While you and I are finishing up the turkey by creating fabulous sandwiches in our kitchens, McDonald’s has filed for a patent on sandwich making. Sounds like a joke, but it seems to be for real. Follow the link and you can actually read the patent application.
From METRO.co.uk Monday
McDonald’s puts patent on sandwiches
McDonald’s wants to own the rights to how a sandwich is made.
The fast-food chain has applied for a patent relating to the ‘method and apparatus’ used to prepare the snack.
The burger company says owning the ‘intellectual property rights’ would help its hot deli sandwiches look and taste the same at all of its restaurants.
It also wants to cut down on the time needed to put together a sandwich, thought to have been dreamt up by the Earl of Sandwich in 1762.
The 55-page patent, which has been filed in the US and Europe, covers the ‘simultaneous toasting of a bread component’.
Garnishes of lettuce, onions and tomatoes, as well as salt, pepper and ketchup, are inserted into a cavity in a ‘sandwich delivery tool’.
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