Thursday, February 05, 2009

Denny's Free Superbowl Breakfast Slams 228,571 lbs onto American Waistlines

Here's how I figure:

2,000,000 people ate an almost 800 calorie breakfast.

For the sake of argument I'm assuming that such a breakfast will cause most who consumed it to have exceeded their daily calorie needs by at least 400 calories.

2,000,000 x 400 calories / 3500 calories per lb = 228,571 lbs.

Oh, and each free breakfast also provided the recipient with more than a day's worth of sodium (almost 10,000lbs of the stuff for the nation!).


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  1. I'm really not understanding something about that whole Dennys promotion. They're going on and on about whipped cream on pancakes, right?

    But they serve these things to children!

    I've taken my kids to Dennys for breakfast once or twice, and they found the "Smiley Alien" pancakes with whipped cream. And then asked for them at home.

    We don't go to Dennys usually...

  2. Anonymous6:02 pm

    There's no need to put the fear of the boogeyman into people with extreme numbers, Dr. Freedhoff. Stick with your regular argument - that since the caloric values were not printed on the menu, people were unable to make an educated choice.

    Although the fact that the breakfast was free probably trumps that.

    In related news, the founder of Papa John's pizza is being lambasted for saying that 1 or 2 slices of pizza is a reasonable serving. He also stated that eating 5 or 6 slices in a single sitting is unhealthy.

    The immediate reaction? Criticism that his comments will affect the corporate bottom line.

    THAT is a perversion.

    - SB

  3. Anonymous10:41 am

    It's also pretty shocking that the cost for a Grand Slam is between 1 and 1.5 dollars... How is that even possible, to produce food that cheaply?