NO matter how much we buy into the dream of obtaining Elle Macpherson’s body by mainlining green juice, there’s something about McDonald’s that we just can’t resist.
This is food with virtually no nutritional value, packed with E numbers and ingredients you have to try not to think about — but something keeps drawing us back to its comfortingly babyish, sweet and salty embrace.
But finally, I’ve had the wake-up call I needed to put me off Macca’s for good.
As the market closes at another all time high, the “recovery”, if only on paper, is again bypassing most Americans and it is starting to hit where it hurts the most. According to restaurant tracker NPD Group, traffic at U.S. fast-food restaurant fell 1% in the third quarter, the sector’s first traffic decline in five years. Unfortunately, the reason is not that many Americans have migrated to a higher wealth group and are now eating at more expensive venues, but a more familiar one, namely higher costs of eating out, changing consumer behavior and higher bills for items such as rent and drugs. In other words, America’s “main street” is so squeezed, it can’t even afford to eat out as much as it did just one year ago.
They don’t even have to quit junk foods or fatty foods
(And just imagine what would happen if they would quit all junk food and would only eat real, fresh, organic food!!! – I.U.)
Although it may sound like a bad infomercial, a study financed by the National Institutes of Health has shown that cutting added sugar in children’s diets can improve their overall health incredibly quickly.
The study observed 43 obese children and found that eliminating or reducing added sugar, even while keeping the same number of calories and savory junk foods in their diets, led to improving many obesity-related health issues in just ten days. The children who were selected were not only obese, but also suffered from a chronic metabolic disorder, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
The fast-food chain KFC is conducting an investigation into one of its UK restaurants after undercover reporters were served ice that harbored harmful bacteria found in feces.
The reporters who made the discovery were part of an undercover report conducted by BBC’s Rip Off Britain, which was investigating food hygiene at major fast food restaurants and coffee shops. The reporters were served ice at the Martineau Place branch of the KFC, reports Inquisitr.
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Anchorage, AK — An alarming photograph of a McDonald’s chicken McNuggets Happy Meal left to sit unrefrigerated and untouched for six years recently went viral on social media.
“It’s been 6 years since I bought this ‘Happy Meal’ at McDonald’s,” Jennifer Lovdahl posted on Facebook. “It’s been sitting in our office this whole time and has not rotted, molded, or decomposed at all!!! It smells only of cardboard.”
Tokyo, Japan — Fast food giant McDonald’s has been having a rough time. Considering its recent decision to close 700 locations in 2015, dire predictions from franchise owners claiming the company is facing its “final days,” and a June announcement that the company was shrinking for the first time in its long history, it’s safe to say McD’s is looking for something — anything — to turn its struggling business around.
The advertising geniuses at McDonald’s may have found that interesting, albeit disturbing something. McDonald’s unveiled its new McChoco Potato yesterday, a spin on the classic fries, which will be drizzled with chocolate and white chocolate syrup. The company says “The combination creates a wonderful salty and sweet harmonious taste.” McChoco fries will be rolled out in Japan starting January 26th, and if they are a hit, it’s possible they will eventually be sold in the United States.
H/t reader Squodgy:
“Yummy MacDonalds video…infectios laughter…excellent questions”
Dec 16, 2014
Article at TSM: http://truthstreammedia.com/question-…
No, seriously. Or maybe alternately, “Who in their right mind would eat a McDonalds ever again after visiting the company’s website?!?!”
They don’t say, “Hi, how are you?” or give you the requisite “Here are the glorious food products we all know and love!” slideshows or anything. You don’t even get the flat, emotionless “Hey” you might expect to get from some of the teenagers working the cash register.
H/t reader squodgy:
“This would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.
How they re-brand to distance themselves from the growing stigma is worth serious study by truthers as it will give pointers to others like Monsatan, Pfizer, GSK, Wal-Mart, et al.
They must be monitored to ensure we are not fooled again & again.”
– McDonald’s unveils plan to fix company, change perception of its gross food ingredients – VIDEO (WTF RLY, May 4, 2015):
McDonald’s has released its new strategy on how to turn around the company which seems to be failing at an accelerated rate. They have been so desperate for relevancy that they even tried a marketing plan to accept selfies as payment. A press release was sent out Monday morning following a video message from the CEO to investors.
Some info on McDonald’s struggles:
In 2010, Joe Cross took viewers on his journey from overweight and sick to healthy and fit via a 60-day juice fast in the award-winning Fat,Sick & Nearly Dead. And now he’s back with Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2, where Joe examines how to make healthy habits last for the long-term, and how lifestyle choices impact overall health. Throughout this story, Joe meets with experts who present realistic solutions and viable strategies to make and maintain long-term sustainable improvements to eating behaviors and overall health
Apr 12, 2015
Are you still Lovin’ It?
– McDonald’s Assaults Reporter Asking About McNugget Ingredients (Natural Society, March 17, 2015):
7 police officers called in response
What does it take to get physically removed from McDonald’s? Apparently, as I found out, all it takes is to ask one of their employees about what’s actually inside their McNuggets. It even resulted in a whopping 7 police officers at the scene to ‘escort’ me off their property. All for asking about the McNuggets (which I was never able to purchase).
– McDonald’s in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food (Natural News, March 12, 2015):
For decades, McDonald’s has been the poster child of chemically-altered factory-made fast food. While preying on the emotional imprinting of children with on-site playgrounds and social engineering marketing tactics, the restaurant’s true fundamental ethics are reflected in the horrors of the factory food industry: imprisoned chickens in tiny cages, genetically modified soy as meat fillers, chemically-altered menu ingredients and a geopolitical form of processed food imperialism that has resulted in McDonald’s restaurants “occupying” hundreds of nations around the world while exporting obesity, diabetes and heart disease globally.
Slowly but surely, the public has increasingly caught on to the McDonald’s sleight-of-food stage magic. Feel-good advertising can’t cover up the truth about its inhumane treatment of animals, genetically modified food ingredients and insidious social programming that tries to equate the restaurant with an emotional state of bliss. “Happy Meal…” seriously? I doubt the chickens who were slaughtered for that meal were very happy…
– Iceland Did Something Epically Clever With The Last McDonald’s Meal They Ever Sold (Collective-Evolution, Feb 22, 2015):
Up there in the ranks of dinosaur bones and Renaissance art comes the star of our daily cabinet of curiosities (#AMH). And no, it’s not a petrified mummy or a two-headed anomaly, but rather, something more relevant and clever.
In a move that will likely one day see future generations looking back and gasping in horror, Iceland has taken its last McDonald’s meal ever sold and placed it on display at a bus hostel in Reykjavik.
Iceland joined the movement of countries saying ‘farewell‘ to the multi-national fast-food chain back in 2009, after low sales and expensive importing fees caused McD’s to pull out of business for good.
The final day that McDonald’s was open in Iceland was October 31, 2009, and on that day a man named Hjortur Smarason purchased a meal as a souvenir. Smarason had no intention of actually eating it, but wanted to hang onto it out of curiosity and because he saw it as a “piece of history.”
At its new home at the Bus Hostel in Reykjavik, the burger and fries sit on display in front of a webcam, where people all over the world can watch in morbid curiosity.
So far, the meal on display has lived up to its “franken-food” reputation, showing not the slightest sign of decomposition and indubitably further sealing the deal on Iceland`s departure from the mega-chain.
– It’s Official, McDonald’s and Monsanto Are Both ‘Losing Money Fast’ (Natural Society, Feb 22, 2015):
Public awakens to what’s really in their food
In a series of headlines that would pass as virtually unbelievable several years ago, mainstream economists are sounding the alarm over the financial decline of both fast food giant McDonald’s and biotech juggernaut Monsanto.
CNN asks, ‘Is McDonald’s doomed?’ Business Insider declares that ‘McDonald’s Is Losing America’ as the company fires its own CEO. What’s happening? As it turns out, the world is starting to ask what they’re truly eating in their food — and the new conglomerate of natural grocers and restaurants are trailblazing the way into an entirely new economic environment. In other words: people are simply tired of shoveling garbage into their bodies, and they’re not going to put up with it anymore.
Here’s just a few of the ingredients you can find in many fast food meals:
– McDonald’s now including free vaccines alongside Happy Meals (Natural News, Feb 13, 2015):
The only way to make a processed, chemical-laden Happy Meal even happier, it seems, is to accompany it with an injection of aluminum into the bodies of young children.
A McDonald’s restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, has announced it is offering free vaccine shots to children who swing by the restaurant, reports Amarillo.com . The purchase of a Happy Meal does not seem to be required, but that’s what McDonald’s markets to children it can manage to influence.
– McDonald’s Sales Rapidly Decline As Americans Reject Fake Food (Natural Society, Feb 11, 2015):
The impossible is happening: McDonald’s is quickly diving out of its stable stock position and into a world of financial hurt as citizens of the United States and elsewhere have decided they are completely done with the company’s frankenfoods.
The decision has hit McDonald’s so hard that its own CEO has even stepped down following the news of continued decline in the company’s most recent briefing. The world’s largest restaurant chain is frantically replacing its foundation in an attempt to recover, from removing its CFO and CEO to launching a new ‘trendy’ advertising campaign that premiered at the Super Bowl.