A lawsuit was recently brought by Caesar Barber, a 57-year-old
Bronx maintenance worker who weighs 270-pounds, against McDonald’s,
Wendy’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Burger King. Barber alleged
these restaurants did not warn customers that a steady diet
of their products could lead to health problems. So, many fast
food eateries are opting for more health-conscious items on
McDonald’s was the first to make an actual change in the way
fries are prepared, by frying them in vegetable oil rather than
the beef tallow oils used before. However, many other fast food
chains offer foods untouched by the oil of a deep-fatfryer.
Wendy’s Mandarin Chicken Salad: At 420-calories, this salad
comprised of mixed greens, almonds, “grilled” chicken, Mandarin
oranges, and oriental dressing is a good alternative to the
Burger King’s Chicken Whooper, Jr.: At 350-calories this pseudo-grilled
sandwich is a much better choice than it’s beef counterpart.
Subway’s Low-fat Subs: Subway has launched new sandwiches ranging
from 310 to 370 calories each: honey mustard ham, sweet onion
chicken teriyaki, and red wine vinaigrette club.
McDonald’s Fruit and Yogurt Parfait: The perfect alternative
to an ice cream sundae, this snack of yogurt topped with berries
and granola is only 380-calories, 280 if served without granola.