HI, WE’RE HERE FOR THE MCGANGBANG

In Editorial /

BY AMIT SHILTON

“Hi, we’d like four McGangbangs.”

“Umm, no. What is that?”

“Umm, yes. It’s a double cheeseburger with a junior chicken burger in between the patties. We’ll pay whatever.”

“Let me get my manager.”

“Wait, can we add bacon?”

“Uh, yeah?”

“Good. Add bacon. And mayo.”

Do a quick YouTube search of the word “McGangbang” and over 100 hits pop up. It’s a symbol of the recent obsession with everything that is fat.

It’s the same movement that’s inspired websites like www.thisiswhyyourefat. com and www.fancyfastfood. com. If you haven’t seen either yet, look them up.

Eating the franken-burgers, you really don’t feel as shitty as you’d expect. Other than being a little bit too heavy on the mayo, it doesn’t seem as bad when it fits in your hand. Would I ever order it again? Maybe.

Our visit to McDonald’s was inspired by this week’s gluttony issue. In our News section, we analyze and scrutinize Ryerson staff and faculty who use Conference Services for their free lunches and events. The Arts and Life centre spread looks at why you need fat and what to eat when you want to go all out.


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