Now that the mouse is converting big chunks of Disneyland and Disney World to ever-profitable Star Wars attractions, the theme park arms race is at all an all-time high. But who wants to drink blue milk at a Star Wars-themed cantina when Universal Studios is building Willy Wonka’s freakin’ Chocolate Factory.
Chipotle announced it will be closing up shop nationwide for a few hours as part of its attempt to halt its ongoing E. Coli outbreak. But why hasn’t the company been able to stop the outbreak, or even find the source yet? The answer isn’t in the restaurant chain—it’s in the bacteria.
Americans love to go eat to out, and have for a long time. But the way we like to do that has changed quite a bit in the last five decades—and in one way in particular.
At some point in your life, you’ll have to eat at a dining establishment where there are more forks on your table then there are ties in your closet. It’s a daunting prospect, but just roll with it. You’ll be fine. We made this video to be your guide.
We all love seafood — but the ocean can be a terrifying place. The ocean depths are home to some deadly and poisonous creatures... so of course, people always try to eat them. Here are the scariest fish dishes you could possibly eat.
For some eateries, it’s not enough to have good food and a reasonably attractive decor. They instead use odd gimmicks to attract drinkers and diners. While some of these places do look like a great deal of fun, others might encourage you to lose your lunch.
We may think of robotic waitstaff as something that belongs to the future, but the truth is that robots have been serving people at restaurants since the 1980s. How well have these robot servers worked out? Here is a brief history of robot waiters over the last 30 years.
McDonald's is one of the most successful franchises of all time — wherever you go, all over the world, there's bound to be a Golden Arches nearby. They stopped counting how many billions sold decades ago. Its dominance seems destined to last forever... but nothing ever does. When will the final McDonald's close?
Obesity rates among the denizens of Middle-Earth are on the rise. Hobbits, dwarves, orcs and even men are getting fatter, because instead of a sensible diet based on fruits, vegetables and Lembas bread, they're eating at Denny's, thanks to their new The Hobbit: The Desolation of
Your Arteries Smaug-themed menu.
You may never get to drink at the Cantina — but you can still visit some real-life watering holes that celebrate your favorite stories. We've already shown you science-fictional bars we'd like to visit and people whose homes are based on spaceships, but here are real joints that boast a TARDIS, AT-ATs or the Martian…
Some not-so-surprising facts and figures on fat and figures: Americans are fat. According to data released earlier this year by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, America is the fattest country in the developed world; and tragically, it's kids who bear much of obesity's burden.
You hear scare stories about how kids in the U.S. are gaining weight because of our fast food culture. But is there science to back up the anecdotes? Now there is.
Business owners in Tokyo's racey Shinjuku Kabukicho district are constantly having to push the limits in order to stay ahead of the competition. And now, a new neon-lit "robot restaurant" that combines fembots with real flesh-and-blood cabaret girls promises to do exactly that. Built at the impossible-to-believe cost…
In midtown Manhattan lurks a club for nerds - the Mars 2112, where you can drink at a bar that looks like a biological spaceship - or hang out on "Cyberstreet."
The best place in the United States to sit and feel the ghostly presence of early 20th century science fiction is probably Clifton's Cafeteria in Los Angeles, which was the epicentre of 1930s pulp scifi.
A science-fiction-themed restaurant, full of memorabilia and costumed wait-staff, would be awesome enough. But two managers, who could be transporter duplicates of Jean-Luc Picard and Benjamin Sisko? That's a whole extra layer. Let's hope San Jose's Captains Table actually opens.
The Clinic, a new restaurant in Singapore, is the mad scientist rendition of a fetish restaurant. Created as a tribute to pop artist Damien Hirst, it features waiters dressed in white coats and scrubs serving colorful pills and syringes of cocktails with names like "Nitro-Sangria" and "Sex on a Drip" to wheel-chair…