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Wendy's says bye to Biggie
Yahoo News ^ | June 9, 2006 | Jessica Wohl

Posted on 06/11/2006 12:55:28 PM PDT by billorites

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1 posted on 06/11/2006 12:55:29 PM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

Peace out playa, my fav tribute was when Puff Daddy dedicated I'll Be Missing You to him.


2 posted on 06/11/2006 12:57:25 PM PDT by youthgonewild
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To: billorites

That's about 570 junk calories in a large Mello Yellow. Nice.

And does anyone wonder why obesity/being overweight/type II diabetes is an epidemic in our society?


3 posted on 06/11/2006 1:01:25 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: billorites

I think stores should also ban 2 liter sodas. Because, you know, folks might drink the whole thing in one sitting.

I also think KFC should ban "buckets" of chicken. I hear some folks buy a whole bucket and don't share with anyone. Also, pizza by the slice only. No one needs a whole pizza.


4 posted on 06/11/2006 1:05:49 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

I agree.


5 posted on 06/11/2006 1:06:27 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: CheyennePress
And does anyone wonder why obesity/being overweight/type II diabetes is an epidemic in our society?

No one wonders why, but what's that have to do with taking away choices from people? Last time I saw someone forced to eat all these high-fat foods was...never.

6 posted on 06/11/2006 1:07:10 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: billorites
Wendy's went in the toilet when they stopped serving those good and juicy burgers that dripped grease all over your hands.

Now they serve that square cardboard stuff and call it a burger.
7 posted on 06/11/2006 1:07:10 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: Larry Lucido
awe man...some guys like a biggy fry and frosty. :(

another company caves in to the lawyers
8 posted on 06/11/2006 1:07:34 PM PDT by Casaubon (Internet Research Ninja Masta)
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To: Larry Lucido
I think stores should also ban 2 liter sodas. Because, you know, folks might drink the whole thing in one sitting. I also think KFC should ban "buckets" of chicken. I hear some folks buy a whole bucket and don't share with anyone. Also, pizza by the slice only. No one needs a whole pizza.

Yeah, and we should hire federal "food marshalls" to watch us as we order to be sure we don't overdo it. After all, our insurance premiums will rise if too many people get too fat.

9 posted on 06/11/2006 1:09:06 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Casaubon; Larry Lucido
another company caves in to the lawyers

Not really. This has been coming for a while since Dave Thomas died. Same as with their Frescata sandwiches. Yes I know too much about this but I still have family in Columbus where Wendy's is HQ'd.
10 posted on 06/11/2006 1:10:31 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - WTFO)
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To: Darkwolf377
Last time I saw someone forced to eat all these high-fat foods was...never.

Shhhh! You're ruining my claim for my trumped-up lawsuit that I want to file someday! How can I claim victim status uless I establish that I was forced to "Biggie Size" my meals at Wendys??

11 posted on 06/11/2006 1:11:20 PM PDT by Panzerfaust
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To: Darkwolf377

Who is taking choice away from anyone? They introduce a 570 calorie drink on their menu, and people show up on this thread in flocks crying about choices being taken away.


12 posted on 06/11/2006 1:13:13 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: billorites

From now on, the burger will be named "Seems Bigger Than It Really Is."


13 posted on 06/11/2006 1:13:16 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Panzerfaust
How can I claim victim status uless I establish that I was forced to "Biggie Size" my meals at Wendys??

Sorry--the Wendy's Health Police guy was standing over my shoulder as I typed that.

Down with Wendy's! We need guvernmint intervention to stop this whole "freedom to choose" thing before it gets out of hand! Only rabbit food that's good for you, at all meals, always! Down with the fascist fast food force-feeding!

14 posted on 06/11/2006 1:14:24 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: youthgonewild

LMAO !!!!!!!


15 posted on 06/11/2006 1:14:38 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Goodbye Brother Munson!, Goodbye Whore !)
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To: CheyennePress
Who is taking choice away from anyone?

Did you read the article and the response to which I was commenting on? It might instruct you before you spout off.

They introduce a 570 calorie drink on their menu, and people show up on this thread in flocks crying about choices being taken away.

We have to combat the people showing up on this thread in flocks crying about how bad it is that there are choices THEY don't like in the world.

16 posted on 06/11/2006 1:15:58 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Larry Lucido

I went on that atkins diet and boxes of popeyes chicken were my best friend. I ate at least 2/3rds of a box 3 times a week. It was pricy but good and in the end I lost about 10 pounds. Its too bad I didn't get to eat any biscuits.


17 posted on 06/11/2006 1:16:26 PM PDT by Ainast
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To: billorites

I never wanted to be heard in public saying, "Biggie-size that, please." Or, "I'd like a biggie coke."


18 posted on 06/11/2006 1:16:33 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: billorites

I was a little surprised by Richard Simmons feelings about resturaunts reducing serving sizes. He was on one of the news shows the other day calling overeating a (gasp) personal choice.


