What’s in a McDonald’s hamburger?


Have you ever wondered what kind of beef McDonald’s uses in their hamburger? What about the “pink slime” that was all over the news? Also, what’s up with the McRib?

In an effort to become more transparent with their consumers and provide heath awareness, McDonald’s started a campaign called “Our food. Your questions.” Throughout the campaign, anyone can ask McDonald’s questions concerning their products and they will respond. There are already a bunch of informative YouTube videos online (hosted by Grant Imahara from Mythbusters), that answer the questions so far.

Check out this one about what kind of beef they use:

Do you have questions you would like to ask McDonald’s? Have other comments or concerns regarding their products? Visit their campaign website here:

http://www.myinspirasian.com/html/english/OurFoodYourQuestions/index.html

OR feel free to contact us at Everything Burger and we will forward anything towards them! This is definitely a step in the right direction in spreading health awareness within the fast food industry. Campaigns like these should only help open dialogue between consumers and retailers to bolster the creation of healthier meal options.

 

Julius Likes Hamburgers


From the Facebook page of Paul Frank today, here is a picture of Julius enjoying a hamburger.

“IT’S NATIONAL HAMBURGER MONTH! AHHHHHHH!!!!! EAT EAT EAT EAT NAP EAT!!!”

[Image: Paul Frank]

 

Read a Book, Get a Burger


Lucky kids…

From Santee Patch:

We’d all love our kids to read more books. The Santee Library has found a way to get kids on the reading train—through their stomachs!

The In-N-Out Program at the library is a way to encourage kids, ages 4-12, to read more books. Here’s how it works:

  1. Kids get a “Food for Thought” stamp card at the library
  2. The card gets stamped after reading a book
  3. After you’ve read the set of five books, you’ve earned a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger at any In-N-Out location

See the full story here:

http://santee.patch.com/articles/read-a-book-get-a-burger

WAKE Art Show for Dia De Los Muertos


This is not Hamburger related, but if you are in the Los Angeles area, come check out “WAKE” at Space Luna this Friday Oct. 28th, featuring artwork by myself as well as other talented artist such as Freehand Profit and Sebastian Bleak.

Los Angeles, CA 10/28/2011 — spaceLUNA presents WAKE: our dia de los muertos show on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 2404 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1B, Los Angeles, CA 90057 (the American Cement Building) from 8pm-MIDNIGHT. The show features over a dozen local LA artists and 1 bay area contributor. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, light installations, and diorama pieces are shown in the 850 sq/ft gallery and the outside 300 sq/ft cage.

Cement Studios (www.cementstudio.net), also located in the American Cement Building on the 11th floor, hosts pieces by Carrie Maseredjian and Ramichael Monsod. Hourly tours will be available during WAKE.

La Fonda (www.lafondasupperclub.com) and The Superslice (www.thesuperslice.com) are WAKE’s official sponsors. La Fonda hosts the after-party. Attendees of WAKE will receive free admission to La Fonda.

 

 

Hamburger Trucker Hat


From blogs.villagevoice.com:

“What happens when the hamburger on your hat looks much better than the hamburger you’re eating?

Predictably, East Village favorite gift and t-shirt store Alphabets (115 Avenue A, 212-475-7250) has been accumulating food-themed gag gifts over the last couple of years. But do you really want to give one of these to your foodie friends, who’d probably prefer a paring knife or handsome pot holder?”

See the full article here:

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2011/06/realistic_hambu.php

Skull Appreciation Day


Today, June 4th, is the first annual Skull Appreciation Day.

Let’s celebrate here by taking a look back at the Burger365 “Skull Burger” with a couple of different photos.

The “Skull Burger” placed in the Top 10 of the Designers Skulls 2010 contest.

http://www.designers-skulls.de/contest_5.html

Also, be sure to check out the Skull Quilt swatch, which will be on display at Gallery5 in Richmond, Virginia with a bunch of other great skulls. http://www.gallery5arts.org/Current_Exhibitions.html

It’s National Doughnut Day


Since I failed to celebrate National Doughnut Day last year, here’s a look back at the Burger365 “Donut Burger” with a few different photos.

You can also go out and get a different kind of “Donut Burger” to celebrate as well. ([])

 

Burger365 for Skull Quilt Project


Here is my contribution to the Skull Quilt Project for Skull Appreciation Day mailed off today.  I reworked the image from the Burger365 – Oil Painting to include a human skull overlayed on top of the burger skull image. The finished quilts will be shown in a gallery with other skull artwork and sales will go towards a great charity. If you’re in Richmond from June 3rd to July 8th, be sure to check out the exhibition.

Skull Quilts.
curated by Skull-A-Day editor Abby Davis

These quilts will be auctioned off and all proceeds will be donated to DC charity Becky’s Fund, which helps survivors of domestic violence.

Burger365 on the Conan Show


If anyone happened to watch Conan on May 5th, you may have caught a glimpse of the Conan O’Turkey Burger during one of the bumper spots after a commercial break.

It’s always exciting to see your name or something you’ve created on TV. Good thing we record the show as well, or else might have missed it.

Check out more COCO art here at the online Museum of Conan Art.

Burgers in Blondie Comic Strip


Check out this “Blondie” comic strip from April 13. Sounds like there would be lots of burgers themed items at this particular wedding. ([])

[Image: Aracamax.com]

“Obey the Egg” Contest on Red Robin


Do you like topping your burger off with an egg? If so, you’ll love the Royal Red Robin Burger, crowned with a fresh, fried egg.  Want to win one every month for a year? Then listen up, because Red Robin is hosting a contest called “Obey The Egg“.

