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has recently been criticised for labelling all British women as ugly and English food as “terrible”. What a guy! These comments are good enough to earn him a DEDA (that’s the Duke of Edinburgh Diplomacy Award - also known as a “Ratner”.) According to a spokesman he later apologised “if his comments had offended anyone”. There’s really no need to apologise, Mr Hees. Who could possibly be offended by that? Burger King, the American owned restaurant chain,


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is famous for giving us the Whopper, the Double Cheeseburger, the Triple Whopper and a few million fat Americans – I too apologise, if my comments have offended anyone. Eating burgers and chips too often is unhealthy but Burger King and McDonald’s do everything they can to make us visit on a regular basis and eat fatty foods. From most places in Britain you can drive to a McDonald’s or a Burger King outlet within fifteen minutes. Is it pure coincidence that our nation rates highly in the international obesity charts, just below America in fact? Surely, anything that can be done to discourage excessive eating must be a good thing. The government would like to encourage all restaurants


to list the calories and fat content on their menus. Whilst this is probably unlikely to be enforced the idea is sound; diners might think twice before ordering a dish that’s high in calories if there’s a decent lower calorie alternative. The Real Greek restaurant group in London claims to be the first in the UK to list calories across all items on their menu and they say that the initiative has proved popular with their customers. The scheme has only been in place for a few months at The Real Greek and already they have seen a change in ordering habits with more customers, especially men, going for the healthier options. Listing calories on a menu is one way of encouraging healthier eating but here’s another: stop the likes of Burger King from enticing customers to order larger portions by charging just a few pence more. When they say “Go large for just 30p more” they mean it, quite literally.


Stirling Johnstone


thought that foot in mouth was pretty much under control since President George Bush was effectively taken off air but there appears to be another outbreak. Bernardo Hees, global Chief Executive of Burger King,


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