In Japan, McDonald's Just Super-Sized the Crap Outta French Fries

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While McDonald's in many countries is trying (feigning?) to be healthier, in Japan, the fast food chain really doesn't seem to give a crap. If anything, McDonald's is running fast and hard to unhealthy. Super size, Japan!

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For the past few weeks, there have been rumors that McDonald's Japan is rolling out a huge size for French fries (which actually is replacing another super large size called "Share Potato"). Today, as IT Media reports, it's finally official. Dubbed "Mega Potato", you are looking at two large size fries in one wide friggin' container.

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Two large fries usually cost around the equivalent of US$6 in Japan. These, however, are priced at 490 yen ($4.80) and will be on sale until late June.

But will Mega Potato inspire French fry headaches in Japan?

でっかいぞ! マクドナルドが特大サイズの「メガポテト」発売 [IT Media]

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What the hell is up with McDonald's in Japan? Are they intentionally trying to make the Japanese population fat slobs like most of the U.S.? Japan (used to) have one of the healthiest populations in the world, and it's being severely impacted by this disgusting over-sized crap. Why can't people just enjoy a normal sized order of fries? This is what leads to many health problems down the road, not to mention the aforementioned obesity.

Even in moderation, this is so damaging as to be a valid concern for any population.