Debate: Does this restaurant promote obesity with its 9-pound breakfast?
A diner in Great Yarmouth, England is under fire for challenging customers to eat a 6,000-calorie breakfast. The Kidz Breakfast,
A diner in Great Yarmouth, England is under fire for challenging customers to eat a 6,000-calorie breakfast.
The Kidz Breakfast, as it’s called, reportedly weighs 9-pounds, and includes 12 pieces of bacon, 12 pieces of sausage, six eggs, as well as 12 slices of bread.
According to the BBC, Jesters Diner, where the breakfast is served, will give customers the meal, free of charge, if they can finish eating it in less than 60 minutes.
I think encouraging people to eat that much food is really unhealthy, and just plain gross. They’re actually doing a disservice by encouraging customers to consume this breakfast. That’s the number of calories the average adult would consumer over the course of three days!
Isn’t the purpose of food first and foremost to supply your body with the calories and nutrition necessary to live, and second as something to be enjoyed because it tastes good? What exactly is the purpose of scarfing down a 9-pound meal in under 60 minutes?
A restaurant here in Toronto has a similar offer, though it doesn’t weigh as much as the Kids Breakfast. Real Sports Bar and Grill has included on its menu a 67 oz steak. Called The Hail Mary, the Canadian AAA Grill Roasted Ribeye also comes with one pound of Real Sports house cut fries and one pound of creamy coleslaw. Like the Jester’s Diner Kidz Breakfast, if you can finish this meal in less than 60 minutes, it’s free. "Wimp out" and it’ll cost you $75, or "get your girlfriend to help" and it’s $100.
What do you think of these menu offers? Are these restaurants promoting obesity?