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2013-12-23 07:23:30 PM
This is like one of those paradoxes that explodes robot brains.
 
2013-12-23 07:28:44 PM
Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.
 
2013-12-23 07:32:53 PM
Guess what: if you eat nothing but carrots, you have an unhealthy diet. If you eat nothing but yogurt, you have an unhealthy diet.
 
2013-12-23 07:39:44 PM
The one about tipping your pool boy was better.
 
2013-12-23 07:45:00 PM

fusillade762: The one about tipping your pool boy was better.


It didn't work for me, he didn't believe me when I said, "Just the tip".
 
2013-12-23 08:00:04 PM

feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.


I think it's more about suggesting that to their EMPLOYEES as a suggestion about how to be healthier employees with less days off from work and less health care costs to the corporation....and not their customers.

If they did their on their consumer web page instead of a employee only website it would be a different story.
 
2013-12-23 08:12:50 PM

optikeye: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

I think it's more about suggesting that to their EMPLOYEES as a suggestion about how to be healthier employees with less days off from work and less health care costs to the corporation....and not their customers.

If they did their on their consumer web page instead of a employee only website it would be a different story.


If they listed all of the nutrition information for each item they serve on the website? Well they do that.

I must assume that non-exempt part time employees at McDonalds who take time off because they have had a huge MI from eating fast food for 3 (or 7 or 8) meals a day don't actually cost the company more money, they simply don't get paid while they recuperate.

I bet you a Big Mac your retirement funds hold a position in McDonald's. so before you go all 'big food' you might want to check. If they don't you have crappy funds.
 
2013-12-23 08:22:05 PM

optikeye: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

I think it's more about suggesting that to their EMPLOYEES as a suggestion about how to be healthier employees with less days off from work and less health care costs to the corporation....and not their customers.

If they did their on their consumer web page instead of a employee only website it would be a different story.


The advice wouldn't be entirely out of place even on their consumer facing site.  It doesn't say not to eat at McDonalds, or not to eat fast food at all, it just says not to make fast food a staple of your diet.

There's nothing wrong with unhealthy food in moderation.
 
2013-12-23 08:24:23 PM

feckingmorons: If they listed all of the nutrition information for each item they serve on the website? Well they do that.

I must assume that non-exempt part time employees at McDonalds who take time off because they have had a huge MI from eating fast food for 3 (or 7 or 8) meals a day don't actually cost the company more money, they simply don't get paid while they recuperate.

I bet you a Big Mac your retirement funds hold a position in McDonald's. so before you go all 'big food' you might want to check. If they don't you have crappy funds.


Hang on mate, you're leaping and bounding to conclusions here, along with ad hominem

I"m simply saying it is rather odd that McD recommends their own employees not to eat their stuff as part of their daily on their internal employee only website and not on the public website. This is a fact, No?
 
2013-12-23 08:30:14 PM

kronicfeld: Guess what: if you eat nothing but carrots, you have an unhealthy diet. If you eat nothing but yogurt, you have an unhealthy diet.


What I take from this is that the healthy diet spectrum is a finite line that ranges from carrots to yogurt, and that if I combine the two I am effectively creating the most comprehensive diet known to man,
 
2013-12-23 08:51:09 PM

Pocket Ninja: kronicfeld: Guess what: if you eat nothing but carrots, you have an unhealthy diet. If you eat nothing but yogurt, you have an unhealthy diet.

What I take from this is that the healthy diet spectrum is a finite line that ranges from carrots to yogurt, and that if I combine the two I am effectively creating the most comprehensive diet known to man,


I think Dannon makes it...
 
2013-12-23 08:56:08 PM

optikeye: feckingmorons: If they listed all of the nutrition information for each item they serve on the website? Well they do that.

I must assume that non-exempt part time employees at McDonalds who take time off because they have had a huge MI from eating fast food for 3 (or 7 or 8) meals a day don't actually cost the company more money, they simply don't get paid while they recuperate.

