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Old 06-11-2006, 06:59 PM   #1
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Wendy's says bye to Biggie

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060609/...sure_wendys_dc

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At rival McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD - news), the largest burger chain, a 32 ounce soft drink is designated a large. At Wendy's, a 32 ounce drink will now be called medium, instead of Biggie.

Wendy's is also adding a 42-ounce soft drink -- the equivalent of 3-1/2 cans of soda -- as its large. The large drink will come in a more durable, portable plastic cup that fits in a car cup holder for diners on-the-go.

"We felt like the Biggie designation is not what most customers were used to. Most people were used to small, medium and large," a spokesman said.

Wendy's had used the term Biggie since the early 1990s.

Previously, Wendy's sold a 16 ounce soft drink as a small, a 20 ounce soft drink as medium and a 32 ounce soft drink as Biggie. Now, a 20 ounce drink is a small, a 32 ounce drink is a medium and the new 42 ounce drink is a large. The company will still sell a 16 ounce drink on its 99 cent value menu.

At McDonald's, a 16 ounce drink is called a small, a 21 ounce drink is a medium and a 32 ounce drink is a large.

They have changed what oil they use and now they also want to drop the use of the word Biggie.

A 42 ounce drink is now a large at Wendy's!!!! I guess they want you to float on home after you finish it.

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Old 06-11-2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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I honestly wished they would come out with more minis!!! Like Ruby Tuesday's mini burgers? Yum... smaller is better!
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:45 PM   #3
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My local news reported that Wendys biggie sizes will now be their standard medium size - !!! I rarely rarely eat there - but to me this is a just putting lipstick on a pig. They aren't concerned about healthful eating, just selling more junk to the gullible public.
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:57 PM   #4
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My local news reported that Wendys biggie sizes will now be their standard medium size - !!! I rarely rarely eat there - but to me this is a just putting lipstick on a pig. They aren't concerned about healthful eating, just selling more junk to the gullible public.
Well now, would you say the same thing about everyone who posts here with recipes for candy, cookies, cakes, sweets, fried foods, butter ladened dishes, etc.? The responsibility for healthy eating lies with each individual and not with the server or the cook. It would be nice if we could blame our woes, foibles and problems on someone else, but sooner or later we need to take personal responsibility for our own fate.
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:02 PM   #5
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My local news reported that Wendys biggie sizes will now be their standard medium size - !!! I rarely rarely eat there - but to me this is a just putting lipstick on a pig. They aren't concerned about healthful eating, just selling more junk to the gullible public.
Yup! I once saw something totaly ludricous at a Hardee's restaurant about a year back. They were selling this "low-carb" burger which used a large piece of iceburgh lettuse in place of a bun, the idea of which is to get rid of the processed flour carbs. And with it (now this is the truly laughable part) they asked if they could increase the size of the fries order that came with the burger.

i am totally appalled by big buisness' quest for the dollar. They will kill people by degrees to get it. I rarely go to fast food places and am a very wary shopper at the store. Pre-cooked, pre-processed foods don't much enter my home, except the occasional pizza from a good pizza joint.

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Old 06-11-2006, 10:14 PM   #6
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Its not just Wendy's making these changes. It’s seen in restaurants all over. It’s what nutritionists commonly refer to as "portion distortion." What were once smaller portions are becoming larger. I can't blame the restaurants for going along with what the consumers want. If a customer wants a bigger portion then they will get it. The point of business to make money. The consumer usually gets what they want in the end. The people are the ones who need to make the change. If they didn't buy it, it wouldn't be sold. The only way to change the way restaurants serve their food is to get the consumer to change their attitudes about eating.
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I honestly wished they would come out with more minis!!! Like Ruby Tuesday's mini burgers? Yum... smaller is better!
Burger King, I think it was, maybe 12 years ago or so had what they called burger buddies. They were two mini burgers stuck together. They were pretty cool.
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Have any of you seen Supersize Me (i think that's its name) the movie about mc donalds food experiment. At same time, I think its a matter of choices. I like going to burger king and getting whopper jr instead of honking huge double whopper, but hubby still doubles up... oh well...
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Burger King, I think it was, maybe 12 years ago or so had what they called burger buddies. They were two mini burgers stuck together. They were pretty cool.
I have become such a fan of it that I make mini burgers at home now. Lots easier to fix and cleanup and not as hard to eat as a regular size burger.

I am surprised that more resturants/fast food chains don't do this. In a way, it caters to those folks that want to eat less or the same person that would order a biggie would order more mini's!

I am not much for fast food myself.... I like chik-fil-a (sp?) once in a while, and that is about it.
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Have any of you seen Supersize Me (i think that's its name) the movie about mc donalds food experiment. At same time, I think its a matter of choices. I like going to burger king and getting whopper jr instead of honking huge double whopper, but hubby still doubles up... oh well...
I like when he gets the Mc Gurgles!
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