19 posted on 06/11/2006 1:16:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: billorites

Goodbye, Mickey D's.
Hello, Wendy's.


20 posted on 06/11/2006 1:17:19 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: billorites

So now we lose the Biggies. They are DESTROYING our culture!!!


21 posted on 06/11/2006 1:18:43 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: Brilliant
From now on, the burger will be named "Seems Bigger Than It Really Is."

We shouldn't stand for even that. We should insist they start each of their ads with "Look, you shouldn't even come to our restaurants, you should be eating vegetables, as if you eat here your ass will get huge just before it falls off from cancer--BUT if you DO insist on coming here, we'd like to humbly suggest..."

First they came for the cigarettes, and I didn't care since I don't smoke.

Then they came for the cheeseburgers...

22 posted on 06/11/2006 1:20:16 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: CheyennePress
That's about 570 junk calories in a large Mello Yellow. Nice. And does anyone wonder why obesity/being overweight/type II diabetes is an epidemic in our society?

I think it's due more to higher stress levels and a lack of exercise.

23 posted on 06/11/2006 1:20:26 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: billorites

Boo. I liked getting the biggie sized fries at Wendy's. This is the only fast food burger joint I ever go to anymore.

I don't care about the ridiculously enormous sized drinks. I could never drink the whole thing anyway. It goes flat by the time I drink about half of it. I'd rather just get a 16oz bottle of coke with the combo meal.


24 posted on 06/11/2006 1:20:31 PM PDT by Fish_Keeper
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To: PJ-Comix
So now we lose the Biggies. They are DESTROYING our culture!!!

FAttie FUnnies?

25 posted on 06/11/2006 1:21:27 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: billorites
Is it just me, or do others have a hard time saying the word "Biggie" in public? I have never felt comfortable using the word "Biggie," while placing my order. It just sounds kind of sissy or something. At the drive-thru I will say "make it a large" and the distorted voice returns "You mean Biggie?" "Um, yeah, that..." Paging Dr. Freud!!!!
26 posted on 06/11/2006 1:22:06 PM PDT by jdm
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To: PeteB570
Wendy's went in the toilet when they stopped serving those good and juicy burgers that dripped grease all over your hands. <

Now they serve that square cardboard stuff and call it a burger.

Did they change 'em? They'd always been 100% beef patties stamped out in the stores daily from fresh beef. No longer?

As to the menu change, sounds like simple semantical exercise to me.

27 posted on 06/11/2006 1:23:09 PM PDT by Fruitbat (I)
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To: Darkwolf377

I think I should start a fast food chain that actually claims the title of most calorific / sugarific food. Make adds about choice and juicy burgers and watch the cash roll in.


28 posted on 06/11/2006 1:23:17 PM PDT by Ainast
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To: Darkwolf377; CheyennePress

Aside from the attack on choice, there is the fallacy that no one ever orders a large anything to share or save for later. On a long drive, it's nice to have a 44 ounce caffinated beverage to sip on over the course of several hours between stops. And hard to believe as it sounds, some folks actually buy a large fry and share them. Or gets a 12 inch sub for lunch (since it's only a dollar more) and saves half for dinner.


29 posted on 06/11/2006 1:23:31 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Darkwolf377
Did you read the article and the response to which I was commenting on? It might instruct you before you spout off.

heh. I wrote that post that you were responding to. I wasn't suggesting banning anything there, though. I do think it's grossly irresponsible decision to introduce these to the market--I don't care if the demand is there.
30 posted on 06/11/2006 1:23:45 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: Darkwolf377
No one wonders why, but what's that have to do with taking away choices from people? Last time I saw someone forced to eat all these high-fat foods was...never.

Well, my mother always made me eat everything on my plate, and she didnt exactly cook according to any low-fat cook book.

Where was the FedGov then to protect my health? When will congress step in and outlaw mom's cooking across the nation for the sake of America's children????!!!!!

31 posted on 06/11/2006 1:23:53 PM PDT by Smedley
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To: billorites

Look, we've all agreed a Nanny State is a good thing. Don't be surprised when it reaches all the way down to the drive-thru window.


32 posted on 06/11/2006 1:24:27 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Fruitbat

They cook all the juice out of them. They are dry like cardboard.


33 posted on 06/11/2006 1:24:33 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: billorites

So, when I order a large Frosty at Wendy's, will I be getting 42 ounces? Or will large still mean different things even inside of Wendy's?


34 posted on 06/11/2006 1:26:05 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: cmsgop; youthgonewild
LMAO !!!!!!!

Word...

35 posted on 06/11/2006 1:27:26 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: PeteB570
They cook all the juice out of them. They are dry like cardboard.

My guess is that depends upon the store and the time of day. They're not supposed to be doing that. They still use the "dried" burgers to make their chili.

36 posted on 06/11/2006 1:27:59 PM PDT by Fruitbat (I)
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To: Right Wing Assault

I have always wondered how they come up with those numbers. I mean is it 42 ounces without ice or with ice. because if it is with ice then doesn't that mean its a 21 ounce glass?


