Posts Tagged ‘gross’

Washing Their Hands of It All

February 20, 2015



The Republicans have long argued that there is too much government regulation in the world for their tastes. The latest “onerous” business mandate to be the bone of their contention is hand washing.

Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina suggests that restaurant owners should have the option of posting signs saying ” We don’t require our employees to wash their hands when leaving the restroom,” in lieu of the current sign that does require clean hygiene.

First of all: Gross. Second of all: Doesn’t he  have anything more important to deal with? Third of all: Gross.

Proper hand washing protects us from the spread of fecal-oral pathogens which can contaminate our food. Allowing restaurant workers to have the option to transmit disease and infection to customers through poor hygiene is ridiculous and dangerous.

Tillis does acknowledge that hand washing is important, but feels it is the restaurant owners perogative to decide if they want to risk people boycotting their establishments due to questionable sanitation or not.

Is it just us, or is having to have a sign stating that employees didn’t wash their hands just as much regulation as having one that requires they do?

While this isn’t meant to be about political party affiliations, it is about politicians spending tax dollars to discuss policy that is ridiculous, unnecessary, potentially harmful to their constituents, and did we mention GROSS?

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Twinkie Time

November 8, 2013


We haven’t written about gross fast food items for quite some time now, but this atrocity piqued our interest.

PYT Restaurant in Philadelphia has introduced a burger that takes the cake. Twinkies, that is, and two of them to be exact.

Known for it’s innovative burgers, the restaurant serves up this one made of pork belly and beef, smothered in American cheese, covered with bacon, and wait for it…served between two deep-fried Twinkies, in lieu of a bun. It is joined on the menu by its predecessors, the spaghetti burger, and the deep fried lasagna bun burger.

With the fried Twinkies alone weighing in at 722 calories, this concoction is estimated to contain 1100 calories per sandwich. But hey, don’t sweat it; dessert is already included.

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