6 healthy fast-food failures

Burger King has dropped 'Satisfries,' the latest in a long line of lower-calorie flops from fast-food companies.

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Aug 14, 2014 11:36PM
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Here's a problem:  People go to restaurants for taste and convenience, and in the case of fast food places...for speed.  If it was iron-clad proven that some foods were "unhealthy", and some were not, that would be one thing.  But in 5 years, most healthy things will be crap, and most unhealthy things are wonderful.  Eggs have gone through so many cycles, it's ridiculous.  Eat what you like, and if you eat a moderate amount, you will be fine.
Aug 15, 2014 12:52AM
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today, I read an article about how healthful coffee is. 10 years ago, it was not. A few years ago, it was responsible for tinnitus.  Now they say it relieves tinnitus.

Now I understand how certain things are discovered to be healthful, and others are not, but when things are the opposite of what is originally said, then it seems to me that way too many of these studies are incomplete, or at least not administered to enough people. And these people doing the research are too eager to post their findings so as to appear to be relevant.

Aug 15, 2014 7:16AM
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I ate the satisfries many times and they were much better than the regular fries and better than Mc D's. The problem was they cost 30 cents more and people go to fast food places to save money and often didn't want to spend the extra money.
Aug 15, 2014 4:28AM
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eat whatever tastes good !! who cares if it's supposed to be bad for you. because you know what ? no matter what you eat, someday your'e still gonna die.!
Aug 15, 2014 7:54AM
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I'll bet the Hula burger would have been good if they'd added a slab of ham to it.
Aug 14, 2014 11:33PM
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I don't understand people who go to fast food places and order healthy meals. Lets face it, if you choose to eat at a fast food joint, healthy isn't even on your mind. 
Aug 15, 2014 10:46AM
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Why can't Burger King just make all their fries "Satisfries"  and make it the norm? 
Aug 15, 2014 10:36AM
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I LIKED the satisfries.  The problem was, they were extra $$, and not automatically added in to the value meals I ordered.  The combo of extra cost and inconvenience of ordering was, I suspect, their downfall.
Aug 15, 2014 8:54AM
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Satisfries were actually good, but I prefer crinkle fries! The problem for me is that they cost more, as most healthy/healthier food does. The reason people eat at fast food restaurants is for the low prices and convenience factor. If I wanted to pay more for healthy food, then i'll just take my money and go to a grocery store where quanity rules for the price.

Aug 15, 2014 8:00AM
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I'm not sure that 6 little mini burgers were any healthier than one regular burger, anyway. 
Aug 15, 2014 9:27AM
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Satisfries were great. Hands down ONE of the tastiest fries out there and now they are getting the chop. I honestly don't get it. 
Aug 15, 2014 8:36AM
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These fries were so much better than their regular ones. Sigh
Aug 15, 2014 9:06AM
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One reason the lower calorie fries failed at BK was due to the price--they were significantly higher than the regular fries, and you got way fewer of them--it made more sense to get the regular small fry and share it.
Aug 15, 2014 11:33AM
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McDonald's should get some balls and bring back its beef tallow-enhanced shortening.  People who never had their fries with it have no clue how much better they were. And the "Big Mac" looks more like a "Midget Mac" these days too. Yeah, I said "midget". Cram your political correctness.
Aug 15, 2014 10:14AM
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This Failure is not that people don't want to eat healthy, its that Burger King did not offer them as part of the meal.  If you wanted these fries you need to pay separately and more.  I am strapped for money so guess what... Na aah you can keep them.
Aug 15, 2014 11:15AM
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Supply and demand in a free market place.  The government just needs to enforce basic laws that stop deceptive advertising, nothing more.  People have a brain, we can figure things out, eat good, eat bad, that's my business.  We don't need "do gooders" to be America's nutrition police.
Aug 15, 2014 9:09AM
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Burger Kind should bring back what the people want.. For instance Cheesy tots, they always sell like hot cakes but yet they take them off the menu 1/2 way through the year.. The woman who works there told me that they do that to make sure the people come back to look for them.. Makes no sense but that's what she said.. if you have something good. stick with it.. Make the people happy.  Please for the love of god bring back cheesy tots Burger King!
Aug 15, 2014 10:59AM
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Well now, let me just see here. BK trying to get into the slider business was a dumb idea from the get go.  The Slider  (gut bomb) is a White Castle lock. White Castle has been pushing sliders for 100 years or so.


Give me a White Castle slider any day. You either love them or hate them, no middle ground. 

Aug 15, 2014 12:19PM
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I usually try new stuff at fast food places, regardless of calories.  Do I eat them daily?  No.  I think fast food is fine is you are just doing it once in awhile.  I don't buy it often just because of the calorie intake.  But when I do buy it, I want the real thing.  I want what that chain is known for.  So if you eat  it in moderation, I can't see that it hurts anything.  Now if you are eating it every day or almost every day, and you know the calories, and it's posted at McDonalds, then it could be a problem.  What happened to common sense?
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