rolling new food laboratory inventions for american chain restaurants thread

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un® (dayo), Friday, 15 June 2012 10:48 (six years ago) Permalink

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un® (dayo), Friday, 15 June 2012 10:50 (six years ago) Permalink

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un® (dayo), Friday, 15 June 2012 10:51 (six years ago) Permalink

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un® (dayo), Friday, 15 June 2012 10:51 (six years ago) Permalink

gonna be an important thread for future historians i feel

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 15 June 2012 11:20 (six years ago) Permalink

feel like you could shop the open end of that p'zolo onto goatse and no one would notice

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 15 June 2012 11:21 (six years ago) Permalink

wow the p'zolo is huge. truly something to behold.

lamborghini persie (J0rdan S.), Friday, 15 June 2012 12:25 (six years ago) Permalink

it's kind of maddening. i mean if pizza hut and these other places would just take all the $$ they are presumably putting into r&d or whatever it's called in the fast food/chain restaurant world and instead put it towards quality ingredients with the aim of making simple (if greazy) good ol' fashioned pizza, then their products would be edible, something like they last were decades ago. the drive for novelty has become increasingly silly to the point where, when i opened this thread i momentarily thought these were just some jokey ideas that dayo or another person had photoshopped. the p'zolo things just look nightmarish. are they using half-starved drug-addled homeless ppl for their test-marketing subjects or what?

dell (del), Friday, 15 June 2012 13:26 (six years ago) Permalink

even mcdonald's has more dignity

dell (del), Friday, 15 June 2012 13:28 (six years ago) Permalink

A COOL COLLISION OF SALTY SWEAT

blossom smulch (schlump), Friday, 15 June 2012 13:36 (six years ago) Permalink

just bought a bacon sundae fyi

un® (dayo), Friday, 15 June 2012 16:55 (six years ago) Permalink

did it come with a decorative piece of bacon sticking out?

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 15 June 2012 16:57 (six years ago) Permalink

this is obvious but this is a direct correlation to the emphasis on drawing hits on websites instead of reporting news/doing actual journalism - these food products (see also the pizza with hot dogs in the crust) get the restaurants press coverage, draw in consumers who just want to try the products so they can say they tried them - it's all about boosting numbers

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:02 (six years ago) Permalink

edible memes

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:04 (six years ago) Permalink

consume the thing that consumes you

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:04 (six years ago) Permalink

did it come with a decorative piece of bacon sticking out?

they
give you one big slice and then a bunch of bits

un® (dayo), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:07 (six years ago) Permalink

wow, that bacon thing is real?!

game of crones (La Lechera), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:08 (six years ago) Permalink

how times have changed

game of crones (La Lechera), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:08 (six years ago) Permalink

I could see the bk burger artist asking his manager on how many slices of bacon to put in the sundae

un® (dayo), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:11 (six years ago) Permalink

holding out for a vegan version with tofutti or soy delicious and some of those imitation bacon bits

dell (del), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:34 (six years ago) Permalink

this is obvious but this is a direct correlation to the emphasis on drawing hits on websites instead of reporting news/doing actual journalism - these food products (see also the pizza with hot dogs in the crust) get the restaurants press coverage, draw in consumers who just want to try the products so they can say they tried them - it's all about boosting numbers

yeah i reckon that's so but it still seems absurdly short-sighted. but whatever. capitalism in the nineties. or whatever decade this is

dell (del), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:35 (six years ago) Permalink

cant believe the bacon sundae is real

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:48 (six years ago) Permalink

idk ppl have been putting bacon in desserts for a while now, not that crazy that a big fast food restaurant would jump on that

lamborghini persie (J0rdan S.), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:49 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah my best bro's fiancee sprinkles bacon in coffee.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:51 (six years ago) Permalink

full english breakfast smoothie

blossom smulch (schlump), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Thick, Hardwood

George Peppard Steak (snoball), Friday, 15 June 2012 17:59 (six years ago) Permalink

^ porn names

contenderizer, Friday, 15 June 2012 18:37 (six years ago) Permalink

and yeah, BK bacon sundae is not super surprising to me. makes sense: further mainstreaming of "yum bacon" meme, sweet + salty has been a food trend for a while. not a bad idea, though i don't trust burger king to do right by it.

contenderizer, Friday, 15 June 2012 18:43 (six years ago) Permalink

I've had bacon + ice cream or bacon + chocolate on a few occasions and it's never really been a very successful combination. It's basically just a sweet thing with a few chewy out-of-place bits of bacon floating around.

