What's the best way to piss off a foodie? Easy, just make a so-last-year bacon sundae at a corporate fast food chain. Recently, Burger King released its new bacon sundae which has a few food bloggers up in arms about the timeliness of the release, and the absurd idea that a fast food restaurant would try to be, for lack of a better word, gourmet.
One post said, "Restaurants like these should stick to what they're (moderately) good at - serving tasty (on occasion) cheap burgers and fries."
Another blog post from Adam Martin calls the bacon sundae "passe", "pandering", and "a clumsy and manipulative stab at trend-chasing."
In response to this article, NPR's Linda Holmes points out a few errors of logic in the critique of the bacon sundae.
Holmes points out:
1. "Nobody who is eating at Burger King is trying to be on trend, unless they are somehow eating there ironically, in which case they deserve to be disappointed."
2. "The great majority of the human beings in the country don't give a fiery flapdoodle, particularly when they are just trying to grab a quick lunch or dinner at the drive-through, what 'foodies' are eating and blogging about, let alone what they have finished eating and blogging about."
3. "It's a weird stripe of cultural blindness for someone who consults friends at Saveur on fast food matters to refer to himself as 'the rest of us' when it comes to eating at Burger King."
Unless you're a hipster Instagramming the novelties of Burger King in hopes of becoming a broke and unaccredited food blogger, you probably don't give two sh*ts about the Burger King bacon sundae. This then begs one question: why bother with the novelty's review if no foodie would be tempted to try it?
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