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

Popeye's is doing heavy TV advertising down here, I've noticed. Is their national profile expanding?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:48 (three months ago) Permalink

no but my stomach is cos I'm there all the fuckin time

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:52 (three months ago) Permalink

they just had ghost pepper chicken. I couldn't gird up the strength to try them - even ghost pepper potato chips made me almost choke on the heat

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:52 (three months ago) Permalink

when I lived in the usa & had to fly through dallas I was happy to get popeye's at the airport there since I lived in dumb little midwestern towns that didn't have it.

at my hotel in japan last week the breakfast buffet had fried chicken & so now I've had my yearly allowance of the stuff, rip

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:54 (three months ago) Permalink

Popeyes has no apostrophe. That's why I go to Church's.

pplains, Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:55 (three months ago) Permalink

i wish there was one near me. closest is like an hour away. springfield. chicopee. that area.

scott seward, Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:58 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm actually 52 minutes from the one in springfield. i checked....

scott seward, Thursday, 15 March 2018 18:05 (three months ago) Permalink

GO FOR IT SCOTT

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 15 March 2018 18:23 (three months ago) Permalink

popeyes, to be clear, is not, like, great or anything. it's funny in nyc because virtually every item on the menu merits the required saltshaker logo next to items that by themselves exceed your daily recommended sodium intake. but it's better than kfc. biscuits are dece (though no Bojangles or Biscuit World)

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 15 March 2018 18:42 (three months ago) Permalink

they opened a white hut in amherst but it closed because people in amherst suck.

scott seward, Thursday, 15 March 2018 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

The White Hut in Amherst closed?? I went there while it existed, love terrible-good cheap burgers

valorous wokelord (silby), Thursday, 15 March 2018 18:45 (three months ago) Permalink

tom's hot dogs is my favorite place near me. if you are ever in whately, massachusetts you should go! sadly, i would go there every day for lunch if it were closer. i really am a simpleton. been there 60+ years.

scott seward, Thursday, 15 March 2018 19:00 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.potatopro.com/news/2018/nacho-fries-best-selling-product-launch-taco-bell-history

i gotta say i'm not 100% sure if i'm on board with nacho fries - they were ok but way too soggy when i had them - but i am WICKED into my new favorite site, potato pro dot com

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 16 March 2018 08:19 (three months ago) Permalink

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the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 16 March 2018 08:19 (three months ago) Permalink

FAM, a company entirely dedicated to cutting solutions for the food industry, has developed the innovative, patented FAM Centris™ product line to counter some of the key issues frequently encountered during the production of potato and vegetable chips.

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the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 16 March 2018 08:23 (three months ago) Permalink

this is important

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 16 March 2018 08:35 (three months ago) Permalink

omg POTATO PRO

important question about the nacho fries: do they have flour on them? this is why i hate bk's fries. my gluten intolerance (sorry i know) has a side effect of me having the aftertaste of eating dirt shortly after i consume wheat products and i HATE when that taste intrudes on my post-fry glow

maura, Friday, 16 March 2018 14:26 (three months ago) Permalink

i hate when i go to a diner or somewhere cheap and their fries are coated with whatever they coat cheap fries with now. why did someone think that was a great idea? unless people just love crunchy coated fries and i'm in the minority. maybe an onion ring lover came up with them.

scott seward, Friday, 16 March 2018 15:36 (three months ago) Permalink

speaking as someone that gleefully eats lots of crap food without discrimination.....people gleefully eat lots of crap food without hesitation or discrimination

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 16 March 2018 15:37 (three months ago) Permalink

i love how matter-of-fact potato pro is how challenging it is to, and i quote, "identify and separate crop from clod, stones and foreign objects including wood, plastic, glass, bone, rubber, metal and more."

potato amateurs might get squeamish about that - "oh geez, ANOTHER bone?" - but not potato PROS

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 16 March 2018 16:35 (three months ago) Permalink

this is a new frontier for us really - we've never really gotten into new inventions for the food laboratory itself. the possibilities loom.

lol dis stance dunk (Doctor Casino), Friday, 16 March 2018 16:39 (three months ago) Permalink

maura i don't think they're 100% ok, although there's apparently less wheat in their batter than whatever "tapioca dextrin" is: " “French Fries: Potatoes, canola oil, modified corn starch, rice flour, salt, tapioca dextrin, wheat flour, sodium phosphate, baking soda, guar gum, xanthan gum, dextrose. Cooked in canola oil (dimethylpolysiloxane (antifoaming agent), TBHQ).”

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 16 March 2018 16:40 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Woodstock Pizza in Isla Vista (near Santa Barbara, Cal) has a Banh Mizza pie. https://woodstocksiv.com/

NEW! BANH MIZZA
Sesame ginger sauce, grilled chicken, julienned carrots, red onions. Topped with fresh cilantro, a sesame ginger sauce drizzle, and a Sriracha Swirl

nickn, Saturday, 7 April 2018 07:01 (two months ago) Permalink

oh yay, a fresh hell.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 April 2018 07:06 (two months ago) Permalink

But wait, there's more!

