Topic: unhealthy food

New Taco Bell Dollar Menu Is Reminder That ‘Value Menus’ Are Generally Devoid Of Value

New Taco Bell Dollar Menu Is Reminder That 'Value Menus' Are Generally Devoid Of Value

Large fast food chains are in constant competition for the money of each other’s customers, so they’re always coming out with new ways to get ahead of the game, such as decreasing the already suspiciously low prices or coming out with depressingly unhealthy, gimmicky menu items. In order to compete with the terribly popular Dollar Menu at McDonald’s, make-believe-Mexican chain Taco Bell has debuted its own similar list of value options. More »

The Loaded Breakfast Sandwich: Jack In The Box’s Newest Middle Finger To America’s Health

The Loaded Breakfast Sandwich: Jack In The Box's Newest Middle Finger To America's Health

Did you see this week’s Parks and Recreation? It marvelously skewered the embarrassing trend of fast food restaurants deciding that the health of the country is less important than offering something huge, highly caloric,and unnecessarily unhealthy. Of course, this is a real thing that is happening–as underscored by Jack in the Box‘s newest menu item: The Loaded Breakfast Sandwich. Please, America. Your heart can’t handle this sandwich. More »

Lay’s Do Us A Flavor Contest Exposes What America Loves To Eat: Meat And Cheese

Lay's Do Us A Flavor Contest Exposes What America Loves To Eat: Meat And Cheese

Apparently, Frito-Lay is out of ideas. I mean, once you’ve gone Loaded Baked Potato Flavor, there’s really nowhere to go, right? So, the potato chip maker has done what all great/lazy minds do: Turned to crowdsourcing. In July, they launched the Lay’s Do Us A Flavor contest, a Facebook app that has turned at least 1.1 million Americans into armchair culinary revolutionaries. It’s also revealed what we look for in our snacks–chiefly, meat and cheese. More »

Classier, But Not Healthier: France Rolls Out The McBaguette

Classier, But Not Healthier: France Rolls Out The McBaguette

Don’t let the french fool you: they love McDonald’s just as much as Americans do. But because they are French, they like their McDonald’s (they call it “McDo’s” over there)  with an air of distinction. Of class. Of bready-ness. Which is why I’m a little surprised that it’s taken so long for the McBaguette to become a thing. Oui! You can now become the epitome of an American in Paris, by eating your hamburger on a long, crispy roll. I guess it’s better than hot dog stuffed pizza crust? Maybe? More »

Fast Food’s Popularity Is Dropping, So They’re Dropping Their Prices

Fast Food's Popularity Is Dropping, So They're Dropping Their Prices

There’s a saying in among advertisers and web developers: you can’t have something that is cheap, good, and fast. You can have a project completed quickly and inexpensively, but it won’t be done well;you can have it done quickly and well, but it won’t be cheap; or you can have something done inexpensively and well, but it won’t be quick. Fast food manufacturers seem to be realizing the same thing–they know their product is fast, but most people knows it isn’t good. So, they’re making it really, really cheap. More »