Guy eats 12,000 Big Macs over 30 years

Posted on September 13th, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

Yes, if you are doing the math in your head that’s more than 1 Big Mac per day, for 30 years. Did we mention he takes a Big Mac break on Sundays?

Dennis Rosenlof has had the same Big Mac routine for 30 years. On Monday and Tuesday he eats one Big Mac and from Wednesday to Saturday he has two.

Rosinlof’s wife of 37 years is actually a registered nurse. While she does encourage him to eat healthier considering that Dennis is six feet tall and weighs 165 pounds with a cholesterol level under 200 she doesn’t give him too much grief about his Big Mac diet.

But doesn’t he get tired of Big macs? “I look forward to going to McDonald’s every single time” said Dennis.

Rosenlof believes that his good health is attributable to his calorie intake regardless of what those … Read More »

Get Ready – These restaurants are offering new items

Posted on August 30th, by Foodio54 in General. No Comments


On September 9th McDonald’s will be unveiling Mighty Wings.  McDonald’s tested this latest menu item in Chicago and also in Atlanta.  McDonald’s has confirmed that they will be selling the Mighty Wings in orders of three, five and 10 pieces, starting at $2.99.




Burger King

On September 1st Burger King will introduce a French Free Burger for $1!  This will be a standard hamburger that will have four french fries on top of the hamburger patty.  Honestly – this is a little exciting.  For anyone who has ever had a Panini’s Sandwich in Cleveland or a Primanti Bros. sandwich in Pittsburgh we already know that adding french fries to a sandwich is awesome.



Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

Now through November 11th Applebee’s will be introducing three new Honey Pepper Grill items.

Honey Pepper Sirloin

4-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders
Honey Pepper Chicken … Read More »

Want to eat healthy? Try the value menu!

Posted on August 28th, by Foodio54 in General. No Comments

Many American’s struggle with eating healthy.  It’s not a secret that we’re mostly overweight.  Right now – more than one-in-three adults are obese.  That trend is worse in some parts of the country than in others.  Surprisingly – the worst offenders are just west of the Appalachians and east of the Mississippi river.

If you’re trying to watch how many calories your body is taking in – you might want to consider eating from the Dollar Menu.  Many of us are fooled every day in to eating options from the premium menu that sound healthy.  McDonald’s Premium Chicken Club sandwich has nearly 600 calories in it and over 40% of your daily fat intake.

Most of us hear the word “premium” and assume that these items are made with higher quality ingredients that are healthier for you.  The sad news … Read More »

Remember that? 5 Fast Foods you’ve probably forgotten about.

Posted on August 26th, by Foodio54 in Family Friendly Restaurants, Top Lists. No Comments

The world of Fast Food is filled with both successes and failures.  We are all familiar with the successes that have become a part of our regular vocabulary.  Big Mac, Whopper, Burrito Supreme… the list really could go on and on.  But, we tend to forget how many failures pave the way for those successes and how difficult it is for large scale restaurant chains to alter or add to their menus at all.

Here at Foodio54 – we wanted to remind you of just a few of those failed attempts that never made the cut at some of the most popular fast food restaurants in America.

1 – McLobster – McDonald’s

Time Period: 1993

McDonald’s has never had much luck trying to add anything to their seafood options.  The McLobster was an attempt to add a menu item for people with dietary restrictions that … Read More »

Nuclear weapons vault hidden under a McDonald’s

Posted on August 21st, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

For decades the location of a secret US government site containing nuclear weapons has been hidden several hundred feet below a McDonald’s in Los alamos, New Mexico.

Los Alamos National Laboratory says that the top-secret facility known as the “tunnel vault” has been declassified and is being shown on lab tours for families of laboratory workers and the news media. The tours are part of the lab’s celebration of its 70th anniversary. The facility, which served as the nation’s original post-World War II nuclear stockpile storage area, was built in 1948 and 1949 in a remote canyon at the weapons laboratory’s Technical Area 41 (not to be confused with Nevada’s Area 51).

