Fast food not fast enough? These 8 amazing aids for on-the-move eaters aim to add even more convenience to meals made to be dispensed, digested and disposed of.
Burger King’s FryPod
(image via: Matt McGee)
Fast Food often means “food to go” and if you buy it at the drive-thru, you’re going to eat it in your car. Some say this is just an accident waiting to happen – greasy fingers slipping on the steering wheel – but the fries must flow, and they must flow NOW! Recognizing this primal need, Burger King introduced their trademarked & patented FryPod in 2005. Getting a jump on the eco-friendly food packaging trend, BK’s FryPod was made from 50 percent recycled materials and is designed to fit in a standard automobile cup holder. Mock if you must but the FryPod’s innovative package design won an honorable mention award at a packaging industry design competition. It’s good to be the King!
Burger Fuel’s Doofer
(images via: coffee shop soulja)
Full props to Flickr member coffee shop soulja for the tantalizing triptych of imagery above featuring the Doofer from antipodean chain Burger Fuel. This helpful and ultimately disposable cardboard creation is made to fit the south end of a massive Burger Fuel burger. Hands and clothing remain mainly clean, toppings stay on top, and customers aren’t short-changed on various drippings and droppings ’cause they neither drip nor drop. For those disdainfully shaking their judgmental heads at the thought of eating a 1/3-pound cheeseburger for lunch, give the “glutton” a break… and note the Diet Coke they’re washing it down with.
BBQ Chicken’s Col-Pop
(image via: Aaron “tango” Tang)
Dubbed “The Future of Fast-Food Technology” when it rose to international notice in 2008, the Col-Pop was introduced by South Korean chicken chain BBQ Chicken as a cleverly convenient way to put chicken nuggets and soda pop in the same container without being disgusting.
(image via: Marie)
Somewhat resembling a two-stage rocket, the Col-Pop features a plastic dish that rests on a soft drink cup’s rim. A slight indentation allows a straw to access the cool soda below while the hot chicken awaits above, high and dry. As you might guess, the key to the Col-Pop’s success is in consuming the hot chicken and cool soda quickly so the two don’t exchange heat to disagreeable levels.