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Veterinarian says 4 Burger King meatless burgers a day will grow breasts on men

Burger King has a new artificial-meat Impossible Whopper, advertised as a plant-based, healthier alternative to the beef whopper.

But according to veterinarian James Stangle, DVM, what Burger King doesn’t tell you is that one Impossible Whopper contains 18 million times as much estrogen as the regular beef whopper. Eating four Impossible Whoppers a day will grow boobs on men.

Stangle is a large animal veterinarian in Milesville, South Dakota.

In an article for Tri-State Livestock News, Dr. Stangle writes:

  1. To begin, the impossible whopper patty is made from 24 ingredients, the most important of which is soy protein. The regular whopper patty has just one ingredient, beef. (See the list of ingredients in an impossible whopper patty here.)
  2. The impossible whopper has 44 mg of estrogen and the whopper has 2.5 ng of estrogen. Since there are 1 million nanograms (ng) in one milligram (mg), that means an impossible whopper has 18 million times as much estrogen as a regular hormone-implanted beef whopper.
  3. Six glasses of soy milk per day or four impossible whoppers have enough estrogen to grow boobs on a male.
  4. Nor is the impossible whopper healthier:
    • The impossible whopper (with 630 calories, mainly from added oils) has only 5% fewer calories than the whopper (with 660 calories).
    • The impossible whopper (22 grams) has 10 fewer grams of usable protein than the beef whopper (25 grams). (Protein consists of amino acids. Of the 20 amino acids, 9 are essential. Each of these 9 essential amino acids must meet a certain level to make a complete protein profile. An essential amino acid that does not hit the required amount is “rate limiting”. In beef the rate limiting amino acid is tryptophan, which is at 79% of the required level; in soy protein, however, the rate limiting amino acid is methionine, which is at 41% of the required level. In other words, you would have to eat 2¼ impossible whoppers to get the same protein in one whopper.)
    • The impossible whopper contains a genetically-modified organism (GMO) — leghemoglobin. Leghemoglobin mimics the hemoglobin that gives beef its red color. To make enough leghemoglobin to add to the impossible whopper, scientists spliced the gene for leghemoglobin into yeast, which is then added to the impossible whopper.

It should be pointed out that:

(1) Dr. Stangle is writing for a meat website, Tri-State Livestock News, which calls itself “a leading publication within the livestock industry” and thus has a vested interest in promoting beef against Burger King’s meatless burger.

(2) Stangle provides no sources for his many claims, including the alarming assertion that men will grow breasts from drinking six glasses of soy milk or eating four Burger King impossible whoppers a day.

It turns out the claim about six glasses of soy milk comes from an “unusual” clinical case of a 60-year-old man who developed breasts (gynecomastia) from drinking 3 quarts (twelve 8-oz cups) of soy milk a day. After he discontinued drinking soy milk, his gynecomastia decreased and the estrogen in his  body slowly returned to normal. (See J. Martinez and J.E. Lewi, “An unusual case of gynecomastia associated with soy product consumption,” Endocrine Practice, 14:4, May-June 2008, pp. 415-418.)

According to an article about the impossible burger by Paul Kita in Men’s Health:

[I]n the 2000’s a few small studies and rodent studies appeared to show that compounds within soy called phytoestrogens might disrupt hormones, which could lead to low sperm count and man boobs.

Several news outlets (including this one), may have overblown those findings. “Such a link has never been substantiated in human studies,” says Qi Sun, M.D. assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard, told Men’s Health in October 2018. “I don’t think this is a concern at all.”

In fact, men who consumed diets that included soy had a 29 percent reduced risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a 2018 meta-analysis published in the journal Nutrients.

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So much for libs’ boycott: Chick-fil-A named America’s favorite restaurant chain for fourth year running

From NY Post: Once again, Chick-fil-A has been named America’s favorite restaurant based on customer satisfaction.

For the fourth year in a row, the fast-food chain topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for limited-service restaurant chains. The index is based on results from nearly 23,000 consumers.

Chick-fil-A scored an 86 on the ASCI’s 100-point scale, which is down one point from last year, Forbes reports. For comparison, McDonald’s scored a 69, Burger King a 76 and KFC a 78. Taco Bell scored a 75.
Meanwhile, in regard to pizza places, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s both scored 80 points, with Domino’s at 79 and Little Caesars at just 77.

