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9 Times Fast Food Went Healthy... And We Hated It!

We Americans like our fast food greasy, fatty, and tasty. Restaurants like McDonald's and Wendy's have learned this the hard way.
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Just about every year there's a new health food fad that rakes in big bucks. It's no wonder that fast food companies would see money flowing in that direction and think, "How can we pander to these health-conscious folks?!" Yet these attempts to lure in more customers with "healthy" options are often huge failures. Here are nine times they tried to offer us something better, only to have it bomb:

Should we conclude that we Americans want our fast food bad for us, filled with fat and salt and deliciousness? After all, when we choose to go to a fast food joint, 90% of the time it's because we want to splurge on calories. We can easily make a salad at home, but a double beef burger with bacon and onion rings is best left to the professionals.

Readers, leave a comment below telling us about your favorite "healthy" (or unhealthy) fast foods!


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Jeff Somogyi is the DealNews User Experience Researcher. Since working here he's written deals, features, promotional and newsletter copy, blog posts, as well as scripts for our videos. Follow him on Google+, Twitter at @sommerjam or his blog.
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4 comments
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
@trag

Um, where can I find such a thing?
trag
One of my favorite unhealthful restaurant foods is battered french fries. It's a bit of gilding a lilly, but a yummy gilding.
trag
I used to totally eat at Wendy's salad bar. I don't how many times I and my cohorts went there for lunch back in my college days. I don't know if it is good for you, but Wendy's Ceasar Side Salad is pretty darn yummy and it has all that lettuce.
virtio
I'd like to try "The Natural". It actually sounds good.