Wednesday, April 27, 2005

To whom does Applebee's donate?

The previous post mentioned that Reuters quoted an Applebee's spokesperson refusing to say whether the restaurant chain helped fund the Center for Consumer Freedom. The restaurant chain is willing to have its donations acknowledged for more reputable charities, such as America's Second Harvest, so there is clearly no company policy against such acknowledgement. Incidentally, like Quizno's, Applebee's refuses to make public its nutrition profile except for selected products that are being marketed in conjunction with Weight Watchers. That's great. Make some money marketing food to people who are trying to lose weight, while hiding the nutrition profile of the rest of the menu, and (perhaps) simultaneously funding an attack-dog fake nonprofit that seeks to undermine the public health response to obesity concerns. Applebee's, would you please start answering questions?

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