yeahim40 saidThat article says that MacDonald's sells 17 Big Macs per second in the US. Is there any question why people are overweight?
Big Macs don't make people overweight. In fact, nothing at McDonald's makes people overweight.
It's like saying "cigarettes don't make you an addicted smoker". Ummm....yeah, that's pretty much what they are DESIGNED to do. McDonalds is "food" in the same way porn is "just a couple of people having sex". Few things in this world are engineered to elicit a particular response more than the "food" at McDonalds.
Not quite. McDonald's is a business, remember. We do serve food and we want you to eat our food, but in order to make money, we're going to use the cheapest ingredients possible through not-so-lean meats (even though we really did use 90% vs. our 70-75% lean burger patties in the 90s briefly but they didn't sell well at all) and using economies of scale, in addition to every advertisement trick in the book such as color scheme, heavy airspace and fashionable lobby furnishings. However, the customer is also going to have quite a bit of say in what we serve. You can order your food however you want, believe it or not. Like for example- you can get a classic grilled chicken sandwich with roja salsa (I accidentally ordered that once) instead of mayo, or a mcchicken without mayo and grilled chicken. I'm not going to lie- after working here and learning a bit of the history of McDonald's, I can honestly say that we really don't have the intention of leaving our customers overweight. Plus everybody's body is different as well- I personally was the fat kid growing up (I've said this many times on here), but I know so many people that can eat a Thanksgiving feast and lose weight, so a double quarter pounder would effect my physique more than said people I know.