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5 Worst Drive-Thru Foods(suggestions for Dinner)
Yahoo "Health" ^ | Apr 08, 2011 | By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding

Posted on 04/13/2011 7:19:05 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

How much time did you spend in your car last week? Ten hours? Fifteen maybe? Wow, that sounds like a lot. But it's still probably an underestimate: As it turns out, the average American now spends 21 hours per week stuck inside a mobile metal box.

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Doesn't this make ya HUNGRY!
1 posted on 04/13/2011 7:19:08 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

21 hours...avg 40 mph = 840 miles x 52 weeks = 43,680 miles per year. I don’t think so....


2 posted on 04/13/2011 7:23:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Its probably an average of 10 mph, stuck in traffic trying to get to work or home.


3 posted on 04/13/2011 7:25:37 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Fried egg rolls from Dodge’s Store in Basset, Va


4 posted on 04/13/2011 7:25:45 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Not sure if the number in the article is accurate, but I am guessing most people are also sitting a traffic lights or going very slow on the highway during a good portion of their commute. My wife works maybe 6 miles from home, but has a 30+ minute commute most days.


5 posted on 04/13/2011 7:26:28 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: US Navy Vet

Ah, US Navy vet.....
that’s why it’s SO great being retired...
from the Navy!


6 posted on 04/13/2011 7:26:44 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: US Navy Vet

A tuna sandwich made the list?

How odd.


7 posted on 04/13/2011 7:29:32 AM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber thigns in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: US Navy Vet

""3. WORST BURGER
Hardee’s 2/3 lb. Monster Thickburger
1,320 calories
95 g fat (36 g saturated)
3,020 mg sodium

At one-third pound of beef, the original Thickburger offers plenty by way of gluttony, but compared to this thing it appears positively conservative. Mashed between beef and bun are 4 strips of bacon, 3 slices of cheese, and a big gob of mayonnaise. That's how it earns nearly twice the saturated fat you should consume in an entire day!""

8 posted on 04/13/2011 7:29:32 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: US Navy Vet
Nation of Nancies Alert...

We've called Quizno's out for this sandwich before, and we'll keep at it until they decide trim back on the excesses.

OK Mommy pants.

9 posted on 04/13/2011 7:30:23 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: US Navy Vet

When road tripping, my personal preference is Sonic. They serve their burgers in those neat foil envelopes which are perhaps the most sanitary way to eat while driving without getting ketchup and mustard up and down your shirt, or juggling wrappers, boxes, etc. The McDonald breakfast bagels are served in a similar paper envelope as well. Wish they’d do something simliar with their burgers...


10 posted on 04/13/2011 7:30:45 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: iowamark

Looks good,but I’m not sure if only one will be enough for dinner.


11 posted on 04/13/2011 7:31:13 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: US Navy Vet
This David Zinczenko guy could do some good with food comparisons. Nothing wrong about knowing what the specific health details of the food. But he goes on a moral high ground with it. Oh, the things he says are the “worst” look very tasty.
12 posted on 04/13/2011 7:31:41 AM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: iowamark

That looks good, but probably not what you would actually get.


13 posted on 04/13/2011 7:31:41 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: driftdiver

The estimate is a crap figure

Lets say you commute, the national average in cities is about 25 minutes.. but lets make it an even thirty to make the math easier.

30 minute commute each way to work... 1 hour per day 5 days a week = 5 hours

Lets say you go to the gym, and that adds 15 minutes each way... another 1/2 hour and you do that 3 days a week.. you’re pretty dedicated... so 1.5 hours per week.

Lets say you do typical shopping or errands during the week.. maybe 30 minutes per trip 2-3 trips a week... another 1 to 1.5 hours per week

And lets say on weekends you are running around like crazy and like to hit the open road and go places... another say 4 hours per day for 2 days.. 8 hours

So all that tallied up adds up to 15.5 hours on the top side. and I really don’t think folks spend 4 hours a day on the weekends in their car.. but giving that as an outrageous example. you still don’t get to 21 hours per week.

10-15 would be my guess for the typical person in their car.


14 posted on 04/13/2011 7:36:59 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

I know a lot of people who spend more than that in their car.

In my area a 45 minute to 1 hour commute is average. Going anywhere to shop is a 30 minute to 1 drive each way.

I’d say the 15-20 hour range for total car time is realistic.


15 posted on 04/13/2011 7:40:39 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: US Navy Vet; beaversmom; Farmer Dean
Heart Attack Grill


16 posted on 04/13/2011 7:42:05 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: US Navy Vet

He should just list the food and keep his whining nancy-boy face shut.

