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The podcast about chain restaurants. Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger review fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything.

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The podcast about chain restaurants. Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger review fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything.

    Culver's with Carl Tart

    Culver's with Carl Tart

    Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins the ‘boys to review beloved Wisconsin burger and shake chain Culver's. Plus, a local Cream City brewdog edition of Drank or Stank. Recorded live at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee.

    Sources for this week's intro:

    The Dairy State from the Wisconsin Cultural Society

    https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum/exhibits/iconwisconsin/dairyland/index.asp

    Becoming The Dairy State from Wisconsin 101

    https://wi101.wisc.edu/2013/12/01/becoming-the-dairy-state/

    The Swiss Roots Of America’s “Dairyland” from Wisconsin 101

    https://wi101.wisc.edu/2018/10/01/the-swiss-roots-of-americas-dairyland/

    Is Wisconsin Still 'America's Dairyland' Or Does It Need A New Slogan? From All Things Considered

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/11/01/561427862/is-wisconsin-still-americas-dairyland-or-does-it-need-a-new-slogan

    Why do Green Bay Packer Fans Wear Cheese Hats? By Matt Blitz 

    https://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/why-do-green-bay-packer-fans-wear-cheese-hats

    Culver’s - Our Story

    https://www.culvers.com/about-culvers/our-story

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Harold's Chicken Shack with Jacquis Neal

    Harold's Chicken Shack with Jacquis Neal

    Actor/comedian Jacquis Neal (UCB, Culture Kings podcast) joins the boys to discuss cruise ship food and review Chicago's famed Harold's Chicken Shack. Plus, a new edition of Chips Inhale: Res-Chew Rangers, and a surprise drop-in from a special ghost!

    Sources for this week's intro:

    The First Family of Fried Chicken by Mike Sula

    https://www.chicagoreader.com/pdf/060414/060414_harolds.pdf

    Chicken King Harold P. Pierce, 70 by Kenan Heise

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1988-03-11-8804060325-story.html

    Chicago’s Harold’s Chicken Shack: History Behind the Taste by Toure

    http://blackchicagoeats.com/haroldschickenshack/

    Laverne Burnett, a link to early days of Harold’s Chicken chain, has died at 83 by Maureen O'Donnell

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2018/9/18/18354480/laverne-burnett-a-link-to-early-days-of-harold-s-chicken-chain-has-died-at-83

    Smokin' Chokin' and Chowing with the King from ChiBBQKing

    http://chibbqking.blogspot.com/2008/11/fried-chicken-king.html?m=1

    Harold's Chicken - About Us

    http://haroldschickenonline.com/#about_us

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Unlocked! Wawa with Carl Tart & Christine Nangle (LIVE)

    Unlocked! Wawa with Carl Tart & Christine Nangle (LIVE)

    Unlocked! For our first ever show in Philly, we're joined by Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and hometown hero Christine Nangle (Inside Amy Schumer, The Simpsons) to review Wawa, a convenience store iconic to the city. Plus, the first-ever live edition of the Snack Stack.

    Recorded live at Punch Line Philly on Sept 5th, 2019.

    Sources for this week's intro include:

    Everything You Need to Know About Wawa, the World’s Most Beloved Convenience Store (By Jessica Gentile)

    https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/201354/everything-you-need-to-know-about-wawa-the-world-s-most-beloved-convenience-store/

    Creating the Living Brand (By Neeli Bendapudi and Venkat Bendapudi)

    https://hbr.org/2005/05/creating-the-living-brand

    Convenience Cult? (By Rob Walker)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/30/magazine/30wwln_consumed.html?_r=0

    50 Things About Wawa for Wawa’s 50th Anniversary (By Dan McQuade)

    https://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/04/16/wawa-50th-anniversary-50-facts/

    The Cult Of Wawa (By Amy Lombard)

    https://mashable.com/2016/03/09/the-cult-of-wawa/

    Wawa Corporate Website

    https://www.wawa.com/about

    The Inside Story of Wawa, the Beloved $10 Billion Convenience Store Chain Taking Over the East Coast (By Maria Aspan)

    https://www.inc.com/magazine/201806/maria-aspan/wawa-convenience-store-pennsylvania.html

    13 Fun Facts About Wawa (By Erin McCarthy)

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/56255/13-fun-facts-about-wawa#targetText=1.,as%20the%20Millville%20Manufacturing%20Company.

