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World Cup Burger

Posted Jun 14 2014 10:40pm

Ok I am sure there will be people excited about this giant of a buger but is there really a need?

FAST food chain McDonald’s is launching a giant burger for the World Cup – flying in the face of its healthier food policy.

The burger will be 40 per cent bigger than a Big Mac and new president Steve Easterbrook admitted: “The emphasis has changed.

To celebrate the World Cup, that huge sporting event everyone in the world but the United States cares about, McDonald’s will be offering a special World Cup burger that will be forty percent larger than the normal Big Mac patty. At first I was impressed, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it’s actually not that big of a deal. I’m going to assume that the Big Mac is roughly the same size in other countries as it is in the United States, which is to say, it’s not that big. I mean, the sandwich itself is big, once all the ingredients are stacked on, but the patty itself is rather small and flimsy.

McDonalds in Australia actually is offering a choice of the Brazil Burger as well as the Argentina burger (France burger is coming next…)

World Cup Burger

McDonalds World Cup Brazil Burger

“We are a burger business. Our traditional menu – hamburger, cheeseburger, Big Mac and chicken sandwich – is front and centre of our plans.

“Everybody loves a burger and there is nothing wrong with that.

“It’s time to be proud, to say ‘We’re a good burger company’.”

Three years ago McDonald’s adopted a healthier menu, including salads and fresh fruit, after bowing to pressure to encourage healthy eating, especially among youngsters. But only a small number of customers bought the products.McDonald has seen its revenue grow by 30 per cent in the US while sales in Britain have been flat since 2002 when the healthier menu was brought in.

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has blasted McDonald’s and wants burgers to carry the same health warnings as cigarettes.

He said: “We have got to start conveying a serious message about exactly how bad these foods are.”

I am personally a bit split about this subject. If people really want to eat this much burger that is there own fault. The trouble is that people love to try to sue companies for making them fat. On the other hand, society as a whole suffers because of people making very bad health decisions and eating these very bad foods.

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