McDonald's

Why German Franchisees Aren’t Lovin’ It at McDonald’s

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

McDonald’s is everywhere, with almost 37,000 locations in 120 countries, the fast food chain serves roughly 68 million customers a day. It may sound like a money pot for those franchise owners who amount to 80% of the restaurants, but for those investors in Germany, getting a piece of that apple pie …

Sources: Handelsblatt

Photo: Mike Mozart [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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HARIBO Gold Bears

HARIBO: Everyone’s Favorite Gummy Will Be ‘Made in America’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

One of Germany’s most iconic brands is about to get the ‘Made in America’ seal, and it’s not a car — it’s HARIBO. The gummy candies that are a staple in any house with kids — or us well-behaved ‘adults’. I’m sure this is a piece of Germany even Trump would …

Sources: HARIBO Group

Photo: Niklas Bildhauer [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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ALI COLA Ad Shot

ALI COLA Takes on Racism with Skin Colored Cola

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Race is a hot button issue, both in America and Germany, so when ALI COLA, a German-based beverage company, wanted to do its part to celebrate equality, they tackled the issue in the most direct way imaginable — skin colored cola. ALI COLA is presenting their soda with a variety of 6 skin colors that …

Sources: ALI COLA via Ads of the World

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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cow

Germany Calls For End To Giving Vegan Foods Meat Names

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany may be known for their generous supply of succulent meats, but it is also a country that has seen a rapid rise in vegetarianism as estimates have ten-percent of the population placing themselves in that category. So it was only natural for food manufacturers to cater to this new clientele …

Sources: AP

Photo: Brigitte Mackscheidt [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Woman Enjoying Beer

Your German Beer Is No Longer Wholesome

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There are many terms you can use to describe the feeling and taste of a fresh German beer, but there is one word breweries can no longer use, and that is wholesome. Clemens Härle Brewery had been using the term “bekömmliche” (“Wholesome) to advertise their beer as a means to reflect …

Sources: DW

Photo: Seokhee Kim [Flickr], Clemens Härle Brewery

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Dycle Cycle

German Startup Dycle Turns Soiled Diapers into Fruit Trees

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Ayumi Matzusaka isn’t new to the biological recycling game — she has previously turned people’s urine into beer — but with her newly launched Berlin startup, Dycle, she is making her largest effort yet by asking parents to collect their children’s soiled diapers to recycle into growing food resources. While …

Sources: DycleVICE

Photo: Dycle

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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LINK'D Beer Labels

LINK’D: 6 Eye-Catching German Beer Labels

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Designing an eye-catching label for a bottle of beer takes more work than most consumers realize. When that design requires paying homage to the brewery’s heritage while also making it attractive with a contemporary look, it’s not always easy, but this link found six German beer labels that were able …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Bratwurstschnaps

German Distiller Wants You to Drink Your Sausage

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When a friend of mine asked for another round of peppermint schnapps after both of us had three too many shots, his slurred words resulted in asking for pepperoni schnapps instead, leading to a lasting joke ever since. The idea of a meat-flavored schnapps seemed like the worst possible combination, but my …

Sources: Likörfabrik, Express

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Kölsch and Alter Beers Face Off in Surprising Taste Test

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germans love their beer, and in some regions of the country, locals will pledge allegiance to their home brew. It is an attachment that sometimes leads to towns forming rivalries with each other, claiming their beer is better, but can they really tell a difference? One of the most recognized rivalries between Düsseldorf’s …

Sources: HSD, The Local

Photo: Ruth Hartnup [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Restaurant Trend Sees Customers Paying Fines For Not Finishing Your Food

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

I’m sure we’ve all experienced the “finish the food on your plate if you want desert” line at some point in our life, but it is a command often reserved for children at home. A new trend in Germany however is seeing certain restaurants jump on the bandwagon by instituting …

Sources: Lonely Planet

Photo: Rafael Castillo [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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