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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.


Episode Date
Culver's with Carl Tart
01:48:24

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

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum/exhibits/iconwisconsin/dairyland/index.asp

Becoming The Dairy State from Wisconsin 101

https://wi101.wisc.edu/2013/12/01/becoming-the-dairy-state/

The Swiss Roots Of America’s “Dairyland” from Wisconsin 101

https://wi101.wisc.edu/2018/10/01/the-swiss-roots-of-americas-dairyland/

Is Wisconsin Still 'America's Dairyland' Or Does It Need A New Slogan? From All Things Considered

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/11/01/561427862/is-wisconsin-still-americas-dairyland-or-does-it-need-a-new-slogan

Why do Green Bay Packer Fans Wear Cheese Hats? By Matt Blitz 

https://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/why-do-green-bay-packer-fans-wear-cheese-hats

Culver’s - Our Story

https://www.culvers.com/about-culvers/our-story

Jan 23, 2020
Harold's Chicken Shack with Jacquis Neal
01:47:53

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

https://www.chicagoreader.com/pdf/060414/060414_harolds.pdf

Chicken King Harold P. Pierce, 70 by Kenan Heise

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1988-03-11-8804060325-story.html

Chicago’s Harold’s Chicken Shack: History Behind the Taste by Toure

http://blackchicagoeats.com/haroldschickenshack/

Laverne Burnett, a link to early days of Harold’s Chicken chain, has died at 83 by Maureen O'Donnell

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2018/9/18/18354480/laverne-burnett-a-link-to-early-days-of-harold-s-chicken-chain-has-died-at-83

Smokin' Chokin' and Chowing with the King from ChiBBQKing

http://chibbqking.blogspot.com/2008/11/fried-chicken-king.html?m=1

Harold's Chicken - About Us

http://haroldschickenonline.com/#about_us

Jan 16, 2020
Unlocked! Wawa with Carl Tart & Christine Nangle (LIVE)
01:46:32

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)

https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/201354/everything-you-need-to-know-about-wawa-the-world-s-most-beloved-convenience-store/

Creating the Living Brand (By Neeli Bendapudi and Venkat Bendapudi)

https://hbr.org/2005/05/creating-the-living-brand

Convenience Cult? (By Rob Walker)

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/30/magazine/30wwln_consumed.html?_r=0

50 Things About Wawa for Wawa’s 50th Anniversary (By Dan McQuade)

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/04/16/wawa-50th-anniversary-50-facts/

The Cult Of Wawa (By Amy Lombard)

https://mashable.com/2016/03/09/the-cult-of-wawa/

Wawa Corporate Website

https://www.wawa.com/about

The Inside Story of Wawa, the Beloved $10 Billion Convenience Store Chain Taking Over the East Coast (By Maria Aspan)

https://www.inc.com/magazine/201806/maria-aspan/wawa-convenience-store-pennsylvania.html

13 Fun Facts About Wawa (By Erin McCarthy)

http://mentalfloss.com/article/56255/13-fun-facts-about-wawa#targetText=1.,as%20the%20Millville%20Manufacturing%20Company.

Wawa Bathrooms Voted Number 1 In Pa. And Number 2 In U.S. (by Stephanie Farr)

https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/wawa-best-bathrooms-gas-stations-pennsylvania-20180516.html

Jan 09, 2020
Unlocked! Xi'an Famous Foods with Mike Hanford & Paul Rust (LIVE)
01:38:58

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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hengshao/2013/07/30/restaurant-chain-brings-xian-flavors-to-new-york-city/#1687580c33e6

Boom Brands: Xi’an Famous Foods by Alex Yablon

http://nymag.com/news/business/boom-brands/xian-famous-foods-2013-10/

Based on an Old Family Recipe by Steven Stern

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/dining/based-on-an-old-family-recipe.html?_r=0

Silk Road, North China - Ancient Trackway in China by C. Michael Hogan

https://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=18006

A taste of Xi’an in North London from Fuscia Dunlop

http://www.fuchsiadunlop.com/a-taste-of-xian-in-north-london/

Let the Meals Begin: Finding Beijing in Flushing by Julia Moskin

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/dining/30flushing.html?pagewanted=2&mtrref=undefined&gwh=157DEE7A05CCBCC19E8D98779294BCE5&gwt=pay&assetType=REGIWALL

Xi’an Corporate Website

https://www.xianfoods.com/#about-section

Jan 02, 2020
Unlocked! The 2018 Doughboys Christmas Special: Wiger Alone
01:04:59

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)

Dec 26, 2019
Steak 'n Shake 4 with Evan Susser
01:52:30

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

https://www.restfinance.com/Restaurant-Finance-Across-America/March-2015/2014-A-Blowout-Compensation-Year-for-Sardar-Biglari/

Fresno couldn't wait for a Steak 'n Shake. A year later it's closed. What happened? by Bethany Clough

https://www.fresnobee.com/living/food-drink/bethany-clough/article212526494.html

Steak 'n Shake auction canceled, store continues operation by Alex Mann

https://www.capitalgazette.com/business/ph-ac-cn-steak-auction-cancelled-0701-20170630-story.html

Anne Arundel restaurateur indicted in plot to frame wife as terrorist, burn business by Phil Davis

https://www.capitalgazette.com/news/crime/ac-cn-arson-murder-plot-0829-story.html

US-born Steak n Shake closes its only UK site by Georgia Bronte

https://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Article/2018/08/08/Steak-n-Shake-closes-its-only-UK-site

Where Steak ‘n Shake Lost its Way by Danny Klein

https://www.qsrmagazine.com/fast-food/where-steak-n-shake-lost-its-way

Steak ‘n Shake website

https://www.steaknshake.com/about-us/

Dec 19, 2019
Ample Hills Creamery with Jason Sheridan
01:51:27

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

https://genius.com/Macho-man-randy-savage-cream-of-the-crop-05-11-1987-annotated

Randy Savage: One last time, the cream will rise to the top by Matthew Martin

https://www.cultofwhatever.com/2015/01/randy-savage-one-last-time-the-cream-will-rise-to-the-top/

Brooklyn’s Ample Hills Positions Itself to Be the Next Ben & Jerry’s by Larissa Zimberoff

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-15/brooklyn-s-ample-hills-positions-itself-to-be-the-next-ben-jerry-s

How This Business Owner Expanded Her Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop To Disney World, Brooklyn And Beyond by Leah Wald

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leahwald/2018/06/25/meet-the-woman-who-creates-communities-around-colorful-ice-cream/#62f4089855b1

How Pop Culture Became A Part of Ample Hills Creamery's DNA by Abbey White

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/ample-hills-pop-culture

Ample Hills website

https://www.amplehills.com/our-story

Dec 12, 2019
Noah's New York Bagels with Jennie Pierson
01:57:00

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

https://book-it.org/2017/05/history-of-liberalism-and-protest/

Progressives in Berkeley Challenged by Tradition by Mark A. Stein

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-11-03-mn-14900-story.html

Berkeley: a history of disobedience - in pictures by Greg Whitmore

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2014/nov/15/berkeley-a-history-of-disobedience-in-pictures

Chain store bans in San Francisco leave more shops empty, critics say by Roland Li

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Chain-store-bans-in-San-Francisco-leave-more-14074807.php

The History of Bagels in America by Shannon Sarna

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/the-nosher/the-history-of-bagels-in-america/

The Secret History of Bagels by Ari Weinzweig

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2009/03/the-secret-history-of-bagels/6928/

Bagel firm founder tells what Noah would do by Ilana DeBare

https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Bagel-firm-founder-tells-what-Noah-would-do-3278705.php#ixzz0ZYfJTuKH

Noah’s Bagels website

https://www.noahs.com/about-us/ 


Dec 05, 2019
Doughboys Double - Garfield's Thanksgiving w/ Paul Rust
01:33:19

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: patreon.com/doughboys

Nov 28, 2019
99 Restaurant with Nicole Byer & Dano (LIVE)
01:49:07

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

https://people.howstuffworks.com/horseshoes-lucky.htm#targetText=Since%20horseshoes%20were%20made%20of,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

https://www.wideopencountry.com/heres-people-hang-horseshoes-doors/

The History of Horseshoes by Rachel Cohen

https://dressagetoday.com/horse-health-/history-of-horseshoes-17802

99 Restaurant founder dies from the Boston Business Journal

https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2006/04/10/daily22.html

99 Restaurant Website

https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2006/04/10/daily22.html

Nov 21, 2019
Regina Pizzeria with John Hodgman & Nicole Byer (LIVE)
01:53:40

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=Curse041005

Red Sox-Yankees is baseball's ultimate rivalry

https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2004-10-20-yanks-sox-rivalry_x.htm

The Official Site of The Boston Red Sox - Fenway Facts

https://www.mlb.com/redsox/ballpark/facts-figures

Frommer's Guide: Regina Pizzeria

https://www.frommers.com/destinations/boston/restaurants/pizzeria-regina

Is Regina Pizzeria really the best in the country? by Devra First

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2018/10/18/regina-pizzeria-really-best-country/KDNZQLh7lyPhhySRzf7E1O/story.html

Regina Pizzeria website

http://www.reginapizzeria.com

Nov 14, 2019
White Castle with Mike Hanford, Paul Rust, and Fran Gillespie (LIVE)
01:31:38

For our second NYC show in the Feast Coast tour, we're joined onstage by Mike Hanford (The Birthday Boys, The Sloppy Boys), Paul Rust (Netflix's Love, Don’t Stop or We’ll Die), and Fran Gillespie (SNL, Big Mouth) to review an east coast institution serving sliders, White Castle. 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:

White Castle rolls dice with movie role from The Chicago Tribune

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2004-07-29-0407300004-story.html

Review: Harold and Kumar by Roger Ebert

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/harold-and-kumar-go-to-white-castle-2004

Kal Penn: Hungry For Success from Teen Tribute

https://www.tribute.ca/magazines/teen/summer2004/kal.htm

The White Castle Story: The Birth Of Fast Food & The Burger Revolution By Ashlee Kieler

https://consumerist.com/2015/07/14/the-white-castle-story-the-birth-of-fast-food-the-burger-revolution/

The Untold Truth of White Castle by Joel Stice

https://www.mashed.com/133519/the-untold-truth-of-white-castle/

White Castle website

https://www.whitecastle.com/about-us/our-history

Nov 07, 2019
The Ate-TL: Cook Out with Jesse Farrar & Mike Hale
02:00:57

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 & Company

https://www.acsilver.co.uk/shop/pc/tray-history-d134.htm

Could This North Carolina Fast Food Favorite Be The Next Five Guys? by David Landsel

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/cookout-restaurant-expansion

Business Booming at New Cook Out in Lynchburg by Melinda Zosh

https://wset.com/archive/business-booming-at-new-cook-out-in-lynchburg

Cook Out website

https://cookout.com/company/

Oct 31, 2019
The Ate-TL: Krystal with Sam Richardson
01:37:19

We continue Octdoughberfest 2019, The Ate-TL continues as we're joined by actor and comedian Sam Richardson (Veep, Detroiters) to review an Atlanta-based chain serving sliders and hot dogs, Krystal. Plus, a peachy edition of The Wiger Challenge.

Sources for this week’s intro include:

Lacon, Or, Many Things in a Few Words: Addressed to Those who Think by Charles Caleb Colton

https://books.google.com/books?id=6AclAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA114#v=snippet&q=imitation&f=false

Oscar Wilde Quotes from Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/558084-imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-flattery-that-mediocrity-can

Tennessee Encyclopedia: Krystal Company by Ned L. Irwin

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/krystal-company/

Krystal dishes up nostalgia by Jason M. Reynolds

https://web.archive.org/web/20070829150515/http://www.timesfreepress.com/absolutenm/templates/business-toplocal.aspx?articleid=15249&zoneid=169

Krystal moving headquarters to Atlanta by Ellis Smith

https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/news/story/2012/oct/03/krystal-moving-atlanta-chattanooga/89532/

The Krystal Website

https://krystal.com/about-us/

Oct 24, 2019
The Ate-TL: The Varsity with Joe Saunders
01:27:58

For the third week of Octdoughberfest 2019: The Ate-TL, the 'boys are joined by Joe Saunders (Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Breadcast) to review The Varsity, an Atlanta-founded chain serving chili dogs and burgers. Plus, a local edition of Drank or Stank.

