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[-] Nacktmull 94 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

No offence intended but it´s old news to the world that a lot of Americans consume horrible trash food and drinks every day until they become morbidly obese and worse. It´s in fact one of the most commonly known stereotypes about the USA. So there is really nothing on the picture a euro mind could not comprehend, more like the contrary.

[-] [email protected] 29 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Behold, the Euroslave, uncomprehending of what real freedom looks like.

I bet they would object to all the unnecessary preservatives that enhance the flavor, too.

/S

I had to add the /s because there are clearly people that don't understand humorous statements around here. Six of them at the moment.

[-] WhiteHawk 33 points 6 months ago

Real freedom is dying of a heart attack at 30

[-] [email protected] 14 points 6 months ago

You haven't really lived though until you've survived at least one heart attack and live with debt collectors at your back for all the medical debt you've incurred. THIS is the real American dream. Also diabetes.

[-] Nacktmull 7 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

... while rolling coal

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 6 months ago

Obesity rates in Europe are catching up. Especially in Britain. California is leaner than most of Europe. It’s definitely not all skinny in Europe and all fatties in USA. It’s regional.

[-] Nacktmull 6 points 6 months ago

Obesity rates in Europe are catching up

Yes, thanks to americanisation and food imports from the US

[-] [email protected] 17 points 6 months ago

That's on you. If you don't want it, don't buy it.

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[-] fluxion 9 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

There are still some things to unwind here. Breakfast pizza, dirt cheap "meal", advertising "mega" for what appears to be a normal sized slice.

[-] NOSin 14 points 6 months ago

4$ for a slice of pizza and a drink is dirt cheap ? I get the whole pizza for twice that in eu excuse me wtf

[-] fluxion 19 points 6 months ago

Yes but do you get a gallon of delicious corn syrup drink?

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[-] [email protected] 60 points 6 months ago

Everyone is focusing on the pizza, but how on earth is that a medium drink?

[-] Evotech 17 points 6 months ago

It's s medium FOUNTAIN. That I can see

[-] OrteilGenou 14 points 6 months ago

Right? It's almost the size of a car!

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 6 months ago

And what sort of monster drinks pop in the morning?

Earliest I can bring myself to drink pop is like, 11:30 maybe

It's more of an afternoon type drink, no?

[-] [email protected] 5 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

I drink energy drinks (basically soda) instead of coffee because coffee gives me super severe stomach cramps, and I still want caffeine in the morning.

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[-] bi_tux 41 points 6 months ago

Why is this petrol station so big? I could park 2 tanks between the petrol pumps.

Why would you eat pizza for breakfast?

Why would you drink so much cola (this looks like 1l-1.5l to me)?

How is this so cheap? They charge 4€ at my local petrol station for 0.5l of pepsi alone.

What kind of pizza is this?

Is midwest some kind of common marketing?

[-] [email protected] 41 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Okay, i’ll bite and try to answer these. Without knowing any details of which chain and where exactly this station is located (in a city/town or right off a motorway/interstate?)

A lot of “truck stop” type stations are this big to accommodate large vehicles and potential larger trailers they might be towing. Like a 3/4ton pickup with a huge 5th wheel trailer. Or even Class A/C motorhomes and RVs. These pumps likely have diesel and petrol so even large box trucks will pull in the fuel up. There are usually different areas for full tractor-trailer (lorries) but those pumps are for those trucks only. Further, the gap is three vehicles wide so a vehicle can be on a pump on either side and someone arriving or leaving can fit between them- especially if there is a case of 3 pumps in a row.

Pizza for breakfast? Judging by the picture and the title, this looks like actual Breakfast Pizza. Eggs, sausage, etc are the toppings. Had this a lot growing up just at home. And pizza style is common “grab and go” type food from gas stations since it’s easy to eat, even while driving.

Now, a cola with/for breakfast…naah. I’m with you there. That’s a bit off. But otherwise, the size is normal for a truck stop. Fountain drinks are a lot cheaper than canned or bottled of the same drink. For example 24oz bottle for $2-3 or a 48-64oz fountain for the same price or less. People are traveling when they come through here, or stopping by to grab stuff on their way to work for the whole day. So the idea is the drink is to have on hand for hours if not most of the day. The styrofoam cups are junk but a lot of people transfer to a more practical container, or some stations chains would sell their own fancy insulated cups and allow discounted refills in their cup.

How is this so cheap? Gas station food, man! Doesn’t mean it’s any good! I just covered the soda portion for pricing and a slice of pizza (breakfast or normal pepperoni) is usually only like $2. So the pricing advertised here makes sense.

Midwest is a kind of marketing thing with many layers or points. The midwest region of the States is the massive, wide-open middle section where there’s usually cattle ranching, farming and a lot of nothing. So this can be spun in a lot of ways- farmers/ranchers allegedly eat big (unhealthy) food and drinks, the midwest is big, things are cheap because nothing and no one is out there, etc. Also this gas station is likely located in the midwest and targeted towards people that are traveling through, so it’s got that “tourist” hook to it.

I think that about covers it?

[-] Seabazz 15 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

The gas station is Casey's, I'd recognize their breakfast pizza anywhere. It's the best I've ever had.

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[-] [email protected] 32 points 6 months ago

Everything wrong with this:

  • "Breakfast Pizza"
  • Pepsi for breakfast
  • "Medium" 64 oz drink
  • $4 for not a lot of value
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[-] [email protected] 31 points 6 months ago

The pizza-thing is fine, but gaving pepsi for breakfast is pretty vile.

[-] sulgoth 5 points 6 months ago

How about Fanta, it's oranges right?.. I have no idea if this sort of place would serve Fanta.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 6 months ago

If you're gonna have orange and bubbles for breakfast it better be a mimosa than a fanta.

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[-] Seabazz 28 points 6 months ago

To answer most of your questions, it's Casey's breakfast pizza (bacon/sausage, egg, and cheese), it's delicious. No, soda (some of us call it pop) for breakfast is weird even for us. The lot is huge cuz a ton of people here have large trucks, RV's, etc. And yes that medium soda is huge

[-] [email protected] 9 points 6 months ago

I'm fat because my oversized truck is so big.

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[-] kn33 5 points 6 months ago

Yeah, would've made a lot more sense for that to be a coffee, not a pop.

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[-] [email protected] 21 points 6 months ago

The United States of Diabetes.

[-] NAXLAB 19 points 6 months ago

I know after ze club you would prefer something küül like a coffee und cigarette

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Nah, we know why americans are fat.

[-] jose1324 12 points 6 months ago
[-] [email protected] 13 points 6 months ago

Pizza is a vegetable

[-] CitizenKong 12 points 6 months ago

The only pizza for breakfast I would accept is a cold leftover one after a night of heavy drinking.

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 6 months ago

I'm disgusted but also intrigued by breakfast pizza...

[-] dfc09 13 points 6 months ago

Breakfast pizza is pretty great, cheesy base sauce, scrambled eggs, bacon and breakfast sausage bits. Good stuff.

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[-] Osito 5 points 6 months ago

It's the worst parts of both breakfast and pizza

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 6 months ago

Breakfast pizza is hella good. Or at least, the kind I make myself is.

I use Pilsbury crescent rolls dough for the crust, country gravy for the sauce, cheese, scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage and bacon. 🤤

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[-] ndru 9 points 6 months ago

Pizza, why not. I’ll skip the bucket of coke though.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 6 months ago

More of a Pepsi person? I can respect that.

[-] marx2k 5 points 6 months ago

$4 for a slice of pizza and a Pepsi? lol gtfoh

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