We care about health at Lifehacker, but we also have a slightly unhealthy obsession with fast food. These are the 10 most popular takeaway posts from Lifehacker in 2014.
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Yesterday, Pizza Hut submitted its new Cheeseburger Crust creation to the Lifehacker office for the official taste-test treatment. This is a singularly American concept that involves grafting eight “cheeseburgers” onto the ends of a regular large pizza. Depending on your eating habits, it’s about as horrifying — or glorious — as it sounds.
“Domino’s or Pizza Hut?” It’s an age-old question that has caused countless arguments at house parties, LAN events and footy nights around the country. Everyone seems to have a personal favourite, but few people have actually tried them side-by-side. In a bid to find out who makes the best pizza, we enlisted the taste buds of our Allure Media colleagues in a blind taste test. Check out our video for the final verdict!
‘The Aussie’ is a somewhat pricey McOz competitor from Hungry Jack’s that comes with bacon, egg, beetroot, cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, mayo and BBQ sauce. Here’s a sneaky hack that will land you a similar burger for less than a third of the price.
The McDonald’s we’ve known for more than half a century is changing. Whether due to shifting market trends or a mid-life identity crisis, the Golden Arches has decided to completely reinvent itself as an upmarket restaurant chain. It’s a bold new direction for the company with a focus on premium ingredients, dine-in perks and customer creation via “Build-A-Burger” touch screens. Yesterday, we tested the fancy new service at its maiden store in Castle Hill, NSW. The results exceeded our wildest expectations.
Roy Morgan Research has released its figures for Australian takeaway consumption in 2013. The report includes the average number of takeaway visits per month and the ten most popular chains in the country. While the featured restaurants aren’t surprising, the ordering did cause us to raise an eyebrow. Pizza and health-promoting subs aren’t as popular as you might think.
Pizza Hut is looking to start some flour-flyin’ fisticuffs with arch rival Domino’s, if this latest announcement is anything to go by. In addition to meeting Domino’s $4.95 Cheaper Everyday deal with an identical promotion of its own, the franchise will also be capping pizzas at $8.50. There will also be no surcharge for chicken.
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: KFC’s Nacho Box. Aye yai yai!
Over the next few weeks, McDonald’s is releasing an assortment of country-themed burgers and other menu items to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The range kicks off with the “Brazil” beef burger and the “Australia” chicken burger. Do they perform a hat trick in your mouth, or has McDonald’s scored a disastrous own goal? Read on for our verdict.
The Pizza Gio is a new takeaway concept that delivers piping-hot pizzas straight from a vending machine to the customer’s mouth. It offers a choice of two “authentic” Italian artisan pizzas that are cooked inside the machine and dispensed in under three minutes. Yesterday, we checked out the debut model at Sydney’s Chatswood Westfield shopping centre. Here’s how it tasted.
For a limited time, KFC is offering a new menu item dubbed the “Hashbrown Double”. As its name implies, this is an extreme take on the highly coveted KFC Double that crams a rasher of bacon, two slices of cheese and a hash brown between two chicken breast fillets. The addition of potato definitely adds a unique flavour to the Double, but is it a taste that die-hard traditionalists can get behind? Check out our taste test for the answer.