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(Time)   Fast food chains are trying to redefine what it means to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One thing is for certain: their profits will increase along with our waistlines   (moneyland.time.com ) divider line 23
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11237 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Aug 2012 at 8:24 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-08 08:37:21 PM  
3 votes:
I suggest cooking in your home.
2012-08-08 08:30:48 PM  
3 votes:
Breakfast
2nd Breakfast
Elevenses
Luncheon
Tea
Dinner
Supper

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The Fast Food Think Tank
2012-08-08 08:29:18 PM  
3 votes:
High prices for crappy food.

Eat at your local diner, folks. They actually have plates and silverware.
zez
2012-08-09 01:34:56 AM  
1 vote:
I don't understand why people go out in the mornings and sit in a drive-through to order something as simple as a breakfast burrito and coffee?

It's not that hard, I make them for my kids all the time (not the coffee yet, THAT'S ALL MINE!!!!!)

You take a microwave bowl and crack an egg or 2 in it, whip and put in the micro for 60-90 seconds, take it out and chop it up a bit with a for or knife then put it in the tortilla You can then add whatever else you want, (what I do is cook bacon in the oven ahead of time then let it cool and put it in the freezer, take out a few strips, heat them in the microwave and put them on the eggs)

It's not hard, quicker than the drive through and probably costs 50 cents to make.
2012-08-08 10:07:35 PM  
1 vote:
started eating like shiat after workouts, have more energy, can workout more frequently (as in every day if I wanted to) and am losing irritating fat that hasn't been going away despite my best efforts. Kinda cool considering Little Caesars health food. Gunna get cholesterol and other fun stuff checked out after 6 months of it for shiats and giggles.
2012-08-08 10:02:31 PM  
1 vote:

MJMaloney187: Why do people live to eat?


EZ Writer: Too many people live to eat instead of eating to live.


Tangential to the main topic (I do agree that neither fast food nor eating way the heck too much are spectacularly good ideas), but this particular sentiment has always struck me as weird. Yes, we have to eat to live. I doubt you'll find very many people who'd prefer to not have any food, it's pretty self-evident. However, I don't understand why that somehow means that the converse is inherently wrong.

Now, as for the narrow interpretation of 'live to eat' as 'your only purpose in life is to eat things', I actually agree. That's what leads to the sort of grotesque obesity that people for some reason seem to feel compelled to post pics of in this sort of thread. But the unspoken subtext often seems to be that it's somehow bad to simply enjoy eating. Yes, we can live on beans, bananas, peanut butter, and water, for a while anyway, but unless you genuinely like those foods to the exclusion of all else, why should we *have* to if we have the means to procure better?

Eating to excess is not good, eating nothing but crap is not good, and being a snobby douche about how superior your food is to that of those around you is also not good. But that doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with enjoying the foods that you like. Good food is one of life's great pleasures, and like anything else as long as you don't take it to unhealthy extremes there's nothing wrong with it.
2012-08-08 09:55:55 PM  
1 vote:

shinjitsuism: Personally I happen to like McDonalds breakfast products


Sausage egg and cheese McMuffins are like crack.
2012-08-08 09:42:48 PM  
1 vote:

davidphogan: boomquita: I don't see a problem with this. It's not like their extended hours are forcing people to stay up 24 hours a day and eat 6 meals. They're trying to reach a different group of people - those who have to work starting at a ridiculous hour in the morning (or those who work overnight), or drunk people.

You left out the unemployed. There are lots of them with nothing better to do at 3 am.


Nonsense. The employed are busy at home watching commercials about:

• going to ITT Tech
• suing for asbestos or other jobsite-related maladies
• online colleges
• shiat made by ron popeil
2012-08-08 09:33:05 PM  
1 vote:

balisane: WhippingBoy: balisane: I guess I don't really object to more choices of food at more hours, but how often do people eat fast food, anyway? Once a week?

Waaaaaaay off.

Huh. I thought you were supposed to use your money to eat, not eat your money. Okay.

How is it possible to consume and dump that many extra calories, anyway? Even once a week would be like eating for 7.5 days every 7 days. That's 26 extra days of food in a year; almost 13 months of eating for every 12 you live.

I would wager that most people don't exert an extra 56,000 calories' worth of effort in a year.


You're not from the United States, are you?
/hint: the calories aren't "dumped".
2012-08-08 09:29:08 PM  
1 vote:
Waffle House must have backed this article. Serving breakfast to all the people that work/play after hours is their gig.

Besides, the whole idea of whining about what the restaurants sell is just farking stupid. Do people really think fat people are going to suddenly lose weight because they can't order their fill at Taco Bell? Wise up.
2012-08-08 09:25:06 PM  
1 vote:
If only the nearest Chick-Fil-A wasn't 100 miles from my house ... I could explore the controversy.
2012-08-08 09:07:01 PM  
1 vote:

pxlboy: Indubitably: pxlboy: Indubitably: pxlboy: loonatic112358: nytmare: You'll be hungry for coffee and eggs at 7:00 AM, a sandwich at 12:00 PM, and a steak with a vegetable at 6:00 PM and you'll like it. Pizza at 9:00 AM? Fark you, that's not in the rulebook.

I used to eat left over pizza for breakfast

i also used to work in a job where i was lifting heavy loads all day, and was losing weight while eating metric loads of food

Exactly. The people eating like that are usually sitting at a desk all day. The management here has bowls of fresh fruit all around the office as an alternative to the vending machines. That, and all the coffee and tea you can drink.

Having fruit within reach makes it easier to snack better. I have yet to use the vending machines.

How many millions does your biz do in year, friend?

Good catch. We're a large media company; so quite a bit, actually.

I asked you a question you have yet to answer, do you not know?

Over $14bn last year


Nice.
2012-08-08 08:59:43 PM  
1 vote:
I dont want to be your buddy, Rick. I just want some breakfast.
2012-08-08 08:57:31 PM  
1 vote:
I have a great idea... stop farking around w/ the classics and instead offer a vegetarian alternative. Perhaps THAT WAY, my girlfriend will actually say "YES" when I suggest we eat some fast food. I am REALLY getting sick of asian shiat.
2012-08-08 08:54:18 PM  
1 vote:

nytmare: You'll be hungry for coffee and eggs at 7:00 AM, a sandwich at 12:00 PM, and a steak with a vegetable at 6:00 PM and you'll like it. Pizza at 9:00 AM? Fark you, that's not in the rulebook.


I used to eat left over pizza for breakfast

i also used to work in a job where i was lifting heavy loads all day, and was losing weight while eating metric loads of food
2012-08-08 08:50:54 PM  
1 vote:
Hmm... All they are doing is offering foods at non standard times. Odds are the the person who comes in and orders the breakfast sandwich that is now available after midnight would have just ordered something else if that wasn't available.
2012-08-08 08:47:33 PM  
1 vote:
Food is happy.

Be happy.

Love,

;)
2012-08-08 08:45:20 PM  
1 vote:
Personally I happen to like McDonalds breakfast products over their lunch/dinner fare, so I am okay with this.

/Steak, egg and cheese bagel FTW
2012-08-08 08:42:09 PM  
1 vote:
Wasn't it the fast food lobby channeled through the foodies that were saying that it was places like the Food Network and the Cooking Channel that were making people fat and unhealthy? Now they want to gorge you 24/7 for their own profit?

I like the cooking channels. You can make a decent meal at home, control the amount of crap (within reason) in the food, and maybe even do something quasi-gourmet...Unlike the swill coming out of a drive-thru window...

/Alton Brown FTW
2012-08-08 08:38:20 PM  
1 vote:

boomquita: I don't see a problem with this. It's not like their extended hours are forcing people to stay up 24 hours a day and eat 6 meals. They're trying to reach a different group of people - those who have to work starting at a ridiculous hour in the morning (or those who work overnight), or drunk people.


You left out the unemployed. There are lots of them with nothing better to do at 3 am.
2012-08-08 08:35:58 PM  
1 vote:
No, thank you. I don't feel like eating cow rectums today.
2012-08-08 08:32:11 PM  
1 vote:
I prefer places where the food is cooked onsite, and not just assembled from precooked ingredients just thawed this morning
2012-08-08 08:26:32 PM  
1 vote:
"Puddin?"
 
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