Thursday, January 11, 2007
McDonald's is the Root of All That is Bad
When I started writing this post I was going to write about what Starbucks is up to to try and take some breakfast business away from McDonald's. I love Starbucks and HATE McDonald's, so I worry what Starbuck's move will do to their core competency - coffee. Then I started off on a tangent about why I hate McDonald's. I remembered an editorial published in the January 2005 issue of Restaurant Hospitality magazine that discussed how the Cleveland Clinic wanted to evict McDonald's from the lobby of the hospital - I recently learned that the Clinic failed in their attempts, too bad. The clinic is not the only hospital that has a McDonald's in it. You go to a hospital to get healthy, right? Don't you think it's counter-productive to have a McDonald's, which is the King of Unhealthy, in the same building as a hospital? Then I thought about what really disgusted me about McDonald's. The last time I ate McDonald's was over two years ago, sometime before I saw the documentary Super Size Me. The bonus material on the DVD made me ill, and I haven't stepped foot in McDonald's since. Watch the video below, rent Super Size Me if you haven't seen it, and tell me if you will ever eat McDonald's again.