It’s happening, folks: Gross-out foods like the Big MacChicken and everything you ever saw in This Is Why You’re Fat (whose authors, you may have heard, recently became involved in a domestic-violence case) have become not just entertainment but actual marketing strategies. First, KFC unleashed the Double Down — bacon, cheese, and the Colonel’s Sauce sandwiched between two chicken breasts. The Onion didn’t like that so much, but that hasn’t stopped Red Robin (whose nearest store is in Clifton, New Jersey) from creating the Wise Guy Burger, consisting of a burger patty, marinara sauce, pepperoni slices, peppers, tomato, and mozzarella sticks. To be sure, putting fried cheese into a sandwich is nothing new (consider the Seaside Tony cheesesteak), but for a national chain to go there just seems wrong. Then again, what about a burger with corn-dog nuggets in it?
Most Viewed Stories
Chipotle Just Started Delivering Burritos in 67 U.S. Cities
Have You Eaten Your Last Avocado?
Singer Jessie Baylin Is Obsessed With Valentina Hot Sauce
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Recalls Every Single Product
Cadbury Just Crammed 7 Different Flavors Into a Single Gonzo Chocolate Bar
Lupulo, George Mendes’s Ode to Portuguese Comfort Food, Will Serve Oven-Baked Octopus RiceAll openings »
Katz’s Last Remaining Neighbor Closes to Make Way for Giant CondoAll closings »
Search by name
Or, search by
Latest News from Grub StreetThe Hostess Owners Believe They Can Flip the Company for $2 Billion
Are Twinkies worth that much money?Court Says There’s No Proof Yelp Forced Companies to Pay Money to Remove Fake Reviews
The site's controversial business practices get another pass.Grub Street’s Restaurant Power Rankings: Tuome Reopens, Rebelle Arrives, and More
Find out where to eat in our weekly ranking of the city's most-buzzed-about restaurants.The Queens Night Market Makes Its Grand Debut This Saturday
It'll offer takoyaki , Ecuadorian juices, and other ethnic foods.Cadbury Just Crammed 7 Different Flavors Into a Single Gonzo Chocolate Bar
Childhood dreams come true.Watch This Patriot Order a Two-Foot-Tall Big Mac at McDonald’s New Make-Your-Own Burger Kiosk
He maxed out on every single topping option.Lupulo, George Mendes’s Ode to Portuguese Comfort Food, Will Serve Oven-Baked Octopus Rice
It opens in Chelsea tonight.Uma Thurman and Andre Balazs Dine at Osteria Morini; Michael J. Fox Tries Javelina
This week's Celebrity Settings.Singer Jessie Baylin Is Obsessed With Valentina Hot Sauce
"Then Violet and I had a dance party and gave ourselves belly aches because we danced our butts off."Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Recalls Every Single Product
Listeria showed up in a random sampling.
Not surprisingly, she doesn't want her job back.The California Drought Pushed One Chef to Figure Out a Way to Clean Dishes With Air
As a result, he's using 80 percent less waster.Mortal Enemies Heinz and French’s Have Waged a Vicious Condiment War
Heinz is touting a "superior" new mustard, and French's has a "better" ketchup.The CDC Now Says Blue Bell’s Listeria Outbreak Began in 2010
Going forward, each batch of ice cream will get tested.Chipotle Just Started Delivering Burritos in 67 U.S. Cities
Postmates is the official partner.Watch Australia’s Most Celebrated Chef Talk Sustainable Fishing
Chef's Table debuts on Netflix on Sunday.Ramen Lab’s Incubator Program Will Attract Guest Chefs From All Over the World
New Yorkers will get to try all kinds of new, regional ramen.Subway Made a Marcus Mariota Sculpture With Lunch Meat, and It’s Terrifying
All because he signed an endorsement deal.Tuome, Wrecked by a Kitchen Fire, Reopens Tonight
The restaurant has a new spring menu, too.McDonald’s to Close Hundreds of Its Black-Sheep Stores
The earning report broke some bad news.
He only started in November.The Sussmans Will Take Over Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk This Summer
They're working on opening their own Middle-Eastern restaurant.The Pousse-Café Makes Its Triumphant, Flamboyant Return
The "dorkiest drink ever" is on the menu at Rebelle.Chipotle Says Its Pork Shortage Will Continue — and Its Beef Prices Will Go Up
The company admits multiple meat crises are hurting sales.Pret A Manger’s CEO Says Employees Can Give Free Food to Random Customers
It's part of the official company policy.Have You Eaten Your Last Avocado?
The ubiquitous — and endangered — food may soon be a luxury item.Police Uncovered a Massive ‘Bourbon Theft Ring’ Connected to Stolen Pappy Van Winkle
"This is probably the tip of the iceberg."The Franny’s Team Will Turn Marco’s Into a Burger Joint
Rose's will be decidedly more casual.A Major Egg Supplier Is Dealing With a Bird-Flu Outbreak
Many of its 5.3 million birds may have to be destroyed.15 Dishes That Highlight New York’s First Wave of Spring Vegetables
Morel toast, ramp pasta, and Meyer-lemon pizza.
This one isn't even made of gold or sterling silver.How to Make Two of Big Gay Ice Cream’s Very Special Milkshakes
"Garnish with anything you’d like — 'Star Wars' figurines, whipped cream ..."This Was the Crazy-Long Line to Get Into Tokyo’s New Taco Bell
They've been waiting more than 20 years for this moment.Shake Shack Officially Encroaching on In-N-Out’s Turf
Los Angeles will get its first-ever outpost in 2016.Blue Bell Expands Recall to Literally Everything It Makes
Listeria is lurking in products sold in grocery stores.Black Seed Goes Hard on Pizza Bagels For Its First Birthday
This week, they're available all day and topped with Di Palo's mozzarella.Watch Michael Anthony Discuss How the Design of the Whitney Will Influence His Cooking
"When you're sitting in the dining room at Untitled, you can see the High Line and the Hudson in one glance."Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Goes Au Naturel
No more synthetic colors.Inside the Official Competition to Determine the Best Baguette in Paris
Hundreds of bakers enter the Grand Prix de la Meilleure Baguette de Paris, but only one wins the right to deliver the president's bread for the year.Stumptown Unveils Canned Nitro Cold Brew
It's creamier and bubblier than the traditional option.
"It’s only going to get more complicated as you deal with more and more allergens."Blue Bottle Acquires Tartine, Plots New York Expansion
Powerhouses James Freeman and Chad Robertson are now united.The Supposed Mars Bar Reboot Is Just Another Juice Bar
There's a spa, too.HBO Forced a Bar to Shut Down Its Game of Thrones Viewing Party
"They said that it's not allowed to be shown in a public setting."Spring’s Crudité Comeback
Bowls of crunchy raw vegetables, arranged as artfully as Cézanne still lifes.Craft Brewers All Over the Country Are Taunting Budweiser With ‘Pumpkin Peach’ Everything
Beer, brew kits, T-shirts, festivals, and so much more.McDonald’s Can’t Even Get All-Day Breakfast Right
The reduced menu is totally underwhelming.The World’s Best Chefs Will All Swap Kitchens on the Same Day
Alain Ducasse, René Redzepi, Dominique Crenn — all the heavy-hitters.Watchdog Groups Actually Think Ben & Jerry’s Beer Will Be a Bad Influence on Kids
Children "will start looking at beer as the next step after ice cream."30 More States Are Trying to Ban Powdered Alcohol
The creator warns this will just "make more people want it."