It all looks very good.


17 posted on 04/13/2011 7:42:44 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: US Navy Vet
the average American now spends 21 hours per week stuck inside a mobile metal box.

Thats insane. and we wonder why . . .

18 posted on 04/13/2011 7:49:41 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: US Navy Vet
We've called Quizno's out for this sandwich before, and we'll keep at it until they decide trim back on the excesses.

Such a scold!

19 posted on 04/13/2011 7:51:14 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: beaversmom

C’mon, I’ve NEVER had fast food that didn’t look EXACTLY like the pretty adverts!


20 posted on 04/13/2011 7:52:23 AM PDT by Maverick68
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21 posted on 04/13/2011 7:54:01 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: matginzac

No more PFT tests or Body Fat Measures :-)!


22 posted on 04/13/2011 7:54:26 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Maverick68

They should be sued for false advertising, or we should stand there and refuse to pay until they deliver something faintly similar to the pics.


23 posted on 04/13/2011 7:54:30 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: nerdwithagun

Zinczenko is an unabashed Obama supporter and regularly gets on his high horse. I was a subscriber to Men’s Health magazine for 10 years and recently let my subscription lapse. I’m tired of reading poorly-penned articles by leftists bitching about how unhealthy this place is or how fattening that food is. They went from having really solid fitness and diet articles to namby-pamby diatribes against States and their waistlines.

I wrote them a letter and simply said, “Keep your California political crap out of this magazine and maybe you won’t continue to hemorrhage readers.”

Incidentally, if anyone has any recommendations on a good fitness magazine that’s NOT run or owned by Rodale, I’m all ears.


24 posted on 04/13/2011 8:02:11 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: beaversmom

Yes maa’m, I understand the sentiment, but if I’m ordering fast food, I usually don’t have the time to sit and argue with the manager.
Unfortunately, it is what it is....


25 posted on 04/13/2011 8:02:17 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: US Navy Vet

We don’t have any of those place (except Dairy Queen) in So Cal.

I’m going to stick with a Double Double, animal style today.

Only 670 Calories, I know, but so tastey!


26 posted on 04/13/2011 8:03:40 AM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: Maverick68

Yeah, I eat my dollar McDouble or Doublestack and I don’t say a word. If I want a better burger, I go to a better restaurant or I make one at home.


27 posted on 04/13/2011 8:08:33 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: iowamark

Who the hell puts mayo on a burger? Disgusting.


28 posted on 04/13/2011 8:09:15 AM PDT by 03A3
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To: US Navy Vet

First let me say - EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT!

That said, some folks want to eat healthier. As long as that is their choice, I support them having a choice.

I like this Eat This/Not That approach. The author gives reasonable alternatives, without telling people then need to exist on roots and sawdust.

Vote with your wallet. Order what you want, and restaurants will provide it.


29 posted on 04/13/2011 8:11:27 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: US Navy Vet

You all may think this guy is a nancy-boy, and you’d be right, but he’s performing a very valuable service for you.

See, you might *think* that you have a right to eat whatever the sam-hill-tootin’ you feel like eating. But, oh no. You don’t. Under ObamaCare, you will eat what we tell you to eat, so that you don’t contribute to added health care costs. Can’t have valuable taxpayers having heart attacks or anything, thus keeping them from paying taxes while also making them into health care consumers, can we? Nooooo...you will eat lentils and sprouts, and you’ll like it.


30 posted on 04/13/2011 8:15:35 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (What if God doesn't WANT the Gospel rescued from fundamentalism?)
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To: Sacajaweau

Need to subtract 104 days for weekends if basing just on work commute. Most people I know do not work Saturday and Sunday and that includes me.

840 x 37.29wks = 31,323.60

I drive that much per year to work and back.

Just another perspective.


31 posted on 04/13/2011 8:16:46 AM PDT by Bruinator (God is Great.... Beer is good.... Muzzies are.........?)
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To: iowamark

I’ll have the quad burger,large fries,and a small diet Coke.


32 posted on 04/13/2011 8:21:17 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: US Navy Vet

Nothing wrong with eating any of this stuff....just not every day!!!


33 posted on 04/13/2011 8:22:41 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Maverick68

Rick, have you ever heard the expression, "the customer is always right?"

34 posted on 04/13/2011 8:23:41 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (What if God doesn't WANT the Gospel rescued from fundamentalism?)
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To: Sacajaweau
avg 40 mph

In rush hour congestion in Houston traffic?