I bet you a Big Mac your retirement funds hold a position in McDonald's. so before you go all 'big food' you might want to check. If they don't you have crappy funds.

Hang on mate, you're leaping and bounding to conclusions here, along with ad hominem

I"m simply saying it is rather odd that McD recommends their own employees not to eat their stuff as part of their daily on their internal employee only website and not on the public website. This is a fact, No?


I don't think most of us spend half their waking hours at McDonalds and enjoy a staff discount. I think it is particularly relevant to those who do.
 
2013-12-23 09:03:23 PM

feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.


True, but they're also suggesting that their employees eat healthier options, like subs, which McDonald's doesn't offer. And if you work for a franchise that gives you a free or discounted meal during your shift, you'd be hard pressed to find something healthy on McDonald's menu. I doubt most employees can afford to go elsewhere for healthy options.
 
2013-12-23 09:14:44 PM

Pocket Ninja: kronicfeld: Guess what: if you eat nothing but carrots, you have an unhealthy diet. If you eat nothing but yogurt, you have an unhealthy diet.

What I take from this is that the healthy diet spectrum is a finite line that ranges from carrots to yogurt, and that if I combine the two I am effectively creating the most comprehensive diet known to man,


You'll poop like a champ, too.
 
2013-12-23 09:24:26 PM

Bathia_Mapes: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

True, but they're also suggesting that their employees eat healthier options, like subs, which McDonald's doesn't offer. And if you work for a franchise that gives you a free or discounted meal during your shift, you'd be hard pressed to find something healthy on McDonald's menu. I doubt most employees can afford to go elsewhere for healthy options.


I eat McDonald's side salad and a grilled chicken sandwich frequently. Their regular chicken salad occasionally too. All the food at McDonalds is not bad, in fact none of the food at McDonalds is bad when part of a balanced diet. If you have the quarter pounder combo for lunch don't have deep fried salted twinkies for dinner.

BK has the best side salad, they have real cheese not carrots shredded to look like cheese to get you all excited about cheese and then get let down because it is a vegetable.

Up in western NY in winter McDonalds offers soup which is good too.
 
2013-12-23 09:37:15 PM

feckingmorons: . All the food at McDonalds is not bad, in fact none of the food at McDonalds is bad when part of a balanced diet.


This. For all the biatching and moaning, there's not a thing on the menu there that you would turn your nose up at if your mom set it down in front of you for home-cooked Friday dinner.
 
2013-12-23 09:49:03 PM

Bathia_Mapes: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

True, but they're also suggesting that their employees eat healthier options, like subs, which McDonald's doesn't offer. And if you work for a franchise that gives you a free or discounted meal during your shift, you'd be hard pressed to find something healthy on McDonald's menu. I doubt most employees can afford to go elsewhere for healthy options.


Subs aren't necessarily healthier than burgers anyway.  Sure, they can be, but Subway always advertises the health benefits of their subs without cheese, mayo, oil, etc, that many people put on them.  A really good sub from a deli probably has quite a bit more fan and calories than a burger.

Then again, the sides at fast food places are really where it adds up.  Adding fries and a sugary Coke to your burger pushes it way beyond a sub with a bottle of water.

FWIW, I've become a huge fan of Pita Pit.  They have a ton of fresh vegetables, meats that are identifiable as real meat, and vegetarian protein choices that are actually delicious.  For prices that are only slightly higher than Subway the quality is streets ahead.
 
2013-12-23 09:52:45 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Bathia_Mapes: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

True, but they're also suggesting that their employees eat healthier options, like subs, which McDonald's doesn't offer. And if you work for a franchise that gives you a free or discounted meal during your shift, you'd be hard pressed to find something healthy on McDonald's menu. I doubt most employees can afford to go elsewhere for healthy options.

Subs aren't necessarily healthier than burgers anyway.  Sure, they can be, but Subway always advertises the health benefits of their subs without cheese, mayo, oil, etc, that many people put on them.  A really good sub from a deli probably has quite a bit more fan and calories than a burger.

