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Supersize Me!

Fast food. We all grew up with our favorites. Remember when McDonald’s had only served a million people? Now it’s over billions served. That’s a lot of Big Macs. Yea, we couldn’t wait till they brought that McRib thing back. They giveth and they taketh away. The advertising agency played us, they played us well. Still do today.

Only other thing I can think of that will (literally) drive us to distraction... Feeling satisfied.

What satisfies you? Is it getting an Arby’s roast beef sandwich for less than 2 bucks? How about those McNugget things that closely resemble chicken? I found out what exactly is in those nuggets. Hey, I’m not gonna burst your bubble. You want to know, Google it.

Saw a picture on Facebook the other day that read something like, "McDonald’s NEW 40-piece Chicken McNuggets!" Wow, you can feed the whole family! Maybe not. At least not in America, the land of over-sized portions.

We had a conversation around this a while back about these super-sized portions. Rick posed the idea of fast food and profits stating that there’s a ceiling on the amount of money a fast food joint can make because there's only a certain number of people they can sell to in a day.

The fast food industry devised a clever and successful plan for getting people to buy more hamburgers, etc. to increase their profits:

#1 Add artificial flavors to make the food more addictive. (Consistant customers ensure reliable profits.)

#2 Use the cheapest ingredients possible with flavor enhancers to make it “taste” good; make you crave it and want to eat more. Cheap food means bigger profits too.

Hey, whatever your “favorite” is, enjoy. Remember there’s “real food” out there, just waiting for you to find it.

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