This week they introduced the Double Down, a heap ("breadless sandwich") of bacon, cheese, salt and gooey sauce stuffed between two slabs of fried chicken. So, let me get this right -- no bread, just two servings of fried chicken, clumped together with bacon, cheap gooey cheese, sodium and mystery sauce. My heart is fading just thinking about it. How do you eat this? How many Weight Watchers points is that damn thing?
According the The Globe and Mail online, this is a new high, or low, in the fast food wars, as it is the first menu offering to outdo Wendy's The Baconator. Man, am I behind the times ---- what the hell is a Baconator? Is it a burger the size of Schwarzenegger with bacon and Swiss cheese? And can I get onion rings with that?
It seems like just a couple of years ago that the Burger King's and McDonald's of the world were rushing to get on the healthy wrap, fat-free, salad bar bandwagon. So are those days over, and we are now living in a high carb, high fat, mystery cheese dripping, supersized, deep-fried world? Good thing we don't have any obesity issues in the western world...
I have no problem with KFC doing this -- they are a business, it is a free market, and this will succeed or fail based on its sales. Still, I am curious to see what their healthy offerings are. Is there a Subway beside them in each location?
If this damn thing takes off, it may be enough to bring down Obama's universal health care before it gets started.
The DD is not here in Canada yet. Is that good or bad?