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This Girl Took Her Senior Pictures at McDonald's Because It's 'Where She's Happiest'

Now, don't get me wrong; there are few things I love more than some fresh french fries from McDonald's with a little sweet and sour sauce and an ice cold sweet tea. But this level of commitment to the Golden Arches takes it to a whole new level.

Mikayla Cleckler, a soon-to-be graduate from a Mississippi high school, took her senior portraits at McDonald's because apparently it's where she feels happiest. In an interview with "Inside Edition," she shared that she went to McDonald's at least once per week for a chicken sandwich (her favorite), and she wanted to commemorate that through her senior pictures.

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Alabama Chick-Fil-A and  Family-Owned BBQ Joint Engage In Hilarious Sign War

Chick-Fil-A restaurants are known for their funny cow commercials, customer service, "my pleasure" slogan, and being closed on Sundays; but one Chick-Fil-A in West Mobile, Alabama, accidentally upset a neighboring family owned BBQ joint when they advertised their Smokehouse BBQ Sandwich on their outdoor sign earlier this summer. Their nearby neighbor, Moe's Original Bar B Que, responded by changing their outdoor sign to read, "Chick-Fil-A, I thought we were friends," and also pointedly added "Open Sundays."

Chick-Fil-A quickly tried to mend the situation and changed their sign to read, "Moe's, we miss you. Let's be friends." Moe's changed its sign again to read, "Chick-Fil-A, I'm with Diamonds (a local gentlemen's club) now...But It would be my pleasure."

Chick-Fil-A seized on the newly-restored friendship and asked (via sign), "Moe's, so happy for you! As friends, can we ask a favor?" To which Moe's replied, "My pleasure, Chick-Fil-A. What can Moe's BBQ Do for you?"

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Kristen Wiig's New Pizza Hut Commercial Makes Me Uncomfortable

Kristen Wiig is a comedic genius. Pizza Hut makes pizza. So, sure, it makes sense that Pizza Hut would hire Wiig to play every man, wo-man and child America during its newest commercial.

The only problem?

It's super weird.

Wiig starts off dressed like a broke Guy Fieri, transitions to an old farmer, Jane Fonda and eventually, Napoleon Dynamite.


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McDonald's Explained Why Their Burgers Look Different In The Commercials

Almost everyone I know in a moment of desperation has had to go through the experience of getting fast food. You never have high hopes for the quality, but all too often, we are still disappointed to open the bag to see something that only vaguely resembles food. I've had Big Macs that looked like they were prepared in zero gravity. I've had a Whopper that looked like modern art.

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When Fast Food Restaurants Fight, We All Win

If there is one thing all burger joints have in common it's beef. I mean that both literally and figuratively because there are times when simple capitalistic competition turns into real rivalry. Sometimes that animosity spills over to cause rifts between restaurants that have nothing in common. That's exactly what happened recently in Lubbock, TX which quickly became the epicenter in a war of attrition between Wendy's and local beverage company Pure Water.

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The McDonald's Frork is the Utensil You Never Knew You Needed, Kind Of?

Fast food restaurants seem like they are scrambling to get people in their doors by reinventing normal foods or just shooting their food into space. As people push for more health conscious and sustainable food options, fast food has watched their market share decrease. Now, attention is the name of the game. McDonald's is not immune to the shakey ground and has "created" a new utensil to help you eat their craft burgers.

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13 Fast Food Fails You Probably Forgot About

Though it remains one of the biggest and most profitable industries in the world, fast food restaurants have produced some real stinkers over the years.

For example -- remember McDonald's Hula Burger? It was a burger that, instead of having a beef patty, had a large piece of grilled pineapple, a slice of cheese and lettuce on the inside. Who the heck thought that was appetizing?

From weird, to flavorless, to downright disgusting, below are some of fast food's biggest fails.

13 Fast Food Fails You Probably Forgot About:

1. Burger King's Pumpkin Burger

As much as I hate to admit it, pumpkin things are good. When fall rolls around, I look forward to a Pumpkin Spice Latte (or 10) and a piece of pumpkin bread -- but a pumpkin burger?


2. McDonald's McSpaghetti

Somehow, this product is pretty popular in certain areas of the world -- namely the Philippines -- and even has a bit of a cult following.

But, in the U.S., this dish failed miserably.


3. Taco Bell's Taco Burger

I get it -- a taco-burger hybrid sounds pretty damn good. But, Taco Bell's Bell Beefers were a total fail... Mainly because they left you feeling gross, greasy and 1,000 pounds heavier.

Also, was this before their "think outside the bun" campaign, or?

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4. In-n-Out's 100 x 100 Burger

Cramming 100 burger patties in between two buns is never a good idea.

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5. McDonald's McPizza

First of all, no one wants to go to McDonald's for pizza -- ever. Second of all, it took 10 or more minutes to cook, which defeats the purpose of going to a fast food restaurant.


6. Jack in the Box's Frings

It was literally a bag with fries and onion rings in it.


7. Pizza Hut's Priazzo

This was Pizza Huts take on Chicago deep dish pizza. While it didn't necessarily taste bad, the company spent $15 million and didn't make much in return. Plus, it took forever to cook.


8. Dairy Queen's Moolatte

This was a decent product, but guys -- the name! The name was the problem.

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9. Taco Bell's Frito Burrito

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10. McDonald's McLobster

This is basically a hot dog bun stuffed with "lobster," lettuce and sauce.

Much like the McRib, this sandwich appears every once in a while at select locations across the country, only to vanish weeks later. As a whole, it doesn't see much success.

Currently, it's only available in parts of New England and eastern Canada.


11. KFC's Double Down

I'm not really sure what their goal was here -- but if I'm not into eating bread, I'm probably not into eating fried chicken... As bread.

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12. McDonald's Hula Burger

In order to lure Catholic customers who didn't eat meat on Fridays, McDonald's created the hula burger -- which was grilled pineapple and cheese on a bun. Yum?

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13. Burger King's Enormous Omelet Sandwich

This was just way too much. And, the cholesterol was through the roof.

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14. Taco Bell's Seafood Salad

In the 1980s, Taco Bell tried to diversify their menu with this number. But, something about eating seafood at Taco Bell didn't sit well with customers -- and by that I mean a lot of people got food poisoning.

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McDonald's Is Giving Us Four New Shamrock Shake Flavors

March is just around the corner, which for McDonald's lovers, also means it's time for the seasonal mint-flavored green shake to reappear on the menu.

Beginning February 7th, the original Shamrock Shake will become available, as well as four other brand new varieties, including the Chocolate Shamrock Shake, Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe, Shamrock Mocha, Shamrock Hot Chocolate.

The beloved original version, composed of vanilla soft serve blended with mint syrup, launched in 1970 and has developed somewhat of a cult-following. The popular green shake is only available in the weeks leading up to St. Patrick's Day.

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Wendy's Old-School Training Video Rap is a True Masterpiece

In the late 1980s, Wendy's took the training of their employees very seriously and to new heights.

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