|The Golden Arches was America's best symbol of|
spreading democracy world wide.
However Americans got tired of the menu .
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
*** Most other burger chains use ground beef, cooks it in front of you, and fresh veggies of your choosing.Fries are from actual chopped potatoes cooked In vegetable oil, and super delicious. Frankly McDonald's beef where it comes from is a matter of debate . Ya, sure from COW's I know , but is it all American beef? McDonald's doesn't exactly have the best reputation for beef quality but if you were expecting to find ammonia-drenched, gut particle-filled pink slime sludge goop de loop, well, you're going to be disappointed. It's all beef. You can see how they make it above.We the consumer demand cheap burgers from McDonalds, but we complain when we find out how they can make them so cheap.For several years now McDonald's has been "testing" the use of imported beef to augment supplies tendered by American ranchers, but not beef from South America, and not necessarily for the reason advanced in the
e-mail quoted above. Those who feel stirred by the entreaty to boycott McDonald's in protest of its treatment of American ranchers would be well advised to first acquaint themselves with all sides of the issue before giving up their daily Big Macs. According to McDonald's, it cannot satisfy its need for lean beef by buying solely from American sources and has to turn to beef exporters outside the USA to make up the shortfall. It's not a question of there not being enough beef in the USA; it's a matter of the beef available for sale not meeting McDonald's standards for leanness.There's no way they are serving real beef in those $1 menu burgers. Some PhD student should analyze one of those patties. He/She would be famous all over the media with the results. Mickey D's would probably sue them from giving out proprietary information like that. That's how scary the ingredients are.McDonald's has been battling traffic declines in the US and a health scare related to one of its meat suppliers in China. (1)> Globally, sales at restaurants open at least 13 months (comparable sales) fell 2.3% in the quarter ended March 31, worse than the 1.8% Wall Street analysts had expected, according to Consensus Matrix. In the United States, comparable sales fell 2.6%, despite a number of promotions aimed at winning back diners from the competition.
|McDonald's overseas selections are|
healthier than the American
versions . I ask why?
( The Ebi Burger only in Japan )
Over in Europe, its largest market, McDonald’s struggled in France and Russia in particular, but saw softness in the region as a whole for which it blamed the local economy. And in Asia and the Middle East, McDonald’s comparable sales were down 8.3%, led by problems in Japan and China, stemming from an image problem that originated in last summer’s food safety scare. All in all, the poor sales brought down McDonald’s operating profit 28% for the quarter.(2)> The lack of innovation for the McDonald's American menu is best illustrated what Mc D's in other countries are serving From Samurai burgers to seaweed-flavored fries and deep-fried bites of brie cheese, McDonald's has tried just about everything to cater to local tastes overseas. It's makes the overseas menu a bit healthier than the stuff we are getting here. The McLobster Roll... You can get it in Maine. That is where it originated from! Started in Maine then became popular in Nova Scotia and Quebec. Everything else, you definitely don't get those in the USA. IN the UK, the British are served only McDonald's has branded its Bacon Roll the "breakfast of choice for all bacon lovers." The bacon is sourced from British farms and served on a roll with either ketchup or brown sauce. In other countries, They care about good burgers. Try McDonald's in Germany, France, Italy, Brussels, Egypt. Turkey, and the Gulf States. They are all good and you can even get a Big and Tasty. Try a burger in the U.S. and you get a flavorless, dry, warmed-over piece of shoe leather. You can sure get it fast, though. Good luck McDonald's.(3)> In the Metropolitan areas the local franchisee has a personal right wing political bent and blares Fox News Channel on TVs in his restaurants in a city that has NO ELECTED REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS and votes almost uniformly Democratic. I resent the intrusion of a TV and resent someone trying to indoctrinate me with fake news from the propaganda arm of the Republican Party. (4)> The competitors offer a better menu , not saying that it's a HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVE or IN PRICE , but I prefer flame broil burgers over grilling a burger on LARD which most Mc D grills are saturated with grease , butter fat .I think the dietitians like when the fat drips off, like in a George Foreman grilling machine.But there is so much fat left in any commercial burger that it's irrelevant.And of course some people like the taste of smoke on their food