Sources for this Week's Intro:

Nipsey Russell, a Comic With a Gift for Verse, Dies at 80 by Mel Watkins

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/04/arts/nipsey-russell-a-comic-with-a-gift-for-verse-dies-at-80.html

Nipsey Russell: The Smile Lives On from NPR

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4944395

The Varsity Celebrates 90 Years in Atlanta by Caroline Sanders

https://gardenandgun.com/articles/varsity-atlanta-history/

What'll ya have, Alpharetta? by Walter Woods

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2002/06/10/story4.html

The Varsity - Living History from Georgia Tech

http://www.livinghistory.gatech.edu/s/1481/45-lh/index.aspx?pgid=10021&gid=45&cid=20691

The Varsity Website

https://thevarsity.com/about

Oct 17, 2019
The Ate-TL: Moe's Southwest Grill with Mary Lynn Rajskub
01:33:09

For Octdoughberfest 2019: The Ate-TL, the ‘boys are joined by Mary Lynn Rajskub (24, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Checking In with Mary Lynn) to review Moe’s Southwest Grill, an Atlanta-founded chain serving Mexican cuisine. Plus, another edition of Snack or Wack.

Sources for this week’s intro include: 

History of the Grateful Dead by Greta Kaul, Jillian Sullivan, and Aidin Vaziri

https://www.sfgate.com/music/article/History-of-the-Grateful-Dead-6330348.php

How Grateful Dead Fans Became Deadheads by Amy Lennard Goehner and Arpita Aneja

https://time.com/3919040/history-deadheads/

The Deadhead Subculture

https://haenfler.sites.grinnell.edu/subcultures-and-scenes/the-deadhead-subculture/

Raving Brands, Inc. History from Funding Universe

http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/raving-brands-inc-history/

This Mexican chain requires every worker to do one thing when they apply for a job — and it goes all the way up to the president by Kate Taylor

https://www.businessinsider.com/moes-hiring-tests-welcome-to-moes-2018-4

The untold truth of Moe's Southwest Grill by Maria Cristina LaLonde

https://www.mashed.com/139817/the-untold-truth-of-moes-southwest-grill/

12 Things You Don't Know About Moe's Southwest Grill by Candace Braun Davison

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a48250/things-you-dont-know-about-moes/

Jerry Garcia estate sues burrito franchise by Rachel Tobin Ramos

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/6812406/ns/business-local_business/t/jerry-garcia-estate-sues-burrito-franchise/#.XZ0egS-ZO88

Moe’s corporate website

https://www.moes.com/about/values

Oct 10, 2019
The Ate-TL: The Flying Biscuit Cafe with Steve Agee
01:23:35

We're kicking off Octdoughberfest 2019: The Ate-TL with actor and comedian Steve Agee (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Sarah Silverman Program) as we review The Flying Biscuit Cafe, an Atlanta-based chain that specializes in southern style biscuits. Plus, another edition of Snack or Wack.

Sources for this episode's intro include:

FoodTimeline.org: Biscuits & Cookies

http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodcookies.html

Biscuit Bakers’ Treasured Mill Moves North By Shaila Dewan

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/18/dining/18flour.html

The Flying Biscuit Cafe sold from the Atlanta Business Chronicle

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2006/05/15/daily25.html

An Interview with the Owners of an Atlanta Original: The Flying Biscuit Cafe by Ho Chie

http://www.taiwaneseamerican.org/2010/07/an-interview-with-the-owners-of-an-atlanta-original-the-flying-biscuit-cafe/

Lesbian restaurateur Delia Champion: The Chicken Sausage Queen of Atlanta by Patrick Saunders

https://thegavoice.com/culture/lesbian-restaurateur-delia-champion-chicken-sausage-queen-atlanta/

Flying Biscuit’s Chacon: “We’ve all made mistakes,” Says No Future Restaurant Revenue Will Go To Kemp by Jason Rhode

https://thegavoice.com/news/atlanta/flying-biscuits-chacon-weve-all-made-mistakes-says-no-future-restaurant-revenue-will-go-to-kemp/

The Flying Biscuit Cafe Website

https://flyingbiscuit.com

Oct 03, 2019
Rita's Italian Ice with Carl Tart & Christine Nangle (LIVE)
01:31:14

For our second show in Philadelphia, we're rejoined by Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Christine Nangle (Inside Amy Schumer, The Simpsons) to review a dessert chain founded in Pennsylvania: Rita's Italian Ice. Plus, another live edition of the Snack Stack.

Recorded live at Punch Line Philly on September 5th, 2019.

Sources for this week's intro include:

Water Ice: What It Is, What It Isn't, How To Say It And Where To Get It (By Julia Hatmaker)

https://www.pennlive.com/food/2018/07/water_ice_what_it_is_what_it_i.html

Ancient Sicilians Were Eating the Same Italian Ice We Know Today (By Danielle Wayda)

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vbqy7x/italian-ice-history

Rita’s Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Giveaways, Politicians (By Dan McQuade)

https://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/2014/05/07/ritas-30th-anniversary-bensalem/

Water Ice, Philly's Classic Summer Cooler, Gets Hot Across The Country (By Caroline Beans)

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/08/10/489217423/water-ice-phillys-classic-summer-cooler-gets-hot-across-the-country

Rita’s Corporate Website

https://www.ritasice.com/about-ritas/history/

Sep 26, 2019
Marie Callender's with Scott Aukerman
02:04:45

The 'boys are rejoined by Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Between Two Ferns: The Movie) to review Scott's former workplace and American restaurant and bakery, Marie Callender's. Plus, a frozen-drink edition of Breaking Chews.

Sources for This Week’s Intro Include:

Pipeline to the NFL? Big states, schools are key (By Jeff Zillgitt)

https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2008-04-21-draft-database-cover_N.htm


Don Callender, who turned his mom’s pie shop into the Marie Callender’s chain, dies at 81 (By Claire Noland)

https://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-callender11-2009jan11-story.html


Marie Callender’s founder remembered as innovator (By Nancy Luna)

https://www.ocregister.com/2009/01/09/marie-callenders-founder-remembered-as-innovator/


Marie Callender’s closes 31 units amid bankruptcy (By Nancy Luna)

https://www.ocregister.com/2011/06/13/marie-callenders-closes-31-units-amid-bankruptcy/


Marie Callender’s website

https://www.mariecallenders.com/our-story


Long Beach Polytechnic website

https://lbpoly.schoolloop.com/pf4/cms2/view_page?d=x&group_id=1531973267805&vdid=i52d1x4oywsr

Sep 19, 2019
CAVA with Jamelle Bouie, Carl Tart, and Libby Watson (LIVE)
01:52:50

For our second show on the 2019 Feast Coast Tour, we're joined by Jamelle Bouie (New York Times), Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and Libby Watson (The New Republic) to review Mediterranean fast-casual chain, CAVA. Plus, an all new live segment, Snackarchy in the UK.


Recorded live at the DC Improv on Sept 4th, 2019. Sources for this week's intro include:

Archestratus: A Gourmand In The World Of Classical Greece (By Cooksinfo)

https://www.cooksinfo.com/archestratus


Greek Food: A Taste of the Ancient Past (By W Ruth Kozak)

https://europeupclose.com/article/greek-food-a-taste-of-the-ancient-past/


Immigration and the Great War (From the National Park Service)

https://www.nps.gov/articles/immigration-and-the-great-war.htm


Cava Is Testing a Drive-Thru With an Order-Ahead App at Its New Store in Frederick (By Tierney Plumb)

https://dc.eater.com/2019/6/21/18693326/cava-drive-thru-ordering-app-opening-frederick


Why Are Diners Traditionally Greek? It’s an Immigration Story, Naturally (By Tracy Saelinger)

https://www.thekitchn.com/why-so-many-classic-all-night-diners-are-greek-243252


Cava Grill Receives $16 Million in Funding, Expands to Los Angeles (By Anna Spiegel)

https://www.washingtonian.com/2015/04/01/cava-grill-receives-16-million-in-funding-expands-to-los-angeles/


Cava To Nearly Double By Next Summer (By Abha Bhattarai)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/cava-to-nearly-double-by-next-summer/2014/08/01/d28a9122-1666-11e4-85b6-c1451e622637_story.html


Is Cava Grill The Next Shake Shack For Fast Casual Mediterranean-Inspired Cuisine (By Meggen Taylor)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/meggentaylor/2016/07/13/is-cava-grill-the-next-shake-shack-for-fast-casual-mediterranean-inspired-cuisine/#31043b5866de


Cava Corporate Website

https://cava.com/culture

Sep 12, 2019
Ben's Chili Bowl with Christine Nangle & Carl Tart (LIVE)
01:41:42

For the first show of the 2019 Feast Coast Tour, we're joined onstage in DC by Christine Nangle (Inside Amy Schumer, The Simpsons) and Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to review a long-standing cornerstone of DC chains, Ben's Chili Bowl. Plus, a live edition of The Wiger Challenge.


Recorded live at the DC Improv in Washington DC on September 4th, 2019.


Sources from this week's intro include:

Ben Ali, 82, Whose Chili Bowl Became a D.C. Landmark, Dies (By Matt Schudel)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/08/AR2009100804353.html?sid=ST2009100804374

Ben's chili and hot dogs have time-tested appeal (By Mara Vorhees)

http://archive.boston.com/ae/food/articles/2004/01/28/bens_chili_and_hot_dogs_have_time_tested_appeal/

Restaurant Essentials: DC Half-Smoke Hot Dogs (From Zagat)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYyQOFzhQGk

The Ben’s Chili Bowl Website

https://www.benschilibowl.com/about

Sep 05, 2019
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 2 with Andrew Ti
01:43:31

In the midst of a nationwide craze for its new chicken sandwich, we return to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen with writer and podcaster Andrew Ti (Mixed-ish, Yo, Is This Racist?) to determine if the sandwich lives up to the commotion. Plus, the debut of an all new segment, Snack to the Future.

Sources for this week's intro:

Interview With the Vampire': Ann Rice's casting quibbles by Erica Kornberg

https://ew.com/article/1993/10/22/interview-vampire-ann-rices-casting-quibbles/

The Battle of Nouveau Orleans by Jesse Katz

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-dec-25-mn-2255-story.html

When Anne Rice battled Al Copeland in 1997: Bites from the Past by Todd A. Price 

https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/article_0cfca6b8-8812-5553-a391-8b0522eb10b2.html

Popeye’s Chicken Sandwiches Get $23 Million Free Advertising From Black Twitter by Arthur Villasanta

https://www.ibtimes.com/popeyes-chicken-sandwiches-get-23-million-free-advertising-black-twitter-2817992

Aug 29, 2019
Burger King 3 with Haley Mancini
01:45:09

The 'boys are joined by actor, writer, and voice-over artist Hayley Mancini (The Last Kids on Earth) to return to Burger King and sample their new meatless Impossible Whopper. Plus, another segment of Breaking Chews as we review the new Reese's donuts available at Krispy Kreme.

Aug 22, 2019
Lee's Sandwiches with Ify Nwadiwe
01:39:10

The 'boys are joined by Ify Nwadiwe (Nerdificent, Candy Dinner, Who Shot Ya?) to discuss their favorite fat food chains in high school and to review Lee's Sandwiches, a Vietnamese-American chain specializing in bánh mì sandwiches. Plus, a listener submitted edition of Cereal.

Aug 15, 2019
Del Taco 2 with Kevin Bartelt & Yusong Liu
01:38:24

From the new podcast Maybe Don't, we're joined by Kevin Bartelt (Hollywood Handbook) and our own producer Yusong Liu to discuss eating vegan in California and to taste-test the new beyond meat options at Del Taco. Plus, a healthy juice-edition of Drank or Stank.

Aug 08, 2019
Subway 2 with R.J. Fried
01:49:59

The 'boys are joined by writer R.J. Fried (Late Show with David Letterman, Triumph's Election Special 2016, Our Cartoon President) to talk Pennsylvania eats before discussing our return trip to one of the largest chains in the world, Subway. Plus, another edition of Snack or Wack, and this month's installment of the Golden Paw Club! 

Aug 01, 2019
SHAQ WEEK: Shaquille's with Josh Weiner
02:00:50

To close out Shaq Week 2019, we're joined by writer and actor Josh Weiner (The Deadbeat, Tight Five) to discuss Shaquille O'Neal's restaurant that specializes in southern comfort food. Plus, a Papa John's edition of Shaq or Wack.

