Love Fast Food? You Must Be a Social Media-Using Dude.

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Infographic courtesy Lab 42, graphic by iStockphoto
Do dudes who love socializing on Facebook and Twitter love burgers and fries, too?

Charlie White from Mashable reports that's what social-media researchers at Lab 42 wanted to know as well. So they collected opinions from 500 social networking males aged 18 to 35 about their fast food preferences then created an infographic of the results.

Questions ranged from, "What are your most loved items at McDonald's?" to "How many packets of hot sauce do you use at Taco Bell?" to "What is your favorite standard fast food order?"

Did the results make sense? See the entire info-graphic here.

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From Fast Food to Five-Star Dining: Four Chefs Turn the Big Mac Combo Into High-End (Looking) Cuisine

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The Grid
Sadly, Aravind's open-faced samosas from a Big Mac Combo won't be at the Golden Arches anytime soon.
The ingredients.
Mixing foodie-ism with fast food, local alt-weekly The Grid asked four top Toronto-area chefs to create five-star meals using only the ingredients found in a McDonald's Big Mac combo (the famous burger, fries, Coke, and condiments.)

The only rule? Other than oil and water, no extra ingredients allowed. The results? Fancy fast food like open-faced samosas, mortadella (an Italian cold cut), and a pasta dish, er, sort of.

Check out all four entries and how they went from fast food to five-star dining here.

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"Big Mac Enthusiast" Will Eat His 25,000th Big Mac Today

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The Sun
Dan Gorske in 2008
Thirty-nine years after 57-year-old Don Gorske bit into his first Big Mac, he's ready to do it again -- for the 25,000th time.

Gannett Wisconsin Media reporter Russell Plummer says that Gorske, the "Big Mac enthusiast" who also appeared in Morgan Spurlock's, Supersize Me, will consume his record-breaking Big Mac today at the Fond du Lac McDonald's where the Guinness World Records folks will be on hand and the first 300 patrons will receive Gorske buttons (Gorske buttons!) and coupons.

"A person like me, I just don't change too much," Gorske told Plummer. "It's pretty much two Big Macs a day. When I can travel to sporting events, I like to take my Big Mac along."

Plummer says Gorske's obsession with consuming Big Macs stems from a life-long battle with OCD.

"I think 25,000 is a pretty awesome number," Gorske told Plummer when asked what he would do next. "I'll never live long enough to eat 50,000."

Get the full McStory here or here.

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IHOP at Home: New Frozen Pastries Politely Request We Take Our Drunken Asses Home

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IHOP, the breakfast joint chain best visited following an evening of drunken debauchery, recently launched IHOP at Home, a new line of "premium frozen breakfast items that are inspired by the innovative and craveable flavors IHOP is known and loved for."


IHOP's new frozen breakfast line includes Omelet Crispers (cheese, bacon, or sausage), French Toast Stuffed Pastries (strawberry cream cheese filling anyone?), and Griddle 'n Sausage Wraps. What? No Nutella Crepes?

Funny FAQ's after the jump.

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McDonald's New Look: Like Starbucks With McNuggets

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Brian Blanco, for USA TODAY
Less clown, more coffee shop. That seems to be the strategy surrounding McDonald's biggest McMakeover in its fifty-plus year history.

According to an article in USA Today (The Mickey Dee's of newspapers!), the fast-food chain is spending over one billion McDollars to transform the majority of its 14,000 stores into Starbucks-like hang outs by 2015.

Chillin' at Ronald's pad, post Big Mac attack? Hm, maybe. Sounds more like "quash the competition" to Fry Girl. "Damn you, Chipotle -- you once were ours!"

Check out the decór details, a video of a redesigned store, and how some of the inspiration came from Apple after the jump.

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Jack in the Box New Bourbon BBQ Steak Grilled Sandwich (Finally.)

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Geez Jack, take forever.

Since its introduction of the All-American Jack Combo in January, Jack in the Box has been whisper quiet on new fast food fare in 2011 -- until now. The Bourbon BBQ Steak Grilled Sandwich, the latest in Jack's line of grilled greasy goodness, is available for a limited time and (thanks to the high and rising cost of beef) will most likely be one of the few new beef offerings we'll see in fast food-dom this year.

The new sandwich features steak, grilled onions, American cheese, and bourbon BBQ sauce between two slices of grilled artisan bread. And while there's no actual bourbon (BOO!), Fry Girl's bitin' in anyway to see how it tastes.

Get the review and an actual shot of the sandwich after the jump.

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McDonald's Fries vs. Wendy's Fries: FRY FIGHT!

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As Fry Girl, I receive thousands barely any e-mails in my inbox every week. Recently however, I did get a goodie from Wendy's that read, "In a national taste test, consumers said Wendy's fries taste better than McDonald's. When asked which they thought taste better after sampling both, 56% of participants chose Wendy's Natural-Cut Fries with Sea Salt. Only 39% preferred the taste of McDonald's."

Whoa. That's a bold claim. Especially given that folks have raved about McDonald's fries for . . . well, for almost ever. At one point, even Burger King had the royal balls to try their own taste test and then declare themselves the winner. Result: No one bought it.

With Wendy's recent taste test information (also on their website), it looks as if the redheaded gal is looking for a serious fry fright from Ronald McD in the form of a new ad campaign. Little girl, didn't Daddy Thomas teach you to play fair? After all, this is your marketing campaign.

All right, time to put an end to all this fry foolishness. Time for a Fry Girl taste test of her own to see who really has the best fries, Wendy's or McDonald's. And no ketchup, yo! Join me, won't you?

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Taco Bell Wants an Apology From (DONG!) Lawyers for Beef Lawsuit

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DONG! Apologize, haters!

Beasley Allen may have dropped its class-action lawsuit brought against Taco Bell, but the fast food giant ain't rollin' over that quickly.

They want an apology.

According to Eater, TB has launched an ad campaign demanding the Alabama-based lawfirm say they're sorry, running full page ads in newspapers across the country.

See Taco Bell's full-on snarky smackdown after the jump.

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Taco Bell Beef Lawsuit (DONG! CRASH!) Dropped

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DONG! It's over.

According to the Associated Press, the class-action lawsuit brought against Taco Bell by an Alabama-based law firm claiming the fast food giant's products contain very little meat and requesting they quit referring to their questionable meat mixture as "beef" has been withdrawn.

Whew! My Cheesy Double Decker Taco was startin' to get cold.

Good thing it took less than three months and millions of dollars to figure that one out. Here's what happened:

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Taco Bell Testing Shells Made Entirely Of (DONG!) Nacho Cheese Doritos

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Well folks, it's finally happening. Worlds colliding. Lines blurring. Munchies are morphin', for reals.

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