"Holy crap," I mutter, as he gently taps my area (silby), Friday, 15 June 2012 18:47 (six years ago) Permalink

I saw the P'zolo commercial on TV last night and startled my wife by yelling "WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT BULLSHIT" at the television

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Friday, 15 June 2012 18:49 (six years ago) Permalink

What in the fuck is the purpose of the apostrophe in the P'zone/P'zolo, other than to irritate me? Is there something wrong with "Pizzolo" (the word)? It's not like they're saving any syllables, really,

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:00 (six years ago) Permalink

A made up word can be trademarked.

George Peppard Steak (snoball), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:05 (six years ago) Permalink

p'zolo live once thats the motto ni**a zolo

johnny crunch, Friday, 15 June 2012 21:08 (six years ago) Permalink

is "pizzone" a word?

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:09 (six years ago) Permalink

hahaha "The P'Zolo: Better than a Hot Pocket!"

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:14 (six years ago) Permalink

poo zoos only live once

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:15 (six years ago) Permalink

I have never heard of a poo zoo coming back from the dead so there is that

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:15 (six years ago) Permalink

poo zoo was the first p z combo I thought of, I should've went with the second: pussy zipper

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:16 (six years ago) Permalink

"coprophiliac zoophile" - two words you never want to see together.

George Peppard Steak (snoball), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:16 (six years ago) Permalink

pinata zoroaster

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Pazuzuzolo

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:19 (six years ago) Permalink

I guess the name was chosen because "p'zolo!" is the sound someone makes when they bite into one and spit it out because it's too hot.

George Peppard Steak (snoball), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:23 (six years ago) Permalink

If there was a Klingon Pizza Hut, what would they call these?

George Peppard Steak (snoball), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:23 (six years ago) Permalink

pizza vuvuzelas think abt it

johnny crunch, Friday, 15 June 2012 21:26 (six years ago) Permalink

so who is gonna be the first one of us to actually eat a p'zolo?

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:56 (six years ago) Permalink

i mean we all know it's gonna be me but i just figured i'd give someone else the opportunity to step up to the plate this time

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:57 (six years ago) Permalink

I wasn't a huge fan of french fries in it and the cheese was a bit too mild for me, but still would eat.

Yerac, Friday, 15 March 2019 22:26 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't like fries in general so I am sure that is just my weird thing about the tacos.

Yerac, Friday, 15 March 2019 22:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Looks a bit like a Poutine Sandwich? Would probably be better with gravy in lieu of cheese sauce.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 March 2019 22:31 (two months ago) Permalink

There is one of these places in Brooklyn.

Yerac, Friday, 15 March 2019 22:34 (two months ago) Permalink

As a vegetarian in France I used to get fry-sandwiches from schwarma joints

Anyway if heavily adulterated crap made from semi-edible food-llke components = McDonald's fries you could do worse

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 15 March 2019 22:36 (two months ago) Permalink

It looks like Philly steak calzone, with the meat spiced with the seven spices (etc) common in kebabs/shawarma (black pepper, cumin, paprika, coriander, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom). Not rocket science, and certainly not requiring the "finest" of ingredients.

Dunning-Kruger Overdrive (Sanpaku), Friday, 15 March 2019 23:50 (two months ago) Permalink

No, it's more like a huge burrito pressed into a panini envelope. The meat/main, toppings, and sauces are chosen like Chipotle.

Yerac, Saturday, 16 March 2019 01:34 (two months ago) Permalink

There is a menu for the main chain online. I've had the chicken cordon bleu and falafel (although I don't see falafel on the menu).

Yerac, Saturday, 16 March 2019 01:36 (two months ago) Permalink

looks like a gyro with melted cheese instead of the yogurt sauce, that's all i see

ciderpress, Saturday, 16 March 2019 01:39 (two months ago) Permalink

b-b-b-but there are FRENCH FRIES!!*

*aka "chips"**

** mainly in certain backward nations lacking in Grand Canyons and such like civilizing influences

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 16 March 2019 03:09 (two months ago) Permalink

FRITES, dammit!

suzy, Saturday, 16 March 2019 05:54 (two months ago) Permalink

I wonder if you can get a munchie box in a wrap?

brain (krakow), Saturday, 16 March 2019 11:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Fantastic. I knew that would be a silly question.

brain (krakow), Saturday, 16 March 2019 12:17 (two months ago) Permalink

my local gyro shop puts fries in there so i forgot that wasn't a standard thing

ciderpress, Saturday, 16 March 2019 12:40 (two months ago) Permalink

xp That’s a very witty piece for the Metro to run.

suzy, Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:04 (two months ago) Permalink

I thought Beef magazine was just a cool name for a foodie magazine, disappointingly it is all just about beef.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:32 (two months ago) Permalink

I much prefer wraps/tortilla skins to bread as a meat/veg/cheese vehicle so I am for all these things.

