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Helpful Calorie Information – Red Robin, Quiznos and Wendy’s

I just want to highlight a set of blog entries I found at Counting Calories where the interactive nutrition information from a few chain restaurant web sites have been compiled into lists so that they can be more easily perused to find good choices.

Red Robin

Quiznos

Wendy’s

The Red Robin data is particularly useful to me as the original web site uses Flash and therefore doesn’t work on the iPhone.

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Robert Jordan, RIP

I didn’t find out about this today, though I was aware of his illness.

Ross Douthat (September 18, 2007) – Robert Jordan, RIP (Books)

I have read the eleven published books of the Wheel of Time series and will read the twelfth assuming it does get published. Despite the slow-down in the plot, I still enjoyed most of the books and still looked forward to reading what happened next in each book.

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McDonald’s VP comments on marketing to young kids

I thought his comments were interesting. Here are some tidbits:

  • “In the U.S. alone McDonald’s is buying 50 million pounds of apples, each year, more than anyone else.” (Though I wonder if this includes apples for their apple pies.)
  • “[…] when we redesigned the traditional, drab cardboard box of milk to a colorful, hand-held plastic bottle, low-fat milk sales in the United States doubled.” (I read that to mean low-fat milk sales at McDonald’s in the US doubled.)
  • “To put this topic in its proper context, McDonald’s Happy Meal customers on average purchase two a month.”

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