McDonald’s Deserves a Break Today!

I’m really beginning to feel sorry for McDonald’s. No matter what they do, they just can’t win.

Before announcing a series of steps to make their menu healthier, everybody accused them of trying to make America fat with their cheeseburgers and salty french fries.

After announcing a series of steps, including the phasing out of the “Super Sized” option and new adult Happy Meals that consist of salads, bottled water, and even a pedometer to measure how much the customer exercises, they’re still not getting a break from food critics.

If they were really serious about being healthy, one food critic argued, they’d change the type of oil they use for frying to reduce the risks of cholesterol.

Come on, people!!

We’re worrying about the oil used to in french fries?? If we’re really interested in eating healthy food, one might reasonably expect us to avoid fried foods no matter what they’d been fried in!

Give McDonald’s a break! They’re making changes based on what their customers want. They’re trying to raise awareness that what we eat is something we control. Argue all you want to that they’re just trying to salvage business in the “healthy diet” craze. The point is, the very people who are wanting those “healthy diets” are still going to fast food restaurants to find them! These people aren’t looking for a real solution to their weight as much as an excuse to not feel guilty about their lunch!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: we’re fat…and it’s our own fault.

Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.