Yerac, Saturday, 16 March 2019 16:44 (two months ago) Permalink

it's funny to me how now the best places to buy tortillas in Paris are the halal butchers. flour only fwiw.

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:23 (two months ago) Permalink

“Flour only” makes those bad places to buy tortillas

moose; squirrel (silby), Saturday, 16 March 2019 18:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Khubz or lavash are not tortillas.

Dunning-Kruger Overdrive (Sanpaku), Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:05 (two months ago) Permalink

The corn tortillas sold in the supermarkets here are abominations, more like galettes with a mix of flour and corn. I order my corn tortillas from a store in Austria of all places. Usa got us beat on this no question.

But these aren’t lavash, these are regular flour tortillas, labeled as such, some even listed as for fajitas. But they have Arabic labels too.

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 16 March 2019 20:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Wraps are usually flour and always available in Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Turkish shops. I’m a big fan of za’atar naan, and suspect they would suit a French taco thing quite well.

suzy, Saturday, 16 March 2019 20:32 (two months ago) Permalink

I kind of use "wrap" to cover everything in that family that is used for sandwich purposes.

Yerac, Saturday, 16 March 2019 21:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Surely O'Quesadilla is a far more appropriate name?

S-, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 05:10 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

your move, America

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Simon H., Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it's not hot dog it's actually penus

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That's been around in bad UK pizza places since the 90s and it tastes repulsive

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That was really the best photo they had?

jmm, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 17:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

you can put lipstick on a pig-in-a-blanket but it’s still etc

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 17:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i think we must have a photo of one of those upthread somewhere

j., Wednesday, 1 May 2019 21:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Mozzarella is wasted on hot dogs.

Yerac, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 21:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah it's been discussed itt i think. definitely discussed on ilx. i had it once about 7 years ago in the uk. it was introduced to the u.s. in 2015. i believe it originated in east asia

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 21:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah quick google says introduced in japan 2006

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 21:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it's revolting obviously. i mean pizza hut pizza just to start with is bad enough

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 21:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Japan, home of the mayonnaise pizza (and variants like mayo+potatos+corn), wins all contests for grotesque variants on pizza.

nonsense upon stilts (Sanpaku), Thursday, 2 May 2019 01:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol i really dig their hot dog stuffed crust pizzas

nxd, Thursday, 2 May 2019 09:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/02/burger-king-takes-on-mcdonalds-with-a-range-of-unhappy-meals.html

Burger King has launched a range of burger meals that focus on “real” moods.

The fast-food chain introduced a range of boxed deals it’s calling “Real Meals,” including the Pissed Meal, Blue Meal, Salty Meal, Yaaas Meal and DGAF (Don’t Give a F---) Meal as part of Mental Health Awareness Month in May. The deal includes a Whopper sandwich, french fries and a drink.

“Burger King restaurants understands that no one is happy all the time. That’s why they’re asking guests to order a Whopper meal based on however they might be feeling,” an online release stated Wednesday.

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

my god

jmm, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

if I leave the house again it will be too soon

brownie, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The deal includes a Whopper sandwich, french fries and a drink.

dang, you don't even get extra salt with the salty meal

L'assie (Euler), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjxRUEA0Tdo
angry about an unfair world and hobbled by clinical depression? have you considered suckling at the teat of a massive international corporation?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Who pissed in your Piss Meal?

jmm, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

shit that sounds like an onion rings article

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

- "Great presentation. However, do you think it's a good idea to associate the word 'piss' with one of our food products?"

- "We don't use the word 'piss,' Roger. We use the word 'pissed.'"

* 1,000-year staredown commences*

pplains, Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the salty meal: it’s sodiyummy!

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 2 May 2019 19:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

pissburger penetrating multiple ilx threads, brilliant marketing

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 2 May 2019 19:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

77 Meal imminent

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 2 May 2019 19:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Nice thing about a pull tab aluminum can as the anti-snobbism vehicle, compared to a screw-top bottle or box wine, is that you can't reseal it. It's 12 fl. oz. down the hatch every time.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 10 May 2019 23:18 (one week ago) Permalink


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