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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Burger King Ocean Catch
Posted: 17:00 Wed 24-09-2003. Price: 3.99 meal deal. Location: Burger King, Camden, London. Nutritional unusualness: Crispy coated white fish, tangy tartare sauce, crispy lettuce... all on a freshly toasted bun.
Snackspot reports: And how long has BK been harbouring this substantial alternative to McDonald's Filet-o-Fish(tm)? To be honest, I'm not entirely sure - most of the poster campaigns seem to be advertising the return of their Big Mac-alike "Big King", though I did spot this Ocean Catch window display in Piccadilly Circus, if you're in the mood for one of those Michael Douglas "What's wrong with this picture?" moments. In essence, it's a bigger, crunchier Filet-o-Fish with the unusual temperature disparities you often get in BK's recently microwaved sandwiches - not bad at all, in fact, though 3.99 for a meal deal still seems a bit steep.

...In other fast food news: McDonald's in Indiana are testing a Go Active Happy Meal for adults, comprising "a salad, an exercise booklet and a pedometer to encourage people to walk more", while the UK operation has hired rejected Pop Idol contestants, including a man "dressed as a banana", to back their new "I'm Lovin' It" campaign, though anyone who's read Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation might have expected them to "play down" any link with products previously deemed unfit for public consumption.

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Posted: 18:40 Thu 25-09-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Doh, almost as soon as I posted this the headlines started coming in about the US National Cattlemen's Beef Association launch of Cheeseburger Fries - "a deep fried mixture of ground beef, cheese and breading that tastes, well, like a cheeseburger" which, it's hoped, will "do for beef sales what Chicken McNuggets did for chicken":

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