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Dentist Plys Patients With Booze; McDonald’s Automates Ordering

• One dentist in Texas is offering beer and wine to patients to take the edge off, which is fun but sometimes a little weird at the 7 a.m. appointments. [41 WMGT]

• McDonald’s will begin replacing cashiers with computerized ordering in some of its European stores. It’s such a shame, since customer service at McDonald’s is always so delightful. [FT]

• Speaking of the chain, a Wisconsin man (who admits he’s just a bit obsessive compulsive) plans to eat his 25,000th Big Mac tomorrow. [Wis Info]

• A number of downtown restaurants, including Mike’s Papaya, Bar Stuzzicheria, and Alfanoose, have received preeeety poor health-inspection grades: Some might even receive Cs. [DNA Info]

• If you’ve ever considered opening a restaurant, here are two accounts of what it’s really like — or you could just read Blood, Bones, and Butter. [WSJ]

Dentist Plys Patients With Booze; McDonald’s Automates Ordering