Peace out playa, my fav tribute was when Puff Daddy dedicated I'll Be Missing You to him.
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 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.
From now on, the burger will be named "Seems Bigger Than It Really Is."
I never wanted to be heard in public saying, "Biggie-size that, please." Or, "I'd like a biggie coke."
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.
Goodbye, Mickey D's.
So now we lose the Biggies. They are DESTROYING our culture!!!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Could they give any bigger portions. People in america aren't getting fat enough, and this store is gonna encourage even larger consumption of Sugar stocking sodas!
I'm overweight, and diabetic, I quit drinking sodas, and quit ordering "large" anything in stores, it's just not good for you!
Great for soda companies, bad for your health!