I never thought I’d blog about Mcdonalds, but…

I read this week that McDonalds have now introduced free Wi-Fi into all their restaurants. This is of interest to me only insofar as it is another well-known hotspot with which I can use my various Wi-Fi enabled gadgets and not, just to be clear, because I have any intention of actually eating any of their awful food. I’m proud of the fact that neither of my children, now both of school age, have never eaten in a McDonalds. In fact, to my knowledge, they have never even asked to eat in one. Long may it continue. I, on the other hand, have eaten in a McDonalds but not for quite a long time. (The last time was actually in Sydney, Australia strangely enough.)

So, in a break from tradition, rather than discuss what culinary delights I’ve experienced under the shadow of the big, yellow “M”, and to honour the fact that they are now trying to coerce impressionable techies into their dens of detritus, I thought I’d post a few facts about Maccy-D’s for your delight and disgust.

  • You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fry and Big Mac
  • One in every three children born in the year 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime
  • McDonald’s distributes more toys per year than Toys-R-Us!
  • Left unabated, obesity will surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America
  • In 1972, $3 billion a year was spent on fast food – today it’s more than $110 billion
  • McDonald’s feeds more than 46 million people a day – more than the entire population of Spain
  • Only seven items on McDonald’s entire menu contain no sugar
  • Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald – he was fired for being too fat
  • McDonald’s: “Any processing our foods undergo make them more dangerous than unprocessed foods”
  • The World Health Organization has declared obesity a global epidemic
  • McDonald’s calls people who eat a lot of their food “Heavy Users”
  • McDonald’s operates more than 30,000 restaurants in more then 100 countries on 6 continents
  • Before most children can speak they can recognize McDonald’s
  • Most nutritionists recommend not eating fast food more than once a month

So, anyone fancy a Big Mac ?


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Paul on March 2, 2010 at 16:14

    Yes, the McDonalds in question was on the way to the Blue Mountains. You loved it!!!


  2. Posted by Paul on March 2, 2010 at 16:15

    …the best hangover cure ever.


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