Before There Were Chicken McNuggets, McDonald’s Tried Selling Onion Nuggets (Cool Weird Awesome 1035)

Today is National Onion Day. For a very brief time in the 1970s, the preeminent fast food chain on Earth thought the onion might be its pathway to bigger sales. Here's the story of the McDonald's Onion Nugget.

The “McBarge” Was A Floating Wonderland Of Fast Food (Cool Weird Awesome 889)

It's National Fast Food Day, and here's the story of an uncommon fast food restaurant: the Friendship 500, a floating McDonald's restaurant in the 80s nicknamed the "McBarge."

By |2023-11-16T10:58:57-05:00November 16, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Donald Gorske Has Eaten 30,000 Big Macs And He’s Still Going (Cool Weird Awesome 773)

50 years ago today, a man named Donald Gorske ate a McDonald’s Big Mac. It was the first of over 30,000, and yes, he holds the world record for most Big Macs eaten by a single person.

By |2024-05-17T08:01:57-04:00May 17, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

McDonald’s Once Ran A “McTrain” Car In Germany (Cool Weird Awesome 520)

On any given day McDonald's serves huge numbers of people, either in restaurants or via drive-thru windows. But once, in the 1990s, the company also tried to operate restaurant cars on a long-distance German train line. Plus: since April 15 is traditionally tax day, so did you know that ancient Rome once taxed bachelors?

By |2021-04-15T09:09:46-04:00April 15, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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