It’s pretty easy to enter:

  • Visit www.ObeyTheEgg.com
  • Upload a photo of yourself “Obeying The Egg.”
  • Enhance your image with “Royal” icons.
  • The contest ends on Feb. 13, 2011.
  • Photos will be judged on creativity and how well you showcase Red Robin love and “Obey TheEgg.”
  • Three winners will receive 12 Red Robin gift cards valued at $30 each.

In addition to the contest Red Robin has graciously provided us here at Everything Burger with a $15 gift card to give to one of our lucky viewers!

There are several chances to enter:

  • Be a fan of “Burger365” on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Share this post on Facebook using the link below (1 entry)
  • Follow @mmm_burger on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Tweet the following message (or RT) (1 entry) – Obey The Egg and win with Red Robin and Everything Burger http://wp.me/pV1f2-O3 @mmm_burger #RR_EB_Contest
  • Enter Red Robin’s “Obey The Egg” contest and email the photo to everythingburger “at” gmail.com (4 entries)

Also, you must LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW with your Name, Facebook Username, and Twitter Name so you can be verified. Thanks and good luck! The random drawing will be held on Feb 14th. ([])

Cheeseburger-Head by Erik Larsen


Here’s a character called “Cheeseburger-Head” by Erik Larsen, one of my favorite comic book artists(creator of Savage Dragon and a founder of Image Comics).

Check out this sample from the comic compilation “Popgun: Volume 1”:

Preview more here at HiddenRobot.com.

[Images: HiddenRobot]

Erik is also coming out with “The Herculean #1” in March 2011 which features more of Cheeseburger-Head and other colorful characters:

“Erik Larsen’s stunning 24-hour comic in full color! Artist ERIK LARSEN unleashed! All of Erik’s odd but entertaining Popgun strips are collected along with his 24-Hour story “Guy Talk” in this handsome volume! Herculian! Punchin’ Judy! Bacon Mummy! Mickey Maus! Reggie the Veggie! Cheeseburger-Head! Lotta Malarky! It’s pretty much everything you love about comics all in one affordable 48-page bundle of awesomeness! Not to be missed!”

[Image: SavageDragon.com]

Cheeseburger Art Show in SF


Opening today in San Francisco, artist Steel is unveiling “The Good, The Bad, and The Cheesy”, a whole show dedicated to cheeseburger themed art.

 

“The show features a variety of mediums and styles, all the work being cheeseburger themed to comply with the artist’s personal taste.”

Check it out at:

Cassel Gallery

1261 Howard Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA

 

 

More info here: http://www.goorin.com/1333-minna

And here: http://www.goorin.com/blog/san-francisco/2010/12/21/teasers-upcoming-show

[Images: Goorin.com]

Burger365 Featured on Make Something 365 Blog


Skull A Day creator Noah Scalin has created another blog and a book documenting the 365 process.  Burger365 was lucky enough to be featured today: http://makesomething365.blogspot.com/2010/12/burger365.html

Make sure you check out the blog as well as the book 365: A Daily Creativity Journal.

Thanks Noah!

Dave White Hamburger Screen Print


From Complex Mag online:

“You might remember Dave White from his days of sneaker paintings, but dude has moved on to bigger and better things, like fast food! Haha. Seriously though, he’s been putting together some cool stuff, and this new painting of his is available as a screenprint edition of 50. It measures 80cm x 80cm and is printed on Somerset Velvet Tub 300gm paper.”

Pre order it here:

http://giftguide.complex.com/2010/art-and-design/hamburger-screenprint-dave-white

[Image: Complex Mag]

Burger Stitch by Mad Barbarians


Looks like Disney’s Stitch still loves burgers, because here is yet another burger themed item relating to him.  Vinyl toy makers MINDstyle teamed up with Disney for Experiment 626 Artist Series II.  From that series, this “Burger Head” Stitch is the Mad Barbarians’ take on designing the 5″ vinyl toy.

Check out MINDstyle.com for the rest of the series and other cool stuff!

[Image: MINDStyle]

Hamburger Hunter for iPhone/iPod


Check out this just released iPhone/iPod Touch game called “Hamburger Hunter” from Navigation-Info Kft.

“People cry for help because the world is overrun with revived hamburger and hot-dog monsters.
Destruction and the desperation reign over countries and cities, when someone comes into sight from a dirty passage of a ruined city, a little boy to pay off with hamburgers once and for all. He is just running and shooting the monsters while he is growing up from a little boy to an action hero, the Hamburger Hunter!”

Haven’t gotten a chance to try it out yet, but with guns and hamburger monsters what’s not to love.  Plus right now, it’s completely FREE!

Download it here on iTunes:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hamburger-hunter/id401845547?mt=8#

[Image: iTunes]

Hello Kitty X Burger


Looks like Hello Kitty likes burgers too.  Check out a few of the  hamburger related items that are available:

There’s even a hamburger character named “Dokidoki”:

If you’re in Los Angeles, be sure to check out the Sanrio Small Gift celebration from November 12-21, 2010.

Small Gift Los Angeles is a superfun Sanrio experience for fans of all ages!
 

Games! Prizes! Art show! Pop-up shop!
Miniature golf! Ferris wheel! Food trucks! Video arcade!
Parties! Food! Activities and workshops!

 

Event Location
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405 map

 

Looks like they will be eating burgers there too:

[Images: Sanrio]