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Unintentional consequences from being a Chowhound..........


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Unintentional consequences from being a Chowhound..........

jrvedivici | Dec 5, 2013 06:51 AM

I’ve come to realize because of my participation here I have experienced some very unintentional and unexpected consequences. The biggest consequence I have noticed which I find very ironic; because of Chow my “fast-food” eating has increased. I was never more than a couple times a year Mc Donald’s eater (outside of breakfast items), I haven’t eaten anything from Burger King in 5+ years.

I have CNBC on in my office during the day; they routinely do segments on Mc Donald’s and fast food in general. A recent segment concentrated on the Big King, from Burger King, a burger to rival Mc Donald’s Big Mac. Generally when I hear these segments I listen to them, then go to the Chains board and post what I hear on CNBC. But once I do that it plants a seed, one that I wouldn't ordinarily have, I normally wouldn't pay much attention to fast food segments on CNBC, but now with the intention of sharing on Chow I do. So I watch the segment on the Big King, I post about it, and the seed is planted in the back of my mind.

{{Don’t forget to try that Big King, they loved it on CNBC}}

Next thing you know I’m driving my son somewhere and I’ll say, hey you want to grab a burger for lunch, I hear Burger King has a new sandwich! This has been the case several times over the past year, with Mc Donalds, Wendy’s etc.

I find it rather ironic, I normally despise fast food, I love good steaks and fine dining, yet Chow has me eating more fast food than ever before. lol So have any of you noticed any unexpected consequences from your participation here?

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