There are some stories that aren’t quite big enough for a full blog entry, but are interesting enough to be covered nonetheless. Sort of like White Castle burgers. Tasty, but small. Here are three sliders – sorry, stories – that caught our eye this week. Enjoy!
- 20-year-old McDonalds McJordan sauce sells for $9,995 – When a former McDonalds franchise owner uncovered a jug of McJordan barbecue sauce (we’re not sure where he found it), he did what anyone would do with a gallon of rancid sandwich spread – he sold it on eBay. The sauce, which was used on the limited time McJordan sandwich in Chicago-area McDonalds locations in the early 90s, sold to an anonymous buyer for nearly $10,000. Funny thing is, the ingredients are exactly the same as the restaurant’s regular barbecue sauce.
- Slim Jim and Conan spoof Felix Baumgartner’s historic sky dive – When Felix Baumgartner made his historic leap “from the edge of space” last week, Red Bull was right there with him as a sponsor. Not one to back down from a challenge, Conan O’Brien made history by staging the “world’s shortest free fall” on a taping of his show last week (video above). The four-inch plunge was sponsored by Slim Jim. As for the stuntman who dared to tempt fate on national television, it didn’t end well for him.
- Dunkin Donuts to sell bagel holes (maybe) – They invented the Munchkin – the bite-sized donut hole snacks – and now Dunkin Donuts wants to do the same for bagels. They hope to call the bagel bites “Bagel Bunchkins,” but the company’s trademark bid was rejected because a supermarket chain already owns the phrase ”The Bagel Bunch.” But not everyone is enthusiastic about the concept. Eater Boston calls the concept “bulls**t” and points out that “bagels are made by joining the ends of a snakelike piece of dough, and not by punching the middle out of a round piece of dough (like donuts).” Oh well, we still like the idea.