Lifestyle

You can get paid $1,000 to eat loads of bacon for the day

West Coast burger chain Farmer Boys is offering a pork connoisseur the chance to taste test its bacon as part of a one of a kind one-day internship. The restaurant’s newest employee will be paid $US1,000 to taste the chain’s bacon-loaded menu items, rate each slice on flavour and thickness, […]
You can get paid $1,000 to eat loads of bacon for the day
Lifestyle

The Best Bagels in Los Angeles

Contrary to popular belief, there are great bagels in Los Angeles – We tried three of LA’s favourite bagel spots to determine which one is our favourite The three contenders are Yeastie Boys Bagels, Courage Bagels, and Brooklyn Bagel Bakery Following is a transcript of the video. Sydney: People always […]
The Best Bagels in Los Angeles
News

McDonald’s is giving away free bacon for one hour

McDonald’s says it’s giving away free bacon on Tuesday, January 29 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. During that window, the company says, customers can get two pieces of bacon on the side of any order, whether a burger, a Filet-O-Fish, or a hot-fudge sundae. The deal is meant to […]
McDonald’s is giving away free bacon for one hour
Lifestyle

PETA tweeted a chart showing how to stop using ‘anti-animal’ language, and Twitter is going wild

PETA shared a chart with more “animal-friendly” versions of well-established metaphors. “Bringing home the bacon,” for example, should apparently become “bringing home the bagels.” However, it has prompted outrage on Twitter, being described as “ridiculous,” “pathetic,” and “moronic.” Animal rights organisation PETA has sparked controversy once again. This time, it’s […]
PETA tweeted a chart showing how to stop using ‘anti-animal’ language, and Twitter is going wild
News

What bacon looks like in 10 places around the world

Bacon as we know it dates back to around 1500 B.C., making it one of the oldest cuts of meat. So it’s no surprise that many places around the world have their own versions of bacon. The way this age-old cut of pig is cooked and seasoned differs from place […]
What bacon looks like in 10 places around the world
News

The US restaurant industry could be the big winner of Trump’s trade war

President Donald Trump’s trade war is causing pain for many US industries, but the tariffs could actually help US restaurants. The retaliatory tariffs on US agricultural goods are expected to cause a supply glut, which is already leading to price cuts for major agricultural goods. This means restaurants will pay […]
The US restaurant industry could be the big winner of Trump’s trade war
Markets

CHART OF THE DAY: Bacon prices are booming

The Australian pork industry woke up to some tough headlines today with the World Health Organisation’s publication of a paper that links processed meat, including everyone’s favourite – bacon – to cancer. At least pork farmers are entering this challenging time from a position of strength. Bacon prices in Australia […]
CHART OF THE DAY: Bacon prices are booming
News

What 6 Australian scientists say about ‘processed meat causes cancer’ claims

The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has released the findings of a major review of previous studies into the links between red and processed meats and cancer, concluding that processed meats are carcinogenic, and the alarming headlines have a lot of people freaking out. Even […]
What 6 Australian scientists say about ‘processed meat causes cancer’ claims
News

Here’s what Australia’s new chief scientist says about bacon and cancer

The report from the World Health Organisation finding read meat and bacon cause cancer is a big talking point today. So much so that when Australia’s newly-appointed chief scientist was presented to the media today, the first question was about the topic. Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull appeared with Dr Alan […]
Here’s what Australia’s new chief scientist says about bacon and cancer
News

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

1. SAUSAGES GIVE YOU CANCER and we’re all going to die. There’s one key takeout from the alarming news that the World Health Organisation added red meat to its list of known carcinogens, and it’s this from Kevin Loria at BI in the US: Once there is enough evidence that […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
Strategy

7 Things People Pretend To Like But Actually Hate

While many of us try to be as authentic as possible, the reality is that being a functioning member of society requires us to massage the truth every now and then. Often these white lies are a matter of taste: feigning mastery of a foreign novelist to appear sophisticated, winning […]
7 Things People Pretend To Like But Actually Hate
News

How to make a bouquet of bacon roses for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a tricky holiday to get right – some people love it, others loath it. Edible bouquets are a welcome departure from the typical floral arrangement and doesn’t feel as cliché since your date can at least eat it. If that special person in your life is a […]
How to make a bouquet of bacon roses for Valentine’s Day
News

After Decades Of Shame, Oscar Meyer Is Bringing Bacon Fat Out Of The Closet

Bacon has reigned supreme over the cured meats this past decade. Oscar Meyer has taken notice, and now they are unashamedly marketing it in all its fatty, high-calorie glory. Adweek published an interesting retrospective on Oscar Meyer bacon, noting that the low-fat craze days are over, and thus so are […]
After Decades Of Shame, Oscar Meyer Is Bringing Bacon Fat Out Of The Closet
News

Here Are All The Bacon-Loaded Dishes On Mellow Mushroom’s Latest Menu

Mellow Mushroom is out with a bacon-themed menu that encourages consumers to “break out your comfy pants” and “eat like a hog.” The “Bootleg Bacon Fest” menu includes three bacon-covered pizzas — the “Wake ‘N’ Bacon,” “Bubba’s Bacon Bonanza,” and “The BLT Buckle” — and a Cuban-style sandwich called “The […]
Here Are All The Bacon-Loaded Dishes On Mellow Mushroom’s Latest Menu
News

Here’s How Much Bacon You Need To Eat To Die Young

[credit provider=”Flickr/Blmurch” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/blmurch/5070496311/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Wednesday we learned that processed meats — including bacon and sausages — are linked to premature death. BMC Medicine reported that, specifically, too much meat can lead to cardiac problems and cancer. The study is correlational, but the authors suggest that the preservatives in these foods, which include […]
Here’s How Much Bacon You Need To Eat To Die Young
Tech

Twitter Goes Through 280 Pounds Of Bacon A Week

[credit provider=”Owen Thomas, Business Insider”] We had the inestimable pleasure of meeting Twitter chef Lance Holton earlier this week.Holton, better known as @birdfeeder, is just as funny and charming in person as he is in the short videos he posts via Twitter’s Vine video-sharing app.
Twitter Goes Through 280 Pounds Of Bacon A Week
Markets

Five Super Bowl Snacks Fans Will Pay More For This Year

[credit provider=”Flickr via bowena” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bowena/380139197/in/photostream/”] Whether you’re putting your money on the 49ers or the Ravens this Sunday night, there’s one thing every Super Bowl fan can get behind — Gameday snacks.But after an ugly drought tore across the Midwest last summer, partiers could be shelling out a few extra dollars […]
Five Super Bowl Snacks Fans Will Pay More For This Year
News

The Bacon-Themed Gifts Fad Just Got Even More Ridiculous

[credit provider=”Courtesy of J&D Foods” url=”http://www.jdfoods.net/”] J&D Foods, the company that specialises in all things bacon, recently announced their latest gift promotion, Bacon Shaving Cream.According to NPR, the shaving cream contains no meat products but is the “highest-quality meat-scented shaving cream on the market today” and is available for all […]
The Bacon-Themed Gifts Fad Just Got Even More Ridiculous
Markets

Fears Of A Bacon Shortage Are Way Overblown

[credit provider=”SaucyGlo via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6512374519/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Earlier this month, we reported that a bacon shortage was possible as a result of rising feed prices.But it now appears such fears are overblown — at least in the U.S.
Fears Of A Bacon Shortage Are Way Overblown
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Have We Reached Peak Bacon? Not So Fast, Experts Say

Can you imagine a world where there is no other white meat? If skyrocketing use of the term “aporkalypse” on Twitter is any indication, a recent statement from the United Kingdom’s National Pig Association is causing some anxious consumers to do just that.
Have We Reached Peak Bacon? Not So Fast, Experts Say
Markets

Bacon Prices Are Sizzling

[credit provider=”Flickr / Pedro Moura Pinheiro” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedromourapinheiro/4325145990/in/photostream/”] Farmers Guardian’s Alistair Driver writes that as herders cull livestock, bacon prices are set to spike.The latest report from Britain’s National Pig Association shows record-high feed costs are forcing ranchers to massively sell off their pig herds, he writes.
Bacon Prices Are Sizzling
News

RANKED: The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants In America

[credit provider=”By Mike Saechang on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/saechang/4516316564/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Americans love fast food.The top 15 fast food chains in the nation raked in a combined $115 billion in sales last year, and their 105,000 total stores blanket the landscape.
RANKED: The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants In America
Lifestyle

Burger King’s Upscale Whopper Bar In Times Square Shut Down For Health Violations

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Whopper_bar.jpg”] New York City’s Department of Health shut down Burger King’s Whopper Bar in Times Square for the second time in a month due to health code violations, adding to the chain’s free fall from fast-food success.The department cited multiple health code violations, like unrefrigerated, contaminated food and […]
Burger King’s Upscale Whopper Bar In Times Square Shut Down For Health Violations
News

You’ll Have To Go To This Lucky State To Try Burger King’s Ridiculous New Bacon Ice-Cream Sunday

