Really over-rated as it had a Wonder Bread Bun, as bad as all the other fast food dives!
OK, I’m home in the US and kicking back until Monday. No rules, no discipline – just recovering from a tedious year in Mexico while trying to make Bombardier’s Learjet 85 happen (it won’t, it is a future disaster).
Since my return, I have been eating locally and somewhat responsibly. But today I had made a trip to Best Buy to pick up some upgrades to my computer – a 27” monitor, docking station and external DVD recorder (more on that later).
Across the parking lot I see this newly opened (at least for me) Five Guys Burgers and Fries. I think, oh, these guys have gotten rant reviews and are opening new franchises like mad. I’m free to pig out until Monday, so what the hell.
I order a double bacon cheeseburger and small fries and drink and throw in a buck tip. Almost $15 total – shit.
Thanks to the tip, I was offered a large drink instead. No thanks, as I gernerally dump out 3/4 of even the small drinks at these places.
I waited for a time watching how hard this poor staff actually works (it’s a popular place). The first thing noted was that for each order of fries, regardless of the size, the fry person threw in about three times the order. I guess that is a marketing thing.
Super Duper Sized Fries Thanks to Five Guys – Guess 1000 calories minimum!
So, my small order of fries which should have been about the size of a small Dixie cup grew to about four times the size. Gee thanks for promoting my premature death!
This place has got all the raves and rants of the new great burger joints (there are others as well), but it really makes Micky-D’s look like Angels (watch again the great documentaries Fast Food Nation and Super-Size Me).
So I get home and see the dumb-shit repukelicans in congress vote to repeal Obamacare for the 47th time while Americans continue to eat themselves to death. Well, no matter, as their days are numbered in spite of all the big lobbies and rich supporting them. The Mexican-Americans and African-Americans will save us from this evil down the road. It is inevitable that the republicans are nearing extinction and they full well know it.
Meanwhile neither of these ethic groups knows how to eat healthy any better than the overweight true-blue Americans. America is eating itself to death – and that likely will be the demise of this empire. Obamacare will likely only extend their lives.
Ironic how the US government is pissing away trillions to protect us from would be terrorist while the food industry kills millions every year – and few seem to care. Meanwhile I can’t wait for Obamacare to kick in next year – which means I can retire early without being fucked by the insurance industry.
Big banking, big phama, big insurance, big agra-business, and big food processors – they are all our dear friends and will, along with the republicans in congress, aid in our pre-mature deaths (just to get us off Social Security and Medicare sooner). Thank you all!
Needless to say, I will never eat at Five Guys Burgers and Fries again. Likely you should consider the same. Ok, I am finished being pissed off and will return to my ever so optimistic self shortly. I just spent a year in a country where children have to beg for food daily.