Jul 25, 2019
Le Pain Quotidien with Johnny Pemberton
01:52:58

The 'boys are joined by actor and comedian Johnny Pemberton (Superstore, Live To Tape) to discuss his experience growing up with Minnesota cuisine before reviewing our most recent meal at Le Pain Quotidien. Plus, a tequila edition of Drank or Stank.

Jul 18, 2019
Papa Gino's with John Hodgman, Jean Grae, and Jeff Tweedy
01:01:19

In Mitch's home state of Massachusetts, the 'boys are joined by John Hodgman (Vacationland, Judge John Hodgman), Jean Grae (Everything's Fine), and Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) to review a New England native chain, Papa Gino's.

Recorded live on June 29th in North Adams, Mass. as part of the Solid Sound Festival.

Jul 11, 2019
Starbucks Reserve with Jessica Chaffin
02:13:57

For our review of Starbucks Reserve, an upscale version of the ubiquitous coffee chain, we're joined by Jessica Chaffin (Abby's, Desperados) to discuss our most recent sampling of drinks and food items. Plus, a cake-pop tasting on an extended restaurant review.

Jul 04, 2019
Which Wich? with Josh Gondelman
01:43:20

The 'boys are joined by writer and stand-up comedian Josh Gondelman (Desus & Mero, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) to review a Dallas-native sandwich chain, Which Wich. Plus, a ranch edition of Drank or Stank.

Jun 27, 2019
Al’s Beef with Megan Batoon & Amir Blumenfeld (LIVE)
01:37:48

Returning to the second city, the ‘boys are joined by Megan Batoon (Just a Tip with Megan Batoon) and Amir Blumenfeld (If I Were You, Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld) to review a Chicago native chain known for its Italian Beef Sandwiches, Al’s Beef. 

Recorded live as part of Headgum Live In Chicago at Thalia Hall, on June 14th, 2019. 

Jun 20, 2019
Ben & Jerry's with The Sloppy Boys
02:00:57

We're joined by musicians The Sloppy Boys (Jeff Dutton, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis) to discuss our recent trip to the Vermont-based ice cream chain, Ben & Jerry's. Plus, a chain-specific edition of Fake Chews.

Jun 13, 2019
Fogo de Chão with Candice King & Kayla Ewell
01:44:21

The 'boys are joined by hosts of the podcast Directionally Challenged, Candice King and Kayla Ewell, to review their most recent trip to Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao. Plus, a Coca-Cola edition of Drank or Stank.

Jun 06, 2019
P. F. Chang's 2 with Kulap Vilaysack
01:56:48

The incredible Kulap Vilaysack (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Origin Story) returns to the show to discuss her history with PF Chang's, an American-Chinese themed chain restaurant. Plus, a gooey edition of Snack or Wack.

May 30, 2019
Hattie B's with Carl Tart (LIVE)
01:42:53

On our second stop in the south, we're joined by Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to review Hattie B's, a chain specializing in a Nashville-native dish, hot chicken. Plus, special guest appearances and a live edition of The Wiger Challenge.

Recorded live on April 11th, 2019 at Zanies in Nashville, TN.

May 23, 2019
Waffle House with Carl Tart (LIVE)
01:30:57

For our first time in Alabama, we're joined by Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to visit a southern staple known for its resiliency in staying open 365 days a year: Waffle House. Plus, an unexpected live edition of Snack or Wack. 

Recorded live at Stand Up Live Huntsville on April 10, 2019.

May 16, 2019
Sweetfin Poké with Payman Benz
01:54:39

We're joined by director Payman Benz (The Last Man on Earth, Brooklyn 99) as we travel to a California-native chain serving their take on a traditional Hawaiian dish: Sweetfin Poké. Plus, a Koreatown-inspired edition of Snack or Wack.

May 09, 2019
AMC Dine-In with Kevin Pollak and Jaime Fox
01:56:16

From Kevin Pollak's Chat Show, Kevin Pollak and Jaime Fox return to the show to discuss our recent trip to the AMC Dine-In, where we dined during a screening of the film Captive State. Plus, Jaime provides us with a La Croix-inspired edition of Drank or Stank.

May 02, 2019
Episode 200 - Chili's Too with Eva Anderson
01:57:58

For the 200th episode of Doughboys, we're joined by our first ever guest Eva Anderson (You're The Worst, Briarpatch) to review Chili's Too, a specialized version of the first chain restaurant we reviewed. Plus a TBT segment from the Doughboys archives.

Apr 25, 2019
Lou Malnati's with Jon Gabrus & Christine Nangle (LIVE)
01:51:02

This week, Christine Nangle (The President Show, Inside Amy Schumer) and Jon Gabrus (Raised by TV, High & Mighty) join the 'boys to discuss a cornerstone of Chicago-style pizza: Lou Malnati's. Plus, a live edition of The Wiger Challenge.

Recorded live at the Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, IL.

Apr 18, 2019
Portillo's with Jon Gabrus & Christine Nangle (LIVE)
01:32:46

The 'boys hit Chicago and are joined by Christine Nangle (The President Show, Inside Amy Schumer) and Jon Gabrus (Raised by TV, High & Mighty) to review a midwest chain specializing in hot dogs: Portillo's. Recorded live at the Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, IL.

Apr 11, 2019
Sizzle Pie with Bill Oakley (LIVE)
01:39:49

Writer and producer Bill Oakley (Disenchantment, The Simpsons) returns to the show for a review of Portland-native pizza chain Sizzle Pie. Plus, a live edition of The Wiger Challenge. Recorded live at Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon.

Apr 04, 2019
Munch Madness: Poquito Más vs. Qdoba vs. Taco Bell with Nicole Byer
01:20:34

For the finals of this year's Munch Madness, Tournament of Chompions: Mouth of the Border edition, we're joined by Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Why Won't You Date Me?) to determine this year's winner between Poquito Más, Qdoba, and Taco Bell.

Mar 28, 2019
Munch Madness: Qdoba vs. Del Taco with Matt Apodaca
01:45:11

In the last semi-final match of Munch Madness, we're joined by Matt Apodaca (Candy Dinner, What's With These Homies Talkin' About Weezer) to determine who advances to the chompionship finals between Qdoba and Del Taco. Plus, a special popcorn edition of Snack or Wack.

Mar 21, 2019
Munch Madness: Poquito Más vs. Taco Bell with Mike Hanford
01:50:21

For the first Semifinal match of Munch Madness, Mike Hanford (Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Sloppy Boys) returns to the show as first-round winner Poquito Más faces off against heavyweight Taco Bell. Plus, a Starbucks edition of Drank or Stank.

Mar 14, 2019
Munch Madness: Chipotle vs. Qdoba with Toni Charline
02:03:47

The second matchup of the 2019 Munch Madness: Tournament of Chompions is here! Toni Charlene (Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins us to discuss our recent meals and to determine the winner between Chipotle and Qdoba. Plus, another edition of Snack or Wack. 

Mar 07, 2019
Native Foods with Tawny Newsome & Alex Kliner
01:46:04

The 'boys are joined by The Supergroup's Tawny Newsome & Alex Kliner to review Native Foods, a vegan fast food chain with a focus on sustainability. Plus, a McDonalds edition of Breaking Chews.

Feb 28, 2019
Little Caesars with John Ross Bowie
01:39:46

The 'boys are joined by actor and comedian John Ross Bowie (Speechless, Big Bang Theory) to discuss New England eats before reviewing this week's chain, Little Caesars. Plus, another edition of Pie In This Guy.


Feb 21, 2019
Smoke's Poutinerie with Alana Johnston (LIVE)
01:34:07

The 'boys are joined in snowy Saskatoon by Alana "The Knife" Johnston (The Birthday Boys, UCB) to review a chain set on spreading one of Canada's quintessential foods to the world: Smoke's Poutinerie. Plus, a live edition of Snack or Wack.

Recorded live at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Feb 14, 2019
Super Duper Burgers with Eliza Skinner & Jordan Morris (LIVE)
01:33:17

The 'boys are joined by Eliza Skinner (Cool Playlist, The Late Late Show with James Corden) and Jordan Morris (Bubble, Jordan, Jesse, Go!) in San Fransisco to review a chain touting a bold title for its menu items: Super Duper Burgers. Plus, the first ever edition of The Yusong Challenge. Recorded live in SF at Cobb's Comedy Club as part of SF Sketchfest.

Feb 07, 2019
Cheba Hut with Jon Gabrus (LIVE)
01:57:50

Jon Gabrus (Raised By TV, High and Mighty) returns to the show to review a chain specializing in toasted subs and "curing munchies", Cheeba Hut. Plus, a local Arizona edition of Snack or Wack. Recorded at Stand Up Live in Phoenix, AZ.

Jan 31, 2019
The Hat with Betsy Sodaro and Mano Agapion (LIVE)
01:39:45

Betsy Sodaro and Mano Agapion, hosts of the podcast Horny 4 Horror, join the 'boys to review The Hat, a chain specializing in its pastrami-dipped sandwiches. Plus, a live edition of The Wiger Challenge. Recorded live at the Brea Improv.

Jan 24, 2019
Delta Sky Club with John Hodgman
01:46:53

The 'boys are joined by author and actor John Hodgman (Vacationland, Judge John Hodgman) as they journey to LAX to review Delta Sky Club, an airport lounge reserved for high-paying customers. Plus, an airport-based edition of Snack or Wack.

Jan 17, 2019
Poquito Más with Dan Goor
02:00:28

For the first review of 2019, the 'boys are joined by writer and producer Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation) to review Poquito Más and to discuss the extravagant process of ordering lunch in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine writers' room. Plus, another edition of Chips Inhale: Reschew Rangers.

Jan 10, 2019
Doughboys Double 88 - Soup's Up with Joe Hartzler
01:03:42

Joe Hartzler (The Earliest Show, Acting Tips with Joe Hartzler) joins the ‘boys and tells the story of a past injury that led him into the world of soup. We then try Joe’s incredible homemade Beef Stroganoff and Red Pepper Vegan Corn Chowder. 

Jan 03, 2019
Doughboys Double 42 - A Very Doughboys Christmas
01:06:40

On Christmas Eve, three spirits visit Nick Wiger to reveal how his behavior has affected those around him...

Written by Mike Mitchell. Narrated by Jesse Thorn. Featuring Lauren Lapkus, Paul Rust, Mookie Blaiklock, Evan Susser, Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport, Yusong Liu. Additional material by Wolly and Irma. Originally released December 2017.

Dec 27, 2018
McDonald's with Sarah Silverman
01:45:55

On a historic Doughboys milestone, the 'boys are joined by Sarah Silverman (Ralph Breaks the Internet, I Love You, America) to review a cornerstone of American chain restaurants: McDonald's. Plus, another segment of Pie In This Guy.

Dec 20, 2018
Papa John's with Lamar Woods
01:49:25

Actor and comedian Lamar Woods (New Girl, It's a Party) returns to the show to review a pizza chain whose history has been stained by controversy, Papa John's. Plus, a fan-gifted Minions edition of Snack or Wack.

Dec 13, 2018
Rubio's with Mary Holland (LIVE)
01:52:26

Actor and comedian Mary Holland (Veep, Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins us to review a chain that originated in San Diego, emphasizing its fish tacos: Rubio's. Plus, a Sprite edition of Drank or Stank. Recorded live at the House of Blues in San Diego.

Dec 06, 2018
Dairy Queen 2 with Don’t Stop or We’ll Die
02:17:23

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!

Nov 29, 2018
Doughboys Double 66 - Tarot Pizza with Ariana Lenarsky
01:10:58

Free preview of Doughboys Double!

Writer, musician, and professional tarot reader Ariana Lenarsky (McSweeney's, Brand New Podcast) joins to discuss her experiences as a pizza delivery driver, and to read tarot for the notoriously superstitious Mitch.

To subscribe to the Doughboys Double go to: patreon.com/doughboys

Nov 22, 2018
El Torito with Jack Allison
01:47:48

The 'boys take a deep dive into Mexican cuisine as Jack Allison (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Struggle Session) returns for a review of El Torito, a restaurant known for its made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas. Plus, a Thanksgiving edition of Season Eatings.

Nov 15, 2018
Top Round Roast Beef with Ike Barinholtz
01:40:26

The hilarious Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project, The Oath) joins us to review a chain specializing in old school roast beef sandwiches: Top Round Roast Beef. Plus, a lengthy discussion of vulgar experiences and the debut of an all new segment, Mike and Ike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Candymation.

