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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.
 
2013-12-23 11:02:49 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.


Bag lunch. It's cheaper, anyway.
 
2013-12-23 11:05:18 PM
I think it's pretty farking obvious that fast food is bad. People don't think twinkies are healthy either. People do know this, it is a no brainer.
 
2013-12-23 11:05:49 PM

ReapTheChaos: 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.


I've been mistaken for a vegetarian at the places I frequent because I can be very particular about meat at some step-above-fast-food places like Chipotle, but a quarter pounder with cheese is a damn good burger once in a while. Nothing wrong with fast food in moderation.

What I do have a problem with is the way we subsidize all the wrong crap. Eating healthy prepared food can cost substantially more than unhealthy. Of course, if you can find time to prep/cook yourself then making it at home is still (usually) cheaper
 
2013-12-23 11:07:41 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: 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.


www.washingtonpost.com

Dick's Hamburgers are better quality and cheaper than a McD's burger of the same size and they treat their employees much better when it comes to compensation and benefits.

/Ditto In-n-Out Burger
//McD's is the Walmart of fast food
 
2013-12-23 11:07:41 PM
Of all the things to biatch at McD's about....

We're biatching because you can't have a healthy diet eating nothing but McD's? What place do you people go to where you CAN get a healthy diet eating nothing but that place...?
 
2013-12-23 11:09:49 PM

uber humper: I think it's pretty farking obvious that fast food is bad. People don't think twinkies are healthy either. People do know this, it is a no brainer.


it should be illegal, or restricted. like guns.

People in my state don't need a conceal carry permit. Aad they don't eat a lot of fast food.
You should need a responsible calorie permit to buy it, or a cooling off period.
 
2013-12-23 11:12:56 PM

vudukungfu: uber humper: I think it's pretty farking obvious that fast food is bad. People don't think twinkies are healthy either. People do know this, it is a no brainer.

it should be illegal, or restricted. like guns.

People in my state don't need a conceal carry permit. Aad they don't eat a lot of fast food.
You should need a responsible calorie permit to buy it, or a cooling off period.


I have to admit a cooling off period would negate most of my fast food purchases.
 
2013-12-23 11:17:01 PM

Nabb1: 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.

Bag lunch. It's cheaper, anyway.


Cheaper than free?
 
2013-12-23 11:19:57 PM

Abacus9: Nabb1: 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.

Bag lunch. It's cheaper, anyway.

Cheaper than free?


Cheaper than discounted, I mean. I used to work in restaurants when I was younger and sometimes brown bagged a sandwich because it was cheaper.

I'm really tired.
 
2013-12-23 11:20:34 PM
has anybody mentioned yet, people are farking stupid
 
2013-12-23 11:21:09 PM
"When you sellin' my crack, you best remember no to be SMOKIN' that sh*t!  That sh*t is BAD for you!" - Drug Lords Everywhere
 
2013-12-23 11:25:26 PM

TuteTibiImperes: There's nothing wrong with unhealthy food in moderation.


That's just perfect. Don't ever change a thing.
 
2013-12-23 11:28:39 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.


I'm guessing you live in Ottawa?
 
2013-12-23 11:31:03 PM
haywatchthis

has anybody mentioned yet, people are farking stupid


Yes, but it was in a much earlier thread.
 
2013-12-23 11:33:58 PM
Lest anyone forget, McD's does have salads, chicken and fish items on their menu.
Can't knock them for telling the truth.
But nobody tells it like "The Heart Attack Grill" in Las Vegas.
They tell you flat out that eating their food is bad for you.

http://www.heartattackgrill.com/
 
2013-12-23 11:34:08 PM

haywatchthis: has anybody mentioned yet, people are farking stupid


You're new here, aren't you
 
2013-12-23 11:41:25 PM
I think McDonalds is doing a pretty good job of trying change with the times. Their original menu was never meant to be eaten regularly. It was a treat for a Friday night out with the kids.
 
2013-12-23 11:44:38 PM
My bad.
 
2013-12-23 11:46:25 PM

whatshisname: Their original menu was never meant to be eaten regularly. It was a treat for a Friday night out with the kids.


