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Doughboys

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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Wendy's with Paul Rust

Mitch and Wiger are joined in studio by Paul Rust, the star and co-creator of Netflix's Love, to discuss the burger business that Dave Thomas built: Wendy's. And, the guys partake in yet another edition of Snack or Wack.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 50mins

25 Feb 2016

Rank #1

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KFC with Paul F. Tompkins

The ‘boys welcome Paul F. Tompkins (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Spontaneanation) to review a cornerstone of fast food eateries: KFC. Together they discuss Pennsylvania eats, Mitch’s Bostonian dialect, and opinions on the colonel himself before deciding if the chain belongs on your bucket list. Plus, a special Mac attack edition of The Leftovers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 54mins

31 Aug 2017

Rank #2

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Nugget Power Hour with Nicole Byer & Jon Gabrus

As Doughboys inexplicably reaches its hundredth episode, two of Mitch and Wiger’s favorite guests, Nicole Byer and Jon Gabrus, return to compete in a gut-wrenching challenge: The Nugget Power Hour. Each of the four attempt to eat 60 McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets in 60 minutes. Plus, some special messages from ghosts of Doughboys past.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 40mins

20 Apr 2017

Rank #3

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Sugarfish with Jason Mantzoukas

Actor and comedian Jason Mantzoukas (The Good Place, How Did This Get Made?) joins the ‘boys to discuss the difficulty of dining with a serious allergy and to review LA based upscale sushi chain Sugarfish. Plus, a flavored Diet Coke edition of Drank or Stank.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 46mins

15 Feb 2018

Rank #4

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BJ’s with Sean Clements & Hayes Davenport

Hollywood Handbook hosts Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport return to discuss BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, the Chicago style pizzeria and brewpub that traces its origins to Orange County, California. Will Israeli mini burger chain Burgerim also be discussed?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr 8mins

9 Feb 2017

Rank #5

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. with Paul Scheer

The 'boys are joined by Paul Scheer (The League, How Did This Get Made?) to discuss his experiences with the oddly successful Forrest Gump themed eatery Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. And, it's a throwback to childhood in a new Drank or Stank.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 47mins

7 Jul 2016

Rank #6

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Dairy Queen 2 with Don’t Stop or We’ll Die

From the band Don't Stop Or We'll Die, Michael Cassady and Paul Rust join us to review a chain known for its frozen mixed treat: Dairy Queen. Plus, another edition of The Wiger Challenge.Check out their new album Dazzle Me, out now!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr 17mins

29 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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Outback Steakhouse with Jon Gabrus

The boys are joined by Guy Code's Jon Gabrus to review the Aussie inspired steak chain.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 10mins

4 Jun 2015

Rank #8

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The Ate-TL: Cook Out with Jesse Farrar & Mike Hale

For the finale of Octdoughberfest 2019, The Doughboys Present, The Ate-TL, we’re joined by the hosts of Your Kickstarter Sucks, Jesse Farrar and Mike Hale for our review of Cook Out. Plus, a Halloween edition of Snack to the Future. Sources for this week’s intro include:History of the Salver & Tray from AC Silver & Companyhttps://www.acsilver.co.uk/shop/pc/tray-history-d134.htmCould This North Carolina Fast Food Favorite Be The Next Five Guys? by David Landselhttps://www.foodandwine.com/news/cookout-restaurant-expansionBusiness Booming at New Cook Out in Lynchburg by Melinda Zoshhttps://wset.com/archive/business-booming-at-new-cook-out-in-lynchburgCook Out websitehttps://cookout.com/company/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr

31 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Cinnabon with Nicole Byer

The hilarious Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole, Why Won’t You Date Me?) returns to antagonize Mitch, analyze holiday eats, and review mall kiosk sweet treat staple Cinnabon. Nicole, Mitch, and Wiger taste test Doritos Nuts in another Snack or Wack.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 46mins

21 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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Jimmy John's with Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus (Crashing, With Special Guest) returns for a discussion of midwest quick-service sandwich staple Jimmy John’s. The ‘boys and Lapkus debate the ethics of frequenting a chain whose founder is a big game hunter, and delve into London eats and mayo’s worthiness as a condiment. Plus, an Easter edition of Season’s Eatings.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 45mins

13 Apr 2017

Rank #11

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Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes with Kelly Nugent and Lindsay Katai

