A snippet from a New York Times story yesterday:
The new menu items added by fast-food chains this year indicate as much: a brownie-batter-filled doughnut (Dunkin’ Donuts), a bacon habanero ranch Quarter Pounder (McDonald’s), bacon-filled tater tots (Burger King), a six-slices-of-bacon-and-cheese burger (Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s), a choco-covered pretzel and choco chunk vanilla Blizzard (Dairy Queen), and a chocolate molten lava cake (Arby’s).
Then there’s the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin’ Donuts that Mr. Moran tried. It was rolled out nationally this month after a Massachusetts test that was a ‘viral hit,’ the company’s executive chef told The Boston Globe earlier this month. ‘Within days of the test, people were sending pictures, tweeting ‘look what I got!’ or ‘this is so wrong!’ and it was just incredible.’
If unhealthy food is wrong, restaurant visitors apparently don’t want to be right.
Related: See my 2012 post — especially points two and three — about my favorite nutrition book, “Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics.”
(Image: Dunkin’ Donuts.)