March 03, 2004

Where Capitalism and Obesity Meet...

McDonald's is phasing out super-sizing! Yeah, what's that mean? Less food for your money, solider. But it's for public health! Now, to get the same amount of food, it's less of a value and more menually (is that a word) difficult to obtain.

The hamburger giant has started phasing out its trademark Supersize fries and drinks in its U.S. restaurants as part of an effort to simplify its menu and give customers choices that support a balanced lifestyle, a company spokesman said Tuesday.
Chew on that instead of your extra fries and drink. And whistle the balanced food cost "simplified" menu song.

And this dude?
An award-winning documentary called "Super Size Me" has heaped on more unwanted publicity for McDonald's. The documentary, which chronicles the deterioration of filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's health during a monthlong experiment eating nothing but McDonald's food, won a directing prize at the Sundance Film Festival and is set for wide release this spring.
Moron. Apple muffin in the morning, big salad for lunch, grilled chicken sandwich, no mayo for dinner. You actually probably need more food than that - two grilled chicken sandwiches for dinner - hold the top bun on one. Let me guess that's NOT what he ate during his month. May his girth and intelligence increase.


Posted by hln at March 3, 2004 06:14 AM | Nutrition | TrackBack

Somehow "McDonald's" and "balanced diet" just should not go in the same sentence...

Posted by: Orchid at March 3, 2004 04:55 PM

I think the key is simplifying the menu - not for the customers but for the staff.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at March 5, 2004 06:31 AM