Chick-fil-A’s high ranking can be attributed to several factors, including the company’s famous customer service training. Business Insider reports that the restaurant was named America’s most polite chain in QSR Magazine’s annual report.

This isn’t the only piece of good news for Chick-fil-A. The chain is expected to become the third bestseller fast-food chain in America, Fox 5 reports. It’s expected to jump past Taco Bell, Burger King and Wendy’s, based on a study conducted by Kalinowski Equity Research.

Making this an even more impressive feat is the fact that Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays, while almost all of its competition is open seven days a week.

What happens when liberals call for a boycott of a fast-food chain…

Not every restaurant is seeing sales moving accordingly with its customer satisfaction score. Forbes reports that McDonald’s, which has a relatively low score in comparison, has reportedly had a strong performance this year. Meanwhile, Papa John’s high score has surprisingly coincided with a drop in sales.

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TDS: Libtards mock President Trump for serving fast food at WH yet Obama was praised for eating fast food

Another fine example of liberals’ hypocrisy on display. Nothing, absolutely NOTHING President Trump does will ever be good enough for them.

I only wish President Trump had served some Chick-fil-A. THAT would have really made libtards’ heads explode!

From Hollywood Reporter: The president hosted NCAA National Champion Clemson University’s football team at the White House earlier that day. The event’s menu consisted of what Trump called “great American food.” Boxes of McDonald’s Quarter Pounders, Big Macs and Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, Domino’s pizza, french fries and Wendy’s wraps were served to the football players.

Due to the partial government shutdown, much of the White House residential staff has been furloughed, so the president personally paid for the fast food served, the White House explained about the unusual menu for the evening.

“I had a choice. Do we have no food for you, because we have a shutdown?” Trump told the team, according to the Associated Press. “Or do we give you some little quick salads that the first lady will make, along with, along with the second lady. They’ll make some salads. And I said, ‘You guys aren’t into salads.'”

On Late Night, host Seth Meyers joked that the athletes were mostly excited to visit the famous house because of one of its former residents. “The players couldn’t wait to get back home to tell their families they got to go into the house Barack Obama used to live in,” said Meyers. ‘”Was that his bedroom?'”

The host later dug into the topic in his “A Closer Look” segment.

A clip of Trump talking to the press about his plans for the night followed. “I think we’re going to serve McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger Kings with some pizza,” he told reporters. “I would think that’s their favorite food.”
“No, dude. I think that’s your favorite food,” responded Meyers. “He thinks he’s being so sly. ‘Normally, I would have a salad for dinner on Monday, but they told me they only eat every fast food.'”

Meyers then asked why Trump referred to the chain restaurant Burger King in the plural tense. “Does he think there’s more than one? ‘We will be having all of the Burger Kings over to the White House for a summit on trade.'” The joke was followed by an image of Trump sitting at a table with three Burger King mascots.

“I think it’s safe to say that had he lost the election, The Burger Kings would have been the name of the food show Trump hosted with Guy Fieri,” Meyers concluded.

Stephen Colbert used Trump’s expertise in fast food to transition topics on The Late Show. “Maybe the president sensed he was in over his head here because he quickly changed the subject to things he is an expert in: Watching football and eating fast food,” said Colbert after he shared a clip of Trump discussing James Comey with reporters. The video of Trump sharing the menu for the football players followed.

“Mr. President, is it possible you’re just projecting your favorite foods onto them?” asked Colbert. “We’re going to eat all of their favorite foods. Burgers, KFC, taco bowls, two scoops of ice cream. We’re gonna watch their favorite movie, the 2016 election results, then I will spank them all with a rolled up Forbes. I hear they’re really into that.

Over on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host said that Trump serving fast food to the team “might be the craziest” thing he did all weekend.

Kimmel shared the clip of Trump stating that the food he planned to serve was the team’s favorite. “What would possibly make you think that?” he asked. “I’ll tell you what made him think that. He’s paying the check, so he had to get the cheapest food they could find.””

“And you know he’s taking whatever they don’t eat back to his bedroom. He’ll be like the rat in Charlotte’s Web tonight rolling around in Quarter Pounders with cheese,” he added.

