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While all of the media buzz about San Francisco’s assault on fast food restaurants has been focused on toys found in kids’ meals, the Board of Supervisors last week decided to take a shot at regulating “breakfast items” marketed to adults, too.
According to a Sept. 27 amendment to the city’s proposed Happy Meal toy ban ordinance, “a new category of items — breakfast items — are required to contain 0.5 cups of fruit. A Meal must now also contain whole grains where bread is part of the offering.”
The amendment defines “Whole grains” as “Bread, such as a hamburger bun or other sandwhich, that is part of a Meal must be made with at least 50 percent whole wheat.”
Adult customers who prefer plain white bread to whole wheat will have no choice when it comes to ordering their beloved McDonald’s Egg McMuffins and Burger King Croissan’wichs. More importantly, adult customers do not purchase fast food breakfast meals because of toy incentives, leaving one to wonder why the crackdown on breakfast meal breads is even necessary to be included in the city’s proposed Happy Meal toy ban ordinance.
If this doesn’t sit well in your stomach, contact San Francisco’s self-appointed Food Czar Eric Mar:
Mar’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ericmarsf
Email – Eric.L.Mar@sfgov.org
Tel. – (415) 554-7410
Fax – (415) 554-7415
Supervisor Eric Mar
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244
San Francisco, Ca 94102-4689
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"I knew I was making the right decision by replacing McChrystal with Petraeus. Long live the king!"
A few short months ago, General Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of Special Forces in Iraq, dethroned the Burger King and put him in exile. Thanks to General David Petraeus, McChrystal’s replacement, the ‘Home of the Whopper’ will soon return to several military bases in Afghanistan among a host of other fast food delights.
Command Sergeant-Major Michael T. Hall said he and McCrystal were “looking for ways to do things more efficiently across the battlefield” upon their arrival in Afghanistan, The Sunday Times (UK) reported on March 30. Branding troops as drunks and trying to make them forget what ‘freedom’ tastes like were just a few of their brilliant military strategies.
In September 2009, McChrystal banned alcohol at his headquarters, blaming an abundance of “hangovers” suffered by his staff as reason to curb their drinking altogether (heck of a way to boost the morale of your troops, General — call ’em all drunks!), The Times reported. On February 3, 2010, McChrystal ordered 50 Army and Air Force Exchange Service concessionaires to close within 90 days following his arbitrary and, apparently, unfavorable “review of morale, welfare and recreation activities,” noted the Army Times.
The Army Times reported yesterday that Petraeus seems convinced that American troops can efficiently operate on the battlefield while enjoying Whoppers and fries on their free time. While no formal order has been given by Petraeus to liberate the ‘King’ in exile and his food court that includes Pizza Hut and Subway, Army Col. Erik Gunhus indicated that halting McChrystal’s ‘War on Whoppers’ is “on the table” and awaiting final approval.
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