Monday, August 06, 2007

Don't Eat at Wendy's Part II

Imagine my surprise.

Wendy's, the fast food chain that is refusing to comply with New York city's new calorie disclosure requirements, the chain that insults the intelligence of consumers by reporting that their online nutritional posting of calories applies to everywhere but New York and who apparently feels you're too stupid to understand a menu board that includes calories and prices, has apparently also refused to comply with New York's trans-fat free laws.

Last week the Center for Science in the Public Interest released a report detailing their study of New York fries. Through an independent laboratory analysis they demonstrated that McDonald's fries were virtually trans-fat free, Burger King's had 3.3grams and Wendy's topped their charts at 3.7grams - almost twice the daily recommended limit.

CSPI does give credit where credit is due and reports that the fries in New York, even those from Wendy's, are lower than the trans-fat content of fries fried by Wendy's in every other city in North America, but where CSPI has difficulty is the claims made by Wendy's website,

"Depending on the serving size, trans fats in French fry offerings will range from zero to 0.5 grams."
So basically Wendy's lies to you and apparently thinks you're stupid.

Stop giving them your money.