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25 July 2007 @ 07:37 am
Damn you, Burger M.D.  
Why would someone need to look up details about the Whopper online? What do you need to know other than a) where the nearest place you can buy one is and b) how much money you'll need?

Nutritional information? Listen to me: if you are the type of person who worries about the nutritional value of a Whopper, you shouldn't be eating one in the first place. You're in a fast food joint, it's bad for you. Everything in there is bad for you. The most nutritional, healthy foods in there are only healthy relative to the rest of the food. It'll kill you slower than the rest of their menu. You're in an unhealthy place. You're buying meat cut with sawdust from Burger King, not Burger Doctor. Burger Doctor would be a horrible restaurant. You order food, they just tell you why you shouldn't have it. You want a Whopper, they make you run laps. You want an apple pie, they make you eat fresh fruit instead. You want a shake, they give you Prozac and group therapy. I hate Burger Doctor. "You can't have it your way. Your way is why you're fat." Damn Burger Doctor.

(Written last night after a trip to a good burger joint that sells booze. Power went out in SF just to discourage me from making this post.)
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Life Rebooted: dr. who's teahopeforyou on July 25th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
Why would someone need to look up details about the Whopper online? What do you need to know other than a) where the nearest place you can buy one is and b) how much money you'll need?

Whatever choices people make about putting food (or "food") in their bodies for some value of "healthy", nutritional information is still important. In specific for me (and I do not eat Whoppers, or haven't for many years), I want the list of ingredients for anything I eat anywhere, especially in advance. It's my way of making sure I don't eat anything that triggers a life-threatening allergy.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on July 25th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
Oh well, thought I had a good joke going there, for a minute. (smile)
Ace Lightning: eats03acelightning on July 25th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
ditto on the allergies. i can no longer eat any chicken product at any fast food restaurant; they've all "improved the flavor" by adding onion and/or garlic to the breading (in the case of grilled chicken, they marinate the meat in the stuff). i'd rather be able to read the ingredients list before i spend my money on a McChicken something-or-other.
Kitsunekitsunegeek on July 25th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I'm with you. The ads, signs, etc... that I keep seeing about "healthier choices" in fast food just crack me up. Hello? It's fast food! It is not good for you. I admit to making exactly one concession to health on the very rare occasions that I eat fast food; which is eating at the one local fast food chain that uses only local, natural meats. I know it's not "good for me", it's fatty, it's fried, it's on white bread; but I can skip the chemicals and sawdust. Besides, it tastes better.

However, anyone that claims to be concerned about making healthy choices while pulling up to a drive thru is kidding themselves. You want to make healthy choices? Don't eat fast food. There, that was easy.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on July 25th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
All the chains are starting to act like they're healthy options for eating on the go. Wendy's has dropped trans-fat and have shifted away from white bread rolls. KFC, having first admitted once more that their name stands for Kentucky Fried Chicken, has dropped trans-fat cooking oil. Several chains' kids meals offer things like apple slices, milk, juice and so on instead of soda and fries.

Except... we're still talking about eating sawdust-enhanced burger meat, steroid-filled chicken meat, high starch breads of all types, fruit that's been coated in pesticides and grown with artificial fertilizers... again, it's perhaps relatively better for us than the stuff they used to offer. It still isn't "healthy."

Eh. Whole thing was just to get a laugh, anyway, so at least it succeeded for a couple of people.