doctorow at October 26th, 2013 10:37 — #1
jim1234 at October 26th, 2013 10:50 — #2
One of the easiest things we can do to improve our health: Never eat at a restaurant that has a drive-thru window.
audiomasochist at October 26th, 2013 10:51 — #3
I thought this would be about something very different, reading that headline. The image included a trashcan full of ketchup and a man in a suit.
vrplumber at October 26th, 2013 11:02 — #4
This is quite a blow to Heinz, I wonder how they will catch up.
bcsizemo at October 26th, 2013 11:23 — #5
I was picturing the ex-CEO wearing the BK "King" suit siting with his head in his hands crying while Ronald McDonald poured a gatorade style water cooler of Heinz ketchup on him...
jardine at October 26th, 2013 11:26 — #6
The switch will be more apparent overseas than in the United States, since McDonald's only serves Heinz ketchup in two domestic markets - Pittsburgh and Minneapolis
Last time I was in a McDonald's, it was Heinz. That's Ontario though.
I'm more worried that Heinz will change their recipe to cut costs, but this does make me less tempted to go to McDonald's. Restaurants that serve inferior ketchup are crap. The worst are the ones that hide it. They'll have Heinz bottles on the tables, but when you taste it, it's not Heinz. They think we won't notice, but we do!
liquidself at October 26th, 2013 11:39 — #7
phew; it s a good thing I never eat at the liquor store.
rider at October 26th, 2013 11:49 — #8
Yeah stupid misconceptions like this are the real reason we have health problems in this country.
nell_anvoid at October 26th, 2013 11:54 — #9
Oh no. This complicates my surprise anniversary dinner plans.
retepslluerb at October 26th, 2013 11:59 — #10
robcruickshank at October 26th, 2013 12:14 — #11
Once their courage is mustered, I'm sure they will relish the chance to go after new customers.
sqlrob at October 26th, 2013 12:17 — #12
If they don't, they're sure in a pickle
jacob_ewing at October 26th, 2013 12:26 — #13
Lettuce not get carried away with cheesy puns now.
starshine at October 26th, 2013 12:28 — #14
Phew, Popeye's is still fair game.
xzzy at October 26th, 2013 12:29 — #15
Have you looked at the nutrition info for the mid-tier "sit down" restaurants? Chili's sells a hamburger that comes in over 2000 calories if you clear the plate.
It's not just drive-thru restaurants that turn us into mountains of blubber, it's eating out in general. Restaurants sell pleasure and to accomplish that they use a ton of salt and fat.
mda at October 26th, 2013 12:31 — #16
I'll add childish behavior to my list of reasons to avoid McD. It won't be displacing unhealthy food and treating employees poorly from the top positions, though.
vrplumber at October 26th, 2013 12:40 — #17
Ya, it will take some time for them to get on a roll.
micah at October 26th, 2013 13:21 — #18
To do that, they'd first have to get off their buns.
mister44 at October 26th, 2013 13:27 — #19
So I'd have to go inside to get my alcohol? No thank you.
jerry_vandesic at October 26th, 2013 13:58 — #20
It's not just that he came from BK, he's still the Vice Chairman of BK. So, he still works for BK. McD would be foolish to continue a business relationship with someone who works for the competition. It's not that complicated.
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