Nov 08, 2018
Maggiano's Little Italy with Kevin Pollak
01:48:12

Diving into a chain focused on Italian-American cuisine, the 'boys are joined by Kevin Pollak (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show) to discuss their recent experience at Maggiano's Little Italy. Plus, competing impressions, Kevin's stand up stories, and an Oreo-based Snack or Wack.

Nov 01, 2018
Octdoughberblessed: Cracker Barrel with Betsy Sodaro
01:50:03

For the last review of Octdoughberblessed, Betsy Sodaro (Disjointed, Another Period) joins the 'boys as they discuss their journey from LA to Victorville to visit Cracker Barrel, a chain known for its southern cuisine as well as its on-site general store. Plus, a devilishly hot edition of Hot-or-Not.

Oct 25, 2018
Octdoughberblessed: Loving Hut with Raj Desai
01:43:55

Octdoughberblessed continues as the 'boys are joined by Raj Desai (Triumph Election Special, I Love You, America) to review Loving Hut, a vegan chain dedicated to bringing peace, love, and harmony. Plus, a holy grail edition of The Wiger Challenge.

Oct 18, 2018
Octdoughberblessed: Canter's Deli with Evan Susser and David Phillips
02:05:10

On the second week of Octdoughberblessed, the 'boys are joined by Evan Susser (Fist Fight, Sonic the Hedgehog) and David Phillips (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to talk about their new podcast venture, their respective religious upbringings, and their visit to the longstanding LA Jewish restaurant: Canter's Deli. Plus, another edition of Hot or Not.

Oct 11, 2018
Octdoughberblessed: In-N-Out vs Chick-Fil-A with Scott Aukerman
02:03:35

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. 

Oct 04, 2018
Benihana with D'Arcy Carden
02:04:19

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!

Sep 27, 2018
Menchie's with Jackie Johnson
01:46:11

The 'boys are joined by comedian and fellow podcaster Jackie Johnson (Natch Beaut) to discuss the food scene in Dallas, and to try several face masks as we break down our recent visit to Menchie's. Plus, a sparkling water-focused edition of Drank or Stank.

Sep 20, 2018
Outback Steakhouse 2 with Leann Bowen
01:44:10

The 'boys are joined by writer and director Leann Bowen (Dear White People, I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman) to talk about her early restaurant jobs, dining in the San Fernando Valley, and more before jumping in to our return visit to Outback Steakhouse. Plus, a Carl's Jr. edition of Breaking Chews.

Sep 13, 2018
Wahoo's Fish Taco with Eliza Skinner
01:44:28

The hilarious Eliza Skinner (Cool Playlist, The Late Late Show) joins the 'boys to talk about Virginia eats, her experience as a radio DJ, and her latest visit to Wahoo's Fish Taco. Plus, an exchanging of ghost stories and a hops-focused edition of Strange Brewdogs.

Sep 06, 2018
Johnny Rockets with Esther Povitsky
01:47:54

Actor and comedian Esther Povitsky (Alone Together, Glowing Up) joins the 'boys to discuss Johnny Rockets, a franchise famous for its 1950s diner aesthetic. Esther talks about her experience working at the chain and reveals her "two restaurant" theory before diving in to our recent visit. Plus, a cola edition of Drank or Stank.

Aug 30, 2018
P. F. Chang's with Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino
01:50:20

The talented and hilarious Jessica McKenna & Zach Reino (Off Book: The Improvised Musical) join the ‘boys for a review of Pan-Asian bistro P.F. Chang’s. Before diving to the review, we talk about musical jingles in fast food commercials, and Zach’s previous employment at the restaurant. Plus, a musical edition of Fake Chews. 

Aug 23, 2018
The Evan Susser Summer Ice Cream Invitational Finals with Evan Susser
01:35:31

Screenwriter and former Tournament of Chompions commissioner Evan Susser (Fist Fight, Sonic the Hedgehog) returns to the show for the exciting conclusion of the Evan Susser Summer Ice Cream Invitational! Who will emerge victorious in the pint division, as Häagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry's, and Halo Top compete for a chance to go head to head with Baskin Robbins? Plus, the debut of a new segment, Eating Up...State?

Aug 16, 2018
Pink's Hot Dogs with Alana Johnston (LIVE)
01:40:24

Alana Johnston (The Birthday Boys, UCB) returns to the show to review a historic LA landmark and restaurant, Pink's Hot Dogs. Plus, a special guest joins us for a live Snack or Wack, followed by a live audience feedbag. Recorded live at the Hollywood Improv in Los Angeles.

Aug 09, 2018
Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes with Kelly Nugent and Lindsay Katai
01:56:31

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.

Aug 02, 2018
Panera Bread with Bill Oakley
01:49:27

Writer and producer Bill Oakley (The Simpsons, Portlandia, Disenchantment) joins the 'boys to talk about lunch habits in The Simpsons' writers room, and to review the casual bakery-café chain Panera Bread. Plus, a McCafe edition of Drank or Stank.

Jul 26, 2018
Mel's Drive-In with Jon Gabrus (LIVE)
01:12:00

Comedian, actor, and writer Jon Gabrus (Raised by TV, High & Mighty) joins the 'boys for a visit to Mel's Drive-In, a longstanding California diner with a history of cinematic appearances. Plus, a live edition of Snack or Wack. Recorded live at Larkin Comedy Club in San Francisco.

Jul 19, 2018
Panda Express 2 with Cristela Alonzo
01:39:00

Actor and comedian Cristela Alonzo (Cristela, Cars 3, Lower Classy) joins the 'boys to talk about growing up with authentic Mexican cuisine, and to make a return visit to Panda Express. Plus, another edition of The Wiger Challenge.

Jul 12, 2018
IHOb with Bug Mane
01:27:50

The mysterious and eccentric Bug Mane returns to the podcast to discuss his enigmatic online community and to review IHOb's new burger options. Plus, the debut of an all new segment that tests our guests' condiment knowledge, Sauceton Powers.

Jul 05, 2018
Norms with Jordan Morris
01:24:44

The first half of the record may have been lost, but the second remains, as writer/comedian Jordan Morris (Bubble, @midnight, Jordan, Jesse, Go!) returns for a review of his favorite sobering up spot: 24/7 Los Angeles diner chain Norms. The ‘boys field another voicemail from a friend of the show. Plus, another edition of Drank or Stank.

Jun 28, 2018
Firehouse Subs with Mary Sohn
01:32:15

Actor and comedian Mary Sohn (AP Bio, The Boss) joins to discuss Illinois eats and to review up and coming sandwich chain Firehouse Subs. Mary, Mitch, and Wiger endure another edition of Hot or Not. Plus, Wiger places a phone call to a plugged in source in advance of Mitch’s trip to Italy.

Jun 21, 2018
Quizno's with Haley Joel Osment
01:39:24

Actor Haley Joel Osment (Silicon Valley, Future Man) joins to discuss acting in food commercials, eating on sets, and to review fading toasted submarine sandwich chain Quizno’s. Plus, another edition of Snack or Wack.

Jun 14, 2018
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken with Ben Gruber
01:34:43

Writer/comedian Ben Gruber (Monk, Teen Titans Go!, Little Big Awesome) joins to discuss one of his favorite foods, fried chicken, as provided by beloved Memphis original Gus’s. Gus and the ‘boys discuss the deleterious digestive effects of spicy cuisine, and partake in another edition of Snack or Wack.

Jun 07, 2018
Taco Bell 4 with Gillian Jacobs
01:23:24

Actress Gillian Jacobs (Love, Life of the Party) joins to bully Mitch, to open long neglected listener mail, and to review her first ever visit to Taco Bell, as the 'boys taste test its new Wild Naked Chicken Chalupa. Plus, another edition of beloved segment Chips Inhale: Res-chew Rangers.

May 31, 2018
Denny’s Solo Menu with Matt Mira
02:02:31

Writer/comedian Matt Mira (The Goldbergs, Star Trek: The Next Conversation) joins Mitch and Wiger for a feature length review of Denny’s new promotional menu for Solo: A Star Wars Story. The trio talk Boston and Vegas eats, discuss the pluses and minuses of branded slot machines, and tackle a Wars v. Trek quiz in another edition of Fake Chews.

May 24, 2018
TGI Friday’s 2 with The Sklar Brothers
01:33:29

Randy and Jason Sklar (Sklars and Stripes, Hipster Ghosts) join Mitch and Wiger for trip down memory lane as they review a favorite chain from their youth and college days: sit down chain and Cocktail inspiration TGI Fridays. The quartet discusses sports, dining on the road, and taste test trial Oreo flavors in a new edition of Flavor of the Week.

May 17, 2018
Ruth's Chris Steak House with Andrew Secunda
01:56:45

Writer and actor Andrew Secunda (The Goldbergs, Curb Your Enthusiasm) joins to review a fine dining favorite from his college days: New Orleans’ own Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Andy and Mitch reminisce about the eats of upstate New York, and compete to divine another mystery drink in a new edition of the Wiger Challenge.

May 10, 2018
Olive Garden 2 with Joel Kim Booster
01:52:54

The ‘boys welcome actor and comedian Joel Kim Booster (Conan, The Week Of) to discuss midwest eats, how to get fired from service jobs, and to review the Italian-American chain he worked at as a server for two years: Olive Garden. Some day-old pasta gets taste tested in another edition of The Leftovers.

May 03, 2018
Farmer Boys with Nick Rutherford
01:29:42

Actor and comedian Nick Rutherford (Dream Corp LLC, The Unicorn) joins to review west coast farm to table fast food concept Farmer Boys. Rutherford talks growing up and eating in SoCal, and a lascivious recent Star Wars VR experience. Mitch, Wiger, and engineer Emma taste test day old BK Chicken Fries in another edition of The Leftovers.

Apr 26, 2018
The Dopeboys 4/20 Smokestackular with Jon Gabrus
01:33:31

Good friend of the show Jon Gabrus (High and Mighty, ActionBoyz) returns to give weed novice Wiger a cannabis crash course while Mitch stays sober. As the munchies take hold, the 'boys taste test every Girl Scout cookie. A very "kind" episode, buddy!

Apr 19, 2018
The Pie Hole with Marcy Jarreau
01:43:04
Apr 12, 2018
Coco's with Alison Rosen
01:38:53

The ‘boys welcome author and podcaster Alison Rosen (Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend) to review one of her childhood favorites: SoCal based diner and bakery chain Coco’s. A previous guest leaves a lengthy voicemail on the Audio Feedbag. And, the premiere of a new quiz segment: Fake Chews.

