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Should This Be Sold As a Salad?

Last Friday a few of us headed down to the new lunch hotspot, Best-O-Burger here in San Francisco. While the burgers were delicious, and the shakes amazing, their salads left something to be desired. Molly says it's because they're making fun of anyone who orders a salad, but I think it's just crazy. The salad is part of a meal menu. It's not like I specifically changed it to a salad.

How do they expect anyone to eat this? The tiny head of romaine lettuce, carrot sticks, and cherry tomatoes shoved into a cup wasn't right. The lettuce wasn't cut and I had no idea what to do with it. What do you think? Is this a salad?

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i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Well, yes they could slice up the lettuce but it is a salad. It's got all the fixins' of a salad, and a salad is a salad no matter hwo it's presented.
Danni99 Danni99 9 years
I think it looks really good. Fresh and not made hours and hours earlier to sit and wilt. I'd flip the lid upside down and use it as a "bowl" for the dressing, then dip the veggies in it. It also looks like a great way to O'Bento!!! Thumbs up from me!
CoronaLove CoronaLove 9 years
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that it is a salad - i just hope that when you buy it, you can at least get a plate or bowl so you can eat it properly.
mme_groove mme_groove 9 years
pour the dressing into the lid and dip it. that's actually way more convenient than a crazy mess on your plate. no utensils = better for the environment. i could even put it in my purse!
skigurl skigurl 9 years
why would you get made fun of for ordering a salad? fries are terrible for you!
gossipcroc gossipcroc 9 years
They do it like that so you can eat it while you're driving. it fits in the cup holder and you can eat it with your fingers.
emalove emalove 9 years
I don't think so...
CkV CkV 9 years
Does anyone remember years ago McDonald's had a caesar salad cup that was really good! You pour the dressing through the hole at the top, shake it around, and voila, yummy salad. It was my favorite thing to get there!
bushra bushra 9 years
LoveTheWatcher: a bowel? oh my. just kidding! personally, it looks like a cheap yet not so cheerful excuse for a 'salad'. i expect the reasons they skimp on chopping it up include not wanting to waste valuable staff on such a time consuming task, but i reckon if you chopped those up they would only fill half that cup. cheapskates. i'm not averse to the idea of salad in a cup though, i take my salad in an upright container to work, so it can fit in my bag and there's less chance of leakage. plus it makes it easier to tuck in at my desk.
LoveTheWatcher LoveTheWatcher 9 years
Well, salad is not usually served in a bowel, but it definitely ends up there! :-D
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 9 years
That's just ridiculous! I wouldn't have paid for it.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
You don't win friends with salad!
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
that's really silly...when i seen this at first i thought they wre thinking if some1 was fat they would give u a salad instead of a shake.....that is just retarded! salad goes in a bowel.
DCStar DCStar 9 years
I think you're supposed to dip it in the dressing.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
They're making fun of people who make healthier choices? It's just stupid. I wouldn't go back.
laPetiteJuJu laPetiteJuJu 9 years
Well it's the components of a salad but how do they expect you to eat it? I hope they at least gave you a plate so you could cut it all up! And why should they be making fun of people who order salads? They are healthy and delicious and some of us really enjoy getting fresh vegetables into our diets rather than eating all fried, greasy foods!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I would take it back and ask for my money; it looks like the start of salad (pre-sliced) however there are only 3 items and nothing is cut like an actual salad.
dcfashionista dcfashionista 9 years
It could be a salad but it looks plain ole weird.
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
With the existence of taco salads and taco pizzas I believe anything now.
Maya512 Maya512 9 years
Take it back.
calamari calamari 9 years
I agree with kiddylnd It reminds me of the salad shakers McDonalds use to have. But the lettuce was shredded so maybe that made it a bit easier to eat. Maybe it's telling that the salad shaker failed at McDonalds though.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
LOL this is quite funny. I'd be annoyed with that. Basically they are making you do the work of making it into a salad.
ameliajc ameliajc 9 years
hahaha that's ridiculous. that is the makings of a salad...but not a salad. that's like someone selling you dough, tomato sauce, and cheese and saying it's a pizza.
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