Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a heart attack today

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The staff dietitian at a doctors group is asking the West Michigan Whitecaps to put a warning label on the enormous new hamburger that it's selling this season. Susan Levin of the Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sent a letter to the Grand Rapids minor-league team on Tuesday. She's asking that the 4,800-calorie burger be labeled a "dietary disaster" that increases the risk of cancer and heart disease.

The 4-pound, $20 burger features five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips — all on an 8-inch bun.
Whitecaps spokesman Mickey Graham said the team hasn't considered labeling the burger, which he says is a gimmick being promoted as a very unhealthy menu item.

My arteries slammed shut just looking at the photo.


Linda said...


Anonymous said...

To quote the Late cartoonist Kilbain "Never eat anything bigger than your head"

Elisson said...

Anonymous is close...but gets no cigar. That quote is from B. (Bernie) Kliban... not Kilbain.

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