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Burger King slams net neutrality repeal in Whopper commercial


Because when it comes to understanding net neutrality, the “home of the Whopper” is the first place you think of as your go-to expert.
From Fox News: Never hesitant to share their true feelings, Burger King has called out the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality in a new commercial, explaining the somewhat-confusing decision via Whoopers.
In a spot published to YouTube and shared across the fast food chain’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages Wednesday, the fast food chain has rolled out a fictional spoof illustrating what would happen if the company repealed BK’s faux-equivalent of net neutrality with “Whopper neutrality.”
Customers grow increasingly outraged as they realize that their Whoppers will be prepared in accordance with how much they pay for “MBPS,” or “making burgers per second.” A Burger King staffer explains that “slow MBPS” costs $4.99, which “hyperfast MBPS” will produce their meal for $25.99.
“Are you kidding me? You paid $26 for a Whopper?” one disgruntled customer asks another, to which the cashier replies “He’s higher priority, so…”
A company executive from Burger King confirmed that they are proud to make their first public stand for net neutrality.
“We believe the Internet should be like Burger King restaurants, a place that doesn’t prioritize and welcomes everyone,” Fernando Machado, Burger King’s global chief marketing officer said via press release. “That is why we created this experiment, to call attention to the potential effects of net neutrality.”
This effort aims to help people understand how the repeal of Net Neutrality will impact their lives. The Burger King brand believes the Internet should be like the Whopper sandwich: the same for everyone,” BK further elaborates in the video description on YouTube.
The clip closes with Burger King’s royal King mascot drinking out of an oversized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup mug, just like the one that FCC chairman Ajit Pai has caught heat for using.
Though Business Insider notes that the repeal of net-neutrality rules have not yet officially gone into effect, it should come has no surprise that Burger King is speaking up, as their longtime tagline was “Have it your way.”
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Burger King changes slogan to ‘Be Your Way’ after four decades of ‘Have It Your Way’

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 ‘Have It Your Way’ focuses on only the purchase — the ability to customize a burger. By contrast, ‘Be Your Way’ is about making a connection with a person’s greater lifestyle.

NYDailyNews: Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old “Have It Your Way” slogan in favor of the more personal “Be Your Way.”

The chain says the new tag line will roll out across its marketing in the U.S., including in a TV ad that will begin airing Monday night. The line made its first appearance in an online video last month.

Burger King says in a statement that the new motto is intended to remind people that “they can and should live how they want anytime. It’s ok to not be perfect … Self expression is most important and it’s our differences that make us individuals instead of robots.”

It may seem odd for a fast-food company to champion individuality, but Burger King isn’t the only one trying to project a hip, non-corporate attitude to gain favor with customers. Since 2012, for instance, Taco Bell has been touting its “Live Mas” slogan, which means “live more” in Spanish.

fernandoFernando Machado, Burger King’s senior vice president of global brand management, noted in an interview that “Have It Your Way” focuses on only the purchase — the ability to customize a burger. By contrast, he said “Be Your Way” is about making a connection with a person’s greater lifestyle.

“We want to evolve from just being the functional side of things to having a much stronger emotional appeal,” said Machado, who joined the company in March.

Whether the new tag line can help Burger King’s image over the long term remains to be seen. The company, along with McDonald’s Corp., is fighting to boost sales at a time when people are moving toward foods they feel are fresher or higher quality. And Laura Ries, president of the brand consulting firm Ries & Ries, noted that companies can come across as trying too hard to be cool.

“The problem is that people don’t see themselves as living the Burger King lifestyle,” she said. “You’ve got to be realistic with the place that your brand holds in real life.”

Burger King says new slogan was developed with ad agency David, a unit of WPP.

Machado noted that Burger King hasn’t been actively using the “Have It Your Way” slogan for some time in the U.S. The company, which is based in Miami, Florida, also will stop using its more recent “Taste Is King” motto.

Burger King has been undergoing a series of marketing and menu changes under new management. The chain was bought by investment firm 3G Capital in late 2010, then taken public again in 2012. Soon after, 3G replaced the chain’s CEO and early this year, Axel Schwan was appointed as global chief marketing officer.

In the latest quarter, Burger King said sales at U.S. restaurants open at least a year edged up 0.1 percent. The company said that results were hurt by bad weather.

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