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  • Advertised Fast Food Vs. Reality

    Picture is worth a 1000 words right?

    You know your not gonna get the exact same thing as the picture, but it doesn't look anything like the picture, borderline false advertising!

    http://alphaila.com/articles/?p=452

    Theres a bunch on the website, here's one of them:

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    Well I'm European and I've been to the states a lot of times and lemme tell ya, there's a HUGE difference. The food quality at fast food chains in the US has been noticeably lower every time I've been there to that of it's European cousins.

    I've noticed KFC is pretty much disgusting everywhere though lol. McDonald's is so so (almost the same as in the states) while BK is much much better in Europe than in the states. Order a Whopper over here (Denmark atleast) and it's usually the size as shown on the picture and great quality, tastes very good for a fast food chain. Haven't been to Subway over there so can't tell. Same with Pizza Hut and all the others.

    We don't have Wendy's, a shame too because I actually like that one a lot. Tastes great imho.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by BroncosDivision View Post
      Well I'm European and I've been to the states a lot of times and lemme tell ya, there's a HUGE difference. The food quality at fast food chains in the US has been noticeably lower every time I've been there to that of it's European cousins.

      I've noticed KFC is pretty much disgusting everywhere though lol. McDonald's is so so (almost the same as in the states) while BK is much much better in Europe than in the states. Order a Whopper over here (Denmark atleast) and it's usually the size as shown on the picture and great quality, tastes very good for a fast food chain. Haven't been to Subway over there so can't tell. Same with Pizza Hut and all the others.

      We don't have Wendy's, a shame too because I actually like that one a lot. Tastes great imho.
      Yeah Wendy's does a great job, at least at the one by my College. There food looks way better than the other's around here.

      I wonder how many people would have a sudden urge to get a whopper if the second picture was shown instead of the first lol.

      Taco Hell is always Attrocious.
      I mean, it's suppose to have meat inside right?
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        Originally posted by BroncoFanNC View Post
        Yeah Wendy's does a great job, at least at the one by my College. There food looks way better than the other's around here.

        I wonder how many people would have a sudden urge to get a whopper if the second picture was shown instead of the first lol.

        Taco Hell is always Attrocious.
        I mean, it's suppose to have meat inside right?
        I find that with Wendy's you usually get what they advertise. Theyre probably one of the better ones in actually giving you what they say they sell. I likes me some Wendy's.

        Another good place is In'N'Out. Theyre not flashy and barely advertise (if at all) yet theyre popular as heck out here and make a darn good burger.

        MickieD, Burger King, Jack in the Box and all the like are crap. Theyve been so used to being the #1's for so long that they dont even make an attempt anymore.
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          Originally posted by BroncoFanNC View Post
          Taco Hell is always Attrocious.
          I mean, it's suppose to have meat inside right?
          That's sad wow lol..
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          • #6
            Del Taco is pretty bad about this too... their carne asada taco looks like its got a lot of meet to it, but it really doesn't
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              • #8
                The real ones look better to me. They look more filling and higher quality. They seem to play an homage.

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                • #9
                  Jack in the Box Tacos FTW!!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RaiderFanSD View Post
                    Jack in the Box Tacos FTW!!!!!!
                    Jack is only good when they feel like it.

                    I got my combo #12 last night and it was pretty lame.

                    LOL I like in a town with 5 Jack In the Boxes.

                    Thats one cool thing about living in the west coast haha
                    Now go get your shine box

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jc13 View Post
                      Jack is only good when they feel like it.

                      I got my combo #12 last night and it was pretty lame.

                      LOL I like in a town with 5 Jack In the Boxes.

                      Thats one cool thing about living in the west coast haha
                      I just had some Jack In the Box tacos.. so bad for you but MMM. And yea, they're all over socal

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                      • #12
                        America's Top 5 Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants

                        By Tracy Minkin and Brittani Renaud

                        Who hasn’t unwrapped a sandwich while driving down the highway or pulled a hard U-turn into a fast-food joint on the way home from a late meeting or soccer game? We practically live in our cars, so we need quick food, and please, we’d like it to be healthy.

                        Well, guess what: We surveyed the nation’s 100 largest fast-food chains, as defined by the number of locations, and found many are creating menus that look more and more like what we’d cook ourselves (if we had the time)—from nutritious soups and healthy salads to fresh whole grains and sensible desserts. Even better: They’re offering good-news Mexican, Asian, and Mediterranean fare.

                        Using criteria that was created with the help of our expert panel, we scored the chains on such factors as the use of healthy fats and preparations, healthy sodium counts in entrees, availability of nutritional information, and the use of organic produce to determine the 10 highest-ranking restaurants.

