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Weekend Roundup

I Ate Nothing But McDonald’s For A Week And Here’s What Happened
A rebuttal of the movie “Supersize Me,” which I liked a lot, but featuring waaaaaaay more healthy choices and waaaaaaay waaaaaaaay more millennial slang. The good news is that I never knew what true love felt like, until I saw someone with Golden Arches earrings. [Delish]

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A Look at Japan’s 54,000 Convenience Stores
The convenience stores in Japan are wonderful. They are clean, have seating, the prepared food is very tasty, and they are everywhere you look. Here’s a look inside them. [Boing Boing]

This Fake New LA Restaurant Website Is the Most Insane Thing You’ll Read All Day
“New Salad Who Dis” – Anodized jidori jerk chicken, preserved lettuce strips, curdled applesauce, kale dust, lacto-avocado, radish cream, matured feta, lime zest, seasonal nut gel, white quinoa, agrodolce, meyer lemon skin. – $50 (Add poached egg – $9) [Eater LA]

You can get married at Taco Bell for $600
This week, Taco Bell opened a 24-hour Cantina and wedding chapel on the Las Vegas Strip. You can get married in a Taco Bell for $600. That is all. [NY Post]

The Forgotten History of One of Coca-Cola’s Biggest Failures
In the 1980s, Coca-Cola thought they could convince companies to install fountain soda machines in their offices. They were a disaster. So why did Coca-Cola’s foray into small-scale commercial vending flop so miserably? [Gizmodo]

Written by Malcolm Bedell

Malcolm is the author of “Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road,” as well as a frequent contributor to Serious Eats, Down East Magazine, The L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and more. When not poisoning his body with garbage and then posting sardonic commentary about it on the Internet, he also owns and operates the ‘Wich, Please food truck, named Eater.com’s “Hottest Restaurant in Maine” for 2015.

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