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Applebee’s and Nutrisystem share pitchman
Restaurant meals often have more calories than we expect, so we were surprised to see Berman add Applebee’s commercials to his repertoire.
In his ads for the weight-loss company, Berman brags about all the weight he’s lost (41 LBS) on Nutrisystem’s calorie and portion-controlled meal plans.
Equally incongrous is blues legend B.B. King’s history as a pitchman.
King, who has type 2 diabetes, has helped advertise a LifeSpan blood glucose meter.
But the music icon also has loaned his name to blues clubs and according to the Internet Movie Database he has been a pitchman for fast-food chains Burger King, Wendy’s and McDonald’s.