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Reason Magazine - Where's the Beef?

McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy's are the scapegoats for expanding US waistlines. But it's those homely, 'heart of America', Ma and Pa diners that are the real culprits.

Suppose reformers...get their wish and fast food chains are regulated out of existence. Would the diners and dives we celebrate on basic cable start serving five-pound veggie burgers with five pounds of kale on the side? Only diet hucksters and true chowhounds would benefit from a world where the local McDonald’s gave way to places serving 72-ounce steaks and burgers that reach toward the heavens like Manhattan skyscrapers. The rest of us would be left longing for that bygone era when, on every block, you could pick up something relatively light and healthy, like a Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr.