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This is our research, which we wasted countless hours on just to bring you the truth about McDonald's!
McDonald's is one of the biggest restaurant chains in the world and each year, millions of people eat there! With such an amazing influence on the world today, you'de think that would be a good thing. But what we forget is that the food served by McDonald's is extremely bad for your health! It has alot of calories and more and more people will become fat. And if the problem with obese children continues, 1 out of 3 kids will have diabetes! Id there a way to stop McDonald's from having such a terrible influence on our health? We are about to find out...
Business & advertisement
Did you know that McDonald's uses $2 billion a year on advertisements!? It's true! In the year 2001, McDonald's spent $1.4 billion, Pepsi spent $1 billion, Hershey chocolat spent $200 million but fruit and vegetable company's spent a lousy $2 million! But it seems to be working because each year, 90% of American children eat McDonald's! But most of the kids want to come because after they eat, they can play in the play structure! They can have their birthday party at McDonald's and they invented happy meals to attract kids! They even created a character called Ronald McDonald! But suprisingly (and luckily) they make more money off refreshments than they make off food.
To attract different ages, McDonald's changes their menu. To start off with, they change their menu to attract adults. Like when they introduced yogurt or salads (even though salads are worse than Big Macs). And when it's lobster season, they introduce the mclobster. They adapt their menu to the season! In June 2002, McDonald's started a lighter choices menu. Oh yah, if you see a McDonald's worker wearing a green suit instead of a red suit, that means their making vegetarian food. Also for the adults, the go active happy meal wich contains a water bottle, a salad, a pedometer and a book on how to walk! And for the kids, they invented another character called Willie Munchright who tells them to eat right! Hey Willie, tell them not to eat at McDonald's!
Super Size Me
Some guy called Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald's for 1 month, and if someone asks if he wants to "super size it" he has to and he has to eat everything on the menu at least once! He starts at perfect health, 185lbs. On the second day, about 52 minutes after he ate, he'd throw up! On the fifth day, he was averaging 5,000 calories a day and had gained 10lbs! On the seventh day, he suffered in his chest. The second time he measured how much he weighed, he had gained 17lbs and the third time he weighed himself, he had gained 20lbs! He started with a cholesterol of 160, and on the 18th day, he had a cholesterol of 225 and was starting to get addicted and had trouble breathing! When the experiment was over, he had eaten one mass of McDonald's that doctor's said was proper to eat in 8 years! The last time he measured his weight, he weighed 250lbs, he had gained 25lbs!
McDonald's is a world wide villain! For ex. look at Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), he gained 25lbs in 1 monthon McDonald's! McDonald's introduced salads but the salads with all the vinagre and the dressing has the same calories as a Big Mac, and that has 610 calories! That's a question that we ask, why do people eat McDonakld's? Why not Subway or Quiznos? The world is getting more and more obese and the number of people with diabetesis getting bigger! It's got to stop!