Some of the best-selling Krispy Kreme donuts worldwide include Chocolate Iced Glazed, Glazed Blueberry Cake, and Oreo Cookies and Kreme. Still, the number one money maker wherever you go is the original Glazed Donut.
Since its early days, customers have been dazzled by the addictive smell of the original glazed donuts. These days the donuts pass under a waterfall of glaze, a process that was invented by the founders in the 1960s. Up until then, each and every donut had to be coated by hand.
Jack McCullough founded the first soft-serve ice cream in 1938. McCullough described his new products as "the queen of all dairy products," which is how the name "Dairy Queen" was born. Their famous Blizzard was invented almost 50 years later and is a best-seller even today.
Now, even though we consider Dairy Queen as ice cream, according to "ice cream rules," the soft serve is not real ice cream. Real ice cream must consist of at least 10% butterfat, and Dairy Queen has only 5%.
Domino's Pizza has taken delivery a few steps forward. In fact, miles and miles forward. Their first attempt at deliverer-free pizza was in 2016 in Australia. This first attempt wasn't successful, and in 2017 the chain gave it another try.
As of today, the automatic robot system does not fully operate, however, this innovative way of delivering pizza might take the world by storm. Remember, if you do one day come across a robot that delivers your takeaway, Domino's was first.
One in Four
If you think McDonald's chicken nuggets come in random shapes, think again. Apparently, the big M is making art out of their crispy bird bites, and there is a story (and reasoning) behind the shape of the famous nugget. The chicken mixture goes through something that resembles a cookie cutter, which ensures the nuggets are all of the same weight and in one of four shapes.
The four nugget shapes are a boot, bell, ball, and bone. The ball is round, the boot and bone look like deformed rectangles, and the bell resembles a diamond. So, next time you order a box of nuggets, see if you can recognize which is which.
In August 2021, a pop-up KFC hotel was built in London, UK. Each guest had a "press for chicken" button and could earn themselves free fried chicken worth almost $140 every single night. The pop-up hotel stayed open for 11 nights in honor of the 11 secret herbs used in their recipe.
The guests arrived at the hotel in a black limo called the "Colonelmobile," and enjoyed themselves at the "hot-winger arcade." Who were the guests greeted by? The "chick-in" clerk, of course!