A case for the fast-food value menu: It’s not as fattening

If you’re trying to watch calories while keeping your meal under $5 at a fast-food restaurant, sticking to the value menu might not be a bad idea. Fast-food chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s are trumpeting pricier, premium offerings to shed their image as purveyors of greasy junk food and convince customers to spend a few extra bucks. These “premium” products tend to have a relatively healthier glow. They’re more expensive, so people assume they’re made with higher-quality ingre...

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