Tonight aired the 2nd episode of season 2 of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. This one was entitled "I Think I Found a Loop Hole". Jamie has been continually denied access to any of the LA schools. Until he found a school that has a contract with the LA school district but has some freedom in which they run the school. However, Jamie learns what kind of freedom they really have, when he shows up and they won't let him even step food in the cafeteria or the kitchen. The only thing he is allowed to do is teach a culinary arts class. He takes what he can get, and goes to teaching 9 students. It's amazing how stubborn the school board is. They are doing everything they can to block him, so they don't look bad, but in the process they are looking like a group of dictators.
Jamie's other battle continues with the fast food owner. Jamie's goal is to show him that fast food can be done healthier without being too expensive. He wants to take over the place for 2 weeks, but the best he gets is having 4 burgers that are added to the menu. He gets his meat for his burgers from a butcher, so he knows there will be no pink slime in them. As for choice of ground beef, he found ground chuck and ground round to be the cheapest (click here to learn more about types of ground beef). He goes with the chuck that contains 10% fat and is 100% Angus beef (click here to learn more about Angus beef). The burger patties end up only being 10 cents more than the fast food owner's. Here are the ingredients of his Revolution Burgers, according to the menu seen on the show.
100% Angus Patty, Healthy House Dressing, Smashed Sweet Potato, Pinto Beans, and Lettuce on a Whole Wheat Bun.
Red Hot Revolution Burger
100% Angus Patty, Healthy House Dressing, Slow Cooked Sweet Onions, Smokey Chipotle Salsa, and Shredded Lettuce on a Whole Wheat Bun.
Green Goddess Burger
100% Angus Patty, Healthy House Dressing, Alfalfa Sprouts, Charred Smokey Peppers, and Smashed Goodess Avocado on a Whole Wheat Bun.
100% Angus Patty, Healthy House Dressing, Crispy Bacon, Smashed Cauliflower on a Whole Wheat Bun.
It will be interesting to see if Jamie has any long lasting impact on this fast food joint. I am wondering if the Revolution burgers that sell for the same price as their own most expensive burger bring in the same amount of profit. If they don't, I don't see them being kept around.