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Who says fast food isn't good for you?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by ScarletArrow, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    Big Breakfast

    A BIG breakfast at Burger King
    Chain debuts Enormous Omelet Sandwich with more calories, fat than Whopper.
    March 28, 2005: 12:38 PM EST

    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Burger King has unveiled a new breakfast sandwich that's a huge bet not everyone is dieting.

    The No. 2 fast food chain debuted its Enormous Omelet Sandwich Monday. The sandwich has one sausage patty, two eggs, two American cheese slices and three strips of bacon.

    That works out to 730 calories and 47 grams of fat -- more than a Whopper burger, which the Burger King Web site said has 700 calories and 42 grams of fat.

    While the new breakfast sandwich goes against the trend at some competitors to offer healthier fare, some analysts were quoted as saying the new sandwich is likely to be a sales success.

    "The critics will still label it food porn," Sherri Daye Scott, editor at fast-food magazine QSR, told USA Today, which first reported the story. "But the average male fast-food customer does not have a problem with this."

    Scott was right -- the new breakfast sandwich was quickly criticized due to health concerns.

    "Eating like this is a step on the way to a heart attack," Fred Pescatore, author of The Hamptons Diet told the newspaper. "It's irresponsible."

    Morgan Spurlock, who ridiculed McDonald's in the documentary film "Super Size Me," told the paper that Burger King's new breakfast sandwich, "should come with a $5-off coupon for your first angioplasty."

    Still, the paper said the new offering could also make Burger King more of a player in the breakfast market, where USA Today reports it is way behind McDonald's (Research).

    The new sandwich comes about four months after Hardee's also bucked the "health trend" in fast food restaurants by offering a burger it dubbed the "Monster Thickburger," with 1,400 calories and 107 grams of fat. (For more on the monster burger, click here).

    Burger King has been privately held since it was sold by British food conglomerate Diageo to a group led by Texas Pacific Group in 2002.

    Hardee's is owned by CKE Restaurants (Research) of California.
  2. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I make myself a bagel samich sometimes with a hashbrown, 1 egg, and either a sausage patty or 2 pieces of bacon. This could be part of the reason I'm a fat ass.
  3. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Breakfast sandwiches are some of the best things man has ever created.
  4. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    Damn, I hate McDonalds, but one time I had that steak bagel, and it was f'ing great. Too bad those things are more than enough fat, and calories for the entire day.
  5. scarletandgrey

    scarletandgrey Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult!

    I concur.

    Besides fat and calories are overrated.
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Anyone eat one of these artery-cloggers yet?
  7. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    I promise to give it a go in the morning after work...

    I'll report afterwards.

    I'm already fat. Doesn't matter now.
  8. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I'd love to see someone overeat at Subway in a feature length film like they did for Supersize me. obviously it would never happen, but I doubt eating ridiculous food 3 times a day (which is uncommon to have 3 full meals anyway) would result in a healthy person.
  9. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    Picking up the monster this morning after I drop off my daughters at school...
  10. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Afterwards you'll be dropping the kids of at the pool.
  11. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    Ok guys. Here is the verdict:

    I'm 255 fucking pounds, I haven't eaten since 8 o'clock last night. I ate half of this monstrosity, and I'm full. Great sandwich, but cut it in half and eat the rest for lunch. Seriously.

    Layered from top to bottom like this

    Sesame seed Bun
    American cheese
    Scrambled egg
    Scrambled Egg
  12. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Sounds like heaven on a bun.

    How much does that monster cost anyways?
  13. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.


    $2.89 at the BK at Bethel and Sawmill

    Prices and participation may vary
  14. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    God Damn. That's pretty cheap I'd say.

    Sounds like you got your moneys worth.
  15. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    I think I did. Good sandwich. Should come with a warnign label though

    $2.89 is just the deposit on your first angioplasty. We at Burger King are not responsible for dragging your fatass to the gym to spend three hours on the treadmill to work off this sandwich. We are not going to accept any billing from your medical insurance company for your triple bypass after your fifth sandwich. Your life insurance company may list eating this sandwich as a form of suicide and likely will not pay out to your broke ass family once your buried.

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