Fast Food

Burger King Launching A Limited ‘Upside Down Whopper’ In Honor Of Stranger Things

Burger King has flipped the script on its classic Whopper in honor of the upcoming season of Netflix’s Stranger Things.

The not-so-mysterious sandwich is exactly what you thought it would be, which is a straight up Upside Down Whopper, available in select locations Friday, June 21.

They didn’t build it with the Whopper ingredients stacked in a crazy order. They didn’t try to get you with any mind tricks, or freaky Whopper illusions. It’s literally just a regular Whopper, but flipped on its head, which you can do on your own with any Whopper.

I guess the intrigue comes from the Stranger Things-labeled wrapper that covers the Whopper, along with Stranger Things print on the drink cups, seeing how Coca-Cola is in on this collab.

They’ve also temporarily changed their name to “Stranger King” on all their social media platforms, which is at least strong commitment to the promotion.

The Upside Down Whopper will technically only be available at 11 Burger King locations across the country, but if you’re savvy enough, you can probably figure out how to make one on your own. For die-hard fans, the draw is trying to snag some Stranger Things/BK merch, like shirts, pins and and crowns.

If you want to celebrate the new season with burgers and merch, head to one of the Burger King locations below.

Upside Down Whopper Locations:
10494 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL
25560 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX
128 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
415 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA
2400 Caster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Coit Road, Plano, TX
2840 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL
35 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
4918 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
327 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
1437 West Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, MD

Fast Food Film/Television

McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce Is Selling For HUNDREDS On eBay Thanks To Rick And Morty

McDonald’s cult Szechuan Sauce has been trending hard these last few days and never have we wanted to try a fast food dipping sauce so badly. The question is, how much would you pay to get your hands on some?

Over the weekend, Adult Swim quietly dropped the long-awaited premiere of Rick and Morty season 3 and it was glorious. We’re about to get into some spoilers, so avid Rick and Morty fans who still haven’t caught the episode may want to watch it on Adult Swim before reading any furthur.


In the episode, Rick makes it his life’s goal to get his hands on some McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce that was released during the promotion of Disney’s Mulan back in ’90s for a limited time.

It seems the sauce has garnered a massive following after the release of the episode, prompting folks who held on to the item for nearly two decades to capitalize on the momentum of the hype.

Quite a few packets of Szechuan sauce packets have found their way onto eBay, some are selling for nearly as high as $200. As reference, McDonald’s used to charge about 15 cents for their sauces before just giving them away for free a few years ago.

A glimmer of light in this dim world, is that the proceeds from quite a few of these listings will go towards charity.


A completely different turn of events compared to the dude who sold that bottle of Big Mac Sauce and his mixtape for $10,000.

Man, if only we knew how to make this sauce at home.


Turns Out The Great Food Truck Race Season 3 Contestants Have Never Driven Food Trucks Before—Wait, What?

I can’t say I know from experience, but I’m sure running a food truck is ridiculously hard, which is part of what makes Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race so fun. Week after week, we get to stand on the other side of the too-tall serving counter and see what makes the geniuses behind the Lime Truck, Ragin’ Cajun’ and Nom Nom tick.

The only problem this season? None of the contestants has ever run, worked in or driven a food truck before. Insert montage of piss-poor parking jobs and broken lampposts here.

Veritable virgins to the game, this year’s crop of rookie GFT Racers is said to make up for their lack of experience with innovation and skill, and can probably best be described as “dreamers”—gutsy, stupid, impossibly driven dreamers, whose hard work might just land them the $50,000 grand prize and the right to keep the keys to their glitzy new rides, so graciously provided to them for the show.

(Although, it does beg the question of what exactly FN plans to do with the trucks once the teams are eliminated. Maybe pull an Extreme Makeover: Food Truck Edition and let everyone keep them anyway? Fingers crossed!)

For seven weeks, the eight teams will travel across the country from Long Beach, Calif. to Portland, Me. dealing for the first time with dead truck batteries, smoking engines and claustrophobia, and chances are the results will be awesome. At the very least, this year’s group will be much more relatable than previous years, due to the sheer fact that none of them have any clue what the actual f*ck they’re doing. And if by the end one lucky team does manage to figure it out, we viewers might even have the chance to patron their truck in real life. Shall we consider this the opposite of food television blue balls?

Here’s a quick look at this year’s teams:

West Coast:

Momma’s Grizzly Grub

Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Cuisine: Homestyle Pasta
Pictured: Corkscrew Pasta Topped with Tomato Sauce and Nutty Cheese

Barbie Babes

Location: Los Angeles, California
Cuisine: Australian Barbecue
Pictures: Burger Topped with Egg, a Pickle Spear, and Fresh Peppers, and Fries


Location: Los Angeles, California
Cuisine: Sweet and Savory Waffle Creations
Pictured: Chicken Fajita Waffle

Seoul Sausage

Location: Los Angeles, California
Cuisine: Korean-Style Sausages
Pictured: Charred Kalbi Burger

Under the Crust

Location: San Diego, California
Cuisine: Gourmet Handheld Pies
Pictured: Mini-Pies with Creamy Dipping Sauce


Pizza Mike’s

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Cuisine: Italian Street Food
Pictured: Beef Sandwich with Sweet Tomato Spread


Coast of Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Cuisine: Gourmet Seafood
Pictured: Seafood Taco with Peach Pico de Gallo and Jalapeno Hush Puppies

East Coast:

Nonna’s Kitchenette

Location: Parsippany/West Caldwell, N.J.
Cuisine: Italian Meatballs
Pictured: Sausage Sandwich Topped with Red and Yellow Peppers

The Great Food Truck Race season 3 premieres this Sunday, August 19, at 10 p.m./9c.

[Photos via Food Network]