McDonald’s has jumped on the band wagon. The band wagon that I’d like to call, “Americans acting like they want to know more about their food, but really they don’t give a crap.”
Go ahead, gasp if you want to. Tell me I’m full of it. But quite frankly, I think that this whole thing is stupid. I think it’s stupid because a small portion of America is creating chaos for farmers & food companies alike, while the majority of average-Americans could care less about what they eat.
Earlier this week, McDonald’s announced that it would begin to post caloric counts on all of their menus as well as add a couple of healthier options to their menus. Maybe I am speaking for myself, but when I go to McDonald’s, I don’t go there expecting to get a healthy meal. I also know that I should not make eating at McDonald’s a regular habit because NEWS FLASH: it.is.not.HEALTHY.
However, every now and then, I crave McDonald’s. And when I crave McDonald’s, I don’t crave a chicken salad, I crave a Big Mac or chicken nuggets. I crave a medium french fry. I crave a Dr. Pepper, and perhaps even a mini-sized Oreo McFlurry to top it all off. Every now and then, childhood memories of McDonald’s cause me to just…want to eat McDonald’s. And sometimes, a long day, or hormonal imbalances due to PMS syndrome, cause me to crave french fries and a McFlurry.
But I tell you what, no matter how large they post the caloric numbers on McDonald’s’ menus, when I go there once or twice a year, the calorie count will not sway my decision-making. If I wanted a meal of nutritional value, I’d make it for myself. No, when I go to McDonald’s, I’ll continue to stuff my face with all things unhealthy off of their menu along with the majority of American consumers who find their way into their local McDonald’s.
Bon apetit, America.