The hilarious Kelly Nugent and Lindsay Katai (Public Domain Theater, Teen Creeps) join the 'boys to discuss their recent experience at San Diego Comic Con, and to review a buffet chain specializing in salads & soups: Souplantation or Sweet Tomatoes. Plus, another edition of Chips Inhale: Res-chew Rangers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 56mins

2 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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The Cheesecake Factory with Beck Bennett

Saturday Night Live's Beck Bennett joins Mitch and Wiger on his maiden voyage to famed chain The Cheesecake Factory, and files his review of its expansive menu. The 'boys go clear on a new Drank or Stank.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 43mins

25 Aug 2016

Rank #13

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Munch Madness: McDonald's - Round of 64 with Jon Gabrus

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 Yearshttps://www.thedailymeal.com/under-golden-arches-mcdonald-s-logos-through-years?ampMcDonald’s Speedee: Down to just two . . .https://www.burgerweb.com/mcdonalds-speedee-just-two/McDonald's: 60 years, billions servedhttps://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-mcdonalds-60-years-20150415-story.htmlMcDonald's Corporationhttps://www.referenceforbusiness.com/businesses/M-Z/McDonald-s-Corporation.htmlThe tragic real-life story of the McDonald brothershttps://www.mashed.com/147897/the-tragic-real-life-story-of-the-mcdonald-brothers/The Founder (2017)http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/founder/How Ray Kroc Became an American Villainhttps://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/01/ray-kroc-mcdonalds-america/514538/McDonalds Website: Our Historyhttps://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/about-us/our-history.htmlSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr 10mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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The Olive Garden with Christine Nangle

Writer and actor Christine Nangle (Inside Amy Schumer, Kroll Show) joins the 'Boys to evaluate the biggest Italian chain restaurant in America: The Olive Garden. Mitch and Nangle face off in the return of beloved segment Pie in this Guy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 50mins

5 May 2016

Rank #15

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Octdoughberblessed: In-N-Out vs Chick-Fil-A with Scott Aukerman

For the first week of Octdoughberblessed, the ‘boys are joined by Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Threedom) to talk about their religious upbringings and Scott’s history with food service before comparing two of the nation’s most prominent religious chains: In-N-Out and Chick-Fil-A. Plus, another edition of Drank or Stank. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr 3mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #16

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Red Robin with D'Arcy Carden

Actress and comedian D'Arcy Carden (Broad City, The Good Place) is in studio to review her childhood post church favorite, burger and brew spot Red Robin. The trio test out Bacon Jam in Snack or Wack.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 26mins

1 Sep 2016

Rank #17

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Benihana with D'Arcy Carden

Actor and comedian D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place, Barry) to review and discuss her childhood relationship to this week's chain, Benihana. Plus, discussions about favorite autumn eats and snacking habits on sets before getting into a Halloween edition of Cereal. Check out audible.com/doughboys or text Doughboys to 500500 to get started!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr 4mins

27 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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Regina Pizzeria with John Hodgman & Nicole Byer (LIVE)

We're joined live in Boston by John Hodgman (Judge John Hodgman, Medallion Status) and Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Why Won't You Date Me?) for our long-awaited review of a Boston pizza cornerstone, Regina Pizzeria. Plus, a live edition of Snack or Wack or Drank or Stank. Recorded live at The Wilbur Theater on Sept 7th, 2019. Sources for this episode include: A 'Curse' born of hate by Glenn Stout https://www.espn.com/mlb/playoffs2004/news/story?page=Curse041005Red Sox-Yankees is baseball's ultimate rivalryhttps://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2004-10-20-yanks-sox-rivalry_x.htmThe Official Site of The Boston Red Sox - Fenway Factshttps://www.mlb.com/redsox/ballpark/facts-figuresFrommer's Guide: Regina Pizzeriahttps://www.frommers.com/destinations/boston/restaurants/pizzeria-reginaIs Regina Pizzeria really the best in the country? by Devra Firsthttps://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2018/10/18/regina-pizzeria-really-best-country/KDNZQLh7lyPhhySRzf7E1O/story.htmlRegina Pizzeria websitehttp://www.reginapizzeria.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 53mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Pizza Hut with Neil Campbell

On the extra large first episode of 2016, the Doughboys welcome their good friend and writer/comedian Neil Campbell (Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Simpsons) to review the pizzeria chain that once employed him: Pizza Hut. Plus, a new edition of Snack or Wack.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 52mins

7 Jan 2016

Rank #20