Man I wish I could average that speed. Then the 21 hours wouldn't sound like a low estimate. Not to mention the running to girl scouts, dance class, back to school is on 35 mph streets with lots of stop signs and traffic lights.

35 posted on 04/13/2011 8:28:04 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: US Navy Vet

I was going to go and order one of these for lunch, but none of those chains are nearby (except Mickey D’s, and they stopped serving breakfast)


36 posted on 04/13/2011 8:35:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: iowamark

even I have to admit....I could have wolfed down a Thickburger when I was 20....but not today.


37 posted on 04/13/2011 8:35:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Great Movie !!!


38 posted on 04/13/2011 8:38:55 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

LOL. Great movie. Sometimes I feel like doing this, especially given the present circumstances.


39 posted on 04/13/2011 8:39:09 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Farmer Dean
I’ll have the quad burger,large fries,and a small diet Coke.

I would order that, Diet Coke being the only cola I drink. I'm not over weight either, I prefer the taste of Diet Coke.

40 posted on 04/13/2011 8:42:52 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: US Navy Vet

“Doesn’t this make ya HUNGRY!”

It sure does! My stomach is rumbling now.


41 posted on 04/13/2011 8:43:24 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: US Navy Vet
The best burger places are the mom and pop ones.

But if on the road in a hurry or somewhere where I don't know where the good places are, I sure do like the Jack in the Box Ultimate Cheeseburger, curly fries and a sweet tea. lol

42 posted on 04/13/2011 8:44:06 AM PDT by Red6
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To: HamiltonJay

You are completely forgetting those of us with 4 kids who have track meets, karate lessons, ballet, music lessons, Little League practice 3x week + games 2x week, Boy Scouts, cub scouts, weekend trips away. . .

Moms are constantly in their cars.

And for the past 13 years my commute was 2 hours one way (live 45 miles East of San Francisco); last year I moved just 14 miles northwest and my commute is now under an hour. Freeway traffic makes a big difference. . .(I take a different freeway now, plus BART).


43 posted on 04/13/2011 8:48:10 AM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Rick, have you ever heard the expression, "the customer is always right?"

A terrific, vastly underrated movie.

Falling Down.

44 posted on 04/13/2011 8:54:56 AM PDT by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: occamrzr06

DQ burgers are outstanding...I will stop there if I have the choice before any other fast food. Throw in a medium blizzard and life is good. YES...I do work out so moderation is the key folks. excercise and enjoy what you want...


45 posted on 04/13/2011 9:02:17 AM PDT by oust the louse (We have moved decisively from a Nation of makers to a Nation of takers.)
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To: occamrzr06
I’m going to stick with a Double Double, animal style today.

One of the few things I miss since leaving So Cal.

46 posted on 04/13/2011 9:03:32 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: evets

http://daiquirihut.com/

Drive thru daquiris. It’s why sport utes have cupholders.


47 posted on 04/13/2011 9:04:32 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: iowamark
They have a Heart Attack Grill in Dallas now: http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Heart-attack-restaurant-to-North-Texas-118792034.html

Maybe the food still taste's good there?

We have in the name of public safety, environmentalism, the children, multiculturalism and every other special and concerned group found ways to even make laws that dictate what oil is used to cook fries in, we force places to over cook the meat (well done) and kids get apple slices they don't care for....... Of course, for your safety, you can't smoke on private property in many places anymore even if the store owner and clients want too......... They now dictate or at least recommend even how you cook a frigging potato! Think about that! A potato! Since after all if you cook it in oil that's hot carcinogens are created. We now are debating extra taxes on soda and are even considering removing chocolate milk in schools, telling parents that the food they give their children is inappropriate and won't let kids eat the brown bag they brought from home.............. Welcome to the United Socialist America.

At some point the surgeon general of the USA will figure out that given a long enough span of time, life leads to death in 100% of the subjects.

That should be their slogan- "Where food still tatses good."

48 posted on 04/13/2011 9:07:40 AM PDT by Red6
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To: evets

Your picture brings to mind an old Drew Carey quote:
“Drive-thru liquor stores-almost a good idea!”


49 posted on 04/13/2011 9:12:38 AM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Haiku Guy

First let me say - EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT!

I’m with you on that. I’ve personally tried to make healthier choices as I age, but I do indulge, and absolutely do not want Government telling anybody what they can or can’t eat.


50 posted on 04/13/2011 9:28:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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