Apr 05, 2018
Munch Madness: Finals with Paul Scheer
01:48:52
Paul Scheer (The Disaster Artist, How Did This Get Made?) returns for the climactic three-chain showdown in the finals of Munch Madness: The Tournament of Chompions: The Slice is Right: Blaze vs. Costco vs. loser's bracket winner Domino's. With Tournament Commissioner Evan Susser out of a commission, an old friend returns as his Deputy.
Mar 29, 2018
Munch Madness: Semifinals Match 2 with Michael Daniel Cassady
01:50:27
Actor and Doughboys theme composer Michael Daniel Cassady (Drunk History, Love) returns for the second semifinal matchup of Munch Madness 2018: The Tournament of Chompions: The Slice is Right, as Costco battles with Little Caesar's for pizza bragging rights. A new licensed Girl Scout cookie breakfast cereal gets a taste test.
Mar 22, 2018
Munch Madness: Semifinals Match 1 with Carl Tart
01:49:19
The great Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Culture Kings) joins as guest judge for the first semifinal matchup of Munch Madness 2018: The Tournament of Chompions: The Slice is Right, as round one victors Blaze and Domino's do battle. Two kinds of Frito-Lay chips are taste tested in another edition of Hot or Not.
Mar 15, 2018
Munch Madness: Little Caesars vs. Papa John's with John Gemberling
01:36:55
Actor and comedian John Gemberling (Broad City, A Futile and Stupid Gesture) returns to help Mitch and Wiger judge the first round of Munch Madness, their annual chain restaurant tournament, as pizzerias Little Caesars and Papa John's go head-to-head. Some avocado oil chips get taste-tested in another edition of Chips Inhale: Res-Chew Rangers.
Mar 08, 2018
Munch Madness: Domino's vs. Pizza Hut with Claudia O'Doherty
01:34:24
Actress and comedian Claudia O'Doherty (Love, Trainwreck) returns to the pod for the first matchup of the month-long Munch Madness 2018: The Tournament of Chompions: The Slice is Right, as pizza chain juggernauts Domino's and Pizza Hut square off. Plus, a Mountain Dew edition of Drank or Stank.
Mar 01, 2018
Ike’s with Spencer Crittenden (LIVE)
01:28:55
Mitch and Wiger pay a visit to Bay Area sandwich favorite Ike’s, famed for its overstuffed sammies that are often named after celebs, with their friend Spencer Crittenden (HarmonTown, HarmonQuest) as well as a very special guest. Recorded live at SF SketchFest in San Francisco.
Feb 22, 2018
Sugarfish with Jason Mantzoukas
01:46:52
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.
Feb 15, 2018
Checkers and Rally’s with Neil Punsalan
01:38:07
Writer and producer Neil Punsalan (No Script with Marshawn Lynch, @GotEm_Coach) joins to discuss his fast food centric Ohio upbringing and to review dual branded burger and seasoned fries chain Checkers and Rally’s. Plus, after a lengthy hiatus, it’s the return of Pie in this Guy.
Feb 08, 2018
The Halal Guys with Dave Schilling
01:41:21
The 'boys welcome guest Dave Schilling (Bleacher Report, The Masked Man Podcast) to discuss NYC food cart turned nationwide fast food chain The Halal Guys. Dave brings along a homemade sweet treat for another edition of Snack or Wack.
Feb 01, 2018
Whataburger with Jon Gabrus (LIVE)
01:51:23
On the final stop of the Doughboys’ Texas tour, Mitch, Wiger, and guest Jon Gabrus (Raised by TV, High & Mighty) pay a visit to iconic local burger chain Whataburger. Recorded live at the Texas Theater in Dallas.
Jan 25, 2018
Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s 3 with Alana Johnston
01:42:45
Canadian actress/comedian and the self-anointed “Knife” Alana Johnston (The Birthday Boys, UCB) reviews her first dining experience at Mitch and Wiger’s beloved Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s. The trio try out some murderously spicy jerky in another edition of Hot or Not.
Jan 18, 2018
Shipley Do-Nuts with Jon Gabrus (LIVE)
01:48:15
On the second stop of their Texas tour, Mitch and Wiger are again joined by Jon Gabrus (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Raised by TV) for a raucous discussion of local sweet treat/kolache chain Shipley Do-Nuts. Recorded live at The Secret Group in Houston.
Jan 11, 2018
Doughboys Double - Dream Mitchy
01:00:23
Free preview of Doughboys Double! In this 2017 episode, Mitch and Wiger go guestless to taste test an authentic Chicago pie from Pizano’s. Wiger debriefs Spoonman on his playthrough as “Mitch” in the dating simulation game Dream Daddy. Join the Golden Plate Club at patreon.com/doughboys
Jan 04, 2018
Cinnabon with Nicole Byer
01:46:16

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.

Dec 21, 2017
LIVE in Austin: Torchy's Tacos with Jon Gabrus
01:49:43

Comedian, actor, and writer Jon Gabrus (Real Housewives of Las Vegas, Guy Code, Upright Citizen's Brigade) joins the 'boys to review Torchy's Tacos, an Austin institution serving up creative twists on 'damn good' tacos.

Dec 14, 2017
Fosters Freeze with Holly Prazoff
01:44:28

Comedian, actor, and proud Canadian Holly Prazoff (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Upright Citizens Brigade) joins the 'boys to review Foster's Freeze, a California native eatery that specializes in burgers and shakes. Plus, an adventurous drinking vinegar edition of Drank or Stank.

Dec 07, 2017
Chick-fil-A with Noël Wells
01:43:07

Actor, comedian, and director Noel Wëlls (SNL, Mr. Roosevelt) joins the 'boys to share her experience growing up with Texas cuisine and to talk about their recent experience with Chick-fil-A. Plus, a Reese's edition of Snack or Wack. 

Nov 30, 2017
Doughboys Double 13 - Summer’s Poppin’ with Betsy Sodaro
01:02:20

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Actress and comedian Betsy Sodaro joins for a tour of the more outrageous items in the Pop-Tarts family. With summer almost here, the trio engage in the Backyard BBQ draft.

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Nov 23, 2017
Dick's Drive-In with Evan Susser (LIVE)
01:42:03

From the Doughboys' journey into the Pacific Northwest, screenwriter and former comissioner Evan Susser (Fist Fight, Sonic the Hedgehog) joins the 'boys on stage to review Dick's Drive-In. Plus, a live audience participation edition of The Wiger Challenge. Recorded live at The Vera Project in Seattle. 

Nov 16, 2017
Wienerschnitzel with Rob Huebel
01:55:53

The 'boys welcome actor and comedian Rob Huebel (Transparent, Childrens Hospital) to review the World's Largest Hot Dog Chain: Wienerschnitzel. The discussion includes sliders vs. hotdogs and more before an all new segment of The Leftovers. 

Nov 09, 2017
Arby's 2 with John Hodgman
01:50:46

Writer and comedian John Hodgman (Judge John Hodgman, Vacationland) joins the 'boys for their return trip to Arby's to review some of the latest menu selecions, and to chat about New England food and being young instrumentalists. Plus, a mysterious edition of Snack or Wack. 

Nov 02, 2017
The Great Shrimp Off with Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport
01:14:31

The exciting conclusion of Jockdoughberfest 2017 takes us to Red Lobster for the long-awaited Great Shrimp Off! Recorded live at a Red Lobster in Canoga Park, CA, the 'boys go head to head against Sean Clements & Hayes Davenport, hosts of Hollywood Handbook, as they compete in the pinnicle of athleticism and eating.  

Oct 26, 2017
Medieval Times with Mary Holland and Matt Newell
01:51:21

Jockdoughberfest 2017 continues as the 'boys welcome Mary Holland (Veep, Comedy Bang! Bang!) and Matt Newell (Adam Ruins Everything, Upright Citizens Brigade) for a visit to Medieval Times. Mary discusses her previous job at Medieval Times as a photography wench before the gang dives into their review, followed by a candy-related segment of Hot or Not.

Oct 19, 2017
ESPN Zone with Neil Campbell
01:50:06

Comedian and writer Neil Campbell (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Brooklyn 99) joins the 'boys as Jockdoughberfest 2017 continues with a trip to ESPN Zone. Thoughts on the network itself and antics during live games are discussed before revealing the final verdict. Then, a timely mid-autumn segment of International House of Hot Takes.

Oct 12, 2017
Yard House with Matt Besser
01:46:58

Jockdoughberfest 2017 kicks off as Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade, improv4humans) returns to review sports bar and restaurant, Yard House. Will this chain get a touchdown, or fumble at the 5 yard line? Plus, stories of childhood sports trauma, and a contentious edition of Snack or Wack.

Oct 05, 2017
Guy's American Kitchen with Christine Nangle (LIVE)
01:34:09

In the 'boys inaugural show in NYC, they take a bite out of the Big Apple with frequent guest and #NangGang leader Christine Nangle (The President Show, Inside Amy Schumer) to review Guy Fieri's flagship restaurant in Times Square, Guy's American Kitchen. Plus, a special audience participation edition of the Wiger Challenge. (Recorded live from the Now Hear This podcast festival in New York City.)

Sep 28, 2017
El Pollo Loco with Lamar Woods
01:46:48

Writer and comedian Lamar Woods (New Girl, Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins the ‘boys for a trip to LA native chain and renowned chicken eatery, El Pollo Loco. Plus, a discussion of Atlanta eats, spicy wings, and 90’s movies before closing out with another segment of Snack or Wack.

Sep 21, 2017
Shakey's Pizza with Kyle Mooney
02:04:18

The ‘boys welcome Kyle Mooney (Brigsby Bear, SNL) to talk tacos vs. burritos, eating while on SNL, and the virtue of barcades, before getting into their recent trip to Shakey’s Pizza. How will this pizza, salad, and entertainment chain fare? Plus, another segment of Dinner and a Movie, and Mitch receives a mystery package...

Sep 14, 2017
HomeTown Buffet with Toni Charline
01:55:30

Actress and comedian Toni Charline (UCB, Funny or Die) joins the ‘boys to discuss childhood buffet stories, the limits of eating other people’s leftovers, and more, before delving into their visit to all you care to eat chain HomeTown Buffet. Plus, an all new segment tasting Nordic treats in Iceland Is Your Land.

Sep 07, 2017
KFC with Paul F. Tompkins
01:54:06

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.

Aug 31, 2017
Chipotle 2 with Chelsea Davison
01:43:08

Writer and comedian Chelsea Davison (@midnight, MADtv) joins the ‘boys for a return visit to Chipotle to try the newest addition to the menu: queso. Plus, conversations about theater, sports, the crossover between the two, and more, all before closing out the episode with another segment of Drank or Stank.

Aug 24, 2017
Doughboys Double 24 - The First Domino with Joe Quasarano
01:02:10

Mitch and Wiger chat with Joe Quasarano, who, as a 19-year-old college dropout, got a job as the first cook at the first ever Domino’s Pizza. But first, the ‘boys discuss the new Cheetos pop-up restaurant in NYC.

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Aug 21, 2017
Daphne’s with Jessica Jean Jardine
01:46:57

The ‘boys welcome comedian and actor Jessica Jean Jardine (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Kar Dishin' It) as they discuss hummus, wedding caterers, and their recent experience at Greek restaurant chain Daphne’s. Plus, the heat is turned up for another segment of Hot or Not.

Aug 17, 2017
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles with Carl Tart
01:35:56

Comedian and improviser Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Party Over Here) sits down with the ‘boys to discuss a chain famous for its chicken and waffles: Roscoe’s. How will this Long Beach native restaurant fare? Plus, a new mystery drink in an edition of The Wiger Challenge.

Aug 10, 2017
IHOP 2 with Danny Jelinek
01:32:32

The ‘boys welcome director Danny Jelinek (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Comedy Bang! Bang!) to the studio for a lunch & dinner focused revisit of breakfast chain IHOP. A new varietal of Keebler fudge stripes are under review in Snack or Wack.


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Aug 03, 2017
Dunkin’ Donuts with Joe Mande
01:39:22

Comedian Joe Mande (Parks and Rec, The Good Place) joins to discuss a culinary journey from Minneapolis to Boston to NYC to LA, and to review beloved New England coffee and pastry shop Dunkin’ Donuts. Joe and the ‘boys review a local Kentucky soda pop in another edition of Drank or Stank.

Jul 27, 2017
Golden Corral with Stoney Sharp
01:48:57

An old friend of Mitch and Wiger’s, director Stoney Sharp (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Hood Adjacent) is in studio as the trio visit the nation’s largest buffet chain, Golden Corral. Stoney tells stories about growing up and eating in Florida, including his knowledge of the fabled skunk ape, and things get a little spicy in the new segment Hot or Not.

Jul 20, 2017
Umami Burger 2 with David Neher
01:43:38

The ‘boys return to previously loathed chain Umami Burger with vegetarian and actor David Neher (Community, The Gorburger Show) to test drive their new Impossible Burger, a veggie patty that allegedly has the same taste and texture as beef. David talks about eating in his home state of Oklahoma, and the trio tries another edition of Snack or Wack.

Jul 13, 2017
Shake Shack with Jason Concepcion
01:38:19

Writer and podcaster Jason Concepcion (The Ringer, Binge Mode) joins to discuss a culinary move from NYC to LA, touch on Game of Thrones and NBA free agency, and review upscale fast food upstart Shake Shack. Jason and the ‘boys taste test Kobe Bryant’s sports drink Bodyarmor.

Jul 06, 2017
Doughboys Double 14 - Unsatisfied Yelpers with Erin Whitehead
01:03:40

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Erin Whitehead of Wild Horses returns to the podcast as we present a biggie size edition of our much requested Doughboys 1.0 segment An Unsatisfied Yelper. But first, Mitch challenges Erin and Wiger to a Dr Pepper guessing game.

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Jul 03, 2017
Claim Jumper with Heather Anne Campbell
01:46:49

The ‘boys welcome back Heather Anne Campbell (Whose Line is it Anyway?, The Eric Andre Show) to review gigantic portioned Gold Rush themed sit down chain Claim Jumper. Heather shares her thoughts on the upcoming new entry in the Mario franchise and discloses her Last Meal.