Then again, the sides at fast food places are really where it adds up.  Adding fries and a sugary Coke to your burger pushes it way beyond a sub with a bottle of water.

FWIW, I've become a huge fan of Pita Pit.  They have a ton of fresh vegetables, meats that are identifiable as real meat, and vegetarian protein choices that are actually delicious.  For prices that are only slightly higher than Subway the quality is streets ahead.


Our local Pita Pit is really good. Unfortunately it's in downtown Eugene and I live in Springfield now, so it's been awhile since I've been there.
 
2013-12-23 10:04:20 PM
HAHAHA!

/McDonald's give shiat on a shingle a bad name.
 
2013-12-23 10:05:27 PM

Bathia_Mapes: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

True, but they're also suggesting that their employees eat healthier options, like subs, which McDonald's doesn't offer. And if you work for a franchise that gives you a free or discounted meal during your shift, you'd be hard pressed to find something healthy on McDonald's menu. I doubt most employees can afford to go elsewhere for healthy options.


I see you have never actually seen a McDonald's menu.
 
2013-12-23 10:08:55 PM
I didn't recall McDonald's ever saying that their food WAS healthy.  They are just trying to appease the "I don't know what to put into my mouth unless the government tells me, and that's how it should be" crowd.  Bravo, I guess.
 
2013-12-23 10:12:08 PM

feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.


Reminds me of the oil industry.

They get "subsidies" and that is bad.  But if the subsidies get removed and the price of gasoline goes up, which inordinately hurts the poor more than the wealthy, then that will be bad.  When they find new oil fields and use them, ensuring there is no petroleum shortage, they are bad because global warming.  If they stop exploration and the gas dries up while there is no affordable alternative, that would, again, hurt the poor the most, and that makes them bad.

There must be money in crusading against... everything.
 
2013-12-23 10:13:09 PM
Why fail?
 
2013-12-23 10:14:36 PM
Why is this surprising to anyone? I have never seen a McDonald's commercial that recommended people eat there daily, has anyone? In fact, on more than one occasion I have heard them recommend only eating fast food once or twice a month.
 
2013-12-23 10:16:39 PM
Honestly, I just assumed McDonalds wasn't even writing this stuff. I figured they got all the content from a third party that they contract with.

That aside, McDonalds has plenty of menu options that are not exactly the end of the world from a health standpoint.

i've developed a bit of a taste for the grilled chicken wraps they sell, particularly if they're made without sauce.
 
2013-12-23 10:17:13 PM

Pocket Ninja: kronicfeld: Guess what: if you eat nothing but carrots, you have an unhealthy diet. If you eat nothing but yogurt, you have an unhealthy diet.

What I take from this is that the healthy diet spectrum is a finite line that ranges from carrots to yogurt, and that if I combine the two I am effectively creating the most comprehensive diet known to man,


Based on the way you post sometimes, I figured all you ate was yogurt and carrots. Blended with fine tequila.
 
2013-12-23 10:17:18 PM
I can't stand most McDonalds food (my mom worked there a long time ago, so maybe that's where the aversion comes from, dunno).

But damn I can put away some McNuggets.
 
2013-12-23 10:17:23 PM
Why not letting the pool boy tip you?
 
2013-12-23 10:18:14 PM

GORDON: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

Reminds me of the oil industry.

They get "subsidies" and that is bad.  But if the subsidies get removed and the price of gasoline goes up, which inordinately hurts the poor more than the wealthy, then that will be bad.  When they find new oil fields and use them, ensuring there is no petroleum shortage, they are bad because global warming.  If they stop exploration and the gas dries up while there is no affordable alternative, that would, again, hurt the poor the most, and that makes them bad.

There must be money in crusading against... everything.


Except oil is an international commodity that US producers do not have a monopoly on. Ending US government subsidies for US oil companies only effects US oil companies. If they try to raise prices to maintain their rather large profits after the subsidies are removed, international commodity traders will buy oil from producers in other countries or domestic producers who's business model does of depend on government funding.

