it was also time for the Twin Cities food scene to go back to business as usual, post-State Fair. Here are the best stories from Hot Dish this week:
Here's what's known for sure: Plymouth police got a call of a hold-up alarm at the McDonald's near Highway 55 and Interstate 494 at 3:26 a.m. Wednesday. Three robbers put three employees in the freezer while they forced the manager to assist them. Cash was taken. SEE ALSO: Quiana Evans lost her job ... More >>
Burger King is redefining fast food in Minneapolis with its new home delivery option that just launched last week. Now you can have it your way, straight to your door. See also: Insomnia Cookies delivering late night sweets in Dinkytown
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.When asked about my religion, my go-to joke has always been "I am a recovering Catholic; got my ten-year wafer even." I grew up Catholic -- whic ... More >>
Wouldn't it have made more sense for Evans to get her revenge by robbing a BK?SEE ALSO: Burger King's Flame: meat-scented body spray ignites passion Maybe so, but in a desperate situation after losing her job at Burger King in 2011, Rochester resident Quiana Evans instead targeted her former fast-fo ... More >>
Ding-dong! This creep coming to a doorstep near you. With fries.In a desperate, fat-fueled attempt to pull ahead of McDonald's in the fast-food race, the LA Times reports that Burger King will begin testing home delivery service at selected restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area. Just another ... More >>
And you thought the KFC Doubledown was bad...The Los Angeles Times looked into the future of the fast food business and discovered a scary trend: a rash of new menu items that "flout principles of healthful eating and instead celebrate a spirit of wanton gluttony." One market researcher calle ... More >>
5 new breakfast sandwiches at CaribouBreakfast is hot right now and everyone wants a piece of the action. Burger King is running a surreal campaign with a flute soloist for their new breakfast bowls, Dunkin' Donuts just started serving hot breakfast sandwiches, and even our own Caribou came o ... More >>
Punch PizzaJohn Puckett recoiled when I referred to him as the most prolific restaurateur in the Twin Cities, "Let's hope not." But the founder of Caribou coffee and partner in Punch Pizza can claim a hand in opening over 400 stores, easily eclipsing Famous Dave and his BBQ joints at 175. The ... More >>
Image: Simon StandgaardThis just in from the better-late-than-ever department: Burlington Northern Santa Fe has agreed to finish cleaning up a patch of Anoka County real estate it first soiled with drums of powdered lead arsenate after a train wreck in 1963. It's not as if BNSF has put off c ... More >>
The search begins for the pinnacle in gentleman's club cuisine.
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Add one more to the "Most Suggestive Ad of All Time" ballot. Bud Light Lime's officially in the running.
We like saying "It's big in Japan." Any excuse, really.
Burger King officially joins the "over-sexualization of fast food" camp.
Businesses that launch during a recession (see: IHOP, Burger King) seem to do better in the long run.
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A classic culinary case of East meets West
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If you thought Cowboy Hootie , Subservient Chicken, and "Wake up With the King" were disturbing advertising concepts, behold Burger King's latest surreal gimmick: Coq Roq. The members of this fictional beak-wearing thrashcore band look like KISS meets the heavily-rouged parrot from Zoobilee Zoo. Ph ... More >>
A fast food commercial is supposed to feature a money shot of an oozing, idealized hamburger, accompanied by a chipper voiceover and an earworm of a jingle. So why did agency Crispin, Porter and Bogusky go the surreal route? According to Adweek, Burger King sales have grown by nine percent since th ... More >>
Sometimes the right man for the job is a child
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The current disco revival conceals its homo soul.
If I told you that Auriga is thoroughly congenial! charming! and very, very nice!, would you read any further?
Further proof that welfare reform won't cut big business from the dole
Twister wisely jumps the gun on the summer blockbuster season.