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Old 05-01-2008, 05:28 PM   #1
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People still eat this junk??

Amazing how fast food places that serve such awful stuff are actually making money!
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:49 PM   #2
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hmmm....no significant increase in their menu prices while food prices go up....They must have increased their breading and grisle quotient...
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I thought they closed their stores in my area but is that them, now under the name, "BK"?
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Profit is up!!
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People still eat this junk??

Amazing how fast food places that serve such awful stuff are actually making money!
How do you know it such awful stuff?

Burrrrrrrp......... Goes good with a Corona too.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:02 PM   #5
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For a while when my kids were little we practically lived in Burger King. My wife and I would have an ice tea (with some poopy lemon ) and a Whopper and fries, the kids would get whatever they wanted, and then run around like madmen for an hour of so while we sat in the sun and finally had a chance to talk a little.

For me, good memories of a very happy time.

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Old 05-01-2008, 10:27 PM   #6
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What's so bad about Burger King. When I lived across the street from one for 7 years I went there several times a week. Low cost, good tasting, convenient. Now I live next to a dairy queen and eat there at least twice a week. I realize it's not the healthiest of foods. If I was fighting weight gain I wouldn't go there but i'm 6'6" and weigh 155lbs so I don't think I need to worry about gaining too much weight.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:25 AM   #7
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Their burgers are flame broiled - a bit lower in fat. If you get them without the mayo, they are pretty healthy and not that bad. Definately a step up from McDonalds.
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Their burgers are flame broiled - a bit lower in fat. If you get them without the mayo, they are pretty healthy and not that bad. Definately a step up from McDonalds.
Culver's blows them away.....but the fat content is higher........
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Culver's blows them away.....but the fat content is higher........
I had a Culver's burger for the first time the other day....YUMMY! Then I re-read the menu -- they BUTTER THE HAMBURGER BUNS! No wonder the burger was so tasty. Yikes, I can only imagine the fat content....
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I had a Culver's burger for the first time the other day....YUMMY! Then I re-read the menu -- they BUTTER THE HAMBURGER BUNS! No wonder the burger was so tasty. Yikes, I can only imagine the fat content....
A local restaurant in town serves buffalo burgers. I had one today for lunch, actually. Quite tasty, and much lower in fat than their beef versions.
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We can't all survive on arugula. Someone has to be able to do a hard day's work so our resident philosopher can sit around examining their navel.
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We can't all survive on arugula. Someone has to be able to do a hard day's work so our resident philosopher can sit around examining their navel.

Hey now, who said arugula
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My cheap, filling, and not-too-unhealthy BK choice. Get the combo:
- Chicken sandwich (broiled, no mayo)
- Swap out the fries for a side-salad.
- Swap out the soft drink for a small milkshake.

Not bad for about six bucks. And, for entertainment, you can watch the kids running around like wild animals while their moms and dads relax in the sun and talk for a little while.

Nuthin wrong with that.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:34 PM   #14
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Profit is up!!
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People still eat this junk??

Amazing how fast food places that serve such awful stuff are actually making money!
Isn't it amazing how people throw away money on fast-food garbage? samclem's post notwithstanding, most of it is overpriced and unhealthful, but as long it's convenient no one gives a s**t.
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Isn't it amazing how people throw away money on fast-food garbage? samclem's post notwithstanding, most of it is overpriced and unhealthful, but as long it's convenient no one gives a s**t.
Isn't it amazing how some people feel the need to be so judgmental about what other people choose to do with their own bodies and their own money when those choices don't deny the rights of said critics?

I rarely have fast food and I rarely want it, but man, I get tired of the holier-than-thou attitude of the Food Police.
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Isn't it amazing how some people feel the need to be so judgmental about what other people choose to do with their own bodies and their own money when those choices don't deny the rights of said critics?

I rarely have fast food and I rarely want it, but man, I get tired of the holier-than-thou attitude of the Food Police.
Lol its ok man. These are message boards. People are loopy when they think they got a point.
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Isn't it amazing how some people feel the need to be so judgmental about what other people choose to do with their own bodies and their own money when those choices don't deny the rights of said critics?

I rarely have fast food and I rarely want it, but man, I get tired of the holier-than-thou attitude of the Food Police.
Who's denying your right to choose to eat crap? But I do have the right to express my thoughts. This is a forum, not a choir.

And on the topic of fast foods, if you can't stand the heat, get INTO the kitchen.Or are YOU too busy labeling others who don't agree with YOUR life-style to try being creative, and perhaps save money as well.
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Not bad for about six bucks. And, for entertainment, you can watch the kids running around like wild animals while their moms and dads relax in the sun and talk for a little while.

Nuthin wrong with that.
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I understand that Sen Obama and Rev Wright enjoy a Whopper, fries and sugared soda together at BK from time to time.......
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if i'm gonna eat fast food, it will be BK first, then wendy's...no mcd's ever. i like BK's chicken fries and crsispy chicken sandwich. the rest goes through me faster than a greased pig on a slip'n slide
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