The Daily Dish: January 7, 2016

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Healthy options at at popular chain are deceptive, Chipotle hit with subpoena, and theives leave note after making burgers.

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Ravi Bangaroo

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McDonald’s New ‘Healthy’ Options Contain More Calories Than McNuggets

No surprise here. Those healthy options at McDonald’s are deceptive. In an attempt to revamp their menu, last year leaders with the Golden Arches implemented new, healthier options such as kale and soy, however you may want to listen to the rest of this before you go through the drive thru. For example, a new blueberry pomegranate smoothie on the menu at U.S. locations contains 54 grams of sugar, which is 12 grams of sugar more than a medium Coke.

McDonald’s in Japan has also started to carry matcha green tea Frappés, which contain about the same amount of calories as a McDonald’s cheeseburger. To find out what extremely healthy option features more calories than a bacon cheeseburger, be sure to check out this story in the News in Brief section on our website.

Chipotle Slammed with Federal Subpoena Following Norovirus Outbreak

You knew it was coming. Following a norovirus outbreak that occurred over the summer in California, a federal subpoena has been filed against Chipotle. The $8,000 federal subpoena was filed in December following an investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration. According to the subpoena, Chipotle will be required to hand over a number of documents to supplement the investigation. The burrito chain maintains that the norovirus outbreak was an isolated incident. Sales dropped 30 percent by December and the company predicts that sales will fall a further 14.6 percent in the coming year.

Cheeky Burglars Cook Themselves Burgers and Leave ‘Thank You’ Note

Some well-mannered burglars seem to know when a ‘thank you’ is merited, but missed the memo on stealing and breaking and entering. Last weekend, the thieves broke into the Colne Football Club’s café and made themselves a meal before wheeling away unopened bottles of spirits in bins. A message scrawled on the wall reads, “thank you burgor (sic) was great,” with a smiley face at the end. Club treasurer Janette Harries is not amused, and hopes the police catch the culprits. Harries estimates that the break-in has cost the club £1,000, a hard hit for the nonprofit club ran by unpaid volunteers. The break-in is the third for the club in just over a year; back in September, burglars broke in, sprayed milk on the walls, and stole spirits.

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