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Diner goes viral for "My Girlfriend is Not Hungry" menu option

Diner goes viral for "girlfriend" menu option
Restaurant goes viral with "My Girlfriend is Not Hungry" menu option 00:55

The internet is buzzing over an unusual listing on an Arkansas restaurant's menu. After a customer noticed a side dish called "My Girlfriend is Not Hungry" at Mama D's Diner in North Little Rock last week, he took a photo that went viral. 

The tongue-in-cheek menu option is geared toward people whose dining companion claims to not be hungry on a date. For $4.25, it lets you "Add extra French fries to your entrée, and fried chicken wings (2) or fried cheese sticks (3)." 

The menu item achieved social media fame after Nick Chisler posted a picture of it to his Facebook page June 28. Within a few days, it received over 21,000 shares.

"Sooooo I didn't expect this to reach so many people. With that being said I would like to say where it come from. The name of the restaurant is Mama D's and is Located in North Little Rock Arkansas! Go check them out!!!" Chisler wrote. 

Some commenters tagged their significant others in the post. One of them said, "an option you should always know I get snacky." 

On Twitter, one user went so far as to call it a "saving marriages" type of idea. 

"This is the the type of thinking we need in the world," a comedian said in a video

Some called it simply "genius," and others said every restaurant needs to adopt this idea.

There were detractors. Some pointed out it should include "boyfriends" to avoid gender bias. One called it "simply misogynist and wrong" — but really, he added, the extra fries should be offered for parents whose children eat off their plates.

Mama D's is not the first restaurant to do this. Food website Eater reports on a few venues across the U.S. and Canada that have adopted some version of the trend.

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