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Culinary no-no #314

Culinary no-no's

It was a very special car trip for me with my parents when I was a youngster. The McDonald’s at 27th and Morgan was one of the few around where we lived. We’d park, mom would take the orders and head to the window. No indoor seating back then so the burgers, fries, and shakes would be consumed in the car.

For the longest time, going out for burgers meant the Golden Arches, Big Boy, or George Webb’s. Then came a new kid on the block.

Up until that time, I'm pretty sure that I had never had lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a burger before and the change was not only different, but delicious. I’ve been enjoying Burger King ever since. The whoppers, onion rings, chicken sandwiches, croissan’wiches. That’s why the corporation’s admission this past week was stunning. The confession was reported on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered Friday:


At this point in our no-no we turn to that great philosopher, Colonel Sherman T. Potter.

During one particular M*A*S*H episode, Potter went off:

“It’s a tragedy people have to eat horses. They’re beautiful animals. You ever take a peek at a cow or a pig? They’re ugly. We’re doing them a favor by eating ‘em. Saves ‘em the agony of looking at their reflections in the trough every morning. But a horse, that’s a noble beast. Why, in the cavalry, a man’s steed was his best friend, a real companion. Where do people get off making pork chops out of them?”

What is the fast food giant saying?

“While the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has stated that this is not a food safety issue, we are deeply troubled by the findings of our investigation and apologize to our guests, who trust us to source only the highest quality 100 percent beef burgers. Our supplier has failed us and in turn we have failed you. We are committed to ensuring that this does not happen again.”

None of the tainted beef ever made it to the states.

WHOA! That might not be good enough for many consumers. You have to wonder if the damage done might, indeed, spread to America and have a Whopper of an effect on Burger King profits.


Good Lord, Applebee's and the pastor commit a huge no-no.

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