No, Burger King, stick to what you’re “good” at and stop trying to be something you’re not.
We understand that you’re trying to follow the “healthy” trend but in order to do that you would need to seriously revamp your fast food joints across the globe. Simply adding oatmeal to the menu doesn’t deem you a healthy restaurant for eating on the go.
The sad part is, is that a lot of people who walk in to this lard infested establishment will simply see oatmeal and think that they’re ordering up some grub that’s good for their heart. Hey, it’s got fiber, right?
Yes, sure it has fiber but what BK is actually doing is simply serving up some Quaker Oatmeal. This oatmeal, unless you order it plain, has it’s own problems, such as, being extremely high in sugar for such a small serving.
Also, you could easily buy it at grocery stores, for a lot cheaper, instead of popping into this joint for a hot $1.99 cup!
If you buy a box (10 packets) of oatmeal at the store at $2.92 per box, one packet is only $.29! Why not just take a packet with you when you’re on the go and ask for hot water at any coffee shop or just go to the break room of your office building and voila!
You don’t need to set foot in Burger King and even be tempted by the tantalizing aromas. Who on earth can simply walk in and get oatmeal? Exactly, BK, people go to you because they want a burger, not oatmeal. But you have to do what you have to do to compete with the rival fast food restaurants, right?
Regardless of what you choose to do, here is a breakdown of Quaker Oatmeal’s nutrition.
- Original, 100 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar (a smart option)
- Maple Brown Sugar, 160 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar
- Apple Cinnamon, 130 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar
- Strawberries & Creme/ Peaches & Creme, 130 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar
- Raisins & Spice, 150 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 14 grams of sugar
You see, for such a small portion (37-42 grams), there is far too much sugar and these days sugar is being noted as a large contributing factor to obesity. Sticking to the original is a perfect selection. Spiking it with cinnamon and some stevia sweetener (truvia) is the best option if you need a quick and inexpensive bite!
You can be your own Oatmeal King without having to be sucked in to a fast food joint that is going through an identity crisis.