A lawsuit recently filed against McDonald’s, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Wendy’s claims the companies willfully misled their customers about their products’ nutritional factors. Industry analysts caution that the companies must take this lawsuit seriously and not treat it as frivolous. Check out the New York Times piece on this subject, or any local paper.

On July 24, New York attorney Samuel Hirsch filed a class-action lawsuit in the Bronx Supreme Court seeking undisclosed compensatory damages against four parties for doing life-threatening harm to his clients. Hirsch claims that McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, and Wendy’s consciously contributed to obesity, heart disease, and other health problems of their customers by the simple serving their products. At the forefront: one 56-year-old, 5-ft.-10-in., 272-lb. Bronx maintenance worker named Caesar Barber, who says he never knew eating nearly exclusively at fast-food chains could be bad for his health. “I thought fast food was good for you,” Barber told the microphones. “Now I’m obese.”

Recent healthful additions to fast-food menus are the Wendy’s salad line and Burger King’s Chicken Whopper and Veggie Burger but these are not popular sellers like the traditional foods offered. Morgan Downey, executive director of the American Obesity Association, a non-profit organization focused on changing public policy and perceptions about obesity wants the food industry to take some voluntary steps, like promoting concepts of nutritious eating, healthy foods, and calorie content.

My favorite comment is from another article where Dr Phil makes some great observations – “did you buy it”, “did you eat it” and ‘”you want to blame/sue who for your weight problem?”

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