For me growing up, McDonald’s meant ads with a scary clown who hung out with a bunch of weirdos. I liked the weirdos but Ronald? Still freaks me out!
I remember my overwhelming excitement over the introduction of Happy Meals. Not knowing what the secret toy inside was kept me up at night. Until we bought one. Then I was over it.
I remember when playgrounds were outside and how I almost got so wedged into a metal hamburger I thought I would never come out. Good times!
McDonald’s, for the most part when I was a kid, was a special place you go maybe twice a year. It was a big deal to go out together as a family to a place that was kid-oriented where we could have fun and play. Like it or not, it is now a chronic haven for many.
If people are going to eat out, they have the right to know what is in their food which is why I think it is great that McDonald’s has opened its doors to answer your foodie questions.
I interviewed Jason Patuano, spokesperson for the company in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. He discussed the program with me and answered most of your foodie questions!
About the program: 00:00 – 07:30
Chicken McNuggets: 07:45 – 9:29
Canadian sourcing: 9:30 – 10:28
Moldy fries: 10:29 – 11:09
Veggie burger?: 11:10 − 11:25
I really wish the answer as to why McDonald’s does not have a vegetarian hamburger was clearer. All the options mentioned do not provide a real meal. Salad and fries? I need more than that!
As I said in my interview, make a burger with portobello mushrooms. Or how about a lentil burger? Brown rice? Even just a soy TVP burger? They seemed pleased with their menu already and think they adequately provide for vegetarians which is, quite frankly, not true.
I personally asked about the Arctic Orange Milkshake online, on behalf of my long-time-friend Fong who had no luck getting an answer himself. I wanted to test the system so I asked the question and got an error message. I went back and was told someone would be in touch with me with an answer. That was almost a week ago. So personally, I did not have great success.
Still, it was fascinating to hear about the program, find out what your deepest darkest questions about McDonald’s were and get some answers.