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Lionel Hutz PA's picture

Thomas Jefferson would not eat at Burger King

In a letter to Abigail Adams in 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote:


...it must be the quantity of animal food eaten by the English, which renders their character unsusceptible of civilization. I suspect that it is in their kitchens, and not in their churches, that their reformation must be worked, and that missionaries from hence would avail more than those who should endeavour to tame them by precepts of religion or philosophy.

This is News?

English food is bad, and they have ugly women? What't the next headine: The Sky is Blue?

Ray Borradale's picture

You have a very small mind

You have a very small mind and obviously poor eye sight.

But I must admit that I prefer a good old Aussie meat pie with pavlova and a cold beer or an American hot dog with apple pie and a bourbon to spotted dick or hagas and trifle with warm beer or whisky. I mean seriously; how can the gastronomy experts of the world, or BMM, compare our national dishes to that fancy stuff coming from Britain or even Europe.  Give me a shrimp on a barbie or a Barbie on a picnic table any day.

bernardo hess

Has this idiot looked in the mirror? His food speaks for itself.

Bob: It Doesn't Matter

Burger King is now a privately owned company again. They can do and say whatever they want to do. I agree with Hees that English food is bad. However, I disagree that all of the British women are ugly. I believe England has some of the hottest Indian women with sexy English accents.

Being owned by Brazilians, it's hard to bad mouth their country if you've ever partied in RIO - the women and food will have you coming back for more. Just being a frank man.

Bob Frankman's picture

British fodder

I see that Britain's Telegraph has now published this story. So has the Guardian. And The Sun.

Management Today observes, "The comments are about as classy as his chain. But let's not lose any sleep over it."

In Hees' defense, sojourning staff at the Lonely Planet in 2009 rated British food as the worst in the world. In 2010 Jetpacker ranked the world's worst cuisines, writing:

British food is undeniably and unquestionably horrific, which is why it’s far and away THE WORST CUISINE ON THE PLANET.  It’s like a crime scene on a plate.  From the terribly unappetizing names — they have a dish called spotted dick for crying out loud!

british food

if you tried eating spotted dick instead of just laughing at the name, you would understand why Brits are all so happy :)

Ray Borradale's picture

Hees nomination unlikely

The outraged media's defence of British women is on par with the Hees’ gaffe.

Burger King v an old English favourite;

Boasting 950 calories, a Burger King Double Whopper with cheese accounts for half of a woman's recommended daily calorie intake of 1940 calories.

The burger has twice the calorie count and, with 22 grams of saturated fat, more than double the saturated fat count than its comparable rival, the McDonald's Big Mac.  London's Daily Telegraph

The last word on British gastronomy;

I love England, especially the food. There's nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta.  Naomi Campbell

Mr Hees’ nomination for the Plain English Campaign Awards is expected to be rejected amidst strong competition.

I have declared war on Mr Murdoch and I think we are going to win.  BBC News

From a small auditorium in Chicago this story has raced around the world's newspapers where I doubt it would have gone far only a few years back. The massive international media grab for anything to fill space highlights the power and the sometimes debateable efficiency of the internet.

Bob Frankman's picture

Re: Media rebuking Hees

Here is my favorite quote from Ray's list above that is the definitive answer to show that British cuisine is delightful, despite what Mr. Hees says.

I love England, especially the food. There's nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta.  - Naomi Campbell

Aw, a good 'ol bowl of mama mia's delicioso pasta for super model Naomi Campbell. What could be more English?