Fast Food Creations Around The Globe


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This is the summary of the article, “12 Over the Top International Fast-Food Items,” written by Dan Myers. To read the full article click here.

Signature foods vary from country to country. Therefore, fast food chains have to alter their menus to reflect the eating habits of various cultures in order to make money. Some of the crazy concoctions that are released, are well worth some attention.

In Indonesia, it is common for people to enjoy a cheese covered donut for breakfast. Kentucky Fried Chicken took notice of this and added a glazed donut topped with Swiss and cheddar cheese to their menu.  

The UK introduced cheeseburger pizza quite some time ago. Cheeseburger pizza is just a regular pizza topped with ground beef and American cheese. Pizza Hut decided to take this to the next level and introduced a pizza where the crust was made out of mini cheeseburgers.  

The Burger Kings in Japan recently added a rather aggressive item to the menu – the Black Ninja Burger. This burger has a burger patty, onions, lettuce, mayonnaise, a hash brown patty, and one giant piece of bacon, all inside a black bun. Apparently, the burger was crafted to resemble a ninja with his tongue sticking out. Well, they win points for creativity.

Subways in Japan have Sausage and Barbecue Subs on the menu. This sub includes a long sausage topped with barbeque sauce.

During the holidays, Krispy Kremes in the UK release a Mince Pie Donut. These donuts used to include meat, fruit and spices, but today most of these donuts are meat-free.

The Crazy Cheesy Bacon Crust Pizza is a stroke of genius. This menu was introduced to the Pizza Hut menu in Puerto Rico. There is a ring of tiny pizzas along the crust. These tiny pizzas are topped with a bit of bacon.

Another crafty Pizza Hut creation was released in Singapore for the holidays. The bottom pizza had a stuffed crust and was topped with chicken pepperoni and bell peppers, and the little pizza on top of it was topped with rolls of turkey ham and Edam cheese, tomatoes, zucchini, and mango mayonnaise.

While all these uniquely crafted foods are tempting, they most likely will not make their way to the states anytime soon.


Airports to Avoid This Holiday Season


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There is nothing quite like the stress of travelling during the holidays. Add in the anxiety of air travel and you could be stressed before you even reach the front door of your holiday destination. One step in combatting this stress is choosing the best airport to travel from and avoiding the worst. The following three rank very low when it comes to the holiday travel experience.

LaGuardia New York Airport

On a regular travel day at LaGuardia, crowded and stranded travelers often pace the terminals as there is inadequate gate seating, a lack of power outlets and even a lack of restrooms. Escape Here explains that at Christmas time this gets even worse and as the bad weather often hits, the runways become congested leaving passengers trapped in the airport. Try using a smaller, local airport instead of LaGuardia during the holidays.

O’hare International Airport explains that O’Hare is frustrating any time of year, in fact, many travel websites and experts will encourage you to avoid O’Hare at all costs. It only gets worse the closer it gets to Turkey Day, so if you can, opt instead to fly out of Midway Airport and book a flight earlier in the day before the terminals start to become congested.

Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark might have a reputation for being a lesser-known New York-area airport, but it’s also the busier of the sibling airports during the holidays. Also, according to, the likelihood of having your flight cancelled over Thanksgiving or Christmas is more than twice as likely there than any of the other 50 busiest airports.

There is no place like home for the holidays, so if you want to arrive on time and in a pleasant mood, avoid using Laguardia, O’hare and Newark airports.

10 Strategies to Find Cheap Airfare Online

Jonathan Nadler 10 Strategies to Find Cheap Airfare Online

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Traveling can often be stressful or overwhelming, so a lot of us tend to prefer booking awhile beforehand to ensure this task is checked off the to-do list. Unfortunately, some airlines often overcharge or add surprise fees — even for things like pillows and meals — that can be avoided. Take charge of your flight and save money with these simple steps:

  1. Check the following morning after booking to see if the airfare price dropped and if so, then you can often get away with canceling and then rebooking the lower rate.
  2. When an airline can’t fill all the seats for a weekend flight, they often offer them at discounted prices. Booking a spot at the last minute, if possible, can save you money.
  3. Use an online explore tool to see the different fares that you can choose from for your destination.
  4. Some airlines advertise for a cheaper fare on social media sites, such as Facebook, but these discounts don’t stay around for long.
  5. According to Daniel Bortz of the US News, using a credit card which is associated with an airline or joining the “frequent-flier club” in a carrier of your choice can get you an advantage over other people. Similarly, these credit cards may also hold reward points or miles that you can put towards your next flight.
  6. Bortz also says that the cheapest flight is often the first one in the morning, followed by lunchtime and then dinner time. The red-eye also tends to be less expensive.
  7. You can sign up for sites, like AirfareWatchdog, Yapta, and Kayak, to get online notifications when a good deal turns up, or go for big-name ticket-sellers like Orbitz, Expedia, and Travelocity.
  8. Sometimes a lot of airlines post sales, discounts, and lower rates on their websites — making these deals harder to find unless you visit the actual site. So check the actual carrier’s website just in case.
  9. Having a good experience on your flight doesn’t necessarily mean using the most known airline or top-rated. Some smaller-name airlines have even better prices and fares than the more popular ones.
  10. If you’re going round-trip, you can save a lot by booking connecting flights. All you have to do then is ensure getting yourself there on time.


Increased Traveling Summer 2014

After earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, Jonathan Nadler served as a law clerk for a federal district judge in Laredo, Texas, and began practicing labor and employment law. He is currently an attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC, in Philadelphia. Jon Nadler represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. In his time outside the office, he enjoys jazz, tennis, and traveling.

Traveling is at a new high in the U.S. Experts expect that approximately 210 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers during the summer of 2014, the highest in six years. This includes 30 million passengers traveling internationally on U.S. carriers, an all time high.

Several factors are likely responsible for the special interest in traveling this summer. Summer holidays and appealing travel package deals always play a role in summer travel. Although airlines typically increase prices by two percent during the summer months, travel booking websites are offering fares to the most-desired destinations in the United States at rates that are the same or up to 23 percent less than 2013.