Posts Tagged ‘McDonald’s’

Hype Falls to Reality in Dull Sales of Fake Meat

November 8, 2022 — It was lovely speculation while it lasted. Ultra-processed fake meat was going to save the planet and our health. Pat Brown, the founder and former CEO of Impossible Foods, claimed he could conjure up plant-based meat that’s “vastly better” than real meat. Even McDonald’s took the bait and began testing the McPlant™ burger. But unsurprisingly […]

The Annoying Distraction of “Evil” Beverage Companies

October 26, 2017 — Coke has a new CEO and a new corporate strategy that seems like it’s starting to work. You can find the essence of it in Coke’s new image advertising. Maybe the company that taught the world to sing is starting to shed some of the reputation issues that have dogged it for years now. A […]

McDonald’s: Love ’em or Hate ’em

October 15, 2013 — Objectivity in food and nutrition policy is hard enough to begin with. Everyone comes to the subject with personal experiences and bias. But when the subject is McDonald’s, perhaps objectivity is impossible. Recent reactions to corporate responsibility efforts by McDonald’s certainly lead us to think so. Reacting to a recent announcement that McDonald’s will de-emphasize […]

McDonald’s Going Veggie, Coke Brand Slipping

September 30, 2013 — What is happening to our freedom fries? Just a day after Burger King proudly announced their diet fries, we hear of McDonald’s going veggie. They topped the Satisfries gambit by offering to dump fries from value meals altogether for customers who would rather get a salad or fruit. On top of all this, the news […]

Obesity: Free Will, Biology, and Community

May 28, 2013 — Philosophers and theologians have debated free will throughout human history. These debates creep into dialog about obesity, bringing bias to obesity-related research and policy. It’s pretty clear individual choices play a role in obesity. But perhaps equally important are biological factors that vary from person to person. Likewise community (or environmental) factors govern our choices […]

Hospitals Say Good-bye to McDonald’s

January 14, 2013 — McDonald’s is everywhere, right? Yes, but not so much in hospitals anymore. The McDonald’s in the Truman Medical Centers’ main campus in Kansas City, Missouri, recently ended its 20-year-old arrangement with the fast food chain. That makes the fifth hospital to sever its connection with McDonald’s in the past few years. It seems hospitals have […]