Plus most of the portions where about 30 percent smaller. And the fries where fried in beef tallow oil and a small portion would fill you up.

I'll still go once a month and get a regular cheese burger and ice water when I'm too busy for a sit down lunch....any more and I don't really feel well for the rest of the day.
 
2013-12-23 11:46:28 PM

darkjezter: 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 worst fast food fries around. But if they're cold, they're still the worst fast food fries around.


You're welcome.
 
2013-12-23 11:47:35 PM
What the fark is up with Rotten Ronnie's lately? I love all the super-fit, super-healthy people defending these clown(s) in the thread. Look at the obesity rates, you are in the ever shrinking majority. But keep on feeling all majora like, wrap your lips around that douche nozzle. Moderation? Yeah, that's what America is all aboot, eh? Sensible homes, cars, meals, etc.
 
2013-12-23 11:53:21 PM
I think this is great. On the rare occasions that I end up eating fast food, the last thing I want is one of the workers to plop down beside me and start stuffing their faces. Not only are they generally unkept and odorous, but as low-wage workers they really shouldn't be eating out. That money should go to supporting whichever one of their illegitimate kids they got stuck with paying for in family court.
 
2013-12-23 11:53:37 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.


Its funny you mention that. I was reading about this in another article, and it mentioned that the employee website for McDonald's doesn't prevent non-employees from registering. So by a fluke, the issue you raise isn't applicable.
 
2013-12-23 11:58:16 PM

tekneex: 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.

I'm guessing you live in Ottawa?


Think further south and shaped more like a dick.  Is Pita Pit big in Ottowa?   I've never been, but the last time I was in Canada (Kingston, ON) it seemed like there was a Subway every two blocks.
 
2013-12-24 12:00:54 AM

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


Oh, there most assuredly is.
 
2013-12-24 12:03:28 AM

StatelyGreekAutomaton: So by a fluke, the issue you raise isn't applicable.

www.helpfulsnowman.com
 
2013-12-24 12:06:03 AM

SovietCanuckistan: What the fark is up with Rotten Ronnie's lately? I love all the super-fit, super-healthy people defending these clown(s) in the thread. Look at the obesity rates, you are in the ever shrinking majority. But keep on feeling all majora like, wrap your lips around that douche nozzle. Moderation? Yeah, that's what America is all aboot, eh? Sensible homes, cars, meals, etc.


McDonald's is not responsible for people being stupid. Even if we stipulate that they are responsible for people being fat, their parents, their schools and they themselves are the reason they are stupid.
 
2013-12-24 12:08:46 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think this is great. On the rare occasions that I end up eating fast food, the last thing I want is one of the workers to plop down beside me and start stuffing their faces. Not only are they generally unkept and odorous, but as low-wage workers they really shouldn't be eating out. That money should go to supporting whichever one of their illegitimate kids they got stuck with paying for in family court.


The funny thing is, what do you think they eat on their lunches? It would be weird for them to bring a lunch, they don't have an employees lounge and they get a discount on the food. It makes sense for them to eat there. Also, it doesn't matter if you shower just before going to work at a fast food place, the combination of sweat and grease will make you smell gross quickly. I always took a shower when I got home, and I don't miss that smell.
 
2013-12-24 12:08:52 AM
Remember Joan Kroc the founder's wife donated a half a billion dollars to NPR lefties.
 
2013-12-24 12:10:35 AM

feckingmorons: SovietCanuckistan: What the fark is up with Rotten Ronnie's lately? I love all the super-fit, super-healthy people defending these clown(s) in the thread. Look at the obesity rates, you are in the ever shrinking majority. But keep on feeling all majora like, wrap your lips around that douche nozzle. Moderation? Yeah, that's what America is all aboot, eh? Sensible homes, cars, meals, etc.

McDonald's is not responsible for people being stupid. Even if we stipulate that they are responsible for people being fat, their parents, their schools and they themselves are the reason they are stupid.


True, but how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging? Every other ad is fast food, come on in and try the new stuff. Even the smartest people are not immune to the siren call of slick ads.
 
2013-12-24 12:10:58 AM

lack of warmth: the combination of sweat and grease will make you smell gross quickly. I always took a shower when I got home, and I don't miss that smell.


