Fast Food Hack: Plastic Lids Are Really Just Coasters in Disguise


I always wondered about those tiny bumps on plastic lids. They irked me every time I was about to punch my straw through and into my mix of 7-Up and Coke. Turns out, they’re there for a reason, which is to turn your lid into a coaster in case you’re at Burger King and don’t want to stain their lux plastic tables.

Check out the photo below:

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As you can see, the bottom of the cup fits perfectly in the lid’s ridge and the bumps keep it in place.

Upon learning about this nifty hack, I ran over to the Subway down the street and tried it for myself. Alas! The particular cups at this location were void of the three bumps shown in the original photo. Still, the ridge made a snug fit for my drink, and even though the bottom of the lid ironically got by desk wet (don’t run with soda, kids!), I thoroughly enjoyed my sugar rush anyway. Although I don’t see myself doing this on the reg (they have real-life coasters for that), it’s a fun hack to try if you want to feel faux bougie while snacking on chicken nuggets.

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Some have commented that the bumps are there for stacking purposes and prevent the lids from sticking together during storage. Boom, you just got two FYI’s at once.

H/T Buzzfeed + PicThx Reddit


Iconic Red Cup Gets Remorphed into Faux-Bougie Drinkware


I guess people weren’t feeling classy enough pouring wine into the same old red cups at every outdoor BBQ they attended.  So, Red Cup Living stepped it up and re-morphed their iconic design into four fancy new shapes that debuted at the International Housewares Association show (March 2-5).

  • Now there’s a 14 oz. wine cup. So you can enjoy your favorite Chardonnay alongside your burger.
  • They’ve got the 15. oz margarita cup. So even if you’re barbecuing up in the mountains, you’ll feel like you’re sitting poolside in Barbados.
  • There’s the typical  12 oz. cocktail cup that will transform any BBQ into the classic bar scene.
  • Then they’ve got the  12 oz. coffee mug, which isn’t really for the BBQ itself, but rather, for that feeling you get the morning after.

The best part about these? They’re reusable!  With walls made of a thick double layer of ABS plastic, you don’t have to worry about them breaking in the dishwasher.  Shine them up, and they’ll be ready to go for your next gathering.  Hey, throw in some Toby Keith background music, and I’m there!

Grab some red cup swag here.