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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.

261 Episodes
The 'boys are joined by Betsy Sodaro (Duncanville) to review local Salt Lake City favorite, Crown Burgers. Recorded Live at Wiseguys Comedy Club in the before times (March 10, 2020).Sources for this week's intro:Jazz History Stars Jazz Media Guide Meets the Patty in Utah local legacy behind family-owned Crown Burgers Kettle: Connecting With the Past Through Food Burgers' Story
For the finale of Munch Madness 2020, Michael Daniel Cassady and Paul Rust (Don't Stop or We'll Die) return for the remote recorded finale of the Tournament of Chompions where we decide the single best menu item at McDonald's.
The Tournament of Chompions approaches the final stretch as Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Newcomers) returns to eat through the Elite Ate, spelled A-T-E, to decide the ultimate McDonald's menu item. Plus, an artisan root beer Drank or Stank.Sources for this week's intro:'March Madness' crowns its first men's NCAA Champion Madness history - The ultimate guide's Basketball's Basketball Season: A Reporter Remembers 1994-95 CU Women's Team Brief History of March Madness tournaments canceled over coronavirus
Podcasting royalty Paul F. Tompkins (The Neigborhood Listen, Threedom) joins for the second round of Munch Madness 2020: The Tournament of Chompions - Mac Attack as we tackle the second half of the still alive McDonald’s menu items. Plus, our DoughCenter anchor Carl Tart gives a recap of the snacktion so far. And, we taste test Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s decadent new BFC.
The Fifth Annual Tournament of Chompions begins as Doughboys favorite Jon Gabrus (High & Mighty, ActionBoyz) returns for the first round of Munch Madness: Mac Attack. Tournament commissioner Evan Susser (Fist Fight, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins to oversee and officiate as Gabrus and the ‘boys taste and judge 64 McDonald’s menu items.Sources for this week's intro:Under the Golden Arches: McDonald’s Logos through The Years’s Speedee: Down to just two . . .'s: 60 years, billions served's Corporation tragic real-life story of the McDonald brothers Founder (2017) Ray Kroc Became an American Villain Website: Our History
The 'boys are joined by Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino (Off Book) to review the Canadian burger and root beer institution, A&W. Plus, a Canadian Snack or Wack. Recorded live at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver.Sources for this week's intro:Making Medicare: The History of Health Care in Canada, 1914-2007 Birth of Medicare Not-So-Straight Story & The United States (Bizzarre Borders Part 2) Restaurant History! wants cage-free eggs in 2 years and that means rapid change for farmers chain celebrates 50 years of rings, root beer National Zero Waste Council Story, Is A Good One.
The Habit with Emmy Blotnick

