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MAKING INFERENCES ASSESSMENT Organic soy milk, free-range poultry, and kale- cucumber juice, anyone? Certainly eating healthy and staying in shape can help us to avoid diseases and live longer. Nearly all fast food restaurants are moving toward 5 healthier options to help us eat better by including real fruit smoothies, salads, and grilled chicken on their men- us, but others have been bucking the trend. It’s great to have healthy options, but when visiting a fried chicken restaurant, is our intention really to eat healthy? Can we 10 fault the restaurant for offering fried chicken? Fast food restaurants are facing some of the greatest criticisms for unhealthy offerings while home cooks are innovating some of the most creative foods yet avoiding the media coverage. Those restaurants, critics claim, should bear the 15 brunt of responsibility when it comes to obesity in the country, but it all boils down to our own choices, not availability. Throw two strips of bacon, two slices of cheese, and some special sauce between two boneless fried chick- 20 en breasts and you have the KFC Double Down. Yes, that’s fried chicken substituting for bread in this sandwich that seems like it could have come from Frankenstein’s kitchen. Though “the Double Down gene rated more buzz than any test market item in KFC history,” according to 25 Yum Brands (parent company to KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell), the hubbub did not translate into sales. Some speculate that the highly critical media coverage deterred customers from ever trying the culinary creation; others believe that American appetites never wanted the product, 30 preferring healthier options. More likely, it’s an item that people indulge in only occasionally for fun. Maybe Yum Brands learned something from the KFC Double Down test. Its newest innovation at Pizza Hut, the Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza, was only unveiled 35 at UK restaurants;

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