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Originally posted by littleflash
All products are 100% beef chicken and fish, and as of next year we will be going organic (yes we- I am a supervisor of a small branch). The only thing that is added to our products- is a small amount of sugar in the buns (except the new wheatgerm buns).
There are healthy heart tick meals that are recommended by the heart foundation, and just like every other fast food company over here, we now have calories and fat information on all of our menus. We no longer have supersized products (although America still does). There are salads also available- which are made fresh and are healthy.
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the MYTH that there is added pig fat in the sundae mix- this is also not true of McDonalds - although there are rumors that the myth originated from a Burger King- which apparently recycle the ice creams if they are made incorrectly...
Whats more is, a lot of the workers are about 15 years old. It is their first job and they are only there for a bit of spending money...
All of the workers are trained for at least 50 hours before they are left alone and they are trained as cooks (yes, cooks) and baristas that are recognized accomplishments from other businesses around the world. McDonalds has the second best training programs in the world- behind British Airlines.
One of my favorite parts of McDonalds is the Ronald McDonald House Charity. It is several houses around the country that offers support to children with cancer and their families- they are able to stay at the houses while the children are receiving chemo or other treatments. We have McHappy Day- that is a day where we all raise money and all proceeds (including some of the sales during the day) go to the House Charity. I think that is an amazing thing for a business to do.
So, yes, there are some things that are wrong with McDonalds, but it isn't evil, it is a business. You may not agree with everything they do, but they are no worse than any other fast food company.At least, not in Australia. That's my opinion anyway
Originally posted by Bodhi911
Originally posted by RiverRunsFree
McDonalds is famous the world over and to some, it represents what people love or hate about America.
Dont you mean infamous? Its like a corporation that you just cant get away from because its everywhere now. I disagree that it represents America though. I dont think of Thailand when I have thai food. I dont think of Japan when I have sushi. McDonalds make hamburgers, mediocre ones with pretty bad taste but because the restaurants are everywhere and people have limited time to eat, its convenient.
I realize you have looked at the American culture part of McDonalds but you should check into the meat. Thats where the nightmare start. I heard from someone who works at one of their slaughter houses that they have to prod the cows just to get them up the ramp to their death. Because they only buy the worst cows they can find. They are cheap and people dont care about quality meat at McDonalds. They want cheap meat.
To me, the yellow M against the red background represents a yellow greasy M against a bloody red background. Like a picture from the floor on one of their slaughter houses.
If I lived in America, I would be more proud of having had Luther King living there once.
edit on 17-10-2012 by Bodhi911 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Lyn345
We also sold a lot of cow hooves to pepsi.edit on 18-10-2012 by salmoneggs because: (no reason given)[/quote
Mmmm... sounds delightful and yummy!
Originally posted by metodex
Well in my opinion, the brothers had it right, they were successful in their method and McDonalds could've been big, and good. But then it turned to greed and money and cheap,bad tasting food. And we now have an empire of frozen meats and salty fries.
I like a McDonalds burger once in a while anyhow, but its sad that McDonalds could have been a true icon of good fast food. Oxymoron?