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World’s Biggest Falafel Ball Crowned; Man Eats 25,000 Big Macs

• It’s official: A falafel ball made at a Jewish food festival in California has been officially designated the world’s largest at 52.8 pounds and measured 12.5 inches high. [JTA]

• 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]

• 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]

• 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]

World’s Biggest Falafel Ball Crowned; Man Eats 25,000 Big Macs