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There's no doubt McDonald's is a clever innovator, but whoever designed this cool soft drink lid dispenser is a genius:

mcdonalds lid dispenser

Next to the drink dispenser is this neat little rack of lids stacked horizontally.  When you pull down on the door, plastic claws on the inside of the door grab ONE drink lid that comes away from the stack neatly.  All you do is lift it out of the top of the door and the spring-mounted door closes and grabs a lid for the next patron.

Simple and clever!

This infographic is pretty cool for geeks like me who are interested in the franchise-side of the fast food business or for those who might be thinking about starting their own business.

Franchise Infographic FullLength Infographic: Modular Franchises Make Fast Food Even Faster

Modular Franchises Make Fast Food Even Faster – An infographic by ModSpace.

 

This week, fast food workers in several states including Michigan, Illinois and New York, have walked off the job, demanding pay in the $15/hr range.  For the rest of us, life goes on, with most everyone else taking a wait-and-see stance. 

The "striking" workers technically cannot strike.  They are, for the most part, non-unionized.  Will that change?  What is a fair wage for this type of job?  Obviously I prize these workers for providing me with my favorite foods.  Happy workers make happy meals (pun intended.)  But what is a fair wage?  What do you think?

 

Another menu update.  This time it's the latest images of one of the few Del Taco's in Florida.  Here's the updated Del Taco menu.

I've seen the Big King advertised around the world.  It's basically Burger King's take on the Big Mac.  And BK's XXL burgers are double-whopper-patty sandwiches that are quite a mouthful.  Put them together, as I did recently in Dubai, and you end up with the Big King XXL.

On paper, what's not to like?  All the flame-broiled goodness Burger King is known for, plus a tasty thousand island-like sauce - times two.  But as any long-time reader knows, there is an acceptable meat-to-condiment ratio and this sucker blows that ratio out of the water.  My tastes tend toward a 0.8:1 ratio, meaning 20% more condiment than meat.  At BK, because the meat is generally tasty, I might bump that up to an even 1:1.  But I never enjoy sandwiches where the meat overwhelms the rest of the burger, which is what is happening here.

My solution?  Remove one of the patties.  Ahh.  There.  Now we have a Whopper-sized sandwich with toppings in appropriate proportion.  The bottom line: the XXL is tasty but one X too many.

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