[credit provider=”Screengrab foodbeast.com” url=”http://foodbeast.com/content/2012/04/09/burger-king-testing-a-new-bacon-sundae-because-this-is-america/”] As a part of its corporate makeover with a new menu and new services, Burger King has been quietly testing a bacon ice cream sundae.While the Paula Deen-esque dessert hasn’t made a nation-wide splash, GrubGrade.com reported that it is undergoing a test run in Nashville, Tennessee. […]
You’ll Have To Go To This Lucky State To Try Burger King’s Ridiculous New Bacon Ice-Cream Sunday
Strategy

This Is Burger King’s New Plan To Take On McDonald’s

[credit provider=”By joo0ey on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joo0ey/4933735272/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Burger King is changing everything, and it’s about time that it does. Wendy’s surpassed it at the end of last year, and it has been completely left in the dust by arch rival McDonald’s.Bill Ackman’s wittily titled presentation, “Justice is a dish best served […]
This Is Burger King’s New Plan To Take On McDonald’s
Strategy

These Burger Design Contests From McDonald’s Are Brilliant Marketing Stunts

[credit provider=”Screengrab from mcdonalds.de” url=”http://www.mcdonalds.de/mein_burger/index.cfm#/galerie”] In Europe, McDonald’s is executing a crowdsourcing project brilliantly.They’re called “My Burger” contests, which allow regular people to design their own McDonald’s sandwich with the hopes of one day seeing it on the menu.
These Burger Design Contests From McDonald’s Are Brilliant Marketing Stunts
Strategy

This IHOP Is Installing A $40,000 Machine To Stop Its Entire neighbourhood From Smelling Like Bacon

[credit provider=”Google Maps” url=”http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1375&bih=870&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=14th+street+ihop&fb=1&gl=us&hq=14th+street+ihop&cid=0,0,5694693996168119965&ei=f0N_T47XOo-60QHtgu2ACA&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&ved=0CCEQ_BI”] This IHOP in Manhattan’s East Village has a problem.Bacon grease reeks. It’s stinking up the areas and the neighbours aren’t happy about it.
This IHOP Is Installing A $40,000 Machine To Stop Its Entire neighbourhood From Smelling Like Bacon
Strategy

The Gourmet Burger Craze Is About To Reach Its Breaking Point

[credit provider=”By lodigs on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lodigs/478715579/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] High-end burger chains are all the rage these days, and brands like Smashburger and Five Guys Burgers and Fries have rode the wave with impressive results.But the “gourmet” burger craze may be reaching its breaking point, according to Bloomberg.
The Gourmet Burger Craze Is About To Reach Its Breaking Point
Strategy

McDonald’s Dared To Mess With The McRib And Came Up With This Sandwich

[credit provider=”Burger Business” url=”http://www.burgerbusiness.com/?p=9566″] Someone at McDonald’s has decided to make a spinoff of its iconic pork sandwich, the McRib, reports Burger Business.It’s called the McRibster, and it’s hitting McDonald’s locations in Austria today. It’s described as having, “juicy pork, bacon, pepper-Jack cheese, and crunchy iceberg lettuce, red onion, delicious honey-mustard […]
McDonald’s Dared To Mess With The McRib And Came Up With This Sandwich
Strategy

Jack In The Box Launches The Most Disgusting/Delicious Publicity Stunt Ever

[credit provider=”Jack in the Box” url=”http://www.marrybacon.com/”] Jack in the Box came up with an “outside the box” brilliant stunt that’s not leaving any consumers feeling left out: a bacon-flavored milkshake. The milkshake is part of Jack in the Box’s “Marry Bacon” ad campaign and will appeal to bacon-lovers while also satisfying vegetarians since it’s made with Torani […]
Jack In The Box Launches The Most Disgusting/Delicious Publicity Stunt Ever
News

There’s A Good Chance Brunch Increased Your Risk Of Getting Cancer

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] Eating two slices of bacon — or one sausage — a day can increase a person’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer by 19 per cent, a study out of Sweden has found.Pancreatic cancer kills 80 per cent of people in under a year of […]
There’s A Good Chance Brunch Increased Your Risk Of Getting Cancer
Strategy

Look At The Crazy Burgers McDonald’s Just Released In Japan

[credit provider=”McDonald’s Japan” url=”http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/beef/bigamerica/menu/index.html”] The fast food war in Japan continues as McDonald’s re-releases its Big America campaign, which includes a bunch of pretty strange burgers (via Eataku).It’s the third straight year that McDonald’s has brought Big America to Japan. It all started in 2010 with a bacon-laden set of […]
Look At The Crazy Burgers McDonald’s Just Released In Japan