critical thinking challenge

Is the Cardiac Burger Okay to Serve?


All American Burger is a nation-wide fast food chain that competes with McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's. It actively targets young fast food customers by keeping its restaurants open late and offering edgy products like the "Cardiac Burger," a burger that by itself contains more than a day's allowance of fat, sodium, and cholesterol. This approach has generated considerable criticism, but the company points out that nutritional information for all its products are displayed in all of its restaurants, and that any rational person would realize that products like the Cardiac Burger should be consumed only on special occasions. In practice, though, few of the people who order the Cardiac Burger do so in moderation.

Question 1:

Which of the following principles would most justify All American Burger's position?

a) When a food product is unhealthy, consumers should not assume that it is safe to consume it in moderation.
b) A company is not responsible for behavior that it does not actively encourage.
c) A company is responsible only for the reasonable uses of its product.

Question 2:

Which of the following principles would most justify the criticism of All American Burger for offering the Cardiac Burger?

a) Parents have the responsibility for making decisions regarding their children's diet.
b) Companies are responsible for foreseeable misuses of their products.
c) A company has a duty to provide the nutritional information required by governmental regulations.

Question 3:

Which of the following can be most reasonably inferred from the statements above?

a) The Cardiac Burger contains more fat than any other product sold by All American Burger.
b) Other fast food chains will introduce new menu items in order to compete with the Cardiac Burger.
c) Nutritional information about the Cardiac Burger is available at All American Burger restaurants.
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