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The CEO of a major fast-food chain just released a statement indicating that the chain has revamped its ingredient list and revised its menu options so that all selections on the menu are now healthier than any of the menus from competing fast-food chains. Among the changes that will be made, the fast-food chain will be eliminating unsaturated fats and downsizing portions. He claims, "We've heard the request of our customers for healthier meals, and with the changes we're making we'll be offering our customers better choices. Our customers will now have healthy fast-food options that put all other fast-food chains to shame."

Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the CEO's claim of offering healthier selections to customers?


A. While the fast-food chain is improving certain ingredients, they are still including additives that tend to make customers addicted to the fast food.

B. The CEO is receiving a large bonus for the potential boost in sales that the new menu options are expected to bring.

C. A focus group unanimously complained that the food was bland and not as tasty as items on the previous menu.

D .The fast-food chain has begun marketing heavily to children, encouraging children to ask for the healthier options when ordering in a restaurant.

E .The fast-food chain has not removed many of its previous menu items but has instead simply replaced the unhealthy ingredients with healthier options and reduced the portion sizes.

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+1 for A.

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The CEO of a major fast-food chain is hopeful that since the chain has revamped its ingredient list and revised its menu options customers will now have healthy fast-food options that can put all other fast-food chains to shame.

A. While the fast-food chain is improving certain ingredients, they are still including additives that tend to make customers addicted to the fast food. --> Weakens, the inclusion of additives provides us with doubt that the food served will be any healthier than that of any other food-chains.

Hence, A.
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Not convinced with Sudarshan's reasoning.Can someone throw some liight?
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Does additives that cause addition mean unhealthy?

I chose A, because other choices do not talk about health of customers.
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prashant6923 wrote:
Not convinced with Sudarshan's reasoning.Can someone throw some liight?


Addiction to fast food in itself is not healthier at all which refutes the claim of CEO of making the food healthier
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prashant6923 wrote:
Not convinced with Sudarshan's reasoning.Can someone throw some liight?


Making fast food addictive will make customers go back for more and more and eat more than required. The advantage gained by smaller portion sizes will be negated.
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prashant6923 wrote:
Not convinced with Sudarshan's reasoning.Can someone throw some liight?



First of all , I would like to ask what is your take on this. If you are saying that Sudarshan's reasoning is not convincing ,do throw some light on why you think it is not convincing.


Coming back to option A.

A. While the fast-food chain is improving certain ingredients, they are still including additives that tend to make customers addicted to the fast food.

So the CEO's take is that by downsizing proportions and eliminating unsaturated fats, his fast food chain would better serve customers with healthy meals.

Option A says the food chain is including additives that tend to make customers addicted to fast food. If people will become addicted to fast food,how would they have healthy meals.

This would weaken the CEO's claim mentioned above.


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Does additives that cause addition mean unhealthy?

I chose A, because other choices do not talk about health of customers.


A isn't the perfect option, BUT it certainly is better than other option which makes it correct. The GMAT ask you to select the best answer choice.
Regarding your doubt about the additives, YES it indirectly might mean unhealthy. Going by known facts and logic, fast food is considered unhealthier than home cooked nutritious food, however healthy the fast food might be. Additives make one crave for fast food. Eating fast food on a regular basis is unhealthy. Thus use of additives make one's diet unhealthy.

I hope this helps you clear your doubt.

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New post 30 Sep 2018, 20:44
Bunuel, I came down between A and E, and the explanation provided here is not convincing. Can you please explain.

My understanding for A is that the restaurants made it healthier, but there are still addictive in the food. However, what is wrong with being addicted to good and healthy food?

E - items didn't change, but the ingredient got healthier. However, who is to say what it means to have "healthier ingredient?" what if the healthier ingredient is still bad for your body?

Hence, I chose E. Please correct me.
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