The site was protected by a hardened guard tower with bullet proof glass and gun ports that protected a 230 foot tunnel into the canyon wall which would later … Read More »

Fast-Food Workers Go on Strike for Higher Pay

Posted on August 20th, by Foodio54 in General, Restaurant News. No Comments

Last month the headlines were abound with articles ridiculing the proposed budget for McDonald’s hourly employees making $7.25 hourly. The budget journal, a result of McDonald’s joining forces with Visa, proposed that its workers have two full-time jobs and pay as little as $20 a month for health insurance and $600 a month for rent. It was unrealistic and laughed at by all.

Now labor organizers are calling upon fast-food workers across the country to go on strike August 29th to pressure restaurant chains to raise the hourly wage from an average of $8.94 to $15. One-day job walkouts are expected to take place in New York City, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Detroit.

The spokesperson for the website promoting the event,, has stated that companies like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Little Caesars, Subway, … Read More »

The 10 Most Bizarre Foods That McDonald’s Sells Around the World

Posted on January 18th, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

McDonald’s is perhaps the most recognized food brand in the world. It has over 31,000 restaurants in 119 countries worldwide and serves over 45 million people daily. Knowing this, it would probably still surprise most of you that McDonald’s does not sell the same Hamburger and Fries options that it does here in the States in all of its stores around the world. Now, you can still typically get a Big Mac or a Quarter Pounder in every McDonald’s like you would here in Austin, but in some places you won’t find it anywhere on the menu.

In India, a country that is predominately Hindu, you wouldn’t expect to find many people chomping on hamburgers (Hindus believe cows are sacred) in fact you won’t find many people eating meat altogether.

In Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia beef is also unpopular and pork … Read More »

McDonald’s fires major egg supplier

Posted on November 21st, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

McDonald’s has fired Minnesota based Sparboe Farms, which provided all eggs for sandwiches in stores west of the Mississippi River that come with muffins (the biscuits, bagels, and McGriddles use an egg product that pours from a box, the muffins use real eggs).

McDonald’s announced the change after Mercy for Animals produced a report ABC News that showed widespread abuse of chickens at Sparboe Farms facilities. The video shows

Hens stuffed in dirty cages with only enough living space that would cover a normal piece of printer paper
Workers burning off the beaks of chicks and throwing them into cages
Workers grabbing hens by their throats and ramming them into battery cages
Dead and decomposed birds left in cages with other hens still laying eggs
Chicks trapped and mangled in cage wire with others suffering from open wounds and torn beaks
Live chicks thrown into plastic bags … Read More »

McDonald’s bullied by the fat police

Posted on June 23rd, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

On Tuesday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest informed McDonald’s of its intent to sue to stop the fast food giant from providing toys in happy meals. The Center for Science in the Public (hereafter known as the “fat police”) say that the toys represent unfair and deceptive marketing.

“Multi-billion-dollar corporations make parents’ job nearly impossible by giving away toys and bombarding kids with slick advertising,” said Michael Jacobson, sheriff of the fat police.

It seems to be a ridiculous notion that parents are unable to make decisions for their children and have been completely overcome by slick advertising from McDonald’s. Even if this is true that McDonald’s forces the parents to go there they provide healthy alternatives to the standard happy meals that parents could buy. In that case the kids would have their toy that the fat police … Read More »

The odd couple. Weight Watchers and McDonalds

Posted on March 3rd, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

Well who saw this one coming?

McDonalds and Weight Watchers have partnered up. McDonalds will be using the Weight Watchers Logo to highlight some of the chains healthier options and promote foods that have been approved by the dieting chain in New Zealand.

Unbelievably Chicken nuggets and the Filet ‘o’ Fish have made the cut.

This is a deal that is obviously going to end up upsetting some people out there. It may be fair to say that Weight Watchers has sold out a little here by agreeing to endorse food on the McDonalds menu. Obesity is a growing problem all over the world and especially so in western cultures. There is no one person or group that can be easily blamed for the problem, but I imagine that this endorsement will not end up helping the problem.

Aside from the health concerns here … Read More »

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