My first job was at Burger King. Fry grease does not come out of those polyester uniforms.
 
2013-12-24 12:13:26 AM
McDonalds divided by zero?
 
2013-12-24 12:16:03 AM

SovietCanuckistan: feckingmorons: SovietCanuckistan: What the fark is up with Rotten Ronnie's lately? I love all the super-fit, super-healthy people defending these clown(s) in the thread. Look at the obesity rates, you are in the ever shrinking majority. But keep on feeling all majora like, wrap your lips around that douche nozzle. Moderation? Yeah, that's what America is all aboot, eh? Sensible homes, cars, meals, etc.

McDonald's is not responsible for people being stupid. Even if we stipulate that they are responsible for people being fat, their parents, their schools and they themselves are the reason they are stupid.

True, but how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging? Every other ad is fast food, come on in and try the new stuff. Even the smartest people are not immune to the siren call of slick ads.


So it is advertising's fault we are morons? We're lied to constantly from our government, our politicians, and the media. We know that eating three hamburgers is not a good balanced diet, but we're too lazy and stupid to do otherwise. Perhaps we have too much money to spend on fast food when we should be economizing and eating at home more. In Mexico McDonalds is a treat, not a daily meal.
 
2013-12-24 12:19:54 AM

SovietCanuckistan: how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging?


Same way everyone else does. Their farked up shiat of a live is the CONSEQUENCE of their failures. Consequences are good.
 
2013-12-24 12:20:29 AM
Live = Life.
 
2013-12-24 12:22:14 AM

pdieten: 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.


Not explicitly stating eat there every day, but contests like Monopoly at McDonald's is the fast food equivalent of the PowerBall.
 
2013-12-24 12:24:33 AM

Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging?

Same way everyone else does. Their farked up shiat of a live is the CONSEQUENCE of their failures. Consequences are good.


Perhaps in the minority of cases. Usually their situations are inherited - whether it's an addiction, abuse, a low IQ or extremely poor parenting. Not everyone can be above average. In fact less than half of us can.
 
2013-12-24 12:32:02 AM

whatshisname: Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging?

Same way everyone else does. Their farked up shiat of a live is the CONSEQUENCE of their failures. Consequences are good.

Perhaps in the minority of cases. Usually their situations are inherited - whether it's an addiction, abuse, a low IQ or extremely poor parenting. Not everyone can be above average. In fact less than half of us can.


And those that fail to achieve should suffer.
Hard.
 
2013-12-24 12:32:38 AM

PainInTheASP: 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...


Do lonely women smile at it?
 
2013-12-24 12:34:20 AM

DKinMN: This is entirely for legal purposes.


McDonald's should also explicitly suggest its employees that if they really-really want to eat junk food they should go and have their meals at BK so if they get sick they can sue BK.
 
2013-12-24 12:36:50 AM
Meh.. everyone already knows fast food is bad for you.  what's causing the obesity rates is crap coming from the government like the USDA food pyramid.
 
2013-12-24 12:38:24 AM

feckingmorons: SovietCanuckistan: feckingmorons: SovietCanuckistan: What the fark is up with Rotten Ronnie's lately? I love all the super-fit, super-healthy people defending these clown(s) in the thread. Look at the obesity rates, you are in the ever shrinking majority. But keep on feeling all majora like, wrap your lips around that douche nozzle. Moderation? Yeah, that's what America is all aboot, eh? Sensible homes, cars, meals, etc.

McDonald's is not responsible for people being stupid. Even if we stipulate that they are responsible for people being fat, their parents, their schools and they themselves are the reason they are stupid.

True, but how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging? Every other ad is fast food, come on in and try the new stuff. Even the smartest people are not immune to the siren call of slick ads.

So it is advertising's fault we are morons? We're lied to constantly from our government, our politicians, and the media. We know that eating three hamburgers is not a good balanced diet, but we're too lazy and stupid to do otherwise. Perhaps we have too much money to spend on fast food when we should be economizing and eating at home more. In Mexico McDonalds is a treat, not a daily meal.


Well, it's the normalizing of lies, your lying politics and media are great examples. I don't think the majority of people in Mexico agree with your daily McMeal quotient either. Most 'Weternized' nations are growing out, not up!
 
