"While other restaurants were a bunch of Nancy-boys and became low-carb cowards in the face of moronic 'they made me fat' lawsuits, you did the AMERICAN thing," John Frensley, a 22-year-old college student from Texas, wrote in an e-mail, "by spitting in the face of lawyers, nutritionists and food-nazi types and offering a monument to Americanism."Here, here! I’m also amused by the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s gradual transformation into a robotic toy that spouts overwrought slogans whenever you yank its chain. In the past, they have called a fast-food meal “a heart attack on a plate”; they call the Monster Thickburger the “fast-food equivalent of a snuff film.” I’m sure the executives at Hardee’s regard this as free publicity. And good on 'em, I say.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Posted by Glen Whitman at 2:15 PM
This L.A. Times article nicely documents the growing backlash against the food police, as exemplified by Hardee’s new Monster Thickburger. Hardee’s has actually been getting fan mail about the 1,420-calorie sandwich: