Fast Food Delivery: Maybe Not Such a Great Idea

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I guess drive-thru at fast food joints wasn’t convenient enough; Burger King is now offering delivery service right in our neck of the woods. Burger King is testing 10 locations in the DC area and offering to bring your Whopper to your door for a $2 fee.

New York University nutritionist Marion Nestle, author of “What to Eat,” expressed my sentiments exactly:

“Oh, how convenient of them to do this. So thoughtful. This is just so American. It takes a few calories to get into a car, drive the car, get out of a car – this will save all that annoying activity, and now the only activity you will have is to get off the couch and pay.”

Are Americans really asking for this? Is Burger King just giving us what we want in our increasingly busy lives? Are we just going to keep getting fatter and less healthy?

Well, BK only delivers if you buy $8 to $10 worth of food…so if you normally would only get a burger, fries and drink (about $6), you would have to add to the order in order to meet the minimum for delivery. So adding a dessert (like the Hershey’s apple pie, will add another 310 calories to your 1370 calorie medium value meal (40% of those calorie come from 58 grams of fat) and exceed your daily sodium intake…but you will probably meet the requirement for delivery. Oh, and did I mention that it will probably add to your waistline too?

Before you pick up the phone or go online to place your order, consider the following:

  • There are 3,500 calories in a pound.
  • 2 Whopper meals with 2 desserts is about 3,500 calories.
  • Walking briskly for 30 minutes burns about 200 to 300 calories
  • It would take 5 hours of walking to burn off those two meals.

Is it worth it?

I gotta go, I just got my delivery food order (organic fruit and veggies to my door)!

 

 

 

 

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