2013-12-24 12:41:32 AM

Yogimus: whatshisname: Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging?

Same way everyone else does. Their farked up shiat of a live is the CONSEQUENCE of their failures. Consequences are good.

Perhaps in the minority of cases. Usually their situations are inherited - whether it's an addiction, abuse, a low IQ or extremely poor parenting. Not everyone can be above average. In fact less than half of us can.

And those that fail to achieve should suffer.
Hard.


They do. And there are people on Earth who think that maybe shouldn't always be the case.
 
2013-12-24 12:42:02 AM

Yogimus: whatshisname: Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging?

Same way everyone else does. Their farked up shiat of a live is the CONSEQUENCE of their failures. Consequences are good.

Perhaps in the minority of cases. Usually their situations are inherited - whether it's an addiction, abuse, a low IQ or extremely poor parenting. Not everyone can be above average. In fact less than half of us can.

And those that fail to achieve should suffer.
Hard.


The issue is, the people failing are outstripping the people with self-control. We all pay for their failures in one way or another. Fast food needs to become less ubiquitous....Somehow. I really have no idea. But somehow!
 
2013-12-24 12:42:19 AM

SovietCanuckistan: Most 'Weternized' nations are growing out, not up!


Nice bumper sticker. Go drive around for a bit, and see if you can find something else to add to the conversation.
 
2013-12-24 12:45:09 AM

Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: Most 'Weternized' nations are growing out, not up!

Nice bumper sticker. Go drive around for a bit, and see if you can find something else to add to the conversation.


I'll swing through the Drive-In for ya
 
2013-12-24 12:46:01 AM
68 yo lady who worked with me (widowed 15 years) ate 3 meals a day at McDonalds. Showed me her cholesterol test, concerned that 160 might be bad.

This was when I was lean and running 7 miles 6x a week. Mine was 160. The moral of the story is genetics.
 
2013-12-24 12:48:49 AM

SovietCanuckistan: Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: Most 'Weternized' nations are growing out, not up!

Nice bumper sticker. Go drive around for a bit, and see if you can find something else to add to the conversation.

I'll swing through the Drive-In for ya


Yeah, go catch a movie while you're out. Something light, maybe a comedy.
 
2013-12-24 12:54:41 AM

Clemkadidlefark: 68 yo lady who worked with me (widowed 15 years) ate 3 meals a day at McDonalds. Showed me her cholesterol test, concerned that 160 might be bad.

This was when I was lean and running 7 miles 6x a week. Mine was 160. The moral of the story is genetics.


another story is cholesterol tests have proven to be non-indicative of any kind of level of health.
they are a great way for doctors to sell statins though.
 
2013-12-24 12:56:46 AM

pdieten: 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.


Those things are pretty awesome, but no sauce? Fark that noise. I'll have double!
 
2013-12-24 12:57:26 AM
"hey, your cholesterol is high which may mean ... something? I guess? Here's some drugs that will wreck your liver."
 
2013-12-24 01:10:24 AM
I don't eat McDonalds food very often, and I sure as hell don't eat their chicken nuggets and fries .. that being said, my neighbor of 17 years has worked for McDonalds for as long as I can remember and she does just fine ... I can't say whether she eats that crap or not, but hey, I get it .. it is ok to talk shiat about McDonalds because OMFG McDonalds!

I have a monthly budget, including food, of $1800 a month ... I have everything I need and more

Is anyone interested in a few extra pounds? I'd like to shed a few!
 
2013-12-24 01:10:54 AM

max_pooper: Except oil is an international commodity that US producers do not have a monopoly on.


And yet, let an oil producing regime collapse and who shows up to "protect our American citizens in South Sudan"?  Just as the latest example.  It is almost not an analogy to say that oil is the blood of a growing economy.  We have many donors.  Why Europe keeps whining that we should be paying the same as them per litre (whatever that is), is a tragic comedy.  They should know why by now.
 
2013-12-24 01:23:11 AM
This is silly. McDonald's employees can't afford to eat at McDonald's.

/do they even take food stamps?
 
2013-12-24 01:27:16 AM

Churchill2004: 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.


I'd call bullshiat on the home cooked part certainly
 
2013-12-24 01:29:39 AM

max_pooper: 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.


Yes, oil is an international commodity and its price is set by the international marketplace. Keep in mind that OPEC is a huge driving force behind the price as well. If you are prepared to pay significantly more for gasoline, oil and plastics, then by all means, lets put some US oil producers out of business.

Also, crude oil is not necessarily a fungible commodity

I really enjoy listening to crazy folks .. you know the kind ...

OMFG, gas is too expensive, we need to tax the oil companies more! OMFG, we are importing too much oil from foreign countries, we need to drill here except NIMBY. OMFG, we need more electric cars, but we need to shut down coal fired plants and nuclear plants.

Kinda makes your eyes tear up a bit doesn't it.
 
2013-12-24 01:33:25 AM

phrawgh: This is silly. McDonald's employees can't afford to eat at McDonald's.

/do they even take food stamps?


Apparently they do in Michigan. Whoda think it?

Its old, but perhaps still relevant

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/09/fast-food-chains-gettin g- into-the-food-stamp-act/
 
2013-12-24 01:42:10 AM
You guys are missing the point. Unless they are on the clock, they don't want the tacky poors in their stores.
 
2013-12-24 01:44:07 AM
Cookies are a sometimes food
 
2013-12-24 01:44:29 AM

freetomato: You guys are missing the point. Unless they are on the clock, they don't want the tacky poors in their stores.


Bad for their suffering image. Left that off.
 
2013-12-24 02:29:17 AM

SovietCanuckistan: . I don't think the majority of people in Mexico agree with your daily McMeal quotient either.


There are ~400 McDonalds in Mexico v. about 19,000 in the US. I'll bet a majority of Mexicans have never eaten at a McDonalds. In the big town of over 1 million people in the metropolitan area where I own a home there are exactly two McDonalds.
 
2013-12-24 02:32:04 AM

zerkalo: Cookies are a sometimes food


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-24 02:32:50 AM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: How much are McDonald's paying these people to defend them on Fark?


I hold an equity position. It is not a significant part of my investment holdings.
 
2013-12-24 02:34:46 AM

NakedDrummer: Clemkadidlefark: 68 yo lady who worked with me (widowed 15 years) ate 3 meals a day at McDonalds. Showed me her cholesterol test, concerned that 160 might be bad.

This was when I was lean and running 7 miles 6x a week. Mine was 160. The moral of the story is genetics.

another story is cholesterol tests have proven to be non-indicative of any kind of level of health.
they are a great way for doctors to sell statins though.


That is absurd. You have no idea what you're talking about.
 
2013-12-24 03:39:14 AM

optikeye: whatshisname: Their original menu was never meant to be eaten regularly. It was a treat for a Friday night out with the kids.

Plus most of the portions where about 30 percent smaller. And the fries where fried in beef tallow oil and a small portion would fill you up.

I'll still go once a month and get a regular cheese burger and ice water when I'm too busy for a sit down lunch....any more and I don't really feel well for the rest of the day.


I get a cheeseburger and a Diet Coke for my McLunch on the run. Under $5 and reasonably lo cal. There's no reason to get the Ultra Supersize Megameal because it's A Deal.
 
2013-12-24 04:13:14 AM

whatshisname: I think McDonalds is doing a pretty good job of trying change with the times. Their original menu was never meant to be eaten regularly. It was a treat for a Friday night out with the kids.


The Friday fast food dinner was a treat for my family as a child. It only occured twice a month based on my parents paydays. My family calls homemade burgers Eddie Murphy burgers because of his routine.
 
2013-12-24 04:24:20 AM

merrillvillain: whatshisname: I think McDonalds is doing a pretty good job of trying change with the times. Their original menu was never meant to be eaten regularly. It was a treat for a Friday night out with the kids.

The Friday fast food dinner was a treat for my family as a child. It only occured twice a month based on my parents paydays. My family calls homemade burgers Eddie Murphy burgers because of his routine.


We had them maybe 3 times a year on a road trip, be it a McMuffin in the morning or a burger later.

Morgan Spurlock is to be commended. He forced them to offer healthy choices to on the go people.
 
2013-12-24 04:47:58 AM

TuteTibiImperes: 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.


If people used the product in moderation, the companies that sell it would not exist on anything remotely approaching their current scale and profitability. They wouldn't beg people not to hand over their money if they weren't absolutely sure that people are going to continue handing over the money no matter what they say.
 
2013-12-24 07:16:34 AM
Whoever is in charge of that advice column, you're doing a great job!! Please keep 'em coming!!
 
2013-12-24 07:18:40 AM

whatshisname: Yogimus: SovietCanuckistan: how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging?

Same way everyone else does. Their farked up shiat of a live is the CONSEQUENCE of their failures. Consequences are good.

Perhaps in the minority of cases. Usually their situations are inherited - whether it's an addiction, abuse, a low IQ or extremely poor parenting. Not everyone can be above average. In fact less than half of us can.


Not true. When we look at this from a pure maths perspective, then there is no reason why 90% of Americans people can't weigh less than the population average.
 
2013-12-24 07:23:27 AM

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


Why?

One of the things about McDonalds is that they're completely open about their food. Including the fact that it's something you shouldn't indulge in on a daily basis.

Doing so is just a win for them, it makes them look better, and people ignore the advice anyway. So, win/win.

---

Though at least in my country you can easily eat healthy in McDonalds. They serve apples, carrots, salad bowls etc. Quite popular with mixed groups.
 
2013-12-24 07:26:00 AM
optikeye:

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

They do that though. Go check their consumer page.

All it does is that it makes the consumers feel really well informed, and percieve McDonalds as honest.

Some don't eat there more than once a week, which is a smart choice, others eat there every day.

Noone can blame McDonalds though.
 
2013-12-24 08:05:03 AM

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.


BUT!  Eat carrots AND yogurt...

imageshack.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21vl3hRGlMw
 
2013-12-24 08:14:26 AM

feckingmorons: 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.


Yeah, this isn't the egregious one.  As the article said, there's been a parade of holiday cheer from McDonalds.  When the employees asked for more money, a memo went out saying they should get a second job.  Then another went out saying they should sell their superfluous items.  Apparently there was one saying you should tip your servants well this holiday season.

There's been a lot of tone-deaf nonsense pouring out of McDonald's since the strike, this is part of that narrative, I guess, but not in the same ballpark.

"Hey, I know you guys, who are mostly young or have been working poor for years, might be tempted to eat here during your shift, and maybe before and after your shift too.  We encourage you to eat here with the discounts and lack of breaks, but we'd like to take this opportunity to remind you that our food causes liver failure and heart disease.  Merry Christmas."  Fark... at least it's an honest, sensible message...
 
2013-12-24 08:15:41 AM
I've heard people whine that McDonald's should raise the wages.

And others don their monocles and state that McDonald's has always been a temporary place for college students to work.

I choose to eat italian.
 
2013-12-24 08:16:29 AM

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.


It's not like they have to worry. They have figured out that no matter how much proper nutrition and healthy eating is preached to the general populace it won't affect their bottom line much. Heavy users of fast food will almost always be heavy users. No matter how much weight or other health problems they have.
 
2013-12-24 08:43:40 AM

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.


But here we are talking about an entree, a beverage, and a side.

If I ate a big salad, and drank a mixed veggie drink, and had a side of green beans every day...
 
2013-12-24 08:48:29 AM

Churchill2004: 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.


But see, my mom would make a burger from actual burger meat.  It would be on a better bun.  The ingredients would be fresher, and there would be no soda.  Instead of french fries, it would be mashed taters.
Sorry, but in most cases, you cannot compare a fast food meal to one made at home.
 
2013-12-24 08:49:01 AM
Again with this garbage about eating more fat making you fat...

Sure, it's not the large order of fries you ate and the large coke, it's the fat in the beef, the fat the fries were cooked in, and the 'special sauce' causing you to store all that energy.
 
2013-12-24 08:59:00 AM

AllDevicesZeroDown: 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.


And the anti-ebil-gubmint threadshiat has happened, I see...
 
2013-12-24 09:08:12 AM

Nabb1: Bag lunch. It's cheaper, anyway.


Sorry to say, but that bologna on white bread and bag of Lay's isn't that much healthier than Mickey D's, in the long run.
 
2013-12-24 09:11:17 AM

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.


My cousin would only eat carrots when he was a baby.  So that's what his mom gave him--as much as he wanted.  Kid's eating, right?  His body knows what it needs.
Kid turned orange.  Doc said it no harm done; just feed him some other stuff, too.
/csb
 
2013-12-24 09:13:00 AM

feckingmorons: NakedDrummer: Clemkadidlefark: 68 yo lady who worked with me (widowed 15 years) ate 3 meals a day at McDonalds. Showed me her cholesterol test, concerned that 160 might be bad.

This was when I was lean and running 7 miles 6x a week. Mine was 160. The moral of the story is genetics.

another story is cholesterol tests have proven to be non-indicative of any kind of level of health.
they are a great way for doctors to sell statins though.

That is absurd. You have no idea what you're talking about.


Cholesterol has been demonized along with salt and saturated fats, all essential to life and health. Sugar and cereals/grains are the real problem. People are still scared of eggs.. absurd since it's one of the best foods as long as you eat the whole egg including the yolk.

The whole cholesterol thing is old shaky science. I do own stock in drug companies so feel free to dump statins down your throat.
 
2013-12-24 09:18:53 AM

karlandtanya: 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.

My cousin would only eat carrots when he was a baby.  So that's what his mom gave him--as much as he wanted.  Kid's eating, right?  His body knows what it needs.
Kid turned orange.  Doc said it no harm done; just feed him some other stuff, too.
/csb


Indeed. I can attest to the veracity of this particular cool story, bro. I happened to me with carrot baby food. The family thought I had jaundice or something.

/CSB II: The 14 Carrot Caper
 
2013-12-24 09:20:41 AM

santadog: 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.

But here we are talking about an entree, a beverage, and a side.

If I ate a big salad, and drank a mixed veggie drink, and had a side of green beans every day...


You'd die from vitamin B12 deficiency. Add a big steak!
 
2013-12-24 09:48:56 AM
Ha! Nice try McDonald's but poor stupid people will continue to eat your food seven days a week and then try and sue you when they develop health problems.
 
2013-12-24 10:47:07 AM
McDonalds contracts with a third party to provide this content. It is not created by McDonalds.

This is the same issue that was completely ignored for the Hoilday Tipping Guide that got everyone worked into a tizzy.

Things like this make me wonder how much "news" is really just taken out of context and swallowed hook, line and sinker by the people of Duhmerica.
 
2013-12-24 11:32:02 AM

SovietCanuckistan: feckingmorons: SovietCanuckistan: feckingmorons: SovietCanuckistan: What the fark is up with Rotten Ronnie's lately? I love all the super-fit, super-healthy people defending these clown(s) in the thread. Look at the obesity rates, you are in the ever shrinking majority. But keep on feeling all majora like, wrap your lips around that douche nozzle. Moderation? Yeah, that's what America is all aboot, eh? Sensible homes, cars, meals, etc.

McDonald's is not responsible for people being stupid. Even if we stipulate that they are responsible for people being fat, their parents, their schools and they themselves are the reason they are stupid.

True, but how can stupid people fight the barrage of 'consume it all' messaging? Every other ad is fast food, come on in and try the new stuff. Even the smartest people are not immune to the siren call of slick ads.

So it is advertising's fault we are morons? We're lied to constantly from our government, our politicians, and the media. We know that eating three hamburgers is not a good balanced diet, but we're too lazy and stupid to do otherwise. Perhaps we have too much money to spend on fast food when we should be economizing and eating at home more. In Mexico McDonalds is a treat, not a daily meal.

Well, it's the normalizing of lies, your lying politics and media are great examples. I don't think the majority of people in Mexico agree with your daily McMeal quotient either. Most 'Weternized' nations are growing out, not up!


That's all fine and good....  but I'd just like to inform the both of you that McWhatevers or not, Mexico isn't exactly the land of the svelte.
They have been neck and neck and neck and neck with the USA for fattest of the larger countries for years.
In fact I think they are currently the fattest, but it depends on which report you read.
 
2013-12-24 11:42:59 AM
They key word is "always".
 
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