The Habit with Emmy Blotnick


Emmy Blotnick (The Colbert Show, Conan) joins the boys to try recent Yum! Brands acquisition, the Santa Barbara founded burger chain The Habit Burger Grill. Plus, a fresh new edition of Ch-Ch-Ch-Chips Inhale.Sources for this week's intro:'The Sideways Effect': How A Wine-Obsessed Film Reshaped The Industry (2004) IMDB History of Habit Burger Burger Chain Sold for $375 Million Burger Co-Founder Brent Reichard Savors Best-Taste Honor things to know about Yum Brands’ newest acquisition, The Habit Burger Grill Burger Grill Website
Toni Charline Ramos joins the 'boys to review Seattle fried chicken institution Ezell's. Plus a brand new segment. Recorded live at the Neptune Theatre.Sources for this week's intro:Garfield High School Through the Years Public Schools: 1862-2000: Garfield High School President Felled by an Assassin and 1880’s Medical Care Inside the Shop Making Oprah's Favorite Fried Chicken's feeds the community more than just chicken Most Life-Changing Fried Chicken in America Is...’s Website, Really Good Fried Chicken’s Eat, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The 'boys are joined by Mike Hanford, Jefferson Dutton, and Tim Kalpakis (The Sloppy Boys) to review SF based French style bakery, Boudin. Plus, a live edition of the Wiger Challenge. Recorded live at Cobb's Comedy Club for SF SketchFest.Sources for this week's into:There’s gold in them thar hills by Jonathan Jackson The California Gold Rush, 1849 from EyeWitness to History The California Gold Rush from PBS American Experience San Francisco 49ers Team Facts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame San Francisco Gold Rush Chronology 1846-1849’s Wharf, Primed at Last for Makeover by Susan Sward San Francisco’s Boudin Bakery serves up a taste of history in each bite by Daniel Brown Boudin - Our Story
For the final stop on our Midwest tour, Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins the 'boys to review a Cleveland drive-in favorite; Swensons. Plus a local edition of Snack or Wack with a surprise drop in guest. Recorded live at the Agora Theatre and Ballroom.Sources for this week's into:Dan Gilbert - Quicken Loans Pressroom LeBron special ESPN's deal with devil? From The Sporting News owner Dan Gilbert says he doesn’t regret “The Letter” By D.J. Foster I'm coming back to Cleveland by LeBron James and Lee Jenkins'Finally, we did it!': Cavs' title ends 52 years of Cleveland sports agony By Eliott C. McLaughlin James Reportedly Hits Up Swensons After Cavs Championship Parade is LeBron James' go-to Swensons order? By Tyler Carey and Amani Abraham Drive-In Restaurant Is Alive and Well and Living in Akron, Ohio By David Landsel’s - Our Story
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 The Dairy State from Wisconsin 101 Swiss Roots Of America’s “Dairyland” from Wisconsin 101 Wisconsin Still 'America's Dairyland' Or Does It Need A New Slogan? From All Things Considered do Green Bay Packer Fans Wear Cheese Hats? By Matt Blitz’s - Our Story
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 King Harold P. Pierce, 70 by Kenan Heise’s Harold’s Chicken Shack: History Behind the Taste by Toure Burnett, a link to early days of Harold’s Chicken chain, has died at 83 by Maureen O'Donnell' Chokin' and Chowing with the King from ChiBBQKing's Chicken - About Us
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) the Living Brand (By Neeli Bendapudi and Venkat Bendapudi) Cult? (By Rob Walker) Things About Wawa for Wawa’s 50th Anniversary (By Dan McQuade) Cult Of Wawa (By Amy Lombard) Corporate Website Inside Story of Wawa, the Beloved $10 Billion Convenience Store Chain Taking Over the East Coast (By Maria Aspan) Fun Facts About Wawa (By Erin McCarthy),as%20the%20Millville%20Manufacturing%20Company.Wawa Bathrooms Voted Number 1 In Pa. And Number 2 In U.S. (by Stephanie Farr)
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 Brands: Xi’an Famous Foods by Alex Yablon on an Old Family Recipe by Steven Stern Road, North China - Ancient Trackway in China by C. Michael Hogan taste of Xi’an in North London from Fuscia Dunlop the Meals Begin: Finding Beijing in Flushing by Julia Moskin’an Corporate Website
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)
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 couldn't wait for a Steak 'n Shake. A year later it's closed. What happened? by Bethany Clough 'n Shake auction canceled, store continues operation by Alex Mann Arundel restaurateur indicted in plot to frame wife as terrorist, burn business by Phil Davis Steak n Shake closes its only UK site by Georgia Bronte Steak ‘n Shake Lost its Way by Danny Klein ‘n Shake website
The 'boys are joined by Jason Sheridan (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Podcast The Ride) to review Brooklyn based artisan ice cream chain Ample Hills Creamery. Plus, a holiday edition of Cereal.Sources for this week’s intro include:Cream of the Crop, Annotated from Genius Savage: One last time, the cream will rise to the top by Matthew Martin’s Ample Hills Positions Itself to Be the Next Ben & Jerry’s by Larissa Zimberoff This Business Owner Expanded Her Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop To Disney World, Brooklyn And Beyond by Leah Wald Pop Culture Became A Part of Ample Hills Creamery's DNA by Abbey White Hills website
The 'boys are joined by actor and comedian Jennie Pierson (Blackish & Powerless) to taste a breakfast favorite at Noah's New York Bagels. Plus, the crew taste test Budweiser varietals in a new segment Seasons of Bud.Sources for this episode include:Liberalism and Protest at UC-Berkeley from Book-It in Berkeley Challenged by Tradition by Mark A. Stein a history of disobedience - in pictures by Greg Whitmore store bans in San Francisco leave more shops empty, critics say by Roland Li History of Bagels in America by Shannon Sarna Secret History of Bagels by Ari Weinzweig firm founder tells what Noah would do by Ilana DeBare’s Bagels website 
Free preview of Doughboys Double! Paul Rust (Love, Don't Stop Or We'll Die) discusses celebrity drive-by sightings and taste the Merry Mash-Up Slurpee and Holiday Mint M&M's.To subscribe to the Doughboys Double go to:
For the last show of our Feast Coast 2019 tour, we’re joined once again by Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Why Won't You Date Me?) and Mitch’s childhood friend Dano to review a Massachusetts-based restaurant and pub, 99 Restaurant. Plus, a special Snack or Wack or Drank or Stank featuring Adam “WuTang” Woo with food from Majestic Dragon in Ipswich.Recorded live at The Wilbur on Sept 8th, 2019. Sources for this episode include:Why are horseshoes considered to be lucky? by Debra Ronca,the%20badly%20behaving%20fairies%20away.&targetText=Hanging%20a%20horseshoe%20heels%20up,everyone%20who%20walks%20underneath%20it.The Legend Behind Horseshoes For Good Luck Involves The Devil Himself by Lindi Smith History of Horseshoes by Rachel Cohen Restaurant founder dies from the Boston Business Journal Restaurant Website
Comments (17)

Adam White

I get the extremely odd circumstances for this one, but man this one wasn't a fun listen.

Mar 27th
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Dale Anton

These effed-up effing doughboys effers and their effing idiot guests are the effing stuff. There is no effing way these effers are comedians. - I really wanted to like this show, but the indescriminate use of effing eff and the effers that eff was just too much.

Mar 24th

Cameron Piechota

why is the most recent episode not appearing. it shows on their website but there is nothing appearing in the app

Aug 16th
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A show where a lovable fat man and his robot talk food

Aug 6th
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If you go to subway you gotta fuck with that new garlic aioli and the provencal herbs. It makes a mediocre sub more like a 4 fork experience.

Aug 2nd
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Luis Gutierrez

i love these guys and have for years but everytime they go into musicals tastes... lmao dave Mathews Lol

Jun 14th

Cate Dunphy

i friggin love this episode

Dec 8th

Wayas D

2:48 show starts

Oct 11th

John Dill

great pod. Listen to it every Thursday morning and I never get bored of it

Mar 31st

Jon Thompson

Hilarious hosts and a super fun premise for a podcast! I love following their restaurant explorations. Thanks guys!

Dec 17th

Phantom23001 O

This podcast has people who are really funny talking about some really good restaurants. Definitely worth a listen.

Nov 11th
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