Fungible commodity is fungible.
 
2013-12-23 10:19:54 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-12-23 10:20:16 PM
Kinda pointless. If you DON'T realize that McDonalds is unhealthy, I question your ability to operate a computer in the first place.
 
2013-12-23 10:21:26 PM
Lost 60 lbs over the last year. Ate McDonalds frequently, but the catch was, I really only ever ate breakfast there. An egg sandwich and a large coffee with cream on the way to work was quick, easy, and cheapish. No hashbrowns though. Ick.
 
2013-12-23 10:24:37 PM
Why is that a fail?
Telling the truth is bad now?
 
2013-12-23 10:31:55 PM
And alcohol commercials keep telling you drink responsibility.

They don't have to mean it.
 
2013-12-23 10:32:14 PM

syrynxx: This is like one of those paradoxes that explodes robot brains.


static4.wikia.nocookie.net
Norman...co-ordinate!!!
 
2013-12-23 10:33:52 PM
Funny how the site tells its serfs to eat "at places...", as if the peons actually earn enough money to eat out. Way to be in touch with the lives of your servant caste.
 
2013-12-23 10:35:18 PM

lordargent: But damn I can put away some McNuggets.


I am an unapologetic lover of McDonald's sausage biscuits.  Damn those things are tasty.  Too bad they only serve them until 10:30 AM.

I've also noticed that McDonald's fries are really hit-or-miss.  If you get them when they're fresh out of the fryer and they have just the right amount of salt, they're the tastiest fast food fries around.  But if they're cold, they're the worst fast food fries around.
 
2013-12-23 10:36:22 PM

darkjezter: lordargent: But damn I can put away some McNuggets.

I am an unapologetic lover of McDonald's sausage biscuits.  Damn those things are tasty.  Too bad they only serve them until 10:30 AM.

I've also noticed that McDonald's fries are really hit-or-miss.  If you get them when they're fresh out of the fryer and they have just the right amount of salt, they're the tastiest fast food fries around.  But if they're cold, they're the worst fast food fries around.


Ask for non-salted fries. Then they have to create a new batch.

Fresh fries every time.
 
2013-12-23 10:38:25 PM
just let that 30 year old grandma stretching her lulu yoga pants with th maggots on the backseam standing in front of you in line order for you.  She knows what's good. Breeder, feeder, Wool*Mort greeter. Her blanket is a heater, her hero Deric Jeeter, ans she loves the theater. She's there every time on the phone bustin' rhymes, 'bout her kids doin' crimes. Her name's Shawnnequa`aa and she no meek ma, and she''l treat ya'll to the sweet mall, and buy you pretzels and make you wrestle with her boyfrin' and watch you snap an' ben' it's a freak show, like a rodeo, and you can't go, 'cause you're hungry, got de muchies, for da crunchies, and your tummy, needs yummy nummies. SO you stand there, and you gotta stare at her lulu pants, while they rain dance and she takes a stance, shakes her finger, you watch it linger, while the zinger she delivers makes the cashier shake and shiver. So so you that, she can be nice, she drops her ice, and bends over, and you see that thong is red now, and you know now she delivers. So you axe her for her numbers, but she blocks you. What a bummer. So you get your fries, and you axs nice once mo' time now for her digits, and her kids are like sick midgets, and call you daddy, and axe fo' candy, but you throw up, defense mechanics, and you panics, and hit the exits. You grab your car keys, and seek the release of the door please and RUN RIN RUN run away now. run run run away now. Stick it in the fridge and foget about it.

/I love that song.
 
2013-12-23 10:39:55 PM
This is entirely for legal purposes.
 
2013-12-23 10:40:32 PM

Omahawg: [images.sodahead.com image 350x262]


Holy crap... that is a ridiculous amount of prepared food in the chutes.
 
2013-12-23 10:42:11 PM

DKinMN: This is entirely for legal purposes.


sign here

and here

and here
 
2013-12-23 10:46:56 PM

darkjezter: lordargent: But damn I can put away some McNuggets.