Jun 29, 2017
Burger King 2 with Jordan Morris (LIVE)
01:25:00
Mitch and Wiger revisit the Pepsi of fast food burger joints, Burger King, with returning guest Jordan Morris (@midnight, Jordan, Jesse, Go!). Mitch, Jordan, and an audience volunteer compete in another edition of the Wiger Challenge. Recorded live at MaxFunCon in Lake Arrowhead, CA.
Jun 22, 2017
Sizzler with Marisa Pinson
01:54:06
Writer and comedian Marisa Pinson (Angie Tribeca, Don’t Trust the B-) joins the ‘boys to review Sizzler, the favorite chain restaurant of her SoCal childhood, and to discuss the recent addition of seafood to her vegetarian diet. Marisa, Mitch, and Wiger evaluate the new hip-hop themed potato chips Rap Snacks in another edition of Chips Inhale: Res-chew Rangers.
Jun 15, 2017
Jersey Mike’s with Drew Tarver
01:50:20
The ‘boys welcome actor and comedian Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) to discuss his new gig portraying Carl Hardee Jr. in commercials, and to review Jersey Mike’s Subs, his sandwich chain of choice. Drew brings some sweet treats from his dad’s candy shop, to weigh them against some confections from Mitch’s mom’s favorite Quincy chocolatier.
Jun 08, 2017
The Coffee Bean with Hannah Kasulka
01:47:12
Actress Hannah Kasulka (The Exorcist, Comedy Bang! Bang!) is in studio to discuss her former employer and current coffee shop of choice: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the SoCal based java chain that’s the worldwide runner up to Starbucks. Hannah, Mitch, and Wiger taste test a new Hershey’s treat in another edition of Snack or Wack.
Jun 01, 2017
IKEA with Dave Thomason
01:35:58
Comedian and @midnight writer Dave Thomason joins the Doughboys and breaks his vegan diet to sample the food of Swedish furniture megastore IKEA. Do Dave, Mitch, and Wiger respond favorably to its ultra budget friendly Nordic delights? Plus, the most competitive Pie in this Guy yet, and a truly harrowing email from the Feedbag.
May 25, 2017
Sharky’s with Erin McGathy
01:45:45
Fan favorite Erin McGathy (This Feels Terrible, Human Conversation), in town from Ireland, returns to antagonize the ‘boys and drop a bombshell on Mitch. Amid working through conflicting emotions in real time and discussing what is and isn't problematic in 2017, the crew review west coast Mexican chain Sharky’s and test drive the new segment Chips Inhale: Res-Chew Rangers.
May 18, 2017
Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s 2 with Chris VanArtsdalen
01:34:11
Director, Birthday Boys member, and designer of the Doughboys logos Chris VanArtsdalen joins for a second discussion of fast food burger chain Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s, who recently revamped their famously lowbrow marketing campaign. Mitch, Wiger, and Chris dish about their shared histories and spiritual beliefs, and Chris takes a straightforward approach in another edition of Last Meal.
May 11, 2017
Mr. Pizza with Jesse Thorn
02:02:32
Guest Jesse Thorn (NPR’s Bullseye; Jordan, Jesse, Go!) joins Mitch and Wiger to dine at one of the two North American outlets of Mr. Pizza, the South Korean pizzeria with 400 restaurants in its home country. The trio judge the unique potato stuffed crust and bizarre toppings, Mitch calls out Wiger on bagels, and another edition of Drank or Stank has artisan Mountain Dew on the agenda.
May 04, 2017
Wetzel’s Pretzels with Jon Daly
01:55:38
The ‘boys resume their regular format with a review of shopping mall staple Wetzel’s Pretzels with the help of special guest Jon Daly (Kroll Show, I’m Dying Up Here). Mitch and Wiger discuss the merits of pretzels and various quick bites in general, and a skeptical Jon brings some real talk about chain fare. Plus, a surprise double dose of Snack or Whack.
Apr 27, 2017
Free Preview: Doughboys Double - *batteries not included with Amy Nicholson
01:15:30
A free preview of Doughboys Double, our premium bonus episodes. Film writer Amy Nicholson (MTV News, The Canon) lends her critical perspective to *batteries not included, the 1987 sci fi film where mysterious alien robots help resuscitate a crumbling diner. To get the Doughboys Double each week, subscribe at patreon.com/doughboys
Apr 24, 2017
Nugget Power Hour with Nicole Byer & Jon Gabrus
01:40:42
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.
Apr 20, 2017
Jimmy John's with Lauren Lapkus
01:45:01
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.
Apr 13, 2017
Jamba Juice with Dylan Gelula
01:31:33
With the Tournament of Chompions in the rearview mirror, Doughboys resume normal operations, as actress Dylan Gelula (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Casual) joins to discuss vegan eating and pseudo health food chain Jamba Juice. Mitch and Wiger debate who’s lower-T, and Nerds Rope is under debate in a new Snack or Wack.
Apr 06, 2017
Tournament of Chompions: FINALS with Paul Rust
01:41:44
The finale of Munch Madness 2017: Chicken Fight has guest Paul Rust (Netflix’s Love) returning to help crown a Chompion. Will Popeyes continue to dominate the competition? Can Wingstop keep alive its Cinderella streak? Does the winner of Fat Chance Kitchen stand a chance in the main competition? One thing’s for sure: Commissioner Susser will throw some curve balls that make Mitch and Wiger mad. It all comes down to this! Make YOUR chompion predictions @ www.feralaudio.com/chompions2017
Mar 30, 2017
Tournament of Chompions: Wendy’s v. Wingstop with Matt Selman
01:52:07
The second matchup of the Munch Madness 2017 semifinals finds returning guest Matt Selman (The Simpsons) discussing his history as Mitch’s boss, and his role in helping to create fictional chain restaurant Cletus’ Chicken Shack. Can tournament favorite Wendy’s, minus its signature Spicy Chicken Sandwich due to a ban from Commissioner Susser, prevail over surprise first round winner Wingstop? Plus, a closely contested rematch of The Wiger Challenge. Make YOUR chompion predictions @ www.feralaudio.com/chompions2017
Mar 23, 2017
Tournament of Chompions: McDonald’s v. Popeyes with Armen Weitzman
01:40:22
Munch Madness 2017 progresses into the semifinals, as the Doughboys welcome back dear friend Armen Weitzman (Love, Another Period), who issues a clarifying statement regarding rumors of his alternate identity. Armen gets real with the ‘boys, and the trio attempt to divine the best chain chicken in a matchup between McDonald’s McNuggets and Popeyes. Plus, a tour of London snacks via Mitch’s recent European adventure, in a new segment, Snackarchy in the UK. Make YOUR chompion predictions @ www.feralaudio.com/chompions2017
Mar 16, 2017
Tournament of Chompions: Buffalo Wild Wings v. Wingstop with Nicole Byer
01:14:21
The ‘boys welcome back Nicole Byer (Girl Code, Loosely Exactly Nicole) for a wide-ranging discussion, as the first round of Munch Madness, the month long journey to determine the best chain restaurant chicken, concludes. In the Wings Region, sports bar juggernaut Buffalo Wild Wings takes on grab and go outlet Wingstop. Make YOUR chompion predictions @ www.feralaudio.com/chompions2017
Mar 13, 2017
Tournament of Chompions: Full Bird Region with Eugene Cordero
01:13:09
Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island, The Dumbbells podcast) returns to help officiate the third match of the first round of Tournament of Chompions: Chicken Fight, as the ‘boys reveal the competitors in the Full Bird Region. Plus, it’s a shake down, as the trio tastes the limited edition King Kong sweet treats from Johnny Rockets. Make YOUR chompion predictions @ www.feralaudio.com/chompions2017
Mar 09, 2017
Tournament of Chompions: Chick-fil-A v. Wendy’s with Ryan Perez
01:03:47
The Tournament of Chompions: Chicken Fight continues, with Ryan Perez (Moonbeam City, SNL) helping Mitch and Wiger in their month long Munch Madness to determine the best chain restaurant chicken in the game. Chick-fil-A takes on Wendy’s in the second matchup of the first round: Sandwich Region.
Mar 06, 2017
Tournament of Chompions: McDonald’s v. Panda Express with Fran Gillespie
00:52:17
Munch Madness: The Tournament of Chompions: Chicken Fight begins, as Fran Gillespie (SNL, Funny or Die) returns to judge the first matchup in the month long quest to divine the best chain restaurant chicken. McNugget purveyor McDonald’s takes on Asian inspired eatery Panda Express’ Orange Chicken in the Small Pieces Region. Make YOUR chompion predictions @ www.feralaudio.com/chompions2017
Mar 02, 2017
In-N-Out Burger 2 with ???
01:36:39
Mitch completes his six week run of booking guests by surprising Wiger with the final member of the Spoonister Six. In-N-Out Burger is again on the menu as the ‘boys decide whether it will remain in the hallowed halls of the Platinum Plate Club. Plus, an all-dressed Snack or Wack.
Feb 23, 2017
Mac To-Fight with Evan Susser & Van Robichaux
01:30:36
The writers of the new film Fist Fight, Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, join to discuss two topical McDonald’s stories: the Big Mac’s new offshoots the Grand Mac and the Mac Jr., and The Founder, the biopic about trailblazing but controversial McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc. Plus, the theme of the 2017 Tournament of Chompions is revealed.
Feb 16, 2017
BJ’s with Sean Clements & Hayes Davenport
02:08:49
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?
Feb 09, 2017
Taco Bell 3 with Bobby Lee
01:53:00
The ‘boys are back at Taco Bell… again. Bobby Lee (MadTV, TigerBelly podcast), who appears with Mitch on Netflix’s Love, joins for the most derailed, off-format episode yet. Bobby tells Wiger and Mitch to abandon the premise of their show, and advises Mitch on his love life. Plus, a listener submitted Wiger Challenge.
Feb 02, 2017
Taco Bell 2 with Jon Gabrus (LIVE)
01:34:54
For the Doughboys' foray into the Bay Area, actor and comedian Jon Gabrus (High and Mighty podcast, Guy Code) joins to discuss his favorite restaurant, Taco Bell, and to contemplate mortality. Mitch gets a hometown surprise. Recorded live at the Eureka Theatre at SF Sketchfest.
Jan 26, 2017
Tony Roma's with Bug Mane
01:50:13
The elusive and eccentric Bug Mane (???) stops by the podcast to review his home state of Florida favorite, Tony Roma's, aka "a place for ribs". Naturally, Star Wars is also under discussion. Mitch, Wiger, and Bug review KFC's Nashville Hot Chicken in another edition of The Leftovers.
Jan 19, 2017
Buca di Beppo with Drew McWeeny
01:46:45
Film writer Drew McWeeny from 80s All Over and formerly of HitFix and Ain’t It Cool News joins the ‘boys for a family style taste of Italian chain Buca di Beppo. The ‘boys discuss movie snacks and food films. Plus, a special listener submission edition of The Wiger Challenge.
Jan 12, 2017
Tender Greens with Ryan Stanger
01:50:50
The Doughboys go green for the first episode of 2017, as Ryan Stanger (Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Dumbbells podcast) joins for a visit to California farm to table eatery Tender Greens. The crew samples an array of Irish tweets courtesy of friend of the show Erin McGathy.
Jan 05, 2017
Rogueboys: Rogue One with Drew McWeeny
00:38:50
Drew McWeeny from '80s All Over, HitFix, and Ain't it Cool News joins Mitch & Wiger to discuss Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Dec 22, 2016
Steak 'n Shake 3 with Evan Susser
01:49:10
Friend of the podcast Evan Susser (Wedding Crashers 2, Sonic the Hedgehog) returns for the 'boys third visit to a third different iteration of Steak 'n Shake, the midwest chain splintered into multiple parallel concepts by owner Sardar Biglari. A discussion about the direction of the podcast turns contentious. Plus, a Rogue One edition of Dinner and a Movie.
Dec 15, 2016
Jack in the Box with Spencer Crittenden
02:03:43
