Skip to comments.5 Worst Drive-Thru Foods(suggestions for Dinner)
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at health.yahoo.net ...
21 hours...avg 40 mph = 840 miles x 52 weeks = 43,680 miles per year. I don’t think so....
Its probably an average of 10 mph, stuck in traffic trying to get to work or home.
Fried egg rolls from Dodge’s Store in Basset, Va
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.
Ah, US Navy vet.....
that’s why it’s SO great being retired...
from the Navy!
A tuna sandwich made the list?
""3. WORST BURGER
Hardees 2/3 lb. Monster Thickburger
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!""
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.
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...
Looks good,but I’m not sure if only one will be enough for dinner.
That looks good, but probably not what you would actually get.
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.
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.
He should just list the food and keep his whining nancy-boy face shut.
It all looks very good.
Thats insane. and we wonder why . . .
Such a scold!
C’mon, I’ve NEVER had fast food that didn’t look EXACTLY like the pretty adverts!
No more PFT tests or Body Fat Measures :-)!
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.
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.
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....
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!
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.
Who the hell puts mayo on a burger? Disgusting.
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.
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.
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.
I’ll have the quad burger,large fries,and a small diet Coke.
Nothing wrong with eating any of this stuff....just not every day!!!
Rick, have you ever heard the expression, "the customer is always right?"
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.
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)
even I have to admit....I could have wolfed down a Thickburger when I was 20....but not today.
Great Movie !!!
LOL. Great movie. Sometimes I feel like doing this, especially given the present circumstances.
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.
“Doesn’t this make ya HUNGRY!”
It sure does! My stomach is rumbling now.
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
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).
A terrific, vastly underrated movie.
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...
One of the few things I miss since leaving So Cal.
Drive thru daquiris. It’s why sport utes have cupholders.
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."
Your picture brings to mind an old Drew Carey quote:
“Drive-thru liquor stores-almost a good idea!”
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.