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Originally posted by SrWingCommander
The food, while not healthy...LOL, is prepared well and clean, and while most comes from McD corporate, some comes from local supplies. Also they are offering more and more healthier options. The grilled chicken BLT Ranch sandwhich is only 380 calories...which is what I eat often when I do eat there.
Originally posted by Ben81
Then capitalism came and ruined everything
cant believe the price in that time
not even 50 cent for a trio .. now its around 8$
with less real meat and more junk to make you obese and addict on the fast food
mcdonald was great before .. not anymore !
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
Interesting info thanks. I saw a documentary on the subject that disputed where the first McDonald's was.
Does anybody remember the original apple pies? They were deep fried I think and then sat in a warmer. You had to be careful if they were freshly cooked - piping hot. They were an excellent treat. The apple pies today suck in comparison.
I grew up with McDonald's. I remember the first Big Macs with the hypnotic two all beef patties commercial and when the Quarter pounder with cheese was introduced.
Also, I remember the commercial that boasted you could buy a hamburger fries and a coke with a dollar bill and get change back.
I Still eat McDonalds food probably a half dozen times a year, and I return or refuse the fries if they are anything less than hot and crispy. They used to toss their burgers out after they sat for more than 10 minutes in the old days - you would never get the soggy stale buns or half cold re heated microwaved stuff they give you today.
I remember when Burger King was good too - their whole premise over McDonald's was they would take fresh patties off the the conveyer grill and make your burger fresh to order. In the late 70's they began to cook them a few times a day then throw them in warmer ovens and microwave them as they do now.
Even KFC was good in the 70's - it was hot crispy and didn't taste like old greasy cheap oil like they do now.
edit on 10/18/12 by verylowfrequency because: (no reason given)
Health & Nutrition: Nutritionists argue that the type of high fat, low fibre diet promoted by McDonald's is linked to serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease, obesity and diabetes - the sort of diseases that are now responsible for nearly three-quarters of premature deaths in the western world.
Animals & the Environment: 10 Billion animals are raised in horrible conditions and killed every year in the US alone. McDonalds consumes over a million tons of packaging each year, used for just a few minutes before being discarded. Over the years thoudands of square miles of rainforest have been destroyed to raise cattle for McDonalds or the feed for the cattle.
Hunger & Poverty: McDonalds directly contributes to the creation of hunger and poverty by buying the low-cost products produced in third world countries by global agro-chemical companies and offering food which is high on the food chain and resource intensive. It requires 2,500 gallons of water, 1 gallon of oil and 12 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of hamburger meat. 70% of all US grain now goes to feed animals for human consumption.
Exploitation of Children & Social Engineering: Eating habits formed in childhood will stick with most people their entire life. McDonald's knows this and structures its organization to strongly appeal to children. A large percentage of McDonalds 2 Billion dollar advertising budget is used to target children. The play centers, toys and packaging are all designed to lure in children and hook them on an unhealthy diet. McDonalds aggressively campaigns to get it's advertising in schools and put restaurants in schools.
Exploitation of Labor: In 1972 Ray Kroc funneled $250,000 to Richard M. Nixon in exchange for a 20% reduction in the already low minimum wage for teenagers. Afterwards, a gracious Tricky Dick went a step further and publicly praised McDonalds.