Maria Shriver loves pizza. Yes, the former first lady of California and accomplished journalist is a pizza fiend. That’s why she, along with several of her high profile friends, have invested $3 million in a new Subway-style pizza assembly fast food business called Blaze Pizza. So far, there are only two locations — in Southern California — but the chain is hoping to balloon up to at least 15 spots in the next year or so.
And here is why I am so delightfully thrilled about this. A pizza store where you can build your own pizza and have it served to you in less than five minutes? Imagine the pizzabilities! There are going to be so many new topping combos created! I hope the staff don’t mind when I set up a tent in-store and basically move into the freezer area. That’s not weird at all, right? [Bloomberg]
When I heard that Cinnabon had created a new snack treat to add to its gooey cinnamon bun empire, I was thrilled. Then I found out it was a pizza-oriented treat called a Pizzabon. Double thrilled! But then I saw the Pizzabon, and deep snackappointment (that’s snack disappointment, if you’ve never experienced it before) set in. This was not the pizza-cum-cinnamon bun treat I had envisioned. Cinnabon, with all its cinnamon bun technology, had failed to capitalize on the unique swirl shape inherent in its product. Allow me to illustrate how they failed, after the jump… Keep reading »
Carl’s Jr is currently testing a new product called the “Ice Cream Brrrger,” which is, well, exactly what it sounds like: a burger made of ice cream. We’re a little creeped out by the beefy texture of the ice cream and the dripping frosting condiments, but in the grand scheme of freaky fast foods, this ice cream/burger blend is actually pretty innocuous. Click through to check out 11 other fast food creations that are way more disturbing (hot dog pizza, anyone?!)…
Aussie mother Kylie Steger was not amused by the rude surprise inside her Hungry Jack fast food dinner. She was beyond pissed when she found a poorly drawn penis inside her hamburger box. “It literally made me sick … If they have drawn that in there, what else have they done to my burger?” Steger complained. I wonder if she would have felt differently if the penis rendering was more, well, professional. Hungry Jacks is taking the complaint “very seriously” and has launched an investigation to get to the bottom of the penis incident. I, on the other hand, can’t stop laughing. I would be thrilled if there was a penis in my box. Also, may I just point out that the name of the person who wrote this news item is Stuart Cumming. You’re welcome. [The Chronicle]
This Taco Bell tattoo is amazing for many reasons. The whimsical cursive font. The colorful star border. The flirty placement on the right shoulder. But I must admit I’m worried about the ramifications of such a permanent ode to a fast food joint. I mean, what if one day she succumbs to the salty siren song of Long John Silver’s? Awkward. [Guest of a Guest]
Pizza Hut gets into some wild stuff — really wild stuff — overseas. Its Middle Eastern branches, for example, serve an abomination known as the Crown Crust Carnival. They offer two varieties, a Chicken Fillet pizza — a pizza with chicken fillets framing the outside of it — and a cheeseburger pizza, crowned with tiny fistfuls of burgers. Delicious or revolting? [Pizza Hut]