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30623753_10156149773845053_3871125286628587824_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=ccfc027a59b81a63279b84e87facc0ab&oe=5B6339DD

A glitter pizza, this time from Dagwood's in Santa Monica.

Coming back again soon by popular demand; the #magicalAF edible glitter pizza!!!!🦄🌈🍕 thanks for the shout out @jimmykimmel @jimmykimmellive , even if it does make you want to burn our restaurant to the ground 😜😂😳

nickn, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 03:02 (two months ago) Permalink

ew

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 04:22 (two months ago) Permalink

move aside amateurs, scotland has invented the salt-and-chilli deep-fried pizza

https://i2-prod.glasgowlive.co.uk/incoming/article14511094.ece/ALTERNATES/s810/30126927_1882152068503542_5416232948130046848_n.jpg

star wars ep viii: the bay of porgs (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:51 (two months ago) Permalink

good god that looks horrible, order me two

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:23 (two months ago) Permalink

not gonna lie i would house that entire thing right now

star wars ep viii: the bay of porgs (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Trip to Glasgow for one of them is looking like a cheaper alternative to Dignitas

I'm Finn thanks, don't mention it (fionnland), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:31 (two months ago) Permalink

(also would totally demolish)

I'm Finn thanks, don't mention it (fionnland), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:32 (two months ago) Permalink

cheaper and tastier alternative

star wars ep viii: the bay of porgs (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:32 (two months ago) Permalink

I was already looking forward to summer 2019 when our big annual conference is in Edinburgh, but now

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:29 (two months ago) Permalink

(The local place that did a “pizza frito” has taken it off the menu, boo #harbingeroffailure)

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Edinburgh

edinburgh sux

star wars ep viii: the bay of porgs (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:36 (two months ago) Permalink

get yersel to glasgow, get a wee macaroni pie, some buckfast and get chibbed at an old firm match, that's the real scotland

star wars ep viii: the bay of porgs (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:42 (two months ago) Permalink

white castle impossible burger??

https://instagram.com/p/Bhcw2H6nNgd/

maura, Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:25 (two months ago) Permalink

As someone with a nostalgia for childhood WC "rat burgers" but for 20+ years only eats meat when I know it's clean and where it comes from, this is GREAT NEWS.

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:57 (two months ago) Permalink

wait why is Questlove breaking this news? Does he own White Castle now?

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:59 (two months ago) Permalink

i think he’s involved with impossible

maura, Thursday, 12 April 2018 03:18 (two months ago) Permalink

http://people.com/food/kfc-waffle-double-down-sandwich-canada/

Chicken crust with waffle inside.

adam the (abanana), Saturday, 14 April 2018 18:55 (two months ago) Permalink

I like chicken and waffles but

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 14 April 2018 19:02 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Not a chain restaurant, but this thread seems appropriate. BuzzBallz, 20% abv drinks (in their defense, small cans so maybe not a 4 Loco situation). I found an empty can in the parking lot at work.

https://www.buzzballz.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Buzzballz-Peach.jpg

nickn, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 04:39 (one month ago) Permalink

200 ml, about the size of a tennis ball. I thought it was kinda cute.

nickn, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 04:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I thought they were just a Spirit Airlines thing.

https://i.imgur.com/IyGxtyQ.jpg

pplains, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 13:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Lucky at One Mile at a Time usually reviews the first class section of Air Singapore or 5-star hotels in Dubai, but his review of flying ''the big chair'' at Spirit was one of his best:

To say that I was intrigued by Spirit’s “BuzzBallz” ready-to-drink cocktails would be an understatement. I figured I had to try them all. I was also under the impression that they served canned wine, so I figured I had to order one of those as well. My assumption, however, was that there was no way in hell they’d sell all that to me. So I had to come clean.

“I’m writing a story about Spirit Airlines, and have heard so much about by the BuzzBallz cocktails. I promise I won’t drink them all, but is it okay if I buy all three and a bottle of wine, and just test them all out?”

“Of course. And just so you know, the BuzzBallz Mile High Lemonade is exclusive to Spirit. Let us know what you think.”

However, as it turns out, I guess that explanation wasn’t necessary. The guy next to me said “that sounds good, I’ll have exactly the same,” and they sold that to him without issue. Only on Spirit Airlines would someone copy an order of three cocktails and wine.

pplains, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 13:16 (one month ago) Permalink

someone's obviously never been on an easyjet flight from glasgow to alicante

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 13:34 (one month ago) Permalink

i kinda want to try that lemonade one...

scott seward, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 13:59 (one month ago) Permalink


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