37 posted on 06/11/2006 1:29:52 PM PDT by Ainast
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To: billorites
"We felt like the Biggie designation is not what most customers were used to. Most people were used to small, medium and large," a spokesman said.

Dr. Scratchnsniff: I would like a small soda please.

Clerk: uh, we don't have small.

Dr. Scratchnsniff: Well What do you have?

Clerk: We have large, giant and mondo.

Dr. Scratchnsniff: Well, wouldn't a large be a small then?

Clerk: Uhhh, I'd have to ask my manager.

38 posted on 06/11/2006 1:30:08 PM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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39 posted on 06/11/2006 1:30:09 PM PDT by digger48
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It's the semantics that drive me crazy. Try ordering a small pizza at Dominos. They only have medium and large, which are as large as a traditional small and medium, respectively, but priced like a traditional medium and large (I only order Dominos with a coupon).


40 posted on 06/11/2006 1:31:00 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

I always order "the BIG SALAD"!


41 posted on 06/11/2006 1:33:56 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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Elaine: Uh, could I have a medium Diet Coke?

Clerk: Do you want the Medium size or the middle size?

Elaine: What's the difference?

Clerk: Well, we have three sizes. Medium, Large, and Jumbo.

Elaine: [momentarily perplexed] What happened to the small?

Clerk: There is no small. Small is Medium.

Elaine: What's... medium?

Clerk: Medium is Large, and large is Jumbo.

Elaine: Oh-kay. Gimme the large.

Clerk: That's medium.

Elaine: Right. Yeah. [fearing the answer] Could I have a small popcorn?

Clerk: There is no small. [flash of perky inspiration] Child-size is small.

Elaine: What's `medium'?

Clerk: Adult.

Elaine: Do adults ever order the child-size?

Clerk: [chuckling] Not usually.

Elaine: [laughs appreciably] Okay, gimme the `adult'.

Clerk: Do you want butter?

Elaine: Is it *real* butter?

Clerk: [perkily] It's butter-*flavored*!

Elaine: [exasperated] What is it made of?

Clerk: [perkily] It's yellow!


42 posted on 06/11/2006 1:34:06 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Mr. Brightside
"What's a big salad?"

"You know. It's big, with lots of stuff in it."

43 posted on 06/11/2006 1:35:18 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: CheyennePress

"And does anyone wonder why obesity/being overweight/type II diabetes is an epidemic in our society?"

Nope. MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm. Bacon cheeseburger, chili and fries and pass the Glyburide.


44 posted on 06/11/2006 1:36:44 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: digger48

She doesn't even have to use her hands and exert herself to get a sip.


45 posted on 06/11/2006 1:37:35 PM PDT by Fruitbat (I)
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To: Fruitbat

Keeps both hands free for the Whopper and onion rings that way


46 posted on 06/11/2006 1:39:00 PM PDT by digger48
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To: billorites
W T F ?

Eliminating terms like "Biggie" does not prevent people from pigging out on crap food.

If anything, it's the responsibility of the person eating the large quantities of fat-laden food to *maybe* have a little tiny bit of self-control.

Try grilling a steak, or a pork chop...how about tuna...maybe a little perch or walleye?

Try eating a frickin' salad instead of stuffing a greasy triple burger in your fat face.

This kind of stupid sh!t drives me nuts.

47 posted on 06/11/2006 1:40:07 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Apparently, most who protest for peace do so at the expense of hygiene.)
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To: billorites
Wendy's is also adding a 42-ounce soft drink -- the equivalent of 3-1/2 cans of soda...

Well, only if you order it without ice. But even with ice, that's a big ol' tub o' Coke.

I know the debate between "fat kills" and "carbs kill" is ongoing, and I'm not gonna take sides here, except to note that particularly in fast food places, the fat and the carbs seem to work together. Another big slurp of that sugary soft drink helps you choke down the last greasy bite of that triple bacon cheeseburger. Mmmmmm.

None of this is to suggest that I advocate government mandated portion controls or junk food taxes. We all make our own choices.

48 posted on 06/11/2006 1:40:20 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (Some people are like Slinkies: totally useless, but fun to throw down a stair.)
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To: digger48

She could put a mini-conveyor on top of her "shelves" for that too. She could just open her mouth when she wants a bite. One conveyor to the right of the drink for the Triple Whopper, and one to the left for the pail of fries!


49 posted on 06/11/2006 1:42:00 PM PDT by Fruitbat (I)
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To: billorites
I recently read a long aricle about Wendys. It was all about how they've lost some market share, and they have a lady CEO and some other new guys in place who are really trying to turn it around

Just as a study in the free market and the consumer "business" it's very interesting to study the fast food industry.

I know it doesn't SOUND interesting, but I found it very much so ;)

One point is clear: Their bread and butter is disposable income in the hands of young adults.

50 posted on 06/11/2006 1:42:56 PM PDT by lawnguy (Give me some of your tots!!!)
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