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Oct 24, 2017
Why Do We Give Out Candy on Halloween? Blame the Irish.
If you happen to have a moment of self-reflection during the annual autumnal tradition of dressing up in a hot dog costume and coming dangerously close to drinking dry ice (Halloween...
Sep 6, 2017
Why Most Fast-Food Chains Don't Serve Alcohol
On a recent trip to Paris, I learned that one of the most jarring cultural disparities wasn't the language barrier or the persistent and inexplicable barrage of mimes; it was the divine luxury of walking into a McDonald's and being able to order a full glass of beer.
Jul 28, 2017
Why Wendy's Is the Only Chain That Serves Baked Potatoes
Meat and potatoes are, well, the meat and potatoes of almost every fast-food operation in America.
May 19, 2017
Why Every Papa John's Pizza Comes With a Pepper
There are three true constants in life: death, taxes, and a lovingly placed pepperoncini pepper inside every Papa John’s pizza box.
Feb 24, 2017
Not About Jesus: The Truth Behind Chick-fil-A's Sunday Policy
"Thou shalt not eat Chick-fil-A on Sunday."
Oct 25, 2016
Why AriZona Iced Tea Is Cheaper Than Water
How can a giant can of iced tea cost less than bottled water?
Sep 13, 2016
There's Actually a Damn Good Reason Wendy's Burgers Are Square
Before I was born, my dad ran a Wendy's franchise.
Aug 18, 2016
Why No One Makes Grape Ice Cream, According to Ben & Jerry's
Have you ever seen grape ice cream?
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