    Wawa Bathrooms Voted Number 1 In Pa. And Number 2 In U.S. (by Stephanie Farr)

    https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/wawa-best-bathrooms-gas-stations-pennsylvania-20180516.html

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Unlocked! Xi'an Famous Foods with Mike Hanford & Paul Rust (LIVE)

    Unlocked! Xi'an Famous Foods with Mike Hanford & Paul Rust (LIVE)

    UNLOCKED! We're joined live in NYC by Mike Hanford (The Birthday Boys, The Sloppy Boys) and Paul Rust (Netflix's Love, Don’t Stop or We’ll Die) to review a family owned chain serving western Chinese cuisine: Xi'an Famous Foods. Plus, a live edition of the Snack Stack.

    Recorded live at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC on September 6, 2019. 

    Sources for this week's intro include:

    The Phenomenon Of Xi'an Famous Foods In New York City by Heng Shao

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/hengshao/2013/07/30/restaurant-chain-brings-xian-flavors-to-new-york-city/#1687580c33e6

    Boom Brands: Xi’an Famous Foods by Alex Yablon

    http://nymag.com/news/business/boom-brands/xian-famous-foods-2013-10/

    Based on an Old Family Recipe by Steven Stern

    https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/dining/based-on-an-old-family-recipe.html?_r=0

    Silk Road, North China - Ancient Trackway in China by C. Michael Hogan

    https://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=18006

    A taste of Xi’an in North London from Fuscia Dunlop

    http://www.fuchsiadunlop.com/a-taste-of-xian-in-north-london/

    Let the Meals Begin: Finding Beijing in Flushing by Julia Moskin

    https://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/dining/30flushing.html?pagewanted=2&mtrref=undefined&gwh=157DEE7A05CCBCC19E8D98779294BCE5&gwt=pay&assetType=REGIWALL

    Xi’an Corporate Website

    https://www.xianfoods.com/#about-section

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Unlocked! The 2018 Doughboys Christmas Special: Wiger Alone

    Unlocked! The 2018 Doughboys Christmas Special: Wiger Alone

    Unlocked! Enjoy our 2018 Doughboys Christmas Special, Wiger Alone.

    As the Doughboys prepare a Christmas vacation, an argument leads Wiger to wishing his podcast would disappear...

    (Written by Mike Mitchell. Featuring Nick Wiger, Evan Susser, Michael Blaiklock, Alana "The Knife" Johnston, Jon Gabrus, Paul Rust, Allan McLeod, Yusong Liu, Emma Erdbrink, Wolly, and Irma)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Steak 'n Shake 4 with Evan Susser

    Steak 'n Shake 4 with Evan Susser

    The commissioner returns for the final episode of 2019! Susser (Deli Boys, Brooklyn 99) and the 'boys head back to Steak 'n Shake, a midwest chain with a tumultuous history. Plus, the final Snack or Wack of 2019.

    Sources for this week’s intro include:

    2014: A Blowout Compensation Year for Sardar Biglari by John Hamburger

    https://www.restfinance.com/Restaurant-Finance-Across-America/March-2015/2014-A-Blowout-Compensation-Year-for-Sardar-Biglari/

    Fresno couldn't wait for a Steak 'n Shake. A year later it's closed. What happened? by Bethany Clough

    https://www.fresnobee.com/living/food-drink/bethany-clough/article212526494.html

    Steak 'n Shake auction canceled, store continues operation by Alex Mann

    https://www.capitalgazette.com/business/ph-ac-cn-steak-auction-cancelled-0701-20170630-story.html

    Anne Arundel restaurateur indicted in plot to frame wife as terrorist, burn business by Phil Davis

    https://www.capitalgazette.com/news/crime/ac-cn-arson-murder-plot-0829-story.html

    US-born Steak n Shake closes its only UK site by Georgia Bronte

    https://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Article/2018/08/08/Steak-n-Shake-closes-its-only-UK-site

    Where Steak ‘n Shake Lost its Way by Danny Klein

    https://www.qsrmagazine.com/fast-food/where-steak-n-shake-lost-its-way

    Steak ‘n Shake website

    https://www.steaknshake.com/about-us/

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

gjdhruhdi ,

5 forks!

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Beefyboy22 ,

Best podcast I have listened to

I have been listening to these guys for 2.5 years and seen them live in DC. They bring me so much joy talking about these nostalgic things, but it is really about them, not the fast food they are reviewing. Great guests, lots o laughs. 5 forks

boatandbread ,

Great podcast!

Two extremely funny guys who you'd love to have some Tace Bell with.

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