West coast burger, taco, and miscellaneous eats chain Jack in the Box gets the fork treatment with the help of guest Spencer Crittenden (HarmonQuest, Harmontown). A discussion of facial hair's effect on eating and the metabolic processes of Gremlins. And, the 'boys ring in the holidays with an A Nightmare Before Christmas inspired Season's Eatings.
Dec 08, 2016
Hooters with Kulap Vilaysack
01:37:11
Host of Who Charted? and creator of Seeso's Bajillion Dollar Properties Kulap Vilaysack joins to review Hooters, the original "breastaurant" that prides itself on wings. Kulap discusses growing up in the restaurant industry and working at PF Chang's as an adult. Plus, a deeply unpleasant taste test awaits in a new iteration of The Leftovers.
Dec 01, 2016
Church's Chicken with Demi Adejuyigbe
01:40:05
Mitch and Wiger welcome Demi Adejuyigbe (The Good Place, Gilmore Guys) to review his Texas childhood favorite, Church's Chicken, to weigh coffee versus tea, and to participate in the Doughboys Thanksgiving draft. Plus, Mitch flips the script on Wiger with the first ever Mitch Challenge.
Nov 17, 2016
Wood Ranch with Esther Povitsky
01:44:04
Actress and comedian Esther Povitsky (Brooklyn 99, Workaholics), along with her 3-month-old puppy Donut, joins to discuss her love of chains, her outsize appetite, and SoCal upscale barbecue chain Wood Ranch. And, Organic Gatorade is in the crosshairs in a new Drank or Stank.
Nov 10, 2016
Cold Stone Creamery with Kevin T. Porter
01:38:29
Gilmore Guys co-host Kevin T. Porter joins the 'boys to review his favorite ice cream parlor from high school, Cold Stone Creamery, and to ambush Wiger with a surprise blast from the past. Plus, a sweet treat Snack or Wack featuring Reese's Peanut Butter Pieces Cups.
Nov 03, 2016
Rocklobsterfest: Red Lobster 4 with Sean Clements & Hayes Davenport
01:43:42
For the finale of Mitch and Wiger's monthlong tour of Red Lobster, they team up with another podcasting duo: Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport, the hosts of Hollywood Handbook. The four discuss the business side of podcasting, Sean's snack related marriage proposal, and Red Lobster's worth versus New England seafood. Plus, a Tom Cruise edition of Dinner and a Movie.
Oct 27, 2016
Rocklobsterfest: Red Lobster 3 with Nicole Byer
01:45:52
As Rocklobsterfest enters week 3, the hilarious Nicole Byer (Girl Code, Loosely Exactly Nicole) returns to the podcast to discuss her lengthy history with Red Lobster, from post church brunches to solo birthday vacation meals. Nicole braves a dystopian post MTV future and describes her hyper specific Last Meal.
Oct 20, 2016
Rocklobsterfest: Red Lobster 2 with Ross Kimball
01:42:11
For their second voyage to Red Lobster, Mitch and Wiger welcome actor and comedian Ross Kimball (Masterminds, Mascots) to discuss shellfish, Chi-town eats, and summering in Maine. Mitch tries to break his long-running losing streak in the return of fan favorite segment Pie in this Guy
Oct 13, 2016
Rocklobsterfest: Red Lobster 1 with Jessica McKenna
01:47:22
Munch Madness veteran Jessica McKenna (Party Over Here, Serious Music) joins Mitch and Wiger in studio for the first edition of Rocklobsterfest, the monthlong review of Red Lobster. Jess discusses her lifetime of Red Lobster fandom and the Halloween season. Canada -exclusive snacks are in the spotlight in a Canadian Thanksgiving edition of Season's Eatings.
Oct 06, 2016
Dairy Queen with Christine Nangle and Matt Selman Live At L.A Podfest 2016
01:26:11
Writer and comedian Christine Nangle (Inside Amy Schumer, Kroll Show) returns to discuss American soft serve icon Dairy Queen and blindside Mitch and Wiger with some big surprises. The Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman joins for a stackable Snack or Wack. Recorded live at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival.
Sep 29, 2016
Baskin-Robbins with Dave King
01:35:50
Writer and actor Dave King (Parks and Recreation, Netflix's Love, The Great Debates podcast) joins to discuss sugar addiction via the frozen dairy delights of Baskin-Robbins's 31 flavors, including an in-studio taste test of Polar Pizza. Mitch and Dave compete in an intense edition of The Wiger Challenge.
Sep 22, 2016
Dave & Buster's with Allan McLeod
01:49:11
Actor and comedian Allan McLeod (You're the Worst, Drunk History), aka "Molasses Boy", talks with Mitch and Wiger about video arcade/eatery Dave & Buster's, discusses growing up in Alabama, and brings a portion sized surprise. Plus, the debut of Dinner and a Movie.
Sep 15, 2016
Yogurtland with Van Robichaux
01:39:53
Screenwriter Van Robichaux (Fist Fight, Sonic the Hedgehog) stops by to discuss the Popeyes of his native Louisiana and review frogurt chain Yorgurtland. The resurrected Ecto Cooler is up in Drank or Stank.
Sep 08, 2016
Red Robin with D'Arcy Carden
01:26:10
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.
Sep 01, 2016
The Cheesecake Factory with Beck Bennett
01:43:27
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.
Aug 25, 2016
Minisode: After Dough with Joe Episode 3
00:23:25
Joe Saunders debriefs the Doughboys Mitch and Wiger, in an episode recapping the final episode of the Doughlympics debacle, and discussing the future of the podcast.
Aug 22, 2016
Doughlympics: Dunkin' Donuts v. McDonald's v. Starbucks with Sean O'Connor
01:32:23
A coffee battle boils over in a melee between the three biggest java chains with this week's guest, comedian and Late Late Show writer Sean O'Connor. Chairman Evan Susser opens the show with a bombshell, prompting intern Yusong Liu into action. Plus: the debut of the International House of Hot Takes.
Aug 18, 2016
Minisode: After Dough with Joe Episode 2
00:22:04
Joe Saunders sits down with Doughboys host Nick Wiger, in this post-match interview recorded after the dramatic Mexican food round of the Doughlympics.
Aug 16, 2016
Doughlympics: Chipotle v. Del Taco v. Taco Bell with Courtney Davis
01:48:13
Writer/director Courtney Davis (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Funny or Die) joins the 'boys for a defense of Tex-Mex cuisine and to help judge the three biggest Mexican chains in America, as the 2016 Doughlympic Susser Games continue. Friend of the podcast Evan Susser makes the crew endure a frozen food challenge.
Aug 11, 2016
Minisode: After Dough with Joe Episode 1
00:15:13
Joe Saunders interviews the Spoonman Mike Mitchell about what transpired in the pizza round of the Doughlympic Susser Games.
Aug 08, 2016
Doughlympics: Domino's v. Papa John's v. Pizza Hut with Michael Blaiklock
01:44:41
Actor and comedian Michael "Mookie" Blaiklock (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Comedy Bang! Bang!) is in studio for a discussion of Massachusetts Dunkin' loyalty and to judge the pizza portion of the 2016 Doughlympic Susser Games. Plus: An exclusive bonus discussion of movie theater grub with film critic Lights Camera Jackson.
Aug 04, 2016
Minisode: The 2016 Doughlympic Opening Ceremonies hosted by Joe Saunders
00:31:40
Mitch, Wiger, and friend of the podcast/International Doughlympic Committee Chairman Evan Susser are joined by host Joe Saunders to preview the 2016 Doughlympic Susser Games, and to officially kick off the competition.
Aug 03, 2016
7-Eleven with Fran Gillespie (LIVE)
01:39:02
Fran Gillespie (SNL, Funny or Die) returns to discuss her most frequent dining spot: convenience store chain goliath 7-Eleven. Plus, friend of the podcast Evan Susser stops by for an audience participation Snack or Wack. Recorded live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Sunset in Los Angeles.
Jul 28, 2016
Fatburger with Yamara Taylor
01:36:40
Comedy writer and LA native Yamara Taylor (Black-ish, The Boondocks, Party Over Here) hops in studio with the 'boys to review a childhood favorite: overloaded burger chain Fatburger. Plus, a special Twinkie edition of Snack or Wack.
Jul 21, 2016
Bob's Big Boy with Dave Ferguson
01:36:48
Birthday Boy and Comedy Bang! Bang! vet Dave Ferguson hops in studio to discuss an American classic, Bob's Big Boy, and to participate in an impromptu Diner Draft. Ferg offers his preferences for his Last Meal.
Jul 14, 2016
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. with Paul Scheer
01:47:33
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.
Jul 07, 2016
Islands with Nick Mundy
01:33:02
Conan and Screenjunkies vet Nick Mundy hops in studio to talk sports, Texas grub, and west coast burger joint and tiki bar combo Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks. Mundy, Mitch, and Wiger make a culinary visit to the World of Warcraft in a new Snack or Wack.
Jun 30, 2016
Pinkberry with Lauren Lapkus
01:30:56
The one and only Lauren Lapkus (Jurassic World, Comedy Bang! Bang!) spends some time with the 'boys to talk being a picky eater and to review frozen yogurt hotspot Pinkberry. Plus, Mitch attempts to improve on his winless record in another edition of Pie in this Guy.
Jun 23, 2016
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka with Jeff Kenji Sloniker
01:34:47
The 'boys welcome actor and comedian Jeff Kenji Sloniker (Key & Peele, Silicon Valley) to discuss his childhood summers in Japan and to review international chain Hokkaido Ramen Santouka. Plus, the debut of a saucy new segment, The Slice is Right.
Jun 16, 2016
Jollibee with Jonah Ray
01:54:40
It's the long awaited appearance of actor and comedian Jonah Ray (Hidden America, the Nerdist podcast), who discusses foods of his home state of Hawaii and reviews Filipino fast food sensation Jollibee. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is again in our sights with the return of segment Cereal.
Jun 09, 2016
Baja Fresh with Claudia O'Doherty
01:37:24
Actor and comedian Claudia O'Doherty (Inside Amy Schumer, Love) drops by to share her knowledge of Aussie eats and review her first visit to Mexican chain Baja Fresh. The 'boys and Claudia embark on a vodka version of Drank or Stank.
Jun 02, 2016
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen with Lesley Arfin
01:45:54
Mitch and Wiger welcome writer/producer Lesley Arfin (HBO's Girls, Netflix's Love), who helps analyze cajun fried chicken chain Popeyes and tells us the virtues of eating cookies for breakfast. Mitch and Lesley compete in another edition of the Wiger Challenge.
May 26, 2016
Yoshinoya with Jensen Karp
01:35:53
Writer, gallery owner, and Get Up On This host Jensen Karp joins the 'boys to talk about his relationship with Japanese fast food chain Yoshinoya, and discuss his new memoir Kanye West Owes Me $300. Plus, a listener submitted Snack or Wack from across the Pacific.
May 19, 2016
Morton's The Steakhouse with Tim Kalpakis
01:44:13
Writer/comedian Tim Kalpakis (The Birthday Boys, Comedy Bang! Bang!) guests in studio to break down classic American steakhouse chain Morton's, as well as discuss Greek food favorites and attending college with Mitch. Plus, Tim describes his Last Meal.
May 12, 2016
The Olive Garden with Christine Nangle
01:50:31
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.
May 05, 2016
Hillstone with David Phillips
01:40:33
Houston's, Gulfstream, Bandera, R+D, it goes by many names, but in the end, it's Hillstone. Writer David Phillips (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Rick and Morty) joins to share his passion for this fine dining chain. Plus, a Cheez-It edition of Flavor of the Week.
Apr 28, 2016
Sweetgreen with Siobhan Thompson
01:27:54
College Humor's Siobhan Thompson joins the podcast to help Mitch & Wiger review an up and coming health conscious chain: the Chipotle of salads, Sweetgreen. Plus, a special gluten free edition of Snack or Wack.
Apr 21, 2016
Chuck E. Cheese's with Erin McGathy
01:36:48
The 'boys evaluate kid friendly pizza parlor and video arcade Chuck E. Cheese's, a childhood favorite of guest Erin McGathy (This Feels Terrible). And, iced tea is in the spotlight in another Drank or Stank.
Apr 14, 2016
