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Eating at McDonald's

 
 
husker
 
Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:14 pm
Have you seen the movie "Super Size Me" ? Has it changed the way you eat at fast food establishments?

sorry I missed up the poll there is one option missiing

"one or twice a month only as an stop gap measure"
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:18 pm
Never seen the movie, but I only eat at McDonald's maybe once a year and get the fish filet.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:18 pm
No idea what "super size me" means, husker. ( I'm the sole voter so far ... the 100% "never" vote. Laughing )
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:19 pm
Yes, I've seen "supersize me" and I never go to McDonalds.
Ocassionally I will have a fish taco at Rubio's or go
to Jack-in-the-box or burger king, but maybe once a month
only.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:20 pm
once a year, tops.
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husker
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:20 pm
[quote]First-time director Morgan Spurlock takes a look at the subject of obesity in the United States, specifically zeroing in on the business and culture surrounding the nation's fast-food industry in this 2004 documentary. In addition to studying the marketing of fast food to American children and unsuccessfully attempting to gain an interview with McDonald's executives, Spurlock attempts to become one of his own subjects by documenting a one-month binge during which he survived only on items from the McDonald's menu, forcing himself to eat three meals a day and try every offering at least once. Super Size Me premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey,[/quote]
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husker
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:22 pm
The guy almost gains like 25+ lbs in 30 days and happens to get sick a few times, at the end you wonder if it's actually killing him.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:26 pm
But it would be rather unusual for anyone to rely entirely on McDonald's for their food, surely?
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husker
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:38 pm
msolga wrote:
But it would be rather unusual for anyone to rely entirely on McDonald's for their food, surely?


well not really that unsusual here in the US - but he give some very good rational for it, can I remember heck no LOL
now if I could just get my 19 year old to watch the movie, I'd hope it would help him make better choices Laughing
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:50 pm
Good luck with your son, husker. But McDonald's must have a few healthy options, yes?
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husker
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 07:55 pm
msolga wrote:
Good luck with your son, husker. But McDonald's must have a few healthy options, yes?


Well might shake your head also at the confusion they make one of the salads they have one as bad as their Big Mac or something like that. They never sued this guy or challenged him so there must be a bunch of truth in it.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 08:22 pm
I go there once in a while. Mo likes to go there. They have a nice playground.

I'm not offended by them.

I love Ronald McDonald House and the work they do there. Thats enough to make me not hate them.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 08:23 pm
McDonald's is one of the few places that I can go into, buy my kids something to eat, sit with them while they eat it and never get tempted to get something for myself. I hate it when I order from the drive through for them because then I have to smell it. Yuck.
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husker
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 08:26 pm
boomerang wrote:
I go there once in a while. Mo likes to go there. They have a nice playground.

I'm not offended by them.

I love Ronald McDonald House and the work they do there. Thats enough to make me not hate them.


I think about that also but would really like to know how much McDonalds Corp and the franchises really contribute - not the extra change we put in the offering boxes they have. McD's get the bang for using their name, I also know it works well for the families - my friend spent over a week in Portland at the McD house when his daughter was passing away.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 08:52 pm
I'm not sure exactly how they are funded, husker but I do know that when I chose to eat fast food, which is rare, that I often chose McDonalds not for convenience of taste but because I know they do some good things.

I would rather spend my money there than at someplace that doesn't bother.

I did read on their web site that they awarded over $400 million in grants since 1974.

I know their food is nutritionally vacant and we don't indulge in fast food very often but I'd rather spend it at McDonalds than anyplace else. Although I do think Wendy's does some cool adoption stuff.

I'm a complete sucker for cause marketing.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 10:11 pm
Eating a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese as I type this. Yes, this is my New Year's Eve meal. Oh, and a diet Coke.
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 10:15 pm
My New Years Eve meal is a bottle of wine.

It's 10 after midnight here, so Happy New Years everyone :-D
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 10:17 pm
Happy New Years, Montana. Enjoy the wine. May this next year be even better for you and yours.
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2004 10:20 pm
Thank yee very much Ticomaya and right back at ya.

Cheers :-D
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jugbo
 
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Reply Sat 1 Jan, 2005 01:20 am
... I am embarrassed to say ... I drove though for breakfast this morning ... they even got the order wrong. I like the coffee.
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