                        One big surprise: A traditional fast-food chain, McDonald’s, cracked our top 10. Sure, it’s the home of the Big Mac, but did you know it also serves a mean yogurt-and-granola parfait? Here, the standouts that are making grabbed food healthy food.


                        1. Panera Bread
                        Over 1,230 locations nationwide (and in Canada)

                        This bakery-cafe-based eatery wowed our judges with a comprehensive menu of healthy choices for every meal. “Variety makes it easy for everyone to choose healthy,” praises registered dietitian and panelist Marisa Moore. What does that mean for you? For starters, you can pick from two whole-grain breads for your sandwich and have an apple with it instead of chips (though the chips are fine, too—they can be baked!). Half-size soups, salads, and sandwiches make it a cinch to control portion size. Also, most of the chicken is antibiotic- and hormone-free, a rarity for large chains.

                        Panera also won top honors for kid fare, dishing out RD-approved crowd-pleasers like squeezable organic yogurt, PB&J (with all-natural peanut butter), and grilled organic cheese on white whole-grain bread.

                        We love: Delicious, nutrient-packed combos like a half–Turkey Artichoke on focaccia bread with a bowl of black bean or garden vegetable soup.
                        Danger zone: Sticky buns and cheese danishes are on display at the counter.

                        2. Jason’s Deli
                        206 locations in the West, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, South

                        How did this up-and-comer snag second place? Largely because of its devotion to organic food: About one-fifth of all its ingredients are organic, from blue-corn tortilla chips and whole-wheat wraps to field greens and spinach. Plus, its creative salads—like the Nutty Mixed-Up Salad with organic field greens, grapes, chicken breast, feta cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries, pumpkinseeds, raisins, and organic apples—make you actually want to order the greens.

                        Our judges applauded the portion-control option: Reduced sizes of, say, a stuffed baked potato, are $1 less. Jason’s menu also highlights ultrahealthy sandwiches and provides the nutitional info.

                        We love: Being able to build any sandwich on an organic whole-wheat wrap.
                        Danger zone: High-sodium counts on some sandwiches; if sodium is a concern, stick to the ultrahealthy choices.

                        3. Au Bon Pain
                        280 locations nationwide

                        A pioneer in healthy fast food, Au Bon Pain serves up sandwiches, soups, salads, and hot entrees made with whole grains, veggies, and hormone-free chicken.

                        New this year: Portions, a 14-item menu of nutritious small plates—from appetizers like apples, blue cheese, and cranberries to salads like chickpea and tomato—all of which are less than 200 calories. Another impressive feature: Au Bon Pain provides on-site nutritional information via computer kiosks, so before you even order you know each option’s calories, fat, and sodium. “It’s a great way to empower customers,” praises judge Amy Jamieson-Petonic.

                        We love: Yummy low-cal soups, from Jamaican Black Bean to Fire Roasted Exotic Grains and Vegetables.
                        Danger zone: The sodium counts can get high if you don’t pay attention.

                        4. Noodles and Company
                        204 locations in West, Midwest, South

                        Noodles and Company isn’t your typical greasy Asian food-court joint. In fact, it goes beyond Asian fare and cuts out the grease (only healthy soybean oil is used in sauteing). Here, you choose from three food types: Asian, Mediterranean, or American, then within each style, pick from four noodle bowl options. Lean proteins—hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken, beef, shrimp, and organic tofu—can be added, too.

                        The result? Tasty combos like Japanese Pan Noodles with broccoli, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, Asian sprouts, and sauteed beef. Also key: “You don’t have to chow down on a giant bowl of noodles. You can opt for a small portion,” says judge Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, Health’s Senior Food and Nutrition Editor. The small Bangkok Curry bowl has just 250 calories.

                        We love: The whole-grain linguine—usually hard to find when eating out.
                        Danger zone: The desserts. The only options are two kinds of cookies and a Rice Krispy Treat bar that checks in at 530 calories and 19 grams of fat!

                        5. Corner Bakery Cafe
                        111 locations in West, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, South

                        What sets Corner Bakery apart? A fantastic breakfast menu, which is rare in the quick-serve world. We love the Farmer’s Scrambler: eggs scrambled with red and green bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms, potatoes, and Cheddar cheese. (It’s only 260 calories when ordered with egg whites.) There’s also Swiss oatmeal, a chilled European breakfast cereal made with rolled oats, green apples, bananas, currants, dried cranberries, low-fat yogurt, and skim milk.

                        But Corner Bakery also has healthy salads, sandwiches, and soups made with whole grains, fresh, lean meats, and vegetables, as well as great portion-controlled combinations that make limiting calories a no-brainer.

                        We love: Healthy oven-roasted chicken that comes on most pastas and salads.
                        Danger zone: You have to go to their Web site to get nutritional info.
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