Bite-sized News: New menu items -- Bacon sundae and 5-patty Whopper
Some fast-food chains are moving toward healthier menu options to entice customers, while others seem to be trying to tip the gross-factor scale. Which do you prefer?
Taco Bell and Burger King are just two chains that recently added healthier items to their menus in many U.S. locations. Great idea, right? So why do others (or in some cases, the same chains) add some of the crazier, not-so-healthy items?
Whoop it up!
In Japan — recognized by the World Health Organization in 2000 as one of the healthiest countries — Burger King is marking a milestone by offering a five-patty Whopper. Five times the fun or cause to find a cardiologist? This limited-time offer is Burger King's way of celebrating its five-year anniversary in Japan.
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Shaking things up?
Isn't it funny that a favorite breakfast food — bacon — has been one of the latest and greatest food trends for a while now? Talk about staying power! We've been finding bacon popping up in all sorts of food and drink from milkshakes to martinis to desserts. So it only makes sense that Burger King would unveil a bacon sundae as part of its Summer Menu. Sure.
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Bacon in the summer sun
The other Burger King Summer Menu items at least seem to make sense — summer barbecues and all. The seasonal items include the Memphis pulled pork BBQ sandwich, the Carolina BBQ Whopper or Chicken Sandwich, Texas BBQ Whopper or Chicken Sandwich; sweet potato fries and frozen lemonade.
Bring it (or not)!
So, the question is, would you try a bacon sundae or a 5-patty whopper? After indulging in a fast food meal complete with a burger and fries, is there even room for a sundae, much less one filled with bacon?
The bacon sundae, made with vanilla soft-serve with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and a piece of bacon, has 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar. Isn't it swimsuit season?