While it is difficult to see in the picture, there was a salad and was fresh fruit dessert, but I am sorry if I omitted them in the description since they were not theme park food with a "twist".
While you are right that Theme Park food is not great, I consider myself lucky that I have ACTUALLY been overseas to Europe and, in paticular, Disneyland Paris. The food at DLP was the same "junk" that you can find at WDW.
While we are on this subject, you are not going to get very far on this site slamming the food quality at WDW. I am half Italian, from Chicago, and, once again, been to Italy and Tutto Italiano and Tony's is authentic and pretty good. Not to mention all the resorts with Victoria and Albert's, Yachttsman, and Jiko to name a few!
I guess you really didn't do your homework on theme parks if you cut your vacation short due to the food at Disney World.
Your main point is correct: The food does look a little gross and SFGA is not top of the theme park food list, but the whole point of the contest was to make dishes using theme park foods.
And there are fat people in Australia and around the world too! Sorry if I offended you, but I think you took it a bit too far.
Anyway, if one wants higher-quality theme park food, I suggest reading Scott Joseph's recent restaurant reviews, linked to from various blog posts on the site over the past month.
But anyway, the food was good, but it was obvious that it was not good for you. I would rather have this food than what they usually have.
But in all honesty, SFGA does not have that great of food.
But you bring up an excellent point in quality you would find in theme parks. More or less, the standard faire is pretty bad no matter where you go. However, Disney (and to an extent Universal) does have some fine resturants such as Mythos, the Brown Derby, most of EPCOT, etc. The one theme park that seems to have some good food for counter service (fast food) is Animal Kingdom. Maybe its just me!
Like mentioned, Food Network really likes the food from Dollywood.
The worst part of the day is the night was very busy with way too long lines for coasters after dark.
The quality of the frying medium is the major concern