Skip to comments.Wendy's is first to trim trans fat
Posted on 06/09/2006 4:34:42 AM PDT by Perdogg
Wendy's said yesterday it would significantly cut artery-clogging trans fats from its menu, beating market leader McDonald's, which still has not made good on its promise to remove the fats from french fries in the U.S.
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Eat more deer, fish, ruffed grouse,bear, and rabbit. No trans fat in those
Trans fat tastes good.
I'll have a big McDeer to go. Biggie Size it please.
Or as they say at my local drive-up: I'll arr big arrr to arrr. Big arrr it arrrr.
I thought that dripping stuff was water:')
McDonald's should go back to beef fat. That's when the fries were good.
Manatee is low fat as well!
The headline is wrong. Jason's Deli was the first. Perhaps they are only scoring fastfood hamburger businesses.
Anyway, it's too late to save Dave. He was a good guy.
Kudos to Wendy's.
Why?? Are they (Wendy's) trying to pacifiy the food-nazis, or the consumers?
Granted, I haven't been to Wendys in a while but I don't remember customers barking at the magament and staff, pounding the counter demanding less "artery-clogging trans fats from its menu".
Trans-fats are like a slow acting poison. It has nothing to do with being a food nazis.
And yes, the consumers are making their voices heard.
Did he eat that stuff everyday? Wendy's does have healthier choices if you eat there a lot.
Well, a small percentage of consumers are making their voices heard.
The actual consumers will vote with their wallets after the change.
Should be interesting.
I believe Dave Thomas died of liver cancer. I am not sure if that has any link with trans fat. I suppose it could be possible, since the liver filters your blood, but I'm no oncologist.
Anyhow, like 2.5 said....Thomas was a decent guy. He did a lot for charity, especially adoption. Being adopted himself, his foundation does a lot to help foster children find homes.
You're correct. He died of liver cancer. The mistake was he had a Quadruple By-Pass Surgery in December of 1996.
Jason's beat them a year ago.
"Trans fat tastes good."
Sure does. Funny thing is, why would Wendy's burgers be any worse for me than what I cook at home? Lets see...
Beef, bread, lettuce, tomato, onions, cooking oils, potatoes, etc.
In some form or other, the average American eats those items at home more than out. I SERIOUSLY doubt this is a reaction to customer requests as some insist. If someone is fat or otherwise unhealthy, Wendy's is going to be no worse for you than Mom's cooking. Compared to my Country-fried Steak or Crawfish Etouffe, Wendy's is health food. ;-P
As a consumer I don't buy anything that has trans fat. I know personally that it will shoot your cholesterol through the roof. I'd rather not die before 40.
Why do people seem so insulted by Wendy's reformulating their recipes to produce the same quality food with less trans fat? Has producing and eating unhealthy food somehow become virtuous?
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