Veggie Grill with Nathan Barnatt
01:50:01
The 'boys review up and coming vegan fast food outlet Veggie Grill with the help of actor, comedian, and the man behind Keith Apicary, Nathan Barnatt. Mitch and Nathan compete in Wiger's piping hot new segment, Pie in this Guy.
Apr 07, 2016
Tournament of Chompions: FINALS - In-N-Out Burger v. Shake Shack
01:54:25
The climactic conclusion of the first ever #MunchMadness has east meet west, as New York's Shake Shack battles sunny California's In-N-Out Burger. Friend of the podcast and tournament commissioner Evan Susser helps Mitch and Wiger crown the winner -- and also presents a brand new segment.
Mar 31, 2016
Tournament of Chompions: Minisode Winner v. Wendy's
01:48:15
In the penultimate episode of #MunchMadness 2016, the hilarious Nicole Byer (Party Over Here, Girl Code) joins Spoonman and Wiger to judge the winner of the previous minisode against 2-seed Wendy's. And, the first edition of a sweet new segment: Cereal.
Mar 24, 2016
Tournament of Chompions: Minisode - Five Guys v. Shake Shack
00:37:48
In a commissioner mandated minisode, first round winner Five Guys battles Shake Shack, the 'boys having visited their newly opened West Hollywood outlet.
Mar 23, 2016
Tournament of Chompions: Carl's Jr./Hardee's v. In-N-Out Burger
01:41:50
Actor and comedian John Gemberling (Broad City) joins the 'boys for the first semifinal match of #MunchMadness 2016: The Tournament of Chompions, as 4-seed Carl's Jr./Hardee's has advanced to take on 1-seed In-N-Out Burger. Plus, Food Court is once again in session.
Mar 17, 2016
Tournament of Chompions: Steak ‘n Shake v. 6-seed
01:35:06
In the second proper match of #MunchMadness 2016: The Tournament of Chompions, actor and composer Michael Daniel Cassady (Drunk History, the Doughboys theme song) joins to judge this week’s Burger Brawl. Michael, Mitch, and Wiger weigh Platinum Plate Club member Steak ‘n Shake against the hungry winner of the Eat-in Minisode. Plus, the return of beloved segment The Leftovers.
Mar 11, 2016
Tournament of Chompions: Eat-in Minisode - ??? v. ???
00:33:05
In a surprise #MunchMadness 2016 matchup, Mitch and Wiger roll without a guest as two mystery box chains vie for the 6-seed in the Burger Brawl.
Mar 09, 2016
Tournament of Chompions: Carl's Jr./Hardee's v. Fuddruckers
01:41:52
In the opening match of #MunchMadness 2016: The Tournament of Chompions: Burger Brawl, the 'boys welcome actress and comedian Jessica McKenna from Fox's Party Over Here. Together they settle which Golden Plate Club member offers the better burger: Carl's Jr./Hardee's or Fuddruckers. Plus, a boozy soda edition of Drank or Stank.
Mar 03, 2016
Wendy's with Paul Rust
01:50:25
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.
Feb 25, 2016
Mimi's Cafe with Georgia Hardstark
01:27:18
Georgia Hardstark of Alie & Georgia and the My Favorite Murder podcast joins the 'boys to review her childhood favorite: west coast French bistro chain Mimi's Cafe. Plus, Mitch brings an array of food and drink from his Colombian vacation for a special regional Snack or Wack.
Feb 18, 2016
Panda Express with Tricia McAlpin
01:36:48
The biggest American Chinese fast food chain gets the fork treatment, as writer Tricia McAlpin (Brooklyn 99) joins Mitch & Wiger in studio. And, a special Valentine's Day edition of Season's Eatings.
Feb 12, 2016
Togo's with Matty Smith
01:44:01
The 'boys are joined by Funny or Die and Upright Citizens Brigade veteran Matty Smith, to discuss a franchise that left a mark on him in a big way: west coast sandwich chain Togo's. Plus, a big game edition of Flavor of the Week.
Feb 04, 2016
Krispy Kreme with Matt Besser
01:30:16
Mitch and Wiger welcome Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade, improv4humans) to discuss donut chain and southern institution Krispy Kreme. Plus, Besser takes on Mitch's 4-1 record in the Wiger Challenge.
Jan 28, 2016
California Pizza Kitchen with Eva Anderson
01:31:33
The Doughboys' first ever guest Eva Anderson (You're the Worst, Comedy Bang! Bang!) returns to talk CPK, the west coast pizzeria chain where she used to work. Plus, Eva, Mitch, and Wiger indulge in a sweet tooth edition of Snack or Wack.
Jan 21, 2016
Five Guys with Jefferson Dutton
01:47:32
Mitch and Wiger sit down with director and Birthday Boy Jefferson Dutton to discuss fast growing Virginia based burger chain Five Guys. And, Dutton tells a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in another edition of Last Meal.
Jan 14, 2016
Pizza Hut with Neil Campbell
01:52:49
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.
Jan 07, 2016
Steak 'n Shake 2 with Evan Susser
01:40:10
Friend of the podcast Evan Susser returns for a follow-up to our controversial Steak 'n Shake episode. The 'boys and Suss travel to a full service Steak 'n Shake in Victorville, California, to get the complete experience. Plus, a new holiday segment called Season's Eatings.
Dec 17, 2015
Arby's with Vanessa Ramos
01:32:49
The Doughboys sit down with TV writer and self-proclaimed Kate Middleton of Arby's Vanessa Ramos (Superstore, @midnight) to discuss the house that roast beef built. Plus, Food Court is once again in session.
Dec 10, 2015
Wingstop with Emmy Blotnick
01:27:44
The 'boys review one of the biggest players in the Buffalo wings game with stand-up comedian, writer, and wings super fan Emmy Blotnick (@midnight, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser). Plus, another edition of Drank or Stank.
Dec 04, 2015
Del Taco with Alan Yang
01:41:10
A frequent topic of conversation on the podcast, west of the Mississippi Mexican fast food chain Del Taco gets its own episode, with foodie and TV writer Alan Yang (Master of None, Parks and Recreation). Plus, Alan reveals his Last Meal.
Nov 19, 2015
Fuddruckers with Ryan Perez
01:45:38
The 'boys analyze Fuddruckers -- the self-proclaimed home of the World's Greatest Hamburgers -- with guest Ryan Perez of Funny or Die and Moonbeam City. Mitch and Ryan face each other down in an all new Wiger Challenge.
Nov 12, 2015
Burger King with John Roy
01:33:33
The Doughboys train their sights on the world's second largest burger chain, as comedian John Roy (Conan, Don't Ever Change podcast) joins to review BK. Plus, another edition of Snack or Wack.
Nov 05, 2015
Rockdoughberfest: Rock & Brews with Zoe Jarman
01:33:58
Rockdoughberfest 2015 concludes, as writer and actress Zoe Jarman (Workaholics, The Mindy Project) sits in with the 'boys to review new-ish chain Rock & Brews, from the cofounders of KISS. And, a Halloween candy edition of Flavor of the Week.
Oct 29, 2015
Rockdoughberfest: Hard Rock Cafe with Scott Gairdner
01:54:05
As Rockdoughberfest continues, the 'boys welcome Moonbeam City creator and Funny or Die alum Scott Gairdner to the podcast, to review the rock restaurant that started it all: Hard Rock Cafe. Plus, the premiere of The Leftovers.
Oct 22, 2015
Rockdoughberfest: Margaritaville with Mike Carlson
01:40:01
The Doughboys sit down with actor and Jimmy Buffett superfan Mike Carlson (Conan, UCB) to discuss the rocker's flagship restaurant, Margaritaville. And, a new edition of Drank or Stank.
Oct 15, 2015
Rockdoughberfest: Cabo Wabo Cantina with Julie Brister
01:30:20
Actress and comedian Julie Brister (Review, The Onion) joins Mitch and Nick to discuss former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar's south of the border restaurant chain, Cabo Wabo Cantina. Plus, the inaugural edition of Food Court.
Oct 08, 2015
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue with Eugene Cordero
01:38:37
Actor, comedian, and newly appointed captain of #SpoonNation Eugene Cordero (Other Space, Kroll Show) stops by to share his love for island institution L&L Hawaiian Barbecue / L&L Drive-Inn. Plus, another edition of Flavor of the Week.
Oct 01, 2015
Starbucks with Joe Saunders
01:41:40
The 'boys evaluate the most powerful, most influential coffee chain in the world with the aid of Comedy Bang! Bang! and Emmys writer Joe Saunders -- and play a special home baked edition of Snack or Wack.
Sep 24, 2015
Buffalo Wild Wings with Matt Selman
01:32:07
Buffalo Wild Wings is one of the hottest chain restaurants in America. Longtime Simpsons writer and self-described foodie Matt Selman joins Doughboys to review "B-Dubs". Plus, the Wiger Challenge!
Sep 18, 2015
Steak 'n Shake with Evan Susser
01:29:47
Screenwriter and friend of the podcast Evan Susser (Sonic the Hedgehog, Fist Fight) joins in studio to convey his passion for Steak 'n Shake to neophytes Nick and Mitch. But do they really get the full experience? Plus: a jellybean edition of Snack or Wack.
Sep 09, 2015
Subway with Fran Gillespie
01:34:14
Fran Gillespie (Funny or Die, Comedy Bang! Bang!) is Panera Bread's #1 fan, but she sits down with the 'boys to discuss another bread based eatery: sandwich shop Subway, whose reputation is in peril after its pitchman's recent guilty plea. Plus, another edition of Drank or Stank.
Sep 03, 2015
In-N-Out Burger with Armen Weitzman
01:33:58
Actor, comedian, and LA native Armen Weitzman (Another Period, Burning Love) sits in with Nick and Mitch to discuss beloved west coast institution In-N-Out Burger -- and to reveal what he'd eat for his Last Meal.
Aug 27, 2015
Boston Market with Annie Mebane
01:40:04
The 'boys recruit former Boston Market employee and current TV writer Annie Mebane (Community, The Goldbergs) to help evaluate the homestyle meal chain. Plus, a Lay's edition of Flavor of the Week.
Aug 19, 2015
Original Tommy's with Jim Woods
01:37:34
The 'boys review a Los Angeles icon: Original Tommy's, a chili burger and dog chain, with the help of actor and improviser Jim Woods (Reno 911!, The Office, Boom Chicago). Plus, a special boozy edition of Drank or Stank.
Aug 13, 2015
Denny's with Farley Elliott
01:28:24
It's time for Denny's, as food writer Farley Elliott joins to help review America's Diner.
Aug 06, 2015
Chick-fil-A with Betsy Sodaro
01:29:47
The 'boys assess hot button chicken sandwich chain Chik-fil-A with their guest, actress and comedian Betsy Sodaro.
Jul 30, 2015
Carrows with Erin Whitehead
01:12:28
Actress and writer Erin Whitehead joins the Doughboys for the wake of disappearing southwest diner chain Carrows.
Jul 24, 2015
Domino's with Matt Kowalick
01:21:41
The 'boys review Domino's Pizza with Mitch's former roommate and Birthday Boys alum Matt Kowalick.
Jul 15, 2015
Carl's Jr./Hardee's with Ben Axelrad
01:26:32
Doughboys break down dual identity burger chain Carl's Jr./Hardee's with the help of writer and comedian Ben Axelrad.
Jul 08, 2015
Umami Burger with Heather Anne Campbell
01:09:37
Mitch and Wiger survey upstart chain Umami Burger with Whose Line is it Anyway's Heather Anne Campbell.
Jul 02, 2015
Chipotle with Mike Hanford
01:17:45
The Doughboys welcome Birthday Boy Mike Hanford to break down Mexican fast-casual chain Chipotle.
Jun 25, 2015
TGI Fridays with Jordan Morris
01:15:53
The 'boys review TGI Fridays with the help of @midnight writer and Jordan, Jesse, Go! host Jordan Morris.
Jun 17, 2015
Long John Silver's with Mary Holland
01:08:00
Doughboys set a course for fried seafood institution Long John Silver's, with actress and comedian Mary Holland.
Jun 11, 2015
Outback Steakhouse with Jon Gabrus
01:10:14
The boys are joined by Guy Code's Jon Gabrus to review the Aussie inspired steak chain.
Jun 04, 2015
IHOP with Alison Agosti
01:11:22
Mitch and Nick welcome guest Alison Agosti to review IHOP, discuss tipping etiquette, and play Snack or Wack.
May 28, 2015
Taco Bell with Jack Allison
01:12:23
The Doughboys discuss the cultural significance of Taco Bell as well as review its breakfast menu.
May 25, 2015
Chili's with Eva Anderson
01:15:15
On the premier episode of Doughboys, fast food chain connoisseurs Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger discuss Chili's with guest Eva Anderson!
May 21, 2015