Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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The State Of The Nation In Four Datapoints

• "Americans love fried chicken. Just like they love chips and dip. So what could be tastier, fast-food restaurants conclude, than chicken you can eat like chips and dip."

• "Seventeen percent of all meals ordered at restaurants in the U.S. are now eaten in cars, according to NPD Group, a consumer research firm."

• " Whereas ice cream or chips used to suffice as a snack, people now want something more substantial like a small sandwich…"

• "Last week Pizza Hut introduced a P'Zolo, a rolled, hot sandwich intended to be held in one hand. It comes with marinara or ranch dip."

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Yoder (#163,535)

Every time someone suggests to me that I might want to try White Castle, even just for the hipster irony value, I say the words "chicken donuts," and they shut up.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@Jeremy Yoder@twitter You should want to try White Castle because it's the food they serve in Heaven.

@Jeremy Yoder@twitter It can only be digested when you are too drunk to function. But about once every five years, nothing else will do.

Mr. B (#10,093)

@Jeremy Yoder@twitter White Castle doesn't count as fast food. It barely even counts as food! That's why it's so awesome, you lousy philistine!

Yoder (#163,535)

Chicken. Donuts.

"That was the birth of the 'ip'ns,' "

How much would I have loved to have been at that meeting?

beatbeatbeat (#3,187)

Even Gutty is too ashamed to show his gut on this one.

deepomega (#1,720)

A sandwich… eaten with ONE HAND??? Next up: Top secret underground food lab invents soup you can eat without a fork.

Europe has been delivering pizza with dipping sauce for ages now. They're always years ahead.

melis (#1,854)

Streets ahead.

@melis Stop trying to make streets ahead happen!

On the bright side, we should be proud that we've achieved the weaponization of fast food.

I am shocked and saddened that Burger King's upcoming bacon ice cream sundae did not make the list.

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