I am an unapologetic lover of McDonald's sausage biscuits.  Damn those things are tasty.  Too bad they only serve them until 10:30 AM.

I've also noticed that McDonald's fries are really hit-or-miss.  If you get them when they're fresh out of the fryer and they have just the right amount of salt, they're the tastiest fast food fries around.  But if they're cold, they're the worst fast food fries around.


Always order fries without salt. Gross you say? If you order them without salt, 99.99% of the time they have to make them fresh. That way you will always get your fries "burn the roof of your mouth" hot. Simply salt them as you wish and enjoy perfectly fresh, perfectly salted fries every time.
 
2013-12-23 10:48:30 PM
TFA is essentially just one lie, misleading statement, out-of-context quote, and stupid assumption after another. Doing it to disparage McDonald's doesn't make itethical, you stupid farking toads.

How sleazy do you have to be to make McDonald's(!) seem like the sympathetic side of a nutrition spat? To its discredit, that's one question TFA actually manages to answer.
 
2013-12-23 10:52:31 PM
How much are McDonald's paying these people to defend them on Fark?
 
2013-12-23 10:52:31 PM

darkjezter: lordargent: But damn I can put away some McNuggets.

I am an unapologetic lover of McDonald's sausage biscuits.  Damn those things are tasty.  Too bad they only serve them until 10:30 AM.

I've also noticed that McDonald's fries are really hit-or-miss.  If you get them when they're fresh out of the fryer and they have just the right amount of salt, they're the tastiest fast food fries around.  But if they're cold, they're the worst fast food fries around.


You're right, but I find the fries are often too greasy. Wendy's has better fries, always crisp. Their sausage biscuits I don't like, again too greasy. How do they make biscuits greasy? Speedway has better ones.
 
2013-12-23 10:54:45 PM

optikeye: feckingmorons: If they listed all of the nutrition information for each item they serve on the website? Well they do that.

I must assume that non-exempt part time employees at McDonalds who take time off because they have had a huge MI from eating fast food for 3 (or 7 or 8) meals a day don't actually cost the company more money, they simply don't get paid while they recuperate.

I bet you a Big Mac your retirement funds hold a position in McDonald's. so before you go all 'big food' you might want to check. If they don't you have crappy funds.

Hang on mate, you're leaping and bounding to conclusions here, along with ad hominem

I"m simply saying it is rather odd that McD recommends their own employees not to eat their stuff as part of their daily on their internal employee only website and not on the public website. This is a fact, No?


The difference is that customers tend to come from a widely varying swath.

Employees tend to be under educated, and poor. So they will be more likely to take the 'free of nearly so' food option every chance they get, without considering more than 'it is food'.
 
2013-12-23 10:54:46 PM
McDonalds never claimed that their food was good for you. They just claim that individuals should be responsible for the shiat they stuff in their face, not the restaurants that serve said shiat.
 
2013-12-23 10:58:21 PM
I wouldn't eat anything produced by McDonalds on a bet but if I owned  a McDonald's franchise I'd advise my employees to stay away from their food. I don't see the logical disconnect.
 
2013-12-23 11:01:04 PM

Bathia_Mapes: feckingmorons: Would it be better if they suggested that eating fast food constantly was good?

McDonald's is proving proper advice and yet they get flak for it.

True, but they're also suggesting that their employees eat healthier options, like subs, which McDonald's doesn't offer. And if you work for a franchise that gives you a free or discounted meal during your shift, you'd be hard pressed to find something healthy on McDonald's menu. I doubt most employees can afford to go elsewhere for healthy options.


The only mcdonalds I have regularly visited (worked in the same mall, mostly just had coffee) most if the employees looked like they ate there every day. Bloated and barely contained by their uniforms, a cruel parody of their former selves. There was a girl who started working there, high school age looked like. She was not half bad looking, and all I could think whenever I saw her there was that she should run away as fast as she could or she would turn slowly into the horrorshow coworkers all around her.
 
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