The McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s biggest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. It serves around 68 million customers every day in 119 different countries worldwide and employs more than 1.7 million people.
In 2012, McDonald’s Corporation had annual revenues of $27.5 billion, and profits of $5.5 billion.
McDonald’s Missions and Values:
Lie #1:“We place the customer experience at the core of all we do. Our customers are the reason for our existence. We demonstrate our appreciation by providing them with high quality food and superior service in a clean, welcoming environment, at a great value. Our goal is quality, service, cleanliness and value for each and every customer, each and every time.”
Lie #2:“We operate our business ethically. Sound ethics is good business. At McDonald’s, we hold ourselves and conduct our business to high standards of fairness, honesty, and integrity. We are individually accountable and collectively responsible.”
How do we know these statements to be false? They’ve proved it.
This industry giant continues to prosper as it poisons Americans and countries around the world with its unhealthy and fattening foods. Using advertising tactics to lure in children, McDonalds is to blame for most of child obesity existing in America. Junk food marketing contributes to an epidemic of childhood obesity that is still on the rise.
An Australian study reported that more than half of 9-10 year old children believe that Ronald McDonald knows what is best for them to eat. This report was taken at a time when the World Health Organization came to the realization that rates of obesity are increasing at an alarming rate in both children and adults.
“Brazil has a simple message for McDonald’s: Stop luring our kids to the golden arches with shiny toys, just to hit them with fatty foods once they arrive.”
Why do people still choose to eat something they know is so unhealthy for them?
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Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary about a man who chooses to eat only McDonald’s food for 30-days. Upon reaching the 30-day mark, his physical and psychological well-being takes a turn for the worst. The documentary also exposes the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit.