March2010


No more Pizza Hut for troops in Afghanistan

Posted on March 25th, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

According to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hall, all Orange Julius, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Dairy Queen locations that serve US soldiers (and presumably all allied forces) are being shut down to make room for 37,000 new soldiers and help logistically get other supplies like ammunition.

April Fools day is coming up, but this is no joke. To me it seems as though if our soldiers are 10,000 miles away from home fighting for us the least we could do is give them a few friendly comforts.

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hall writes“This is a warzone – not an amusement park.” And that’s true, but so what? If it’s possible to get an Orange Julius into a warzone, why not? I could more readily understand that argument if it wasn’t even possible to setup such facilities, but that’s not the case, it … Read More »


The odd couple. Weight Watchers and McDonalds

Posted on March 3rd, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

Well who saw this one coming?

McDonalds and Weight Watchers have partnered up. McDonalds will be using the Weight Watchers Logo to highlight some of the chains healthier options and promote foods that have been approved by the dieting chain in New Zealand.

Unbelievably Chicken nuggets and the Filet ‘o’ Fish have made the cut.

This is a deal that is obviously going to end up upsetting some people out there. It may be fair to say that Weight Watchers has sold out a little here by agreeing to endorse food on the McDonalds menu. Obesity is a growing problem all over the world and especially so in western cultures. There is no one person or group that can be easily blamed for the problem, but I imagine that this endorsement will